Lower Eyelid Wrinkles/puffiness
Due to the extreme thinness of lower eyelid skin, collagen loss is often first visible in this area. Patients often complain of crepiness or puffiness on their lower eyelid skin. During your consultation, Dr. Durboraw will evaluate your condition fully and make recommendations tailored to your needs.
Topical Therapy using prescription-strength, clinically-studied products is essential for successfully treating lower eyelid problems. Many options are available: peptides act as growth factors to stimulate new collagen formation at the cellular level, hyaluronic acid-based topicals reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles by thickening the top layers of the skin, and retinoid-based topicals enhance cellular turnover to improve the health and appearance of skin. At Center for Aesthetics Scottsdale, we only prescribe state-of-the-art topicals that have been clinically studied and proven to be effective. Topical therapy is the key component to long-term success no matter what else is prescribed and will make your results from any procedure more impressive and more long-lasting.
Ultherapy treatments may also be beneficial for lower eyelid collagen loss. Ultherapy uses ultrasound energy to visualize the collagen layers of your face before applying microscopic thermal injuries to that tissue. A full treatment of the lower face typically takes about 45 minutes, and collagen fiber contracture will take effect immediately. The astute patient may notice the feeling of skin tightening and subtle lifting immediately following their session. Complete results usually appear gradually over the course of about six months as your body creates new collagen fiber. Ultherapy is an in-office treatment that does not require sedation or other oral medications. There is usually no downtime, although bruising can occur. Your Center for Aesthetics board-certified medical provider will make recommendations for future treatments based on your age and starting condition. Ultherapy does not remove fat and so is combined with CoolSculpting when both skin laxity and submental fat are present.