310.278.4000

Select Your Language
  • English
  • Español

Aging Creates Loss of Volume in the Eyes

We have been realizing that a lot of what occurs within the face and the eyelids through the aging process is a loss of volume. The brow and upper lid can lose volume, and as a result, the upper lid can either present with excess skin or actually become even more hollowed out with time. When there is excess skin, surgery can help through upper lid blepharoplasty. However, when there is hollowing present, surgery cannot help improve the lost volume. In such instances, injectable fillers have been able to help improve the volume loss around the eyelid area while providing natural looking results.

Options for Eyelid Rejuvenation

It is important to know that surgery is not the only option available for rejuvenating the upper lids. Surgery can help remove excess skin but people often have other aging changes in the upper lids that surgery alone cannot address. Fillers around the upper lids and eyebrow areas can be carefully placed to naturally correct the volume loss that people have acquired with time. Volume loss occurs in all people through the aging process, and the eyebrow and upper lids usually lose volume with time. The eyebrows can lose some fullness (loss of the brow fat pad) and some other people have hollowing in the upper lid as well. People may often think they need surgery to help improve their appearance, but surgery cannot improve the volume loss; fillers on the other hand can help. Dr. Zoumalan has spent years perfecting the delicate work that is required to augment the volume loss in upper lids through injectable fillers.

Why You Should Consult with Dr. Zoumalan

 

  • Dr. Zoumalan is a fellowship-trained Oculoplastic Surgeon who exclusively specializes in cosmetic eyelid surgery.
  • He is also one of a handful of surgeons who has years of experience performing injectable fillers around the eyelid area, both for treating upper lid hollows and lower lid aging changes (lower lid bags and dark circles treatment with fillers).
  • He is well regarded in his community for providing natural looking results and performing advanced, minimally invasive techniques.
  • He has the skill set to examine you as a patient and determine whether you would be a candidate for injectable fillers (non-invasive surgery) and/or cosmetic eyelid surgery.

Improve the Appearance of the Upper Eyelids

Dr. Zoumalan likes to use hyaluronic acid fillers (i.e. Restylane, Juvederm) around the periorbital and eyelid areas and has found that they provide very natural looking results. Depending on the patient and type of fillers used, the results can last usually one to two years. The eyebrows can also be carefully injected with fillers to augment and improve the fullness in certain cases. The procedure involves the use of a blunt-tipped micro-cannula rather than directly injecting with a needle, which helps minimize bruising, swelling, and discomfort. This procedure is done in the office using only topical numbing cream and a local anesthetic injection around the upper lid to maximize comfort. Patients are able to drive home themselves or even return to work. Swelling and bruising are not uncommon, but they are minimized with the use of a blunt-tipped micro-cannula.