In the past, surgery was the only effective treatment for “bags” and dark circles under the eyes. Dr. Rivkin has created a non-invasive, safe, and cost effective alternative to surgery for these problems, Non Surgical Blepharoplasty.
Surgery to reposition or remove the fat under the eyes works well in select patients whose main problem consists of protrusion of fatty tissue into the lower eyelid. Repositioning that fat smooths the under eye area and eliminates the bulge. Dr. Rivkin does not perform this surgery, but we are happy to refer our patients to oculoplastic specialists in Los Angeles who excel at this procedure.
Dr. Rivkin has found that the majority of people suffer from loss (not overabundance) of fatty tissue under the eyes over time. It is a progressive hollowing of the under eye and cheek that makes people look tired and older than they are.
Dr. Rivkin’s unique method for eliminating the appearance of dark circles and bags under the eyes is non-invasive and safe. He injects Restylaneto even out the plane beneath the eye and raise the skin. This fills the depression between the cheek and the eyelid. Small injections of the filler are placed in precise locations, filling in depressed areas, correcting the contours under your eyes. Filling the depressions eliminates the under eye shadows that are responsible for the appearance of dark circles, and eliminates the look of protruding lower lids.
After the injections, there is sometimes some minor bruising which will go away within a few days. Results using Restylaneare very smooth and last two to three years. This temporary method allows you to make adjustments as your face changes over time so that you will always have a natural look.
During your free initial consultation, Dr. Rivkin will evaluate your unique needs, desired end results, and explain the procedure. He will also help you determine which type of filler will work best with your body and skin type. You will have the opportunity to view before and after photos, so that you will know exactly what to expect from the treatment.
You can also read frequently asked questions about Restylane here.
Dr. Rivkin’s patients know that they can get in touch with him at any time. He’s always in the office at Westside Aesthetics, and is personally involved in every treatment.
To learn more about Dr. Rivkin’s non surgical blepharoplasty techniques or to schedule a free consultation in the Los Angeles / Beverly Hills area, contact us by phone or email.