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Non-Surgical Eyelift in New York

Remove Dark Circles Without Surgery

USmakeover Sometimes, life catches up with us. It definitely happens, especially in New York! (They don’t call us the city that never sleeps for no reason.) And when it does, we can start to look worn down and tired. This can lead to dark circles under the eyes. Of course, the best way to eliminate those kinds of dark circles is to get more sleep. However, these dark circles aren’t always caused by a lack of sleep. Sometimes they’re caused by simple physiology. These dark circles are much more difficult to address and in some cases require specialized treatment. That’s where treatment such as non-surgical blepharoplasty can really help a patient look and feel more rested.

The 15-Minute Non-Surgical Eyelift1 involves the placement of small amounts of a filler substance in the lower eyelids skin to rejuvenate the lower eyelids.

Dr. Rokhsar discusses his non-surgical eyelift technique on Cafe with Sandra K


Non-Surgical Eyelift: Before and After

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Why Do You Get Dark Circles Under the Eyes?

As one ages, the lower eyelids can become hollow. In some people “bags” develop in the lower eyelids which in fact are protruding fat. Hollowness or bags around the eyes can be corrected or camouflaged through the placement of small amounts of a filler substance named Restylane in the lower eyelids. This is a minimal downtime procedure done with numbing cream only and it usually takes less than 15 minutes. The results can last six months to one year.

If you have always wanted to improve the appearance of your lower eyelids, get rid of that tired look, decrease the shadowing effect that gives the appearance that you have dark circles around your eyes or improves the appearance of bags around your eyes, and you don’t want surgery, consider the non-surgical eyelift. Dr. Rokhsar can tell you if you are a good candidate for the non-surgical eyelift or whether traditional blepharoplasty2 would be more suitable for you.

In addition, Dr. Rokhsar can tell you if you can combine the non-surgical eyelift with other laser resurfacing procedures including the CO2 or Fraxel lasers for optimal results.

Non-Surgical Eyelift New York – Dr. Rokhsar on The Rachel Ray Show

Get Started On Your Non-Surgical Eyelift Today

If you want to look more youthful and more rested, then you will want to get started on your non-surgical eyelift today. Dr. Rokhsar’s NYC eyelift patients consistently tell us how they feel and look better after the procedure. They even report boosts in self-esteem and self-confidence. In other words, you can look great and feel great. But it all starts with a consultation, during which Dr. Rokhsar will discuss your desired final outcome and the best way to achieve that outcome.

If you’re looking for a way to look more youthful and rested without the need for surgery, Non-Surgical Eyelift might be the right way to go. Contact us today to get started on your transformation!

Dr. Rokhsar offers Upneeq. This is the only FDA-approved prescription eyedrop. It elevates the eyelids and brightens the eyes, offering a wider look. The non-invasive treatment can give an eyelid lift straight out of the bottle.

Risks of Non-Surgical Eye Lifts

While invasive surgeries have a higher risk than non-surgical eye lifts, there are still some risks involved. These may include swelling, itchiness, redness, nerve injuries, and scarring. Restylane is FDA-approved with a wealth of studies indicating its safety and effectiveness, and Dr. Rokhsar takes precautions with every procedure to minimize any chance of side effects and achieve the best possible results.

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Non-Surgical Eyelift FAQ

How does it work?

Aging causes the skin to lose its elasticity, making it effective for loose skin to be surgically removed and the hollowness underneath the eyes can be restored using Restylane, a cosmetic dermal filler specifically designed to restore volume and fullness to the face. Dr. Rokhsar may also suggest using the Fraxel laser in order to resurface the eyelids to create a smoother appearance.

Who is a good candidate?

Eyelid rejuvenation treatments are for those who have healthy facial tissue and muscle as well as cosmetic goals advised by Dr. Cameron Rokhsar. After the consultation, he will be able to determine what treatments are best for the condition of your eyelids.

Will laser surgery be painful?

With blepharoplasty surgery, there is certain discomfort, but the anesthesia administered during surgery provides a comfortable eyelid procedure. There is little to no pain after the surgery, but the laser treatment provides the patient with minimal discomfort, bruising, and a shorter recovery time. But otherwise, the non-surgical route gives the patients the luxury of walking out of the office to resume normal activity right afterward.

How long does the procedure take?

Using a small amount of filler substance to fill in the hollowness around the eye will take about 15-minutes. This is a procedure that requires virtually no downtime and can be easily done during a work lunch break depending on an individual’s cosmetic goals.

What are post-treatment instructions?

With Restylane injections alone, the patient can resume normal activity immediately. There may be injection site soreness but can be alleviated with Tylenol or a cold compress. With surgery, patients will experience some downtime. Fraxel treatments require little to no downtime but in all cases, sun protection and sunglass-wearing should be practiced.

How long do results last?

Depending on which treatment route the patient chose, results can last a few months to a year. With Restylane injections alone, results can last approximately 3 to 6 months.

How many syringes are needed for under eye filler?

The number of syringes needed for under-eye filler can vary depending on individual needs and goals, as well as the depth of the tear troughs. However, most patients typically require one to two syringes of filler to treat both eyes. In some cases, patients may need one syringe for each side if the tear troughs are deep. However, in general, most people require at least 1-2 syringes of filler for noticeable results in the under-eye area. It’s important to note that less is more when it comes to fillers in the tear troughs, and it’s usually recommended to start with a single syringe of a hyaluronic acid filler that can be dissolved if over-corrected. During a consultation, Dr. Rokhsar will advise you on how many syringes you may need.

How long does it take under eye filler to settle?

Under eye filler typically takes 1-2 weeks to settle, but the time it takes for each case to settle is highly variable and dependent on several factors such as how much product was injected, how quickly the body metabolizes the product, and how the area is cared for post-treatment. Dermal filler injections can take up to 14 days to settle, and the swelling may take a few days to two weeks to resolve. Hyaluronic fillers may last anywhere from 6 months to a year and a half, sometimes even longer. To help resolve bruising and swelling after under eye filler, cold compresses can be applied to the area for 15-20 minutes several times a day, and strenuous activity or exercise should be avoided for at least 24 hours after the procedure. Sculptra, a powerful collagen stimulator, can take up to 4-6 months to yield final results, but the effects can last for up to three years. Under-eye filler lasts anywhere from six months to one to two years or possibly even longer. Results of the injected filler can be seen almost immediately after the procedure, with full effects manifesting within a week or two. In summary, the time it takes for under eye filler to settle can vary from 1-2 weeks, and up to 14 days, depending on several factors. It is best to follow post-treatment care instructions and avoid strenuous activity or exercise for at least 24 hours after the procedure. The duration of the effects of under eye filler can last anywhere from 6 months to one to two years, depending on the type of filler used. It is important to see an experienced injector like Dr. Rokhsar for your under eye filler, as this is a tricky area and requires skill and experience.

What to expect after an under eye tear trough filler injection?

Immediately after the procedure, it is recommended to remain in an upright position and avoid touching the area for three hours or so to decrease the risk of swelling and bruising. The procedure typically takes only a few minutes, and results can often be appreciated right after the procedure is performed. However, it may take time for bruising to fade, swelling to go down, and filler to settle. It can take a few weeks to see the final results, and the filler can last anywhere from 6 to 24 months.

It is not uncommon to experience some redness, bruising, swelling, tenderness, or itching near the injection site immediately after injecting the filler. These are normal side effects and usually go away in a matter of hours or days. It is important to avoid scratching, massaging, or touching the injection site.

How long to see results after under eye tear trough filler injection?

Results of under eye filler can typically be seen within a few days up to two weeks after the procedure. The filler can last anywhere from six months to two years, in some cases it can last even longer, depending on the type of filler used and how fast the person’s metabolism. In most cases the duration of the filler depends on factors such as the brand of filler used, the amount of filler injected, and individual differences in the body’s metabolism and response to the treatment.

It is important to note that there may be some initial swelling and bruising following the procedure, which can affect the appearance of the results. It may take up to two weeks to see the final results due to this swelling and bruising. Additionally, it is possible to reverse the effects of the filler using Vitrase or hylenex if desired.

Overall, the duration and timing of the results of under eye filler can vary depending on a number of factors, but based on Dr. Rokhsar’s experience, patients can expect to see results within a few days to two weeks. The filler can last anywhere from six months to one to two years. It is important to consult with Dr. Rokhsar for personalized advice and recommendations regarding under eye filler treatments.

What not to do after under eye filler?

After getting under-eye filler injections, it is important to avoid certain activities to ensure the best possible results. Here are some things to avoid after under-eye filler:

  • Avoid getting a massage or lying face down on a massage table for at least two weeks after the procedure. This can increase swelling, especially if you have had filler in your tear troughs or cheeks.
  • Stay upright and avoid touching the treated area for three hours after the injection to minimize the risk of displacement.
  • Don’t attempt to camouflage festoons with filler as it may magnify the mounds, causing stubborn bags to overtake the midface.
  • Avoid blood thinners, such as aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, vitamin E, and ginkgo biloba, fish oil and most vitamins and supplements for at least five days before the procedure to decrease the risk of bruising.
  • Avoid wearing goggles or eyewear in the days immediately following the filler injections if you have received fillers in the upper half of the face.
  • Avoid excessive heat exposure, such as hot baths, saunas, or intense exercise, for at least 24 hours after the procedure to minimize the risk of swelling and redness.

It is important to follow the aftercare instructions provided by Dr. Rokhsar to ensure the best possible results and avoid complications. While under-eye filler is generally considered a safe and non-invasive procedure with little to no downtime, it is important to be aware of the potential risks and complications associated with the treatment. It is important to choose an experienced double board certified dermatologist and surgeon such as Dr. Rokhsar to have the best results.

How long does swelling last after under eye filler?

Swelling after under eye filler is a common side effect of the procedure, and it may take a couple of days to a couple of weeks for the swelling to subside.

The length of time the swelling lasts may vary depending on various factors such as the type of filler used, the amount of filler injected, the patient’s skin type and sensitivity, and the technique used during the injection. Most fillers used for under-eye treatment are made of hyaluronic acid (HA), which is hydrophilic and can attract water after injection, causing temporary swelling. However, some HA fillers can hold on to water more than others, which can prolong the swelling effect. Fillers such as juvederm are too hydrophilic and not ideal for tear trough or under eye injections based on Dr. Rokhsar’s experience.

It is essential to note that bruising can also occur after filler injections, which can contribute to the appearance of swelling. This bruising can take some time to subside, usually up to two weeks. However, patients can take measures to reduce swelling, such as applying a cold compress or sleeping with an extra pillow to elevate their head while sleeping. Patients who experience persistent or severe swelling should contact Dr. Rokhsar for advice. Dr. Rokhsar recommends taking an oral supplement named arnica to decrease swelling and minimize the chances of bruising.

How to massage under eye filler?

After receiving under eye filler, it is important to follow proper aftercare instructions to ensure optimal results. One aspect of this aftercare is massaging the treated area. Here are some tips on how to massage under eye filler:

  • Wait a few days: It is important to wait a few days after the filler has been injected before massaging the area. This allows the filler to settle and prevents it from being moved around too much.
  • Use gentle pressure: When massaging the under eye area, use gentle pressure. You do not want to be too rough as this can cause the filler to shift or become uneven.
  • Follow a specific technique: When massaging the under eye area, it is recommended to follow a specific technique. Start by pressing firmly on the inner corner of the eye and move outward along the eyebrow. Then, move inward along the top of the cheekbone towards the bridge of the nose. Finally, circle the eyes three times.
  • Use warm compresses: Warm compresses can help to smooth out any bumps or unevenness in the under eye area after filler injections. Be sure not to use hot water as this can damage the skin.
  • Consider lymphatic drainage massage: Lymphatic drainage massages are becoming more popular as a way to reduce swelling and contour the face. This massage technique can be beneficial after under eye filler injections.

Overall, it is important to follow proper aftercare instructions and to consult with Dr. Rokhsar if you have any concerns or notice any changes in the treated area. While massaging can be beneficial, it should be done with care and following the specific techniques outlined above. If you have persistent swelling or lumpiness, you should see Dr. Rokhsar to remedy the situation.

How to fix under eye bags with filler?

Under eye bags can be fixed with the use of fillers. Here are some common approaches:

  • Filler injection: A filler material, typically hyaluronic acid, is injected under the eye where the bags appear to create a smooth transition between the under-eye area and cheek. Restylane, Belotero, and Vollue are commonly used hyaluronic acid fillers for under eye treatment. These fillers can improve the appearance of tear trough deformity, unwanted dark circles, hollows, lines, or wrinkles.
  • Filler dissolution: Sometimes, under eye filler placement may result in the Tyndall effect, wrong filler choice, or other issues. In such cases, an enzyme injection may be used to dissolve the filler. Dr. Rokhsar is an expert in fixing botched under eye tear trough filler injections.
  • Complementing surgery: While surgery is the only way to remove under eye bags caused by fat, injectable fillers can be used to camouflaged the bags. The filler is injected below the bag to build up the tissue around it and make it less noticeable.
  • Complementing lifestyle changes: Some simple lifestyle changes such as reducing fluids before bedtime, limiting salt intake in the diet, and using a cool compress can help reduce or eliminate under eye bags.

You may wish to consult with Dr. Rokhsar to discuss the best option for under eye bags with fillers. While fillers can create volume and definition for a dewy, fresh finish, experts caution against using fillers as a quick fix without considering potential risks and complications. It is important to see an experienced doctor, such as Dr. Rokhsar for best results. Dr. Rokhsar performed under eye filler injections line on the Rachael Ray show in 2008 in front of a studio audience.

How long does Restylane under eye filler last?

Restylane under eye filler can last anywhere from 6 to 18 months, depending on the individual’s body response, the exact form of Restylane used, and the treatment area. Vollure may last up to two years. Some patients have reported that the filler can last up to 24 to 36 months. However, patients are recommended to return for an assessment 6-12 months after treatment to determine whether a touch-up treatment is necessary to extend the effects. It’s important to note that Restylane is not a permanent filler, and maintenance injections will be required to maintain the results. Permanent fillers like Bellafill or silicone are not recommended in the under eye area based on Dr. Rokhsar’s experience.

How to smooth out under eye filler?

  • Enzyme injection: An enzyme injection can be used to dissolve the filler if needed.
  • Small needle injections: The classic approach involves using small needles that come with the filler and injecting small volumes of filler below the orbicularis oculi muscle.
  • Different filler choice: Different fillers behave differently and may have varying effects under the eyes. Hyaluronic acid fillers like Restylane, Belotero, or vollure are typically used for under eye treatment, but it’s important to ensure that the filler used is indicated for the area.
  • Amount of filler: The amount of filler used may vary depending on the depth of hollows under the eyes. People with significant hollowing may require more filler than those without deep hollows.
  • Massage: Proper massage techniques after under eye filler can help distribute the filler and potentially smooth out any bumps or lumps. However, it’s important to follow the correct technique offered by an experienced physician such as Dr. Rokhsar to avoid any complications.

It’s important to note that the crepe skin issue, which refers to thin, wrinkled skin under the eyes, is not typically treated with fillers or Botox. Instead, laser resurfacing such as fractional CO2 laser resurfacing such as Fraxel Repair may be used. You may wish to discuss any concerns or issues with Dr. Rokhsar who can provide personalized recommendations.

What is the best under eye filler?

The best type of filler for under the eyes is a hyaluronic acid filler. Specifically, the following hyaluronic acid fillers are commonly used by dermatologists: Restylane, Belotero, Juvederm Ultra, Radiesse, Vollure and Restylane Silk. Hyaluronic acid fillers are preferred due to their transparency, ease of smoothing, and low likelihood of clumping. They are also soft, pliable, and reversible, making them a safe option for under-eye use. It’s worth noting that the most popular hyaluronic acid filler for under the eyes among injectors is Restylane. Ultimately, the choice of filler will depend on the individual’s specific needs and the expertise of the dermatologist administering the treatment. Dr. Rokhsar is an expert authority in this subject and has done more non-surgical eye lifts than any other physician. During a consultation with him, he will advise you on which under eye filler would be best for you.

How much does laser eye bag removal cost?

The cost of laser eye bag removal varies depending on several factors, such as the location of the surgery, the type of laser device used, the doctor of choice, and whether or not insurance will cover the procedure.

However, it is important to note that these prices may not include fees for hospital, medical tests, anesthesia, or prescription and necessary medications, which may add to the total cost of the procedure. Additionally, the cost may vary depending on the experience and expertise of the surgeon performing the procedure.

It is advisable to consult with Dr. Rokhsar to discuss the cost and details of the procedure, as well as any potential risks and benefits.

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Dr. Cameron Rokhsar

Dr. Cameron Rokhsar is the founder and owner of New York Cosmetic Skin & Laser Surgery Center. With degrees from Harvard University and NYU, along with multiple publications and media features, the double board-certified dermatologist and laser surgeon proudly shares his expertise with patients in Garden City, Manhattan, and those who fly in to receive treatments at his offices. Dr. Rokhsar has worked extensively with Vbeam laser, Thermitight, Coolsculpting, and Fraxel laser technology, as well as Allergan and other injectable brands. He pioneered the Non-Surgical Nose Job and continues to be a leader in his field.

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