What are the Alternatives to Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery?

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There are a number of alternatives to Cosmetic eyelid surgery that can help combat the results of aging. However, none of these options provide long lasting results like Cosmetic eyelid surgery.


Botox is an injection of a toxin called botulism that is produced by a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum. The toxin works by paralyzing the muscles as it has effects on the nervous system. Therefore, it can be injected into muscles around the area, usually around the brow region, whereby it relaxes the muscles and reduces the amount of wrinkles caused in that area.

Chemical peels

Chemical peels are a form of treatment that aims to make your skin appear smoother and are quite popular due to the fact that they are quite inexpensive. It involves having a chemical solution applied to your skin, so that any dead skin cells will be removed and your skin will have a healthier appearance. It has a faster healing time than blepharoplasty and the procedure itself doesn't take as long. Blepharoplasty takes months to see the results whereas chemical peels have an immediate effect. This form of treatment can be performed quite successfully in conjunction with cosmetic eyelid surgery.

Laser treatment

Laser treatment may actually be used in the course of cosmetic eyelid surgery but in some cases it is not. A laser is applied to the marked areas of the skin and will remove any dead or aging cells off the outer surface of the skin. Therefore it creates a smoother appearance and the skins wrinkles appear smoother.

Natural treatment

An alternative to reduce the effects of aging is to look at factors that may be causing the tired unhealthy look around your eyes. It may be that by simply getting more rest, your eyes will start to look healthier. Smoking and lack of exercise also contribute to the tired look so quitting the habit may help slow the aging process. Diet can also have an effect so make sure that you eat a balanced diet, with a range of vitamins.

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