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Procedures to Treat Lower Eyelid Wrinkles


What are lower eyelid wrinkles, hollow areas and bags? And what causes them?

With age, facial soft tissue including the skin and underlying fat of the lower lid wither, atrophy and shrink. With loss of youthful skin elasticity and support, fat pockets around the eye may move forward causing a baggy appearance or “tired bags” under the eyelids. In addition, with loss of skin elasticity and collagen, repeated opening and closing of the eyelids and squinting over time can cause excessive wrinkling of the lower eyelid skin which can cause an aged appearance. Finally, some patients may also suffer from excessive sunkenness or hollowing of the lower eyelid as the midface and cheek facial fat begins to descend and fall down, no longer supporting the lower lid tissue. These three aging factors, deflation (loss of volume), deterioration and descent often all need to be addressed in lower lid rejuvenation. There is no more support for the lower eyelid socket and a hollowness or sunkenness can appear which creates an aged and sickly appearance to the lower eyelid region.

Procedure Details

Can I treat my lower eyelid wrinkles, bags and hollowing? And what should I have them treated with?

Patients who suffer from lower eyelid wrinkles, bags and hollowing can be treated at the SpaMedica Cosmetic Toronto Plastic Surgery Centre by Toronto cosmetic plastic surgeon, Dr. Stephen Mulholland, using a variety of techniques. One of the most common lower eyelid rejuvenation techniques is a lower lid blepharoplasty or lower lid tuck. Through a small incision right under the lashes or within the pink inner substance of the lower lid, lower eyelid fat pads and bags can be removed, excess skin tightened and wrinkles smoothened. This lower eyelid blepharoplasty is very common and can be performed under local anesthesia and as an outpatient. Additional techniques that can be used to treat patients include fractional laser resurfacing as well as lower eyelid Botox Injectable and soft tissue dermal fillers, such as Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm, Teosyal, Sculptra, Radiesse and Voluma. Thermage, Refirme, Freeze, TiteFX, ematrix, FotoFacial RF and Affirm Infrared Fractional laser resurfacing are other non-surgical SpaMedica pioneered non-invasive lasers and radiofrequency and infrared skin tightening devices that can provide a moderate, noticeable and pleasing degree of non-surgical lower eyelid rejuvenation. SpaMedica Toronto Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Centre and Toronto cosmetic plastic surgeon, Dr. Stephen Mulholland are some of Toronto and Canada’s most recognized, reputable and experienced lower eyelid rejuvenation specialists and and facilities.

Toronto cosmetic plastic surgeon, Dr. Stephen Mulholland, has been treating patients with lower eyelid wrinkles at his SpaMedica cosmetic surgery centre since 1997. Dr. Mulholland and SpaMedica will offer a wealth of experience and safety in the management of the cosmetic concerns of our patients.

If I have my lower eyelid wrinkles, bags and hollowing treated can they come back? Can I prevent the aging lower eyelid signs from returning?

Following a cosmetic lower eyelid blepharoplasty or rejuvenation procedure there is the inevitable ageing that will occur in the ensuing years. Dr. Mulholland will offer a comprehensive and intermittent lower lid eyelid rejuvenation maintenance program that will help preserve and protect the results that patients have achieved. These treatments can include a combination of medical skin care, Botox Injectable, soft tissue dermal fillers, fractional radiofrequency, Thermage radiofrequency and intense pulse light treatments.

Next Steps

If you are interested in seeking a consultation with Dr. Mulholland, SpaMedica and his team of experts simply fill out our online consultation request form or call SpaMedica now at 877-712-8367 to schedule a consultation in Toronto, ON.

SpaMedica Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Centre and Dr. Stephen Mulholland recommend the following treatments to patients suffering from lower eyelid wrinkles: