What is the Eyelid Thermage used for?
It is used to nonsurgically tighten and lift the eyelid skin. It works best on these problems:
- reduces fine wrinkles above and below the eye
- reduces “hooding” – that loose skin on the upper eyelid if it’s mild to moderate
- makes the eye look more “open”
- helps to maintain the results of eyelid surgery
How much does Eyelid Thermage cost?
The cost for this procedure, $2800. Again, this procedure is best for those with mild to moderate sagging. A fair number of patients have their foreheads done at the same time. This helps to lift the brows. Eyes plus forehead will cost $3200.
Although a few patients show immediate improvement, response to treatment for most patients is gradual with progressive improvement over 1 to 6 months. 80-90% of patients show measurable and noticeable effects at 6 months. All patients show an increase in collagen in biopsy studies.
You’ll notice some immediate tightening of the skin and a bit of puffiness, usually unnoticeable to anyone else, immediately after the procedure. But there shouldn’t be bruising or redness of any kind. With Thermage, you can put on your makeup and go right back to work.
Eyelid Thermage does not improve “crow’s feet” very much. These are caused by action of the smile muscles, and anti-wrinkle injections are a better choice. Eyelid Thermage does not improve undereye fat pads; these need to be removed surgically. It also cannot remove significant hooding of the upper lid. This is a surgical problem. Mild to moderate hooding is fine for Thermage.