My upper eyelids are nice and full when I first wake up in the morning, then of couple hours later, they start to get a bit sunken and tired looking. If I catch a nap during the day, they would look nice and full for couple hours. Will Thermage help or do I need the fat grafting to fix the problem?
Thermage or Fat Grafting for Sunken, Tired Looking Upper Eyelids?
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I would be wary of using Thermage in the upper eyelids - and I don't think it would help with what you describe. I would certainly suggest a consultation with an oculoplastic surgeon or facial plastic surgeon. Your problem may be correct with fillers as some of the other physicians suggest, it may require a brow lift, or it may be due to some other medical condition. I would certainly recommend a consultation with a physician to determine your best course of action.
Thermage is for tightening
I don’t think Thermage will help as it mostly is used to tighten rather than build up the infrastructure of tissues. See a plastic or oculoplastic surgeon for a consultation.
Sunken upper eyelids
You are describing progressive fat loss in your upper eyelid region. I doubt that Thermage will provide any reasonable enhancement. Volume enhancement, whether done with injectable fillers or fat grafting would be the way to go.
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