Do Radio Frequency Devices Work for Hooded
Eyes? Over the past 15 years, different companies
have promoted heating devices as non surgical solutions for sagging skin. Unfortunately
the harsh reality is that more heat does not result in more tightening. In fact in my experience
many people have come to our practice after undergoing these treatments feeling that their
skin looked more aged and thinner. This makes sense when you think about the physiology
of skin. A young face has layers of fat which creates not only volume but contributes to
the health and glow of youthful skin. In fact in our practice, we routinely use prp or platelet
rich plasma derived from your own blood to enhance the fat cells under the skin to contribute
to better skin quality. It is my perception that the high energy heat levels which are
being delivered by these newer heating technologies which boast about how high their temperatures
reach is actually literally cooking the fat under the skin an accelerating the aged appearance.
Temporary benefit is typically perceived due to swelling which creates the illusion of
volume. With this understanding, it’s clear in my opinion that hooded eyes are best managed
by cosmetic upper eyelid blepharoplasty.