A new way to reduce eyelid wrinkles & crow’s feet without excessive downtime….
Are you concerned about dark rings under the eyes, wrinkled and loose skin of the upper and lower eyelids? Are your eyebrows beginning to droop and make you look sad or tired all the time?
CO2 Fractional Laser Eyelid Lift is a non-surgical eye lid lift. This new laser procedure is safe and effective with minimal down time, especially considering the results. It takes away dark rings and wrinkles, tightens upper and lower eyelid skin and helps to elevate drooping eyebrows. It has a good number of the benefits of a surgical eye lift without the risks and downtime of full ablation CO2. Three – five treatments are recommended, but it is a relatively painless procedure and takes only about 30-45 minutes. There are 1-2 days of a mild sunburn effect and maybe some slight puffiness. This procedure is often referred to as the “Madonna Lift”.
Pixel Co2 Fractional Laser by Alma Lasers. It works by creating thousands of microscopic perforations, but the skin around each of these perforations remains intact. This allows your skin’s top layer to heal from the edge of these tiny holes very rapidly, which significantly improves the texture and tone of delicate eyelid skin. In more detail, the Pixel CO2 laser light passes through patented optics to penetrate the skin with tiny thermal channels, only as deep as a few sheets of paper. In each channel it creates a micro-injury, without disturbing the surrounding tissue. These micro-injury sites start the process of healing. As collagen remodels and skin tightens. The intact, undamaged skin around the treatment site is what promotes quicker healing for a faster recovery.
In addition to the Pixel CO2 Fractional Laser, we can combine multiple laser technologies too further improve the delicate skin surrounding the eye area with Accent RF. while also improving the overall texture.
Accent RF by Alma Lasers also tightens skin laxity, but on a sub-dermal level. As the inner layer – dermis – of the skin heats it induces the formation of collagen, essential foundation for firmer, smoother looking skin. The deep heating firm’s lax skin to regain a more youthful, contoured appearance. Collagen production and increased blood circulation cause skin shrinkage, which result in lifting and tightening effects that you will notice after the first treatment, and will continue to notice improvement in the tone and texture for weeks to come.
What is a Non-Surgical Eye Lift?
It is a new type of laser eye lift. It utilizes an innovative Pixel CO2 Fractional Laser which creates tiny microscopic channels in the tissue so that new collagen can grow in to rejuvenate the skin.
What does the Non-Surgical Eye Lift do?
It dramatically reduces the appearance of dark rings and wrinkles while tightening eyelid skin and elevating drooping eyebrows.
How does the Non-Surgical Eye Lift work?
It works by utilizing a new Pixel CO2 Fractional CO2 Laser technology. Laser beam-like columns are created in the skin while leaving surrounding tissue intact. These beams eradicate damaged collagen and elastic fibers so that fresh skin with renewed elasticity can grow back in its place. Because only a “fraction” of the skin is affected, healing is very quick and virtually painless. Therefore, it mimics the results previously realized only through eyelid surgery, without the risks and downtime!
How do I know if I’m a candidate?
If you have wrinkles around the eyes, loose eyelid skin, crow’s feet, dark circles or drooping eyebrows, you are most likely a candidate.
Do you have to be a certain age?
Age is not an issue. It depends on the changes around the eyes.
Will the laser work on darker skin?
In most cases, it works very well on darker skin. However, to be on the safe side, we do a test spot in the eyelid area first to be sure there is no change in pigmentation.
Do I have to stay out of the sun prior to laser treatment?
No. But one should wear a sunscreen after the Non-Surgical Eye Lift as is the case after any laser treatment.
How many sessions are needed?
The number of sessions depends on the individual changes present. On average, most people need between 3-5 sessions.
How long in between each treatment?
We usually space sessions at 2-3 week intervals
How many days of downtime?
Most people are a little red and puffy for a day or two.
How long will the results last?
As new collagen is produced, we expect the results to last for at least several years. But as the technology is so new, it is difficult to be sure at this point.
What else can I do?
As the art and science of eyelid lift rejuvenation has advanced, there has been a significant improvement in the non-surgical solutions for improving the appearance of the eyes. Over the past decade we have learned that volume loss in and around the eyes contribute a significant amount to the aging process of the area. Botox/Dysport or Dermal Fillers can help.
Are there any other treatments and/or injectables I should be using to prolong my results (such as Botox® or Dysport)? Botox can be injected one week post treatments after the Non-Surgical Eye Lift to help prolong the results by allowing new collagen to develop over a flattened muscle, rather than a corrugated muscle. BOTOX Cosmetic or Dysport injections can reduce the crow’s feet wrinkles and improve the position of the eyebrows further enhancing the overall appearance.
Dermal Fillers are another great resource in our fight against aging. In-office injectables combined with laser therapy improve the hollowness of the lower eyes. Dermal Fillers are injected in the tear-trough (hollows) region of the lower eyes. Restylane and Juvederm are hyaluronic products (proteins that are naturally found in the skin). Restylane and Juvederm generally have very few side-effects and can last up to 6-12 months.
Call The Museum Spa & Laser Center today at 919.785.9696 for your Complimentary Consultation