Laser eyelid blepharoplasty: features, pros and cons

Laser eyelid blepharoplasty: features, pros and cons

Many surgical techniques currently have an alternative in cosmetology. Laser eyelid blepharoplasty refers to 3 different procedures. The first procedure involves surgery, in which a laser is used instead of a scalpel. This is the most common operation, in terms of its trauma and conduct, it practically does not differ from classical blepharoplasty of the upper and lower eyelids.

In addition, there is also fractional laser blepharoplasty.This intervention is often referred to as “non-surgical blepharoplasty”. The goals of this procedure are comparable to laser skin resurfacing. As a result of exposure to a fractional CO2 laser, collagen production is stimulated, the skin is smoothed, there is a lifting effect, the skin thickens, its quality improves noticeably, it tightens, even deep wrinkles become less noticeable. The procedure is indicated for those who suffer from the presence of pigmentation, and helps to lighten dark circles under the eyes, as it affects blood circulation in this area and improves lymph flow, which in turn helps to combat puffiness in this area.

Laser eyelid blepharoplasty: features, pros and cons

Laser skin resurfacingrecommended after upper eyelid blepharoplasty in order to make the postoperative scar less noticeable. Also, with the help of a fractional CO2 laser, it is possible to maintain a rejuvenating effect after classic blepharoplasty in older patients. The final result of the procedure can be seen 2-4 weeks after the procedure.

Can fractional laser blepharoplasty replace eyelid surgery?

In patients with minor age-related changes – a slight overhang of the upper eyelid, the first signs of fatty hernia in the lower eyelid, of course, yes. However, with significant ptosis or a strong protrusion of intraorbital fat in the lower eyelid, this procedure is useless. In this case, you can resort to transconjunctival laser blepharoplasty. This method allows you to perform surgery quickly and with minimal risk. With the help of a laser, an incision is made on the conjunctiva, this allows you to get rid of fatty hernias. The incision on the mucous membrane of the lower eyelid heals very quickly and becomes invisible. Therefore, this operation is called seamless blepharoplasty.

As for laser skin resurfacing, you need to understand that any cosmetic methods of dealing with age-related changes will need to be constantly updated. Unlike surgical blepharoplasty, resurfacing will have to be done regularly. At the same time, the recovery time after the procedure is approximately the same as after surgical correction.

In addition to resurfacing the skin around the eyes, there is also laser peelingusing an erbium fractional laser. Erbium laser allows you to deal with “crow's feet”, fine wrinkles, skin irregularities, hyperpigmentation. This procedure has proven itself to fight the first signs of aging in the periorbital region – according to statistics, they begin to encounter already at the age of 25+. Laser peeling of the periorbital zone is often used in tandem with surgical correction of the eyelids, as it allows you to deal with wrinkles in this area.

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