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Laser Eyelid Surgery

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The thin, delicate skin of the upper and lower eyelids is often quick to show its age. Men and women alike often use creams, serums, and masks to reverse those signs of aging. But for lasting results, laser eyelid surgery (sometimes called blepharoplasty) at our Tucson, Arizona practice goes beyond what topical products can do to give patients the smooth, lifted results they want – with a laser incision that is bloodless and skin tightening with a superficial smoothing of lax skin.

Want to plan your own results? Request a consultation online, or call Skin Spectrum at (520) 797-8885.

Are You a Candidate?

Laser eyelid surgery is a good option for men and women bothered by loose, "crepey" upper or lower eyelid skin or bulging under or upper eyelid fat. Loss of skin tone due to age, genetics and/or cumulative sun exposure can cause sagging and a tired or heavy appearance. In severe cases, it can also impair vision.

Laser blepharoplasty can tighten this skin as well as reduce the appearance of mild fat deposits beneath the eyes that cause the appearance of "bags." In general, the best candidates for laser blepharoplasty are individuals with mild to moderate (rather than severe) symptoms.

The Procedure

During laser blepharoplasty, Dr. Comstock uses a CO2 laser to direct energy to your eyelids. During this time, you may be under local anesthesia alone or local anesthesia with sedation, depending on your preferences. The procedure takes between 45 minutes to 1 hour, during which you may feel a sensation of warmth or tingling. This is perfectly normal.

Your results are seen early and final improvement continues over several weeks as the skin heals and contracts, generating the new collagen that becomes the basis for a lifted and renewed result. Following our aftercare instructions and avoiding excessive sun exposure is the best way to preserve and enjoy your results.

My under eyes are sagging and puffy at the same time. Help! I look older than I really am!
–LISA, Phoenix

As we age, the normal fat pad under the eye bulges out of position, causing "bags" or puffiness of the lower eyelids. This in turn casts a shadow on the skin below, resulting in the appearance of dark circles. It's not a great combination, and it's something we can all relate to. It makes us look tired, old, and droopy. There are several treatment options available. The most popular treatment in our practice is dermal filler injections. A product such as Restylane® or JUVÉDERM® is injected into the dark circles, filling in the hollowness and smoothing the contour of the lower eyelid. There is typically a remarkable improvement, and recovery usually consists of some minor swelling and bruising. Results usually last 2 – 3 years. For some patients, we recommend laser treatment or a chemical peel to help tighten the eyelid skin, soften crepey lines, or even out the skin color.

from Dr.Pai

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