For men and women, hooded, droopy or sagging eyelids or sagging under eye bags may have a large effect on your appearance and find it difficult to apply makeup. The eye area is one of the first regions on the face to show signs of ageing. Reducing skin around the eyes can lead to a more youthful appearance or younger looking eyes and face.
CSD Clinics offer a non surgical eye lift or non surgical blepharoplasty as well as a surgical eye lift or blepharoplasty surgery treatment options. Depending on the severity of the skin on the upper eye lid or the under eye area, the CSD doctor will determine the best option for around the eyes. To click here to book your free consultation or call 03 9090 0099 to book or ask any questions.
A non surgical laser eye lift is one of the most effective non invasive skin treatments to address loose skin or excess skin. With time, age and gravity, eyelids become droopy, producing a tired appearance. Puffy bags develop below the eyelids adding to the tired look. A surgical blepharoplasty has been used for decades by surgeons. However prolonged recovery, bruising and swelling can be off putting for busy people and those with demanding careers. The advent of laser eye lifting in the 1990’s has been a significant advance with shorter recovery, minimal swelling, bruising and discomfort. All procedures are performed on an outpatient basis, reducing the costs substantially.
A surgical blepharoplasty, commonly referred to as a surgical eyelift, is a surgical procedure that is performed by a CSD doctor to permanently remove excess skin from upper and lower eyelids. It is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic surgeries in Australia.
The doctors performing a non surgical eye lid treatment or laser eyelifting are experienced in this procedure and have performed this procedure for many years.
There are risks associated with all procedures. These include:
1. Bruising and swelling
2. Too much or too little skin or fat removal
3. Visible scar on upper eyelid
4. Dry eyes
5. Blurred vision
6. Pigmentation of skin
9. Not getting the expected result
You will need a consultation with the doctor to see whether you are suitable for this treatment.
After laser eyelifting, you will need to go home and rest. You will need to sleep on 2-3 pillows at night. You will need to avoid any vigorous activity, heavy lifting or bending for 1 week after the procedure. You will be given antibiotic tablets, anti swelling tablets, and eye drops to use as per instructions.
There is usually little or no pain after laser eyelifting. Your eyes may feel dry and gritty for a few days and your eyelids may feel tighter due to the tissue retraction and tighening.
The improvement with laser eye lifting can last for up to 10 years, but this does vary from person to person.
If you are having the upper eyelids lifted, you will have some small stitches in the skin, which are removed after 1 week. The lower eyelids do not require stitches so the recovery time may be faster with fewer days off work.
Laser eyelifting takes about 1 ½ hours.
It is not necessary to have a general anaesthetic. During the procedure you will be lightly sedated, so you are not aware and will not feel pain. Local anaesthetic is used to make the area numb.
No. laser eye lifting is performed on an outpatient basis. However you will not be able to drive home the same day, so someone will need to pick you up from the clinic.
During Laser eyelifting, a carbon dioxide laser beam is used to remove excess skin, fine lines and fat on the upper eyelid, to recreate the upper eyelid crease, and give the eyes a more alert appearance. Using the laser makes this removal bloodless, so the procedure can be performed more accurately. The eye itself is protected with a laser eye shield during the entire procedure. The bags under the eyelid are removed though a small laser cut on the inside of the eyelid, without removing any skin. If there is some loose or wrinkled skin on the eyelid, the skin is resurfaced with either laser or Plasma treatment PSR to “shrink” the skin. This prevents “pulling down” of the lower eyelid or change to the eye shape and encourage new collagen.