Eyelid surgery can dramatically restore a more youthful, rested, and naturally alert appearance. Cosmetic eyelid surgery involves the removal of loose skin folds and bagginess, and can be performed on the upper and lower eyelids. While eyelid surgery is useful for removing excess tissue, laser skin resurfacing tightens and rejuvenates damaged skin. In this procedure, a high energy beam of light is applied to the skin, vaporizing unwanted tissue and smoothing surface indentations in quick, intense bursts. Laser skin resurfacing can even be used after eyelid surgery or a facelift to eliminate remaining lines. In each case, the number and duration of laser skin resurfacing sessions varies depending on the specific condition being treated.
Treatable conditions with laser skin resurfacing include
» Facial lines and wrinkles due to aging
» Crows feet at the corner of the eyes
» Lines and wrinkles under the eyes
» Laugh or "frown" creases
» Lines and wrinkles around the mouth
» Scars from acne, chicken pox, trauma or some surgeries
When excess skin or lid droop is enough to constrict vision, there may be a medical indication for repair. This is generally not considered cosmetic, and medical insurance will usually cover surgery under such circumstances. The improvement in appearance and visual performance afterward is often remarkable.
We are also pleased to offer the innovation of cosmetic and functional radiofrequency eyelid surgery. This technique involves a no-pressure, sterile incision performed with ultrahigh frequency radiowaves. These radiofrequency waves produce minimal bruising as blood vessels are sealed while tissue is incised. The result is an efficient procedure with minimal recovery time.