Laser Away Undereye Bags and Sagging Skin
Laser Eyelid Surgery Phoenix
As we age, the skin on the upper eyelids can droop or sag to the point where it is not only unattractive, but can also impede vision. Or, fat pads can develop under the lower eyelids, making the eyes look puffy. Eyelid surgery (clinically known as blepharoplasty) rejuvenates the eye area, making the eyes look more alert, awake, and refreshed - and in most cases improving vision if droopy lids are a problem. Laser eyelid surgery is a safer and more effective form of traditional eyelid surgery. If you're interested in the benefits of laser eyelid surgery, contact the Phoenix professionals at Arizona Eye Institute & Cosmetic Laser Center to schedule a consultation with our team. During the consultation, we can discuss your needs in greater depth, and decide what treatment options are best to meet those needs.
About Laser Eyelid Surgery
Laser eyelid surgery is a variation of traditional eyelid surgery which involves a carbon dioxide (CO2) laser to remove excess skin and fatty tissue. After making small incisions (sometimes on the inside of the eyelid, otherwise within the natural crease to camouflage them), the UltraPulse laser instantly and precisely ablates tissue around the upper and lower eyelids. The laser beam tightens loose, sagging skin, and eliminates bags beneath the eyes. Since the use of the laser beam cauterizes the blood vessel as it cuts, this prevents bleeding during the procedure and allows Dr. Justo to visualize exactly how much tissue to remove. This makes the procedure quicker, safer, and more effective than traditional surgery.
The advantage of laser eyelid surgery is it treats the eye area with no visible incisions or stitches. The beam of the laser instantly seals blood vessels as it touches them - so there is less swelling, bleeding, and bruising than traditional eyelid surgery. This reduces recovery and healing time. Crow's feet and fine lines or wrinkles around the eyes can be treated with the laser as well. The laser beam penetrates the skin's layers to smooth wrinkles and stimulate collagen production for tighter, firmer skin.
The UltraPulse Encore Laser
The UltraPulse Encore, a fractional CO2 laser, is used at Arizona Eye Institute & Cosmetic Laser Center for laser eyelid surgery. It's a powerful platform that is also frequently used in laser skin resurfacing treatment, as well as other surgical applications. Laser eyelid surgery with the UltraPulse Encore laser is gentle, rapid, and safe.
Benefits of Laser Eyelid Surgery
- No incisions with scalpels or knives
- Reduced chance of post-operative swelling
- Less bleeding than traditional eyelid surgery - so Dr. Justo can see what he is doing
- Less risky than traditional eyelid surgery
- Quicker and more effective than traditional eyelid surgery
- Simultaneous laser skin resurfacing for the treatment of lines, wrinkles, and crow's feet around the eyes
Contact Our Practice about Laser Eyelid Surgery
If droopy lids or puffy bags are making your eyes look tired or sad, consider laser eyelid surgery at one of our three Phoenix-area practice locations. Contact Arizona Eye Institute & Cosmetic Laser Center today to schedule a consultation with our medical team.