The eyelid lift without surgery
The CO2 laser can now fight against the early stages of skin slackening of the upper eyelids and smooth and rejuvenate the circumference of the eye.
It will not replace surgical corrections for important slackening ( Blepharoplasty of the upper and /or lower eyelid).
The session is only 30 minutes long and the application of an anesthetic cream such as Emla 30 minutes before prevents itching.
- The initial process involves treating the upper eyelid with millimetric impacts following a precise drawing to obtain the lift of the upper eyelid.
- The second part involves smoothing and firming the upper/lower eyelids and the crow’s-feet wrinkles.
Redness, millimetric impacts points, edema and micro scabs are visible for a week and will require a few days off social activities. A moisturizing cream will be applied on the eyelids for one week, followed by a 50 SPF sunblock for a month. It is recommended to make that intervention in the less sunny month of wintertime, especially for patients with matt skin.
The results are visible after a month and improved the following one.
Several sessions might be necessary to obtain the desired effect with an additional 0,5 to 1 mm eye opening every session. Botox treatment can also be combined before or after the session to improve the results.
In Dr. Coissard’s opinion, the CO2 laser is a soft and non-intrusive technic that can reduce the early excess skin of the upper eyelid and to rejuvenate the area around the eye, without surgery.