A young open look gives the overall appearance of a woman an indescribable charm. No wonder we all strive to take care of the skin of the face as carefully as possible from youth. Of course, such daily measures as cleansing makeup, skin secretions and dust, moisturizing and applying various tonics and lotions are very useful and should never be abandoned, even if you are still quite young. However, the specifics of work, modern ecology, irregular rest and nutrition leave their consequences primarily on the face – over time, the skin around the eyes gathers in wrinkles, bags and dark circles appear. Often, home remedies do not help in the fight against such problems, and then modern aesthetic surgery comes to the rescue.
Laser blepharoplasty is the so-called “non-surgical” method of correcting the skin around the eyes. This method is suitable for those who are categorically against traditional surgical intervention. Rejuvenation is carried out using a laser beam, not a scalpel, which allows you to do without any of the most inconspicuous stitches. Many women who have experienced laser blepharoplasty were satisfied with the result and recommend this procedure to their friends.
When should I turn to laser blepharoplasty?
When working with a computer, that is, constant eye strain and, as a result, their chronic fatigue, bags and cyanotic circles will be a faithful companion of these same eyes, which are easy to get rid of by resorting to laser blepharoplasty. Another indication for use may be a genetic predisposition to the deposition of subcutaneous fat in the upper and lower eyelids, the formation of “eye hernias”, as well as sagging skin, which makes it seem to hang over the eyeball, making the look heavy and tired.
Correction will also help in case of formation of age-related and mimic wrinkles around the eyes, or if you just want to slightly change the natural shape and shape of the eyes. In addition, laser blepharoplasty can be performed not only as a single procedure, but also in combination with others, for example, a forehead lift.
Advantages of laser blepharoplasty
As mentioned above, the laser method does not leave seams on the skin. And although others will not see them in any case, you yourself will know that they are definitely not there. This advantage is more of a psychological nature, but for someone it will be decisive. In addition, the transparent laser beam does not block a single millimeter of the operated area and allows the doctor to see it entirely. In addition, the laser is extremely accurate, the work performed by it is smaller, respectively, the risk of damage to blood vessels and the eyeball is significantly lower.
The features of the physics of the laser beam are such that when it penetrates into the tissues, it seems to seal small capillaries, which reduces blood loss, facilitates the work of the surgeon and reduces the rehabilitation time by half due to the impossibility of bruising and swelling. This advantage puts laser blepharoplasty ahead of competing rejuvenation methods by several points.
The time for this cosmetic procedure is only about forty minutes, and it can be carried out even without anesthesia, which again can be written as a plus, since not everyone tolerates anesthesia well. The effect of the laser on cells promotes the natural production of collagen and elastin. As you know, these substances have a pronounced tightening effect, and this is an additional positive point.
Carrying out the procedure
Any operation, including aesthetic, is preceded by the collection of various tests – blood, urine, consultations of a therapist and a cardiologist, fluorography, information about previous diseases and operations. This type of surgery is no exception. In addition, when preparing for laser blepharoplasty, a dermatologist’s opinion may be required. All these data are necessary for the flawless operation, which will not entail any negative consequences. Carefully consider all the recommendations that the doctor will give, do not hesitate to ask any questions that interest you.
As already mentioned, on average, the operation lasts about forty minutes, but depending on the complexity of the case and the number of proposed measures, the time can be either reduced to half an hour or increased to one and a half hours. Nevertheless, you should not be afraid of such a spread – when planning an operation, a qualified doctor will determine its volume depending on your wishes and warn you about all the nuances. Your physiology and state of health will also be taken into account. An experienced specialist will conduct a complete skin diagnosis in order to choose the best way to carry out the operation.
When choosing the volume of anesthesia, the volume and depth of the planned intervention will be taken into account. Usually, laser blepharoplasty is performed under local anesthesia, but there are cases that require general anesthesia. And along with them, there are innovative technologies that allow you to perform the operation without anesthesia at all. Such, for example, is the application of SmartXide DOT technology.
During the operation, incisions are made, and there is a specific technique for the upper and lower eyelids. In the case of the upper eyelid, an incision is made along the natural fold lines, through which the surgeon removes excess tissue and fat. For the lower eyelid, two methods are known – an incision made just below the eyelash line, or an incision on the inside of the eyelid. The choice of the optimal option depends on the wishes of the patient and the characteristics of the physiological structure of the eyes.
The final stage of the operation is the closure of the incisions. To date, there are several ways to close the incisions made – to apply conventional or absorbable sutures, or to use surgical tape or skin glue. The choice of method is made by the doctor.
No matter how simple the operation may be at first glance, it will still require some time to recover, even the smallest one. But do not be alarmed, if you were given general anesthesia, you can go home the very next day, and if you have local anesthesia, a few hours after the operation. The first one and a half to two weeks you can not do makeup, but you need to periodically apply cold compresses. Monitor your condition, listen carefully to yourself and report any unusual sensations to your doctor.
The traces of the procedure will completely disappear after two (redness of the eyes, bruising, swelling) or three (sutures at the incisions) weeks. Only fresh rejuvenated will remain …