Restore a youthful look is one of the most rewarding interventions. But what to choose concerning eyelids rejuvenation? Surgery or laser, which starts to get a place in aesthetics? The point with two specialists.
The aesthetic doctor uses a laser Plex(contraction of “plasma” and “removal”). It proceeds by successive impacts, to create a line of lesion points on the upper or lower eyelid. The “microwell” heal retracting, which tightens the skin and brightens the light. Duration: 20-30 minutes. The results are shown immediately following and are improving As healing. Three or four sessions, one month apart, may be required.
About 500 € per session, depending on the treatment area.
It is a noninvasive method that requires no special preparation. No anesthesia, just one application of EMLA (local anesthetic) one hour prior to treatment. The suites are light: there is no bleeding, but formation of small scabs that mitigates makeup. It is not necessary to be absent from work.
This is a “surface” treatment still prohibited sun exposure until complete healing. Complications are rare, but sometimes can attend skin lesions or observing staining level impacts. A second operation after aging of the eyelids, is not recommended.
The expert’s advice
“The technique, still not evaluated, may be disappointing if the eyelids are too relaxed. This is why it is addressed preferably to less than 50 years that heal well and suffer slightly drooping eyelids, wrinkled, but without pockets fat, in order to push back the possibility of surgery, “says Dr. Jean-Michel Mazer, dermatologist and laser specialist.
Blepharoplasty corrects any defects
After a preoperative visit and a meeting with the anesthesiologist, is performed local anesthesia (you have to move the eyes during surgery). The surgeon removes excess skin and suture with a very fine thread. It may also address identifies a hollow or a very deep crease on the upper eyelid by injecting fat cells (lipofilling) taken from the patient’s body. It usually comes out the same day. The final result is visible after three months, the time that the fabrics find their flexibility.
€ 2,000 approximately for two eyelids. Counting € 4,000 if using lipofilling.
The results are durable, about ten years. And it is possible to operate again. Possible complications (round eye, for example) are now rare and can be corrected easily.
With new surgical knives (using electric current), bleeding is reduced and blue, very discreet. However, one must keep son during a short week. A few days off are welcome.
The expert’s advice
“Blepharoplasty is now perfectly controlled and we can now correct almost all defects. Hollow eyes, very sunken eyes, pockets She finally carries less risk that interventions or laser peels to smooth out wrinkles crow’s feet, “says Dr. Catherine Bergeret-Galley, surgeon visual aesthetics.