Who Is It For
The Eyelid Fraxel Restore and Eyelid Fraxel Repair procedures are intended for patients who have developed moderate to more severe laxity and crepiness of their upper and lower eyelids, and who wish to tighten their eyelid skin without surgery.
During the past four years, there have been dramatic advances in laser technology. By applying these new technologies to the eyelids, it has become possible to rejuvenate and tighten the eyelid skin in nearly all patients without surgery. Today, surgery only needs to be done on the most severely aged eyelids.
How It Works
The Eyelid Fraxel Restore and Eyelid Fraxel Repair procedures utilize Fractional Resurfacing Technology to reduces skin crepiness, soften lines and wrinkles, tighten the skin, and produce an overall skin rejuvenation effect. With this technology, the laser delivers a series of closely spaced laser spots to the skin while preserving normal healthy skin between the laser spots. This preservation of normal untreated skin between the laser spots results in rapid healing after the treatment.
Patients with moderate skin laxity may be treated with traditional Fraxel Restore laser resurfacing. The treatment is generally done as a series of four or five treatments given at monthly intervals and is done in conjunction with Fraxel laser treatment of the face. Fraxel Restore laser treatments have no recovery downtime.
Patients who only wish to undergo one laser treatment or who have more severe laxity are best treated with the Fraxel Repair laser. With the Fraxel Repair, patients obtain significant tightening of their eyelid tissues in a single procedure, which is a welcome advance. Fraxel Repair eyelid treatment can be done by itself or it may be combined with treatment of the face. Patients who undergo Fraxel Repair treatment should be prepared for three to five days of healing following the procedure.
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Eyelid Fraxel Restore Results
Regardless of which of the two Fraxel lasers is used, Fraxel laser eyelid treatment reduces skin crepiness, softens lines and wrinkles, tightens the upper eyelid, and produces an overall skin rejuvenation effect. After completing their treatments, patients can reliably expect their eyelid skin to look more youthful and rejuvenated.
Both of the Fraxel lasers stimulate new production of the patient’s own collagen. This new collagen is living tissue, and for this reason, the improvement in the eyelids following treatment with either of the Fraxel lasers is long lasting and should persist for years.
Regardless of which laser is used to treat the eyelids, the rejuvenation may be further enhanced with Botox and dermal fillers. Botox is used to soften the lines around the eyes (called “crow’s feet” lines). Dermal fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane are used to soften the depressions and folds that form below the eye (known as the “tear trough”). By combining either of the two Fraxel lasers with Botox and dermal fillers, nearly all of our patients can achieve very natural eyelid tightening and rejuvenation without undergoing surgery.