Advertorial: Treating Eyes with CO2 Laser

17 Nov 2021

A gold-standard treatment for natural and youthful looking eyes

It has been scientifically and psychologically proven that the eyes are the centre of human-to-human interaction. As our eyes are the central area of focus in our interpersonal engagement, any signs of tiredness and the ageing process, such as crow’s feet, eyelid sagging or puffy under-eye bags, are particularly noticeable and can have a significant impact on how we look. It’s amazing how years of ageing can be taken off one’s appearance when the eye area is addressed in isolation or as part of a complete facial rejuvenation treatment. Until now, the only truly effective way to tackle saggy eyelids or under-eye bags was a surgical procedure to remove excess skin, known as a blepharoplasty. While a blepharoplasty will deliver good results, fear of going under the knife, the downtime associated with surgery and the scarring that could result from stitches, have deterred many from resolving their eye issues through surgery.

The Madonna eye lift procedure

However, there is now an alternative procedure, the Non-Surgical Madonna Eye Lift. Championed in the UK by award-winning consultant plastic surgeon Mr Ali Ghanem with the innovative Deka SmartXide Punto platform, The Madonna Eye Lift is a procedure designed to address the signs of ageing in the eye area without the need for surgery. It usually entails one to four sessions of fractional laser resurfacing to the areas above the eyebrow, upper lid, and lower lid. The skin is numbed using local anaesthetic cream for about half an hour, and the entire procedure takes approximately 10 to 15 minutes to complete with a short downtime of between two to four days. The procedure will immediately improve skin laxity, fine lines, wrinkles and dark circles, tighten the upper and lower eyelid skin, and even improve the position of droopy eyebrows.

The innovative new laser blepharoplasty

When the signs of ageing are advanced, it is now possible to avoid traditional scalpel blepharoplasty surgery. Instead, laser blepharoplasty uses a CO2 laser to offer all the benefits of surgical blepharoplasty without the side effects associated with going under the knife. Using a DEKA CO2 laser, which has already proven effective for addressing aesthetic issues such as wrinkles, scars and blemishes, plastic surgeons can now correct a variety of upper and lower eyelid issues, including:

  • Drooping lower eyelids
  • Under-eye bags
  • Fine wrinkles around the lower eyelids
  • Sagging upper eyelid skin
  • Excess fat in the eyelids

Laser blepharoplasty offers many benefits over traditional blepharoplasty, including:

  • Minimised bleeding – As the laser vaporises tissue, it seals small blood vessels. Reduced bleeding makes laser blepharoplasty surgery faster and easier for the surgeon.
  • Reduced risk of scarring – Areas touched by the CO2 laser heal with less wound contraction and scarring due to the reduced amount of myofibroblasts formed at the surgical site.
  • Minor swelling and reduced discomfort – The CO2 laser seals lymphatics, reducing post-operative swelling and irritation.
  • Faster recovery time – Reduced trauma, minimised bleeding, less pain and minimal swelling lead to shorter initial recovery times.
  • Innovative pulse shape design – Provides flexibility, allowing surgeons to choose the desired pulse shape for treatment.

As no scalpel is used, there is minimal damage to the skin, which leads to a reduction in swelling, bruising and scarring. Patients will need seven to 10 days of recovery time compared to two to four weeks with a traditional surgical eyelid lift.

A more convenient solution for younger looking eyes

The Madonna Lift procedure should be utilised in mild to moderate cases, and a laser blepharoplasty should be used for advanced skin and ageing issues for more youthful and rejuvenated eyes. Furthermore, thanks to the benefits associated with the DEKA SmartXide for laser treatment, the procedure can now be performed with added safety, comfort and more convenience to achieve a complete and natural-looking facial and eye rejuvenation.

The SmartXide series

The SmartXide platforms are highly versatile devices, allowing for precise treatments without damaging surrounding tissues. Alongside performing the Madonna Eye Lift and blepharoplasty, the new SmartXide Punto is also an affordable device for scarring, rejuvenation and minor surgical applications. Alternatively, the SmartXide Touch is the ultimate solution for advanced surgical, gynaecological and hair restoration applications.


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