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Why can our eyes make us look old?
Our eyes are the focal point of our face. There is a natural tendency to focus on a person’s eyes and in a poetic way, the eyes are the window to one’s soul. Since the eye requires lubrication from our tears, our eyelids blink to distribute this lubricant evenly every minute our eyes are open. It has been estimated that we blink 15 to 20 times a minute or 1000 times an hour. This amount of creasing and un-creasing the delicate skin that forms our eyelids takes a toll. Deterioration of periorbital health can lead to fluid accumulation, eyelid swelling and sagging.
What is Fotona SmoothEye™ and EyeLIFT?
Fotona is a world-leading medical laser company that developed a technology to use a powerful ablative laser to produce amazing results around the eyes without vaporizing the skin. The SmoothEye™ treatment is aimed at tightening and rejuvenating the skin around the eyes and reducing the presence of wrinkles and sagging with little to no downtime. After a series of treatments, there is marked improvement of skin elasticity, volume and texture.
EyeLIFT treatment rejuvenates and tightens the skin in the forehead and temple areas to lift the brows and open the eyes. When used in conjunction with SmoothEye, the result is an overall lifted and refreshed periorbital area.
How does it work?
SmoothEye™ treatment uses a revolutionary non-ablative mode of Fotona’s high precision Er:YAG laser to treat the outer eyelids and skin around the eyes in a smooth, almost “feather-like,” non-ablative manner without bleeding or vaporization and with precisely controlled photo deposition without temperature build-up at the surface creating a laser-tissue interaction beneath the skin resulting in collagen production and remodeling. This treatment is even used in the inside of the lower eyelids when appropriate.
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Why AlluraDerm MD Med Spa?
AlluraDerm is the #1 provider of Fotona SmoothEye™ treatments in Albuquerque. The reasons that the team are able to produce such phenomenal results are trifold: Firstly, they are utilizing the most advanced Fotona aesthetic laser, secondly each and every one of the laser technicians have more than a decade of laser experience and thirdly, they are using advance proprietary treatment protocols based on the most current research to produce exceptional results.
What is the treatment like?
Firstly, all our patients that undergo any laser treatments will go through an in-depth consultation to ascertain if the treatment is appropriate for them. This includes any medical contraindications that might exclude them from the treatment to the expectations of the results, pricing and the going through the treatment process itself. All our patients will undergo a medical clearance by our in-house physician who will also be in the office throughout every treatment to ensure the safety and efficacy of the treatments.
Topical numbing medication is applied before treatment but some patients may tolerate it without a numbing medication. The SmoothEye laser treatment is performed on the outer eyelids, crowsfeet and when appropriate, even in the inside of the lower lids. Eye shields are placed in the eyes to protect the eyes when the inside of the lower lids are treated to protect the eyes. After the treatment, there is usually some mild redness and swelling but you can go back to work or exercise. The skin can be dry and mildly flakey but much less than a chemical peel.
EyeLIFT treatment involves using Nd:YAG PIANO mode and FRAC3 on top of the SMOOTH mode of the Er:YAG laser in the forehead to create stimulate new collagen formation and collagen remodeling in the different layers of the forehead to create a non-surgical browlift. Since the skin is less sensitive compared to the eyelids, there is minimal redness and flakiness and can be used as a standalone treatment in appropriate cases but works best in conjunction with SmoothEye.
How many treatments do I need?
The results of SmoothEye and EyeLIFT build on the previous. Typically 4 -6 treatments are required 4 weeks apart to build a foundation. Depending on your goals, lifestyle, medical conditions and skin type, maintenance treatments can be as little as once a year. The beauty of the treatment is that there is little to no down time.
When do I see the results?
Most patients see tightening and improvement of skin quality a week or so after the treatment that improves over the next few weeks. With each treatment building on the previous, multiple treatments yield the best results and the final results can be seen as soon as 4 weeks after the last treatment but can continue to improve for 4-6 months.