Non-surgical blepharoplasty

Correct your baggy eyelids for an open eye, smooth lid appearance

As we age, our eyelids may become droopy or baggy. This can cause a tired or older appearance and they may even droop low enough to impair your vision.

Our doctor achieves incredible results with UltraPulse® non-surgical blepharoplasty – a safe, non-invasive, and effective alternative to surgery

Until now, blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) has been the best method to remove and tighten excess eyelid skin. You can now choose UltraPulse treatment at Discover Laser – a non-surgical blepharoplasty that is non-invasive, very low risk, has minimal side effects and far less downtime.

  • Results after 1 or 2 treatments

  • No incisions

  • No stitches

  • Minimal downtime
BEFOREBEFORE

Results image from international UltraPulse® Practitioners, courtesy of Lumenis®

UltraPulse® is the most powerful CO2 laser in medicine.

The high-energy laser beam creates microscopic channels in the skin that removes excess skin and fat cells. Some skin is left unaffected for optimum comfort and healing time.

The result is the reduction of some of the excess skin on the upper or lower eyelid, as well as the shrinking of the excess skin in the external region around the eye.

Depending on the nature and extent of the excess skin, an average of 1-2 treatments are needed several months apart. The final results will be seen some months later.

The benefits are also the improvement of the expression lines at the corner of the eye and the cheekbone (crow’s feet).

Ultrapulse® advantages vs surgery

If you are affected by excess skin on the eyelids, giving you a tired and “aged” look, you may wish to avoid surgery for fear of being put under anaesthetic or the possible complications associated with an invasive procedure.

Non-surgical blepharoplasty, as the name suggests, does not use a scalpel or laser to remove the excess skin.  It is performed without incision, without removing excess skin, without removing fat and without altering the muscles in the eyelids. It is therefore very low risk, has minimal side effects and far less downtime.

During your UltraPulse treatment, a local anaesthetic will be administered, and are able to open and close your eyes. Dr Montero will be able to clearly see which folds of skin are still to be treated – this maximises the effectiveness of treatment.

  • No cutting of skin
  • No stitches required
  • Very low risk
  • No risk of blindness
  • Minimal side effects
  • Far less downtime
  • Quick & easy procedure
  • No thinning of skin

UltraPulse® is gold-standard technology but it is not suitable for everyone. This includes patients who have:

  • taken Accutane® (Isotretinoin) within the past 6-12 months
  • a history of keloid formation
  • a dark skin type
  • sun-tanned skin

UltraPulse® is also the safest form of laser skin resurfacing available, however, as with all lasers, there are risks associated with treatment. Common risks include crusting, swelling, bruising and redness. Less common risks include change of pigmentation, infection, redness, textural changes or scarring.

It’s important to have a consultation with Doctor Montero regarding treatment options available and related contraindications and risks based on your individual concerns and medical history, so you can make an informed choice about treatment.

Your eyes will be protected from laser damage by an ocular shield, which is placed under your eyelid – this is painless and comfortable.

A warm sensation is felt as the laser is applied and treatment is typically comfortable. Any discomfort is minimised by using local anaesthetic drops and in-treatment cooling.

Your UltraPulse® procedure will typically take about 60-90 minutes depending on the area being treated.

Immediately following treatment, your eyelids will be warm, red and swollen – they may feel rough to the touch.

A daily skincare routine will be prescribed to support the healing process.

Marks from the laser may be visible as small white dots and can feel crusty. These will turn black and drop off after approximately 10-14 days.

There is no pain or discomfort and once the scabs have fallen off, your skin will be smooth and flat but still pink. The colour can last a number of weeks or months.

Most patients are able to resume their daily activities within one to two weeks.

UltraPulse® non-surgical blepharoplasty results will last as long as a surgical result, which is typically 3+ years. This depends on lifestyle and ageing progression.