The Madonna EyeLift
LazerRoom Patient – The Madonna EyeLift * Individual Results May Vary
This non-surgical approach to droopy eyelids was developed by renowned Manhattan dermatologist, Dr. Bruce Katz.
The Smartxide laser is used to lightly resurface the upper eyelids, under the eyes, under and above the brows as well as the crow’s feet area. As discussed previously, one of the chief characteristics of the CO2 laser is to cause tissue shrinkage, hence a series of light treatments of the above-noted areas will progressively shrink loose baggy tissue while smoothing out wrinkles (crow’s feet) and improve the appearance of dark circles under the eyes.
What To Expect
- 3-5 treatments are required at 2-4 week intervals
- Downtime consists of 1-2 days of swelling around the eye area
- followed by another 2-3 days of redness and mild flakiness (which can be covered with make-up).
Patients who have their treatment done on Friday, are usually back to work by Monday.
Steel contact lenses (corneal shields) are inserted below the upper lid prior to treatment to ensure proper protection of the eye. The entire treatment takes approximately 10 minutes and is done under topical anaesthesia.
Prior consultation is required, as some patients may not be suited to this procedure (eg. if they have excess skin or extreme ptosis of the upper lid, very low brows, or fat deposits under the eyes known as infraorbital fat pads), and would be better suited to surgical procedures.