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Laser Eyelid Tightening London

Laser Eyelid Tightening
Laser Eyelid Tightening London Medically reviewed by Dr. Omar Tillo MD, MS, EBOPRAS, FRCS (Plast)

Laser eyelid tightening can safely and effectively treat lax skin around the eyes to produce rejuvenated and more youthful eyes. 

In this article, we will discuss laser eyelid tightening, who can benefit from treatment, and the results you can expect to achieve. 

If you are interested in laser eyelid tightening, contact the CREO Clinic today to book a consultation with our specialists and find out how laser treatment can vastly improve the loose skin around your eyes. 

What Is the Laser Treatment for Under-Eye and Eyelid Wrinkle Tightening?

SmoothEye by Fotona is a fast and effective treatment that safely delivers laser energy to the skin around the eye area, stimulating collagen production. As a result, the skin appears rejuvenated, and fine lines and wrinkles are smoothed out. 

What Type Of Laser Is Used For Treatment?

We use Fotona’s proprietary non-ablative Er: YAG laser to treat the skin around the eyes effectively and safely during SmoothEye treatment. 

How Does Laser Eyelid Tightening Compare To An Eyelid Lift?

Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is a cosmetic surgery to remove excess skin, fat, and muscle from the eyelids to improve their appearance. It is best suited to patients with more severe skin laxity, that laser skin treatments will not help. 

On the other hand, SmoothEye is ideal for patients struggling with mild to moderate eyelid skin laxity. It is also a great alternative for patients wishing to avoid surgery that comes with more risks and downtime. 

SmoothEyeBlepharoplasty
TreatsDull skin, wrinkles, and fine lines around the eyesExcess skin, muscle, and fat around the eyes
ScarringNoneMinimal
ResultsSmoother, rejuvenated skin. Reduces wrinkles and fine lines.Removes excess tissue 
DowntimeNone2 weeks
Price£495/sessionVaries, more expensive (£3k+)

What Causes Eyelids To Sag and Under Eye Wrinkles to Form?

There are many factors that can contribute to sagging skin around the eyes:

Ageing

As we age, the amount of collagen we produce reduces dramatically. As a result, the skin begins to droop and crease, causing the development of fine lines and wrinkles. 

Genetics

Genetics plays a major role in how the skin ages. If your family members struggle with sagging skin, loose skin, or under-eye wrinkles, you may be more predisposed to developing these aesthetic concerns, too. 

Harmful UV Radiation

Prolonged sun/UV exposure can damage the skin’s collagen and elastin fibres, causing premature ageing of the skin. Therefore, avoiding sun exposure and using high SPF sun cream can help to avoid sagging skin and prevent fine lines and wrinkles from developing.

Certain Diseases Or Eye Injuries

Chronic allergies, eye irritation, and dry eyes can lead to rubbing or itching, which can exacerbate the formation of wrinkles and sagging in the outer skin layers of the eye area.

Trauma to the eye area can also damage the skin and tissues around the eyes. This may result in scar tissue forming, which can, in turn, cause the texture and laxity of the skin to be affected. 

Unhealthy Lifestyle

Unhealthy lifestyle habits such as a lack of sleep, poor diet, excessive alcohol consumption, and stress can all contribute to the eye area sagging and developing wrinkles. 

Types Of Droopy Eyelids

Dermatochalasis

Dermatochalasis describes the presence of lax or excess eyelid skin. It is often seen in middle-aged patients and elderly people and is more common in the upper eyelids, though it can also affect the lower eyelids. 

Blepharochalasis

Blepharochalasis is inflammation in your eyelid, typically in both the upper and lower eyelids. The cause of this condition is unknown. Blepharochalasis can cause the skin of the eyelids to stretch, making the skin droop once the swelling dissipates. 

Ptosis Of Eyelids

Ptosis, or droopy eyelids, describes when the eyelids droop over the eyes. This can cause your vision to become impaired and lead to other complications. Ptosis can be present from birth or can develop later in life. 

Who’s A Good Candidate For Laser Eyelid Tightening?

SmoothEye is an ideal treatment for patients struggling with mild to moderate excess skin or skin laxity around the eyes who want to rejuvenate the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It is also a great alternative for patients who wish to delay or avoid surgical treatment altogether.

When Do You Know It’s Time For Laser Eyelid Tightening?

Patients who have begun to develop lax skin around their eyes or struggle with dull skin and/or dark circles under the eye may wish to consider SmoothEye treatment, as laser eyelid sessions can transform the skin’s quality and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles caused by lax skin. 

Before And After Results

Cost Of Laser Eyelid Tightening In London

The price of SmoothEye treatment starts from £495 for one session, with a package of three sessions starting from £1,350. As each treatment plan is bespoke, a full cost breakdown will only be available following a 1-to-1 consultation with our team.  

How To Prepare For Laser Eyelid Tightening

During your consultation, our specialists will provide you with all the necessary instructions to prepare for SmoothEye treatment, including:

  • Avoiding sun exposure and tanning for three weeks prior to treatment
  • Regular high SPF sun cream application three weeks before treatment
  • No ibuprofen or alcohol 48 hours before treatment
  • No tretinoin cream or acidic skincare two weeks prior to treatment
  • If you are susceptible to cold sores or viral infections on the face, then inform the clinic so acyclovir prophylaxis can be started 3-5 days before treatment
  • Avoid booking social events 2 weeks after SmoothEye to allow for complete healing

Laser Eyelid Tightening Process

Initial Consultation

During your initial consultation with our specialists, they will ask you about your medical history and ensure your suitability for treatment. They will also perform a thorough assessment of your eye area to design a bespoke treatment plan suited to your needs, which may involve combining SmoothEye with other treatments like anti-ageing injections or dermal fillers

If you are deemed to be a suitable candidate for SmoothEye, you will also need to undergo a laser patch test prior to treatment. 

Laser Eyelid Tightening Treatment

SmoothEye takes approximately 20 minutes to complete, and a topical anaesthetic can be applied to the area to ensure your comfort throughout. 

During treatment, the non-ablative laser is applied to the skin around the eyes, delivering sub-second-long pulses to prevent temperature build-up. This achieves controlled heating of the surface tissue that stimulates collagen production and neocollagenesis. 

Recovery Timeline

Downtime from SmoothEye is not required, and patients usually feel able to return to normal activities immediately. However, you may experience some swelling and redness around the eyes, which will gradually subside as your skin heals from treatment. 

How Long Do The Results Of Laser Eyelid Tightening Last?

Results from SmoothEye are visible as the new collagen is produced, which can take up to 8-12 weeks. After this, patients can enjoy smoother skin around the eyes, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and improving under eye bags. 

Continued improvements are then visible for up to 9-10 months. After this, the signs of ageing may begin to appear again, and patients may wish to book in a maintenance treatment to ‘top up’ their results. 

Laser Eyelid Tightening FAQs

Does laser treatment hurt?

SmoothEye laser treatment should not be painful for patients but may produce a warming sensation. In addition, a topical anaesthetic can be applied to numb the eye area prior to treatment to ensure your comfort throughout.

Is laser tightening of the upper eyelids possible?

SmoothEye does not target the eyelids themselves but instead focuses on the skin around the eyes to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

How many laser eyelid tightening treatments will I need?

The number of treatments required can vary from patient to patient, depending on their skin and the results they wish to achieve. In general, we recommend three sessions initially so that patients get the most out of SmoothEye.

Is there a way to improve the appearance of the skin around my eyelids?

SmoothEye can dramatically improve the appearance of the skin around the eyes by stimulating collagen remodelling and production. This helps to improve the quality of the skin, improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and reducing the prominence of undereye bags.

Will I have to take time off work or from exercising after laser eyelid tightening?

One of the major benefits of SmoothEye is that it requires no downtime, thanks to its non-invasive nature. As a result, you should be able to return to your usual activities immediately.

What are the risks involved with laser treatments?

The risks from laser treatments are very rare, especially when performed by a competent practitioner like CREO’s highly trained team of experts. Patients may, however, experience some redness and swelling in the treatment area, and the skin may be more sensitive or warm to the touch as the area heals.

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