Laser Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
Laser Eyelid Surgery or Blepharoplasty San Antonio Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Jose Barrera uses laser eyelid surgery instead of a scalpel. Laser eyelid surgery or laser blepharoplasty achieves less bleeding, quicker healing, and patient comfort without a scalpel. The advantages of laser eyelid surgery instead of surgical blepharoplasty include the use of fractional laser resurfacing to remove unwanted wrinkles of the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, and face at the same time as laser blepharoplasty.
Laser blepharoplasty or laser eyelid surgery refers to the usage of a laser instead of a scalpel during eyelid lift surgery. Laser eyelid surgery and blepharoplasty can be combined with endoscopic browlift surgery to achieve a rejuvenated brow and eyelid. The overall advantage of using a laser over a scalpel is that there is significantly less bleeding and bruising due to the laser. The CO2 fractional laser coagulates the blood as it cuts. Laser blepharoplasty is often combined with laser eyelid resurfacing, as the two procedures are complementary and can be performed in conjunction. Both of these procedures can be performed under sedation and without the need for a general anesthetic.
The Lumenis solution
Lumenis offers a complete laser blepharoplasty solution that combines an incisional solution with complementary eyelid resurfacing. The AcuPulse™ as well as the UltraPulse™ laser systems have an incisional handpiece that provides excellent surgical precision during treatment. With laser assisted incisions, bleeding during the procedure as well as post-surgery bruising are reduced. The systems are also equipped with fractional ablative skin resurfacing modes that offer excellent skin rejuvenation results in the surrounding periorbital areas. Laser eyelid surgery and blepharoplasty San Antonio Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Jose Barrera uses Acupulse, Ultrapulse, and the Lumenis ResurFX™ to perform laser skin resurfacing in conjuction with eyelid lift surgery or blepharoplasty. The ResurFX is the only true Fractional Non-Ablative solution on the market. It uses an advanced scanner technology called CoolScan™. CoolScan uses a sophisticated, patent-pending algorithm for non-sequential scanning which ensures that the energy delivery is precise and homogenous, so the required coverage is achieved in only one pass. The ResurFX™ module is available as part of the M22 multi-application platform.
Learn more about ResurFX at http://www.aesthetic.lumenis.com/Non-ablative-skin-resurfacing.