Blepharoplasty is a procedure performed on the upper eyelids to remove excess skin that can impair the function of the eye, including visual field obstruction.
Blepharoplasty treatment can be performed as a non-invasive or invasive procedure depending on impairment severity.
Blepharoplasty is the third most common aesthetic surgical procedure performed in the United States. Upper eyelid blepharoplasty is indicated for the treatment of excess skin and/or orbital fat. CO2 can treat Dermatochalsis, Blepharoptosis and eyelid ectropion.
How does it work?
Pixel CO2 Focus Applicators enables Cut & Coagulate with perfect control without having to switch applicators or parameters, ideal for surgical applications!
“Cut” (ablation) mode – short pulses at high peak power, causing immediate ablation of tissue.
“Coagulate” (thermal) mode- longer pulses at low to modest power, generating heat, which causes sealing of small blood vessels.
This sequential action allows physicians to achieve optimal tissue incision or excision cutting with minimal bleeding as well as reduced patient downtime.
CO2 laser benefits:
Bleeding was found to be minimal during surgery because a narrow zone of thermal injury seals most small vessels. The operating field is therefore relatively bloodless.
Better hemostasis with the use of the CO2 laser enables better visualization of the operative field during surgery, thereby reducing the operative time.
Postoperative swelling and edema are reduced as lymphatic vessels are sealed by the laser. It has been suggested that reduced edema and ecchymosis enable faster healing and earlier social activity which results in a high rate of satisfaction immediately following surgery
Watch the following video for more information about the treatment used.