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Minimize the signs of aging with laser cosmetic eye lift treatment in Laguna Hills, CA

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As we get older, natural aging processes affect all parts of our bodies. In particular, the signs of aging around your eyes can make you look older than you are. In addition to wrinkles, the formation of extra skin, deep folds, and fat around the eyelids can cause puffiness, sagging, bags under the eyes, and drooping eyelids. These changes can negatively impact your self-confidence and even affect your vision, so you don’t see as well or as clearly. Dr. George Salib, an ophthalmologist at Orange County Eye Institute in Laguna Hills, CA, can reduce these issues with laser cosmetic eye lift treatment.

Laser cosmetic eye lift: overview and benefits

Laser cosmetic eye lift treatment, which is also called blepharoplasty or laser eyelid surgery, is a knife-free technique that can be used on both the lower and upper eyelids to reduce the signs of aging, such as bags, excess or loose skin, droopy eyelids, and puffiness, and reduce their negative impact on your vision.

There are multiple benefits of using lasers over traditional scalpels in eye lift treatments:
  • Lasers work like a traditional scalpel but immediately cauterize the blood vessels to stop the bleeding, so the procedure is almost completely bloodless.
  • With minimized bleeding, you will have much less bruising, swelling, and pain after the procedure.
  • The use of lasers also enables the ophthalmologist to have more precise control over where the treatment is applied, and the reduced bleeding helps the surgeon see more clearly what they are doing. This is important for safety since the procedure is done around the delicate eye area.

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What happens during the procedure?

The overall procedure takes approximately 30 to 45 minutes per eyelid, so if both eyelids are done, it typically takes about two hours overall. First, your doctor will administer anesthesia, so you are comfortable and don’t feel any pain during the procedure. Then, they will create an incision along your natural eyelid line and then remove the extra fat and skin that are causing your drooping eyelids. Finally, the doctor will close the incision with tiny stitches. Stitches may not even be needed for the lower eyelids.

The doctor may recommend that you avoid alcohol and anti-inflammatory medications such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or naproxen for a certain period before and after your treatment to minimize the possibility of bruising and bleeding.

What to expect after it is complete

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After your procedure is over, you may experience some temporary tightness or soreness in the treated eyelids. Bruising and swelling should be minimal, and stitches will be removed about one week after the surgery is complete.

You will recover much more quickly from laser treatment than if a traditional scalpel was used. Most patients can return to their usual activities within one week if they follow the doctor’s instructions on post-treatment care, whereas a scalpel-based surgery can have up to four weeks of recovery time.

There is generally no scarring on your lower eyelids after the surgery is performed, and the upper eyelid incisions are typically made in the eyelid crease, so any scars are concealed.

How to tell if you are a good candidate for a laser cosmetic eye lift

Typically, people undergoing laser cosmetic eye lift treatment are in good health and are 35 years of age or older. However, if you have baggy eyelids that are affecting your quality of life due to genetics, you may seek treatment at an earlier age. It is important to consult with a highly qualified doctor about the treatment, whether it is a good fit for your individual needs, and what expectations to have about the procedure and its results.

At Orange County Eye Institute, Dr. George Salib and his team of eye specialists are dedicated to providing you compassionate, high-quality care. They will take the time to learn about what your treatment goals are, discuss the best options for your unique eye needs, and provide comprehensive care once you have decided on a treatment plan. The office is in Laguna Hills, CA, which is also conveniently located near Laguna Beach and Lake Forest communities.

Entrusting your cosmetic eye treatments to a board-certified ophthalmologist ensures that you will not only look younger and feel more confident after your treatment, but the health of your eyes will be of utmost concern throughout the process and safe, high-quality care will be provided. Call Dr. George Salib at (949) 441-5444 to schedule your consultation today.

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