Laser for blepharoplasty

Лазер для блефаропластики врачуThe goal of looking younger mankind carries for decades, therefore aesthetic medicine is constantly evolving and offers a larger set of options to achieve this goal. Blepharoplasty is an effective and safe way to rejuvenate the skin around the eyes, so it has become quite widespread. Laser blepharoplasty is a plastic surgery performed by a laser and, thanks to many remarkable properties of the laser beam, compares favorably with the use of conservative surgical methods.

Existing blepharoplasty techniques

To date, there are 3 main methods of blepharoplasty:

  1. Surgical conservative methods (invasive),
  2. Hardware methods (laser),
  3. Injection methods.

Laser blepharoplasty, which is the most sparing and proven effective, is gaining more and more popularity. Laser blepharoplasty involves the use of an erbium laser (length 2,940 nm) or Nd: YAG Invasive surgical laser (1064 nm). The radiation of a neodymium laser penetrates as much as possible into the deep layers of the epithelium. This can cause minor burns, but the coagulation effect will be more pronounced. Erbium laser is the safest for exposure to the area around the eyes, does not leave burns and is quite effective. Radiation polishes the upper layer of the epidermis, restoring the regenerative ability of the epithelium.

Types of laser blepharoplasty

At present, there are 5 types of laser operations in the field of blepharoplasty:

  1. Upper eyelids.
  2. Lower eyelids.
  3. Circular (upper and lower eyelids at the same time).
  4. Eye section correction.
  5. Cantopexy (with disorders of the ligamentous apparatus in the eyelids).

Benefits of baser blepharoplasty

It is worth highlighting the following advantages of blepharoplasty:

  1. The absence of scars due to non-invasiveness.
  2. Skin rejuvenation.
  3. The almost complete absence of side effects.
  4. Saving the achieved result for several years.

Indications for laser blepharoplasty

This procedure is carried out at the request of the client. But for laser blepharoplasty, medical indications should be listed:

  1. Strong lowering of the lower eyelid or overhanging of the upper.
  2. Significant age-related changes in the skin (wrinkles, excess skin around the eyes, etc.).
  3. The difference in eye shape and facial asymmetry.
  4. Fat hernia.

Contraindications for laser blepharoplasty

Despite the relative safety of the procedure, factors are identified in the presence of which blepharoplasty is not recommended or prohibited:

  1. Endocrine system diseases.
  2. Acute stage of a chronic disease.
  3. Increased intraocular pressure.
  4. Inflammation in the area of the procedure.
  5. The presence of malignant tumors.

Preparation for blepharoplasty

Before the blepharoplasty procedure, a certain algorithm of actions should be performed:

  1. Consult a cosmetologist or plastic surgeon to collect anamnesis and choose a laser for the procedure.
  2. Exclude drugs that affect blood coagulation, alcohol, and smoking.
  3. Within 2 weeks, reduce the time spent in the sun and exclude trips to the solarium.
  4. Full examination in an outpatient clinic (blood tests, ECG, fluorogram, urinalysis)

Postoperative period

The postoperative period takes 1-2 weeks. For faster recovery, you must:

  1. Application of cooling compresses to the area subject to the procedure.
  2. Sleep only on the back or on the side (head should be raised).
  3. The exception is cosmetics.
  4. Exclude preparations containing aspirin.
  5. Limit serious physical exertion.
  6. Apply sunscreen.


Feasible side effects

The following side effects are most often noted after the procedure:

  1. Dysfunction of the sebaceous glands (the effect remains for 2 to 3 weeks and is facilitated by the use of eye drops).
  2. Unpleasant sensations (painkillers prescribed by a doctor are relieved).
  3. Minor burns (after applying Er: YAG laser).
  4. Edema and hematomas (pass in 12 – 14 days).

The main lasers used for blepharoplasty

The most famous lasers that can be used for blepharoplasty are: Er: YAG Active and Nd: YAG Invasive, which are part of the LASEST medical complex (Russian Federation).

The presented laser devices can be used for blepharoplasty with equal success, given the features of the erbium and neodymium lasers. When choosing a system, the features of the treated patient tissue and the desired effect after the procedure are crucial.