After a long day, virtually anyone can suffer from eyes that are tired, both functionally and in appearance. As you get older, your eyes can take on a run-down look more often. The effects of aging tend to hit thin skin, such as that on your eyelids and surrounding areas, the most.
Face-lifts and eyelid surgery can tighten and revitalize the appearance of your eyes, but that’s sometimes a drastic measure for a mild or moderate issue, even before you consider the time you’ll need to recover.
You can refresh your eyes without surgery or downtime by choosing Fraxel® laser treatments at IC Laser Eye Care. We’re a full-service ophthalmology practice that cares about how your eyes look as well as work. We offer Fraxel and other services at our offices in Philadelphia and Bensalem, Pennsylvania, and Hamilton, New Jersey. Here’s how Fraxel offers a revitalized appearance.
Cosmetic lasers come in a variety of types and strengths, each with their own ideal applications. Fractional lasers like the Fraxel break up the laser beam into tiny columns of light, each of which affects only a fraction of the skin in the treatment area.
The Fraxel procedure offers a couple of advantages. An ablative resurfacing procedure covers a wide area of skin and requires time to heal. The Fraxel system uses partial beams that stimulate tissue below the skin;s surface while leaving adjacent tissue untouched.
This triggers a healing response without the necessary and obvious skin damage that accompanies ablative lasers and other conventional skin treatments like dermabrasion or heavy chemical peels.
All of these techniques jump-start your body’s production of collagen, a protein in your skin’s middle layer that supports and nourishes the surface. But, Fraxel starts collagen induction without causing damage to your skin’s surface. It requires neither surgery nor downtime for recovery.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the Fraxel system for a range of treatments that can help to firm the skin around your eyes and reduce the appearance of common issues that often arise as skin ages. These include:
All of these conditions benefit from the collagen induction produced by the Fraxel laser system. Your results will depend on your skin type and skin condition, as well as your body’s healing response. A typical treatment plan includes three to five sessions spaced two to four weeks apart for most patients. Because the Fraxel laser starts a response within your body — increased collagen production — results tend to improve over the months after your treatment.
Find out more about the Fraxel system and how it can refresh the appearance of your eyes by consulting with the team at the nearest location of IC Laser Eye Care. Book your appointment online or by phone today.