How to Refresh Your Eyes Without Surgery or Downtime

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. 

The gentle nature of fractional lasers

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.

Safe and effective

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. 

You Might Also Enjoy...

When Should I Worry About Eye Floaters?

You’ve probably enjoyed a clear blue sky on a sunny day, only to be interrupted by squiggly lines and dots slowly moving around your field of vision. When you try to focus, they seem to scurry to the side. You’ve got eye floaters.

4 Tips to Relieve Dry Eyes At Home

Dry eye disease happens because your body doesn’t produce enough tears or when the balance of tear components changes. Fortunately, it’s possible to cope with dry eyes in many cases with a few at-home treatments and minor lifestyle changes.

What to Expect Before, During, and After Cataract Surgery

Cataracts are a leading cause of blindness. In the United States, permanent blindness is unlikely because of cataracts, although the condition contributes to widespread vision loss. Here’s what to expect before, during, and after cataract surgery.

Are You Seeing Floaters? 4 Reasons Why

It’s likely that the first time you heard the phrase “eye floaters,” you knew what it meant. Commonly seen when you look at a clear sky, these shapes and squiggles are mostly benign, but there may be times when they represent a vision problem.

What Caused My Optic Neuropathy?

Neuropathy is the medical term describing nerve damage anywhere in the body. Your eyes can suffer from damage to the optic nerve in several ways, including a condition that’s essentially a stroke affecting this important nerve.

Get Relief For Chronic Dry Eye

A disorder of the surface of the eye, dry eye disease results from problems with the tear film that covers your eyes and is refreshed by blinking. Environmental and other factors can aggravate the condition, which is common among older adults.