Are you concerned about dark rings under the eyes, wrinkled and loose skin of the upper and lower eyelids? Are your eyebrows beginning to droop and make you look sad all the time? Well, the new Pixel Eyelift has arrived! Using the latest fractional laser resurfacing technology, Dr. Bruce Katz has pioneered this new procedure using a CO2 laser which is safe and effective with minimal downtime. Dr Alison Duncan uses a Pixel laser which can give similar results. It improves dark rings and wrinkles, tightens upper and lower eyelid skin and helps to elevate drooping eyebrows. It has a good number of the benefits of a surgical eyelift without the risks and downtime. The only problem it doesnt address is bulging fat pads. As metal eye shields are used during the procedure, there is no risk of injury to the eyes. Only a numbing cream is applied to the eyelids for anaesthesia and three to five sessions are recommended at 2-3 week intervals.
With fractional laser resurfacing, the laser beam is broken into microscopic columns of laser light. When the beams strike, they leave normal surrounding skin areas intact so the outcome is very quick healing. These columns of laser light take away old, damaged collagen and elastic fibres so that new fresh tissue can grow into these channels. As this occurs, wrinkles and pigmentation are removed, skin tightens and the eyelids are rejuvenated. A recent study in over 300 patients showed consistent and very impressive results.
What is the Pixel Eyelift?
The Pixel Eyelift is a new type of laser eyelift. It utilizes an innovative fractional Pixel laser which creates tiny microscopic channels in the tissue so that new collagen can grow in to rejuvenate the skin.
What does the Pixel Eyelift do?
It dramatically reduces the appearance of dark rings and wrinkles while tightening eyelid skin and elevating drooping eyebrows.
How does the Pixel Eyelift work?
It works by utilizing a new fractional Pixel laser technology. Laser beam-like columns are created in the skin while leaving surrounding tissue intact. These beams eradicate damaged collagen and elastic fibres so that fresh skin with renewed elasticity can grow back in its place. Because only a fraction of the skin is affected, healing is very quick and virtually painless. Therefore, it mimics the results previously realized only through eyelid surgery, without the risks and downtime!
How do I know if Im a candidate?
If you have wrinkles around the eyes, loose eyelid skin, crows feet, dark circles or drooping eyebrows, you are a candidate.
Do you have to be a certain age?
Age is not an issue. It depends on the changes around the eyes.
Will the laser work on darker skin?
In most cases, it works very well on darker skin. However, to be on the safe side, we do a test spot in the eyelid area first to be sure there is no change in pigmentation.
Do I have to stay out of the sun prior to laser treatment?
No. But one should wear a sunscreen after the Pixel Eyelift as is the case after any laser treatment.
How many sessions are needed?
The number of sessions depends on the individual changes present. On average, most people need between 3-5 sessions.
How long in between each treatment?
We usually space sessions at 2-3 week intervals
How many days of downtime?
Most people are a little red and puffy which may last for several days. However, one can apply make-up right after the treatment to hide redness.
How long will the results last?
As new collagen is produced, we expect the results to last for at least several years. But as the technology is so new, it is difficult to be sure at this point.
Are there any other treatments and/or injectables I should be using to prolong my results (such as Botox)?
Botox can be injected after the Pixel Eyelift to help prolong the results.
Pixel Eyelift Before and After Photos