Excess skin on the upper and lower eyelids may give the face a tired and aged appearance. It may also result in droopy eyelids and hanging skin over the eyelashes. These symptoms don’t just represent an aesthetic concern for people; on the contrary, lax skin and droopy eyelids can affect vision and cause eye fatigue.
For many years, the best option for treating this problem was a surgical procedure to remove skin and raise the eyelids, called blepharoplasty. For many patients, especially those with lots of skin laxity, blepharoplasty is still a great choice. However, this operation requires some downtime and time off work. Fortunately, there is now a new non-surgical procedure to correct excess eyelid skin and achieve a similar result as that of blepharoplasty.
The name of the procedure is Plasmage, an Italian technology that uses fractional plasma to create tiny burns on the eyelid skin, which in turn creates new collagen and tightens the skin. The procedure has the advantage of being performed in the doctor’s office without the need for surgery and boasts minimal downtime. Post-procedure care includes protecting the eyelid skin from the sun and applying creams on the skin for a couple of weeks.