Madonna Eye Lift
What is the Madonna Eye Lift?
The Madonna Eye Lift is a fractional CO2 laser resurfacing all around the eye, including eyelids. At Renew, we perform this procedure with the DEKA SmartXide DOT laser. The Madonna Eye Lift helps lift and tighten the skin around the eyes by improving the texture and laxity in the tissue.
Is the Madonna Eye Lift surgery?
The Madonna Eye Lift is not surgery, and there are no incisions. The improvement around your eyes is achieved by your skin’s reaction to the fractional CO2 on your skin and your natural healing process.
How does the Madonna Eye Lift work?
In fractional CO2 resurfacing, only a portion of the treated skin is ablated (vaporized). The areas that are not ablated serve as a reservoir of skin cells for quicker wound healing. The destruction of old collagen and the delivery of heat from the laser stimulate tightening and remodeling of the collagen and other extracellular matrix skin elements, resulting in tighter, younger-appearing skin.
How many treatments do I need?
Although you can expect to see improvement from each treatment, optimal results are after a series. Depending on your skin’s degree of laxity and condition, we advise two to four treatments four to eight weeks apart.
Will I see results immediately?
Some results are apparent soon after wound healing is complete. Changes in surface texture and discoloration are seen quickly. However, the treatment’s full effects rely on your skin’s healing and remodeling process. It takes several months for this process to complete.
Is it safe to laser near my eye and on my eyelid?
To safely laser your eyelids, medical-grade eye shields are required to protect your eye. They are like metal contact lenses that go between your eyelid and eye. Topical lubricating and numbing eye drops are used for maximum comfort, making the procedure quite tolerable and safe.
If the laser is not applied directly over your eyelid, eye protection can be achieved with stick-on eye shields or external goggles. If the skin to be treated can be stretched over the bony orbit, it can be treated without inner eye shields.
Does the Madonna Eye Lift procedure hurt?
Topical numbing cream is applied to the area to be treated before the procedure. You may feel some heat or slight discomfort, but generally, the procedure is well tolerated and is very quick.
How long does the laser eye lift take?
Much of the appointment is for numbing and prep. The procedure itself takes approximately ten minutes.
What happens after the laser eye lift treatment?
Post-treatment, your skin will feel hot and tight in the treated area. The heat subsides gradually over the following hours. Typically, the heat will have dissipated by the next day, and your skin will be red and swollen in the treated area. The puffiness lasts for two to four days, but most only feel tightness, no pain. You will apply the recommended product several times a day to keep the area hydrated. Typically, after four to five days, you may still be red, but make-up can be applied to cover the redness, and you can resume your social activities without anyone knowing you had the procedure done.
How Long do the results of the eye lift last?
Results from fractional CO2 laser treatments do not wear off. However, as with any other treatment, even surgery, laxity, and new lines will occur over time because the aging process continues. Nevertheless, you can maintain your results with quality home skincare and sun protection along with other therapies designed to stimulate collagen and elastin.