What is blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty is an esthetic correction of the eye lids.
Eyes are perhaps the most powerful aesthetic part of the body. When the eyelids are smooth, fresh and without wrinkles and bags, the eyes get a clear shine and a person radiates health, vitality and youth. When the eyelids are heavy, with wrinkles and drooping skin, the eyes start to look tired, and the overall radiation changes - one looks old and sad.
As the age advances the skin elasticity and muscle tone decrease, which can cause sagging of the skin and relaxation of the eyelid muscles. In addition, the relaxation of the connective tissue structures causes appearance of fat tissue, which is normally located further back. The condition is more typical for people after the age of 40.
Non-operative blepharoplasty (Thermobiomodulation)
Until recently, surgical blepharoplasty was the only method to remove excess skin on the upper eyelid and tighten the lower eyelid. In Bulgaria, however, now there is a completely new equipment for non-operative blepharoplasty (thermobiomodulation) – Tixel, a revolutionary, patented technology that opens new horizons and opportunities in aesthetic medicine.
The device uses only direct thermal action. Because Tixel is not a laser, plasma, or other type of radiation technology, no "intraocular shield" is required, so patients feel much more comfortable during this procedure. Recovery is almost instantaneous due to the optimal amount of heat applied, and the aesthetic results can be enhanced with a combination of mesotherapy products. Thermobiomodulation can be applied in 14 different areas, with particularly strong indications for the area around the eyes.
The applied heat favorably affects the function of the meibomian glands in the eyelids, which produce the lipid component of the tear film. Accordingly, the procedure, in addition to rejuvenating and tightening the skin in the eye area, can relieve the symptoms of dry eyes, or prevent their appearance. A treatment course of 4 procedures, with about a month between each procedure, is recommended.
Treatment is surgical. Prior to surgery, the patient undergoes a thorough ophthalmologic examination. All anatomical features in the area around the eyes, the closing and opening of the two eyelids and the movement of the eyeball are taken into account. Immediately prior to the procedure, the operator performs "demographic planning" - marking the zones of excess skin in the area of the eyelids.
Blepharoplasty surgery is performed with local anesthesia. The preoperative instructions given by the surgeon should be strictly observed. The duration of the intervention is about one hour depending on its complexity. The esthetic correction includes removal of the excess skin, orbital muscle and bulging fat herniations.
Photobiostimulation after surgical blepharoplasty
photobiostimulation is a type of LLLT phototherapy (Low Level Light Therapy) in which an LED source emits light on the skin. Light photons of a certain wavelength are absorbed by the corresponding cellular components (partially mitochondria), triggering a cascade of biochemical processes with antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant action.
The photobiostimulation with Omnilux Contour mask can be used after eyelid interventions, most often after surgical blepharoplasty, in order to shorten the recovery period and reduce postoperative edema. The recommended application is 2 procedures until the end of the first week after the manipulation.