Did you catch yesterday's episode of The Doctors which featured the Sciton, a laser resurfacing technique? Dr. Adam Scheiner demostrated the use of the Sciton TRL Laser for lower eyelid concerns, puffiness or bags.
Anne Strate, BSN, RN, one of our skin care specialists, talks more about her experience for lower eyelid treatment with the Sciton TRL Laser, which, here at Renaissance Plastic Surgery and R medical spa, we have been using for more than 8 years.
"Erbium resurfacing is one of the gold standards in cosmetic non-surgical treatments for tightening and eliminating wrinkles and reversing the signs of sun damage. The Sciton TRL laser allows us to customize the depth of treatment to fit the patients available downtime and desired outcome. One of the most amazing results we have seen lately is with lower eyelid resurfacing.
Many people have a loss of elasticity or “snap” to the lower eyelids and fine lines that can not be treated with things such as Botox. For the longest time all we had to treat this was a lower eyelid surgery. We have some people though that aren’t quite ready for surgery or the laxity of the skin is not severe enough for surgery yet. Having a non surgical laser treatment that yields significant tightening has “bought some time” for these patients.
This treatment has about 1 week of social downtime. The treated area appears red, like a sunburn, and requires ointment to be applied for the first few days after treatment. There is very little to no pain, although swelling can be significant the first few days after the treatment.
Any residual redness can be covered with makeup approximately 1 week post treatment. Patients can see an immediate tightening and less wrinkles after one treatment and results continue to improve, even up to six months, due to the increased collagen production in the area."