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Dermatol Surg. 2014 Dec;40 Suppl 12:S137-41. doi: 10.1097/DSS.0000000000000165.

Eyelid tightening by CO2 fractional laser, alternative to blepharoplasty.

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*Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York, New York, New York; †Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, New York.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Multiple approaches to achieve eyelid tightening have been introduced over the years. However, a solid foundation of knowledge as to the origins of the aging appearance is paramount to target the specific causes of this natural phenomenon.

OBJECTIVE:

This review aims to touch upon the diverse modalities used to achieve the best therapeutic approach for eyelid tightening.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

A review of published articles on eyelid tightening using blepharoplasty and lasers was conducted. This information combined with an illustrative case example is presented.

RESULTS:

Although multiple treatment options exist, there are advantages and disadvantages for each.

CONCLUSION:

Understanding the cause of the aging periorbital area with appropriate application of the various treatment options available will lead to a natural and youthful appearing result. Fractional ablative CO2 laser remains an excellent alternative to traditional blepharoplasty.

PMID:
25417564
DOI:
10.1097/DSS.0000000000000165
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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