5 – 15 Days
Our Eyelid Tightening treatment provides a non-surgical option for hooded eyelids and loose skin around the eye area. Your skin type and your genetics play a significant role in how this area changes as you age, with some people noticing significant skin laxity from their mid-thirties onwards. Eyelid tightening can be performed on the upper or lower eyelids or both.
This treatment uses a plasma skin tightening device, combined with topical home products. We may also combine this treatment with laser skin tightening around the area to provide further support. Best results are achieved approximately 12 weeks after you have completed your treatment course, however evidence of skin tightening is often seen after the second treatment.
There is downtime associated with this treatment; you will experience swelling for up to 48 hours and skin discolouration and flaking for up to 14 days. Your practitioner will provide you with the skin products and aftercare information that you need to support you through this process. You may wish to avoid social activities for the first 48 hours after treatment – beyond this time the skin changes can be covered with camouflage make up (which we provide for you) and so further time off work is not usually required.
The eye area is notoriously difficult to treat non-surgically and constructing the right treatment plan is key to achieving results. During your consultation, we will carefully assess your eye shape, skin type, skin elasticity and the degree of eyelid hooding to work out whether this is an appropriate treatment for you. This treatment is ideal for those who have:
If we don’t think that you will get good results from this treatment then we will offer alternative options. Lifting the eyebrow with injectable treatments can help upper eyelid hooding and laser skin tightening around the eye area can provide support to the skin and reduce fine lines. For some people, however, the only option is to consider a surgical eyelid lift (blepharoplasty) and if this is the case we will offer to refer you on to our cosmetic surgeon partner.
Below are some of the frequently asked questions people ask regarding this treatment.
If you can’t find the answer, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and one of our advisors can help.
We use anaesthetic for this treatment which may make your eyelids flutter or droop for a few hours after treatment so you should not drive home. You will be able to safely use public transport.
Yes, you will have downtime of 5 – 14 days. You will have swelling for up to 48 hours and the treated area will be dark in colour and flakey – this can be covered with camouflage make up.
Yes it can be used almost anywhere on the face and body. On the face it can be used to remove milia and reduce acne scarring on the body it can be used to improve the appearance of scars, including stretch marks.
Yes – this treatment does not affect the eye itself.
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