The Daily Mail published a review of the innovative non-surgical blepharoplasty, finding that it compared favourably to surgery.
Beauty Writer Helena Frith Powell, age 49, explained:
“For while it is possible to keep your body in shape and to reduce wrinkles with BOTOX®, there really is nothing you can do to hide that crinkly, loose skin that develops on your eyelids after a certain age.”
The non-surgical eye lift procedure was carried out in two parts:
1. Thread Lift
Threads are used to lift the area beneath the eyes
“…the doctor inserts a needle into the area underneath my eyes, with a thread that will apparently reduce wrinkles under my eyes as well as increase my skin’s production of collagen, the firming protein that is the holy grail of the ageing woman.”
The doctor also uses threads to lift the brow.
The review explains:
“…the results are impressive. The side that’s been done really does look lifted — I’ve lost five years, at least.”
2. Non-Surgical Blepharoplasty
This is described as:
“…uses a wireless device with a needle that generates a small electrical charge, like a miniature lightning bolt.
“This stimulates the instant contraction and tightening of skin fibres, even though the tip of the needle never actually touches the skin, and doesn’t affect the area close to it, tightening loose skin on the eyelids.
“Until now, there has been no way to deal with excess eyelid skin that doesn’t involve a scalpel, with the associated risks, cost, pain and downtime.”
The client receives around 50 ‘zaps’ per eyelid and does admit they are painful and the smell is also unpleasant.
However, this part of the procedure takes just 20 minutes.
In the early few days, she finds her eyelids are swollen and bruised with obvious scabbling. However, she says:
“Admittedly, this does still compare favourably with surgery. A friend who had her eyelids done was out of action for about two months.”
Non-Invasive Eye Lift Results
In terms of the results:
“Some people have two or three goes at this treatment, at intervals of two months, before they’re satisfied. I’m sure if I did that, my eyelids would look like my teenage daughter’s.
“As it is, they’re vastly improved. There is much less excess skin — that spare eyelid has shrunk away — and the skin is smoother and younger-looking, especially under my eyes.
“On balance, I’d say it was definitely worth it, but that, for me at least, the downtime was more than I expected after a non-invasive treatment.
“At one point, around day five, I felt rather depressed by the state of my face and wondered if I’d finally gone too far in my quest to avoid wrinkles. But now I’m fully healed, and my eyelids are perkier, I’m very happy.”
Non-Surgical Eye Lift
The Daily Mail feature does not specifically name the technology used for the non-invasive blepharoplasty (part 2), but it describes a system known as Plexr® ‘Soft Surgery’ system. This uses plasma energy to rejuvenate delicate eye skin.
This treatment can be used very effectively to rejuvenate the delicate eye area.
As required, it may be combined with other procedures or techniques. This case study describes thread lifting, which is most likely to be PDO Thread Lift (FTC or Fine Contour Threads).
Both these treatments are available at Mulberry House Clinic & Laser Centre, a Northamptonshire-based practice which offers a breadth of treatments rarely found outside Harley Street.
Mulberry House Clinic & Laser Centre
Mulberry House Clinic & Laser Centre has an excellent reputation in the Northampton area as an independent, doctor-led practice with over 10 years experience. Dr John Tanqueray is a former GP who can assess and diagnose skin conditions from a medical perspective before suggesting the most appropriate treatments.
A private consultation is suggested in the first instance in order to facilitate a full discussion about the desired results as well as detailed facial and skin assessment. Find out more about first consultation.
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