Using an eye cream or eye serum won’t erase all your issues around the periocular area of the eye. If you’re worried about the tell-tale signs of ageing, Fotona’s SmoothEye™ is an ideal procedure that will give you instant results if you don’t wish to undergo invasive surgery.
While there are a number of procedures that can address advancing age such as antiwrinkle injectables, there comes a point where you have to focus on the production of your collagen and rejuvenate the skin cells. One of the most targeted and effective procedures is Fotona SmoothEye™, which will instantly contract the production of collagen and stimulate fibroblast activity.
An effective and popular treatment, for anyone wanting a non-surgical eyelift. Let us explain.
What is a SmoothEye™ procedure?
Fotona SmoothEye™ is a non-evasive ER: YAG laser treatment that offers periocular resurfacing around the eyes. By tightening and reducing wrinkles, the procedure addresses crows feet, puffiness and the appearance of drooping skin.
How does Fotona SmoothEye™ work?
Ideal for women over 40 years of age, laser light is used to lightly ablate the surface of the skin. By heating the deeper layers of skin to 42-45 °C, the temperature is maintained for just a few minutes to enable the collagen to contract and stimulate fibroblast activity, resulting in a firmer and more smoother appearance.
What can I expect during and after my SmoothEye™ treatment?
During the treatment, you will be kept comfortable through the aid of a cool compressor blowing cold air on the area.
Is it painful?
During the procedure, you will feel a slight tingling from the heat, however, most of our patients find the process quite tolerable. A topical anaesthetic will be applied to minimise any discomfort before Dr Chang proceeds.
Benefits of Smooth Eyes
Fotona SmoothEye™ is ideal for patients who do not wish to have surgery or have already undergone blepharoplasty and are wanting a smoother appearance around the eye to complement the surgery. Additionally, SmoothEye™ is a popular procedure for patients currently using injectables but are seeking a smoother, more youthful appearance.
The benefits include:
- Non-surgical and non-invasive with minimal sensitivity
- Restores elasticity and creates a smooth effect
- Reduces the appearance of crows feet
- Minimises puffiness or droopiness around the eyes
- Minimal 24-hour downtime
- Effective with long-lasting results
- Can be combined with other treatments
Is there any downtime?
Fotona SmoothEye™ is a safe and quick procedure [30 minutes] with minimal downtime. Your skin will be sensitive for approximately four hours after the treatment; almost like a mild sunburn and your face may appear red for 24-48 hours. Some patients may also experience mild swelling though this is quite rare.
By day three, your skin will feel dry and may begin to flake up to a week following the treatment. This process will lay the foundations for new skin to regenerate.
You will be advised to avoid any heat-based treatments up to 48 hours after the treatment and wear SPF 30 protection at all times. A post-treatment skin regime will also be recommended for home, which will include a range of cosmeceuticals tailored to your specific skin. This is particularly important as the right skincare regime will protect your natural skin barrier and help consolidate the work that has been done underneath the skin layers.
How many treatments should I have?
To achieve optimal results, we recommend that you undergo a minimum of three to four treatments every four weeks apart. The results are typically permanent and you will see instant improvement from the stimulation of collagen contraction. Some patients, however, may opt for ongoing maintenance to achieve longer-lasting results in synchronicity with the natural ageing process.
Can I combine the treatment with another Fotona procedure?
Yes. Though Fotona SmoothEye™ is a stand-alone treatment it can be combined with other non-surgical aesthetic treatments including our popular Fotona 4D Facelift for a comprehensive rejuvenation treatment.
For all appointments and consultations, please contact practice manager, Jane Luong on 97446755.
*Individual results may vary (c) Image courtesy of Fotona and Shutterstock under licence.