Carried out using the Fotona Dynamis laser system, Smooth Eye treatments address signs of ageing around the eye area. Laser energy (Erbium 2940nm) is used in a unique non ablative mode called “Smoothmode”, which safely heats the superficial aspect of the skin around the delicate eye area, stimulating the production of collagen and also tightening existing collagen and elastin fibres to smooth and tighten the area treated.
Patients can choose to use this as a standalone treatment or add Smooth Eye sessions to a tailored treatment plan. There is no need for any needles or incisions, meaning this treatment is ideal for anyone who doesn’t want to undergo eyelid surgery.
The process will start with a consultation with Dr Omarjee, during which your specific concerns will be discussed and your skin analysed.
As the Fotona laser is moved over the eye area, patients can expect to feel a warm and prickling sensation, however, it is very tolerable. A topical anaesthetic is usually applied 1 hour prior to Fotona Smootheye treatment. The energy from the laser heats the deeper layers of the skin, causing the layers to contract and tighten. Collagen production is also stimulated, resulting in a firmer, smoother, more elastic eye area.
The average Smooth Eye treatment takes less than 30 minutes to complete, making it easy for patients to work the sessions into their schedule.
Following a Smooth Eye treatment, patients can expect the eye area to look slightly red for 48 hours – some mild swelling may also occur. The treated area will feel slightly dry and there may be some peeling that lasts for about a week after treatment.
Heat exposure should be avoided for two days after a Smooth Eye session, with sunscreen being a must in order to enhance and maintain results. Fortunately, no downtime is necessary after your session.
Patients will see a noticeable difference directly after their session with Dr Omarjee but results will continue to improve for the next four to eight weeks as collagen production increases.
This is all dependent on how your body responds to the treatment. In most instances, patients require around three treatments spaced six weeks apart. Maintenance sessions will also be required about nine months after your treatment plan was completed.
Over and above mild redness and swelling that lasts for around 48 hours, there are no serious side effects associated with Smooth Eye treatments. Patients can also expect some slight flaking but this won’t last longer than a week.
The laser energy heats up the dermis at a deep level, which not only tightens the skin but increases collagen levels, which is what your skin needs to stay firm and youthful.
The following treatments can be performed using this advanced laser technology:
Before any Fotona laser treatments are performed, a detailed consultation and examination process with Dr Omarjee will be required.
During your consultation, your unique concerns as well as your medical history will be reviewed to determine whether you’re an ideal candidate for this treatment.