New technologies in aesthetic blepharoplasty and brow-lift surgery

Facial Plast Surg. 2010 Aug;26(3):260-5. doi: 10.1055/s-0030-1254337. Epub 2010 Jun 3.

Abstract

New technologies are important in the advancement of any field. Two such advancements in blepharoplasty and brow lifting include use of the PlasmaBlade and fractionated CO (2) laser resurfacing. The PlasmaBlade uses pulsed radiofrequency energy with a highly insulated blade to assist with incision and dissection during eyelid surgery, resulting in minimal bruising and edema. This article describes specifically how the PlasmaBlade can be used and its typical settings. Fractionated CO (2) laser resurfacing is also a powerful tool that can significantly enhance eyelid rejuvenation. This resurfacing can address fine lines in the periocular region with limited downtime. Use of these technologies can help to improve results and shorten the recovery time traditionally associated with blepharoplasty and periocular resurfacing.

MeSH terms

  • Blepharoplasty / methods
  • Blepharoplasty / trends*
  • Eyebrows
  • Eyelids / surgery
  • Female
  • Forehead / surgery
  • Humans
  • Laser Therapy / instrumentation
  • Laser Therapy / methods*
  • Male
  • Reconstructive Surgical Procedures / instrumentation
  • Reconstructive Surgical Procedures / methods
  • Reconstructive Surgical Procedures / trends*
  • Rejuvenation
  • Skin Aging
  • Surgery, Plastic / instrumentation
  • Surgery, Plastic / methods
  • Surgery, Plastic / trends*
  • Surgical Instruments / trends