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5 Things You Need to Know About The Halo Hybrid Fractional Laser

5 Things You Need to Know About The Halo Hybrid Fractional Laser

As the years go by, the natural aging process and repeated sun exposure can take a toll on the skin. Fine lines, wrinkles, and sunspots often begin making an unwelcome appearance, and that natural, healthy glow starts fading away. The good news is that Halo’s groundbreaking technology offered by your trusted team at Desert Eyesthetics virtually erases years of damage and restores your skin’s youthful radiance!

Here are five things you need to know about the Halo hybrid fractional laser:

#1 How the Halo Hybrid Fractional Laser Works

The Halo hybrid fractional laser delivers energy using fractionated beams that generate heat deep within your skin cells. The heat stimulates the body’s natural healing process, which encourages the growth of healthy, new skin cells to replace the old, damaged ones. The result? Beautiful, healthy, and glowing skin!

The Halo laser allows our clinician to customize your treatment to fit your lifestyle and precisely target your unique skin condition. Need to be back at work the next day? A light treatment will deliver smooth and vibrant skin without downtime. Want “wow” results? A more intense treatment protocol will leave you with stunning results with just a few days of downtime.

#2 The Conditions Halo Hybrid Fractional Laser Improves

Halo targets years of skin damage with precision. It significantly improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, skin discoloration, sun damage, enlarged pores, and scars and evens out the skin’s tone and texture. The complete rejuvenation treatment increases the skin’s reflectivity and glow, leaving you with dramatic results!

#3 What to Expect During Treatment

We will apply a topical anesthetic to your skin thirty minutes to an hour before your transformative treatment for your comfort. Halo’s motion tracking technology will measure the treatment area. Our clinician will move the Halo handpiece over each target section of your skin until the system recognizes that the procedure is done.

The topical anesthetic and Halo’s integrated cooling technology will leave you with minimal pain or discomfort. Most of our patients describe a mild sensation of heat with occasional prickling but are comfortable throughout treatment. Some continue to feel warm for about 15 to 30 minutes after the procedure or a little longer with more in-depth treatments.

#4 What to Expect After Treatment?

We will provide you with care instructions for the first 72 hours after treatment. After two to three days, you will notice a light bronzing appearance, and by day three or four, your skin will peel and reveal a new, healthy and glowing complexion.

#5 The Expected Results

Halo is a complete skin resurfacing and rejuvenation treatment. You will see the initial results two to five days after treatment, with the most significant improvement in your skin’s tone, texture, and health taking place in the first two to three weeks. A dermal regeneration phase will follow, with continued anti-aging benefits for months. The Halo treatment results will last for years to come. Make sure to protect your new, healthy skin by using UV sunscreen at all times.

Halo Laser Skin Resurfacing in Gilbert, AZ

Visit Desert Eyesthetics to learn more about the Halo hybrid fractional resurfacing treatment and how it can restore your youthful, luminous glow. Dr. Garcia and her dedicated team are committed to utilizing the latest technology to turn back the clock and deliver skin you love! Call us and schedule your appointment today!

Common Aging Changes of the Eyelids: What You Can Do

Common Aging Changes of the Eyelids: What You Can Do

As the years go by, natural eyelid changes can leave you looking tired and sleepy and may even interfere with your vision. Desert Eyesthetics is proud to offer a range of procedures to turn back the hands of time and restore your eyelids’ function and aesthetics. Dr. Garcia, our board-certified and highly skilled Oculofacial Plastic Surgeon, utilizes groundbreaking surgical techniques to deliver stunning transformations. You’ll love your new youthful and rejuvenated appearance.

Ectropion: Eyelids That Sag and Turn Outward

Ectropion is a condition that most commonly occurs due to aging as the eyelid tissues and tendons become stretched out. Other causes include facial paralysis, trauma, eyelid growths, and previous eyelid surgeries.

Ectropion is characterized by eyelids that sag and turn outward and usually affects only the lower lid. The out-turning causes a gap between the eyelid and the eyeball, leaving the inner lid surface exposed and prone to irritation. That often leads to excessive dryness, tearing, crusting, and sensitivity to light. With time, the eyelid may turn red and thicken.

How Is Ectropion Corrected?

After determining the cause and the condition of the eyelid tissues, we will perform ectropion surgery as an outpatient procedure under local anesthetic and light IV sedation, if needed. Following surgery, you may experience minimal discomfort and some swelling and bruising, which should resolve within two weeks, after which you can resume your normal activities.

Entropion: Eyelids That Turn Inward

Entropion most commonly occurs due to aging as the eyelid tissues and tendons become stretched out. Other causes of this condition include trauma or scarring.

Entropion generally affects the lower eyelids and is characterized by lids turning inward, resulting in the eyelashes scratching the eye surfaces and causing eye pain, irritation, excessive tearing, redness, and light sensitivity. If not untreated, entropion can lead to vision loss and may permanently damage the cornea.

How Is Entropion Corrected?

At Desert Eyesthetics, we offer surgery as a long-term solution to reattach the loose muscle and tighten the eyelid tendon. We typically perform the outpatient procedure under local anesthetic and offer light IV sedation, if needed. Following surgery, you may experience minimal discomfort and some swelling and bruising, which should resolve within two weeks.

Dermatochalasis: Droopy Eyelids

Dermatochalasis is a common condition for people over age 50 and usually results from reduced skin elasticity, weak connective tissue, smoking, congenital illnesses, or thyroid problems, and is sometimes hereditary.

Dermatochalasis is characterized by excess upper or lower eyelids skin or droopy eyelids, often resulting in a tired or sad appearance. The condition may affect one or both eyes and may result in impaired peripheral vision, an aching brow, or heaviness of the eyelid.

How Is Dermatochalasis Corrected?

An eyelid lift or blepharoplasty will improve your peripheral vision and restore your youthful eyelids. We typically perform the outpatient procedure under local anesthetic and offer light IV sedation, if needed. Following surgery, you may experience minimal discomfort and some swelling and bruising, which should resolve within two weeks.

Blepharoptosis (Ptosis): Droopy Upper Eyelid

Ptosis, short for blepharoptosis, is most commonly seen in elderly patients. It typically results from the deterioration or paralysis of the muscles that raise the upper eyelids. Causes of ptosis include nerve abnormalities, trauma, infections, and congenital disorders, and in some cases, the use of contact lenses for long periods.

Blepharoptosis is characterized by heavy eyelids that are hard to keep open.  This often leads to eye fatigue and headaches from chronically using the forehead muscles to lift the brows and eyelids.  Ptosis can affect one or both eyes.

How Is Blepharoptosis Corrected?

Blepharoptosis treatment will depend on the severity of the droop, whether one or both eyes are affected, and the strength of your lifting muscles. Our goal for surgery is to tighten the natural lifting muscles. However, if they are too weak, we may bypass them with artificial material. If the eyelid has excessive skin, a blepharoplasty may also be required. We typically perform blepharoptosis treatment under local anesthetic and offer light IV sedation, if needed. Following surgery, you may experience minimal discomfort and some swelling and bruising, which should resolve within two weeks.

Eyelid Treatment in Gilbert, AZ

Contact Desert Eyesthetics to learn more about restoring your youthful eyelid appearance and function. Dr. Garcia will work with you to create a fully customized treatment plan based on your unique needs and desired treatment outcomes. Are you ready for a dramatic eyelid transformation? Call us and schedule your appointment today!

New Year, New You: Firmer Skin with SkinTyte Skin Tightening

New Year, New You: Firmer Skin with SkinTyte Skin Tightening

If your skin is not as firm as it used to be, you’ve come to the right place. Desert Eyesthetics is proud to offer SkinTyte laser treatment, one of the most tried and tested skin tightening and firming procedures available. Start the new year with a more youthful, sculpted you!

What is SkinTyte Skin Tightening?

SkinTyte takes skin tightening to the next level. The non-invasive treatment brought to you by Sciton is based on the principle of selective thermolysis. It utilizes advanced pulsed light technology and customized filters to deeply heat dermal collagen. The energy is delivered in quick, gentle pulses, while powerful sapphire cooling protects the outer surface of the skin before, during, and after each pulse, providing a comfortable and safe treatment experience.

How Does SkinTyte Skin Tightening Work?

As we age, the skin’s base foundation, known as the dermal matrix, starts to lose its tight, interwoven structure as some of the collagen and elastin strands begin to deteriorate, and their production begins to naturally decrease. The SkinTyte skin firming procedure utilizes infrared thermal energy to heat collagen deep in the dermis. The heat triggers the body’s natural healing process, which creates a renewed collagen foundation leading to increased skin tightness and firmness. The result? Beautiful, youthful skin!

What Areas of the Body Can SkinTyte Tighten and Firm?

Safe and optimized for all skin types and colors, SkinTyte predictably, effectively, and comfortably treats skin sagging and laxity in any area of the body where improvement is desired. Popular treatment areas include the face, neck, arms, and abdomen, and anywhere else you’d like to lift and tighten, all without pain, surgery, or downtime. We invite you to visit Desert Eysesthics and talk to one of our expert team members about SkinTyte skin tightening to determine if the procedure is right for you.

What Should You Expect During Treatment?

SkinTyte skin tightening treatment does not require local anesthetics. We will start the procedure by applying gel to the treatment area. The device’s handpiece will deliver SkinTyte light energy in a sequence of rapid, gentle pulses repeatedly for the best results. Depending on your needs, we will either move the handpiece in a circular motion or keep it in a static position over your skin. Some patients report a warm, comfortable sensation during treatment.

What Should You Expect After Treatment?

The SkinTyte procedure is non-invasive and does not require any downtime, so you can resume your daily activities right after treatment. It is normal to experience some mild redness immediately after the procedure, but that should resolve shortly without intervention. You will not need any particular skincare regimen after the procedure. However, you’ll need to use sunscreen and protect your skin from direct sunlight.

What Results Should You Expect?

The treatment works best for individuals desiring moderate, noticeable skin tightening without surgery. Most people require 3-5 treatment sessions for maximum collagen rebuilding and firming. You may see immediate tightening results right after treatment, but the full results usually take one to two months to achieve as the collagen foundation of your skin continues to strengthen and rebuild. Keep in mind that the results of the SkinTyte treatment may vary from person to person.

Are You Ready for Tight Skin This Spring?

Visit Desert Eyesthetics in Gilbert, AZ, to learn more about SkinTyte skin tightening. Dr. Garcia and her team are committed to utilizing cutting-edge technology to deliver beautiful, firm skin this new year. We look forward to helping you look, feel, and live your best. Call us and schedule your appointment today!

Why Winter is the Best Time for Laser Hair Removal

Why-Winter-is-the-Best-Time-for-Laser-Hair-Removal

During the cold winter days, with your tank tops and shorts neatly tucked away, the last thing on your mind may be removing unwanted hair. However, winter is the best time to start with laser hair removal treatments. Forever Bare BBL, offered by your trusted team at Desert Eyesthetics, will have you summer-ready, with ultra-smooth and hair-free skin!

Why Is Winter the Best Time for Laser Hair Removal?

You’ll require 6-8 laser hair removal sessions 4-6 weeks apart for the best results. After your laser hair removal treatments, you’ll need to avoid the sun and tanning beds to keep your skin protected. That’s much easier while you’re warm and toasty in winter gear, rather than during summer with the sun and your favorite beach calling your name. Moreover, your skin is usually paler in winter, which helps make your laser hair removal treatments more effective. 

What Is Forever Bare BBL and How Does It Work?

Forever Bare BBL, brought to you from Sciton, takes laser hair removal to the next level. The procedure delivers real, lasting results with the help of broadband light (BBL) energy, which beams concentrated light into your hair follicles. The pigments absorb the light, permanently destroying the hair follicles while leaving your surrounding skin intact. 

Why Choose Forever Bare BBL?

Traditional hair removal lasers apply all their energy to a given area all at once. Forever Bare BBL, on the other hand, sends multiple lower fluence pulses at a high repetition rate, protecting the skin and progressively raising the target follicles’ temperature to ideal levels for permanent hair removal. 

The Forever Bare BBL handpiece has a thermoelectrically cooled sapphire plate, which delivers continuous cooling for a safe and comfortable treatment experience. The motion BBL technology allows for even heating of hair follicles, minimizing any missed areas as with traditional hair removal devices. The multi-burst and cooling technology works safely and efficiently on more skin types and colors than ever before! 

Forever Bare BBL treatments are customizable, depending on the size and location of the unwanted hair and your skin type. The system’s multiple spot size adapters can target large areas, including the legs or back, and smaller, delicate areas, such as the bikini line. Forever Bare BBL works well on all areas of the body, including the face, hands, arms, underarms, legs, chest, and back. Best of all, you won’t require any downtime, meaning you can resume your daily activities right after treatment. 

What Should You Expect During Treatment?

The Forever Bare BBL treatment time varies depending on the target area’s size and the hair and skin type. A small treatment site may only require a few minutes, while a larger one can take 15 minutes or longer. 

We will start your treatment by applying a clear gel to your skin then deliver the BBL energy using the special cooling applicator. You may experience a warm sensation similar to that of a hot stone massage. 

What Should You Expect After Treatment?

After your Forever Bare BBL treatment, most of your unwanted hair will wipe off with ease, revealing smoother, softer skin. Some redness in the area will resolve after a few hours. A few days to about a week after your treatment session, you may be surprised to see your hair regrowing. That’s not the case. What happens is that most of the unwanted hairs are being shed as a result of the procedure. 

After you complete your treatment sessions, you’ll see significant hair reduction. Best of all, the results are permanent, leaving you with smooth, silky, and hair-free skin.  

Laser Hair Removal in Gilbert, AZ

Visit Desert Eyesthetics to learn more about Forever Bare BBL hair reduction treatments. Dr. Garcia and her team are committed to utilizing the latest technology to deliver summer-ready ultra-smooth skin. Call us and schedule your appointment today!

Which Dermal Filler Is Right for Me?

Which-Dermal-Filler-Is-Right-for-Me

Desert Eyesthetics is proud to offer dermal fillers, one of today’s most popular age-defying and skin rejuvenation procedures. The minimally invasive treatments effectively reduce fine lines and wrinkles and correct age-related volume loss, all without the need for surgery. You can restore your skin’s youthful appearance after just one session, with dramatic results lasting for months!

How Do Dermal Fillers Work?

As the years go by, the fat surrounding the cheekbones begins to deteriorate, and the collagen that helps the skin retain its shape starts breaking down, resulting in loss of volume and definition. The skin starts losing its elasticity, and fine lines and wrinkles begin to develop.

Hyaluronic acid naturally occurs in the body. It helps keep the tissues hydrated while playing a role in transporting nutrients to the skin and increasing its strength and elasticity. As the body ages, hyaluronic acid becomes less abundant, leading to a noticeable loss of volume and structure. 

Dermal fillers combat the tell-tale signs of aging using hyaluronic-based formulas that, when injected underneath the skin’s surface using fine needles, immediately soften your fine lines and creases and correct volume loss. They can virtually erase multiple types of wrinkles, including marionette lines, smile lines, corner lines, and lip lines. Dermal fillers can also plump thin lips, smooth out the forehead, and improve the appearance of sagging skin or scars.

Our hyaluronic acid fillers can last up to two years, depending on your treatment area, your skin condition, your age, and your lifestyle. With periodic touch-ups, you can enjoy a healthier, more youthful appearance for many years to come!

Are Dermal Fillers Safe? 

Dermal fillers come with minimal risk of serious side effects. Some patients experience mild redness, swelling, bruising, and tenderness at the injection site. However, these temporary side effects resolve soon without intervention. 

Which Dermal Filler is Right for You?

Some differences in our fillers mean they work better for different aesthetic purposes. During your consultation, Dr. Garcia will evaluate the areas requiring treatment and determine the appropriate filler to achieve your goals. She may recommend using fillers in conjunction with other age-defying and skin rejuvenating procedures to deliver results you love. 

The following are some of the effective and safe dermal fillers we offer right here at our Gilbert, AZ office: 

Restylane – This crystal clear hyaluronic-acid based injectable gel helps plump the skin, enhances the lips, and smooths away wrinkles and folds, including the lines from the nose to the corners of the mouth called nasolabial folds. The effects generally last about 6 – 12 months, after which you will require a follow-up treatment to maintain the dramatic results.

  • Restylane Silk is the first FDA-approved dermal filler specifically designed for lip augmentation and smoothing out wrinkles around the mouth in adults ages 21 and over.
  • Restylane Lyft is the first and only hyaluronic acid-based filler FDA-approved to treat the face and hands.
  • Restylane Refyne helps soften laugh lines (nasolabial folds and marionette lines).
  • Restylane Defyne effectively smoothes out deep laugh lines.

BELOTERO BALANCE – This hyaluronic-based injectable gel temporarily smooths out and fills in moderate-to-severe nasolabial folds along with moderate-to-severe etched-in lines and wrinkles around the lips and mouth.

JUVÉDERM – This natural, biosynthetic hyaluronic acid is not animal-based, meaning there is no fear of allergic reactions. It helps replace hyaluronic acid loss in aging skin, revitalizing its appearance. JUVÉDERM helps correct volume loss and improves the appearance of lines around the mouth, fine forehead lines, crow’s feet, sunken cheeks, acne scars, and other facial scars and wrinkles. 

  • JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC corrects age-related volume loss in adults 21 and over.

Dermal Fillers in Gilbert, AZ

Visit Desert Eyesthetics to learn more about our safe and effective age-defying dermal fillers. Dr. Garcia will work with you to design a personalized treatment plan addressing your unique needs and desired treatment outcomes. Your plan may include follow-up dermal filler treatments and a skincare regimen for real results that last. Call us and schedule your appointment today!

Help! How Do I Get Rid of Acne?

Help! How Do I Get Rid of Acne?

Have you been battling with acne with no end in sight? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Desert Eyesthetics is proud to offer the cutting-edge Forever Clear BBL acne treatment that will leave you with clear, radiant skin in just a few short sessions. You’ll love the incredible results!

Acne Explained

Acne is a skin disorder resulting from hormonal imbalances and external factors affecting the oil glands and hair follicles. In some cases, acne is just a nuisance, with a pimple or two here or there. However, some people experience more severe breakouts, which can be a troubling cosmetic concern. If left untreated, acne can result in visible scarring.

Forever Clear BBL for Clear, Acne-Free Skin

Forever Clear BBL is a groundbreaking acne treatment that harnesses the power of light to effectively and comfortably clear adult and teen acne without the need for creams or medication. BBL brings you the world’s most powerful Intense Pulsed Light or IPL device, delivering light energy deep into the skin to clear acne, stimulate skin cell regeneration, and leave you with clear and healthy skin.

The Forever Clear BBL Three-Step Process

Forever Clear BBL utilizes a unique three-step process not available with other IPLs to virtually erase acne.

  • Step 1: The device’s powerful blue BBL light will eliminate acne-causing bacteria deep down in the pores, right at the source.
  • Step 2: The yellow BBL light will treat your skin to reduce inflammation and acne-associated redness, revealing healthy, luminous skin.
  • Step 3: The last step involves treatment with SkinTyte II, using infrared light in rapid, gentle pulses to trigger the body’s natural healing process, delivering astounding results.

What Sets Forever Clear BBL Apart?

Forever Clear BBL is a fast, effective, comfortable, and safe FDA cleared treatment that targets acne deep within the skin. It offers acne relief for men and women of all ages. The device can treat any area acne is found, typically on the face, neck, and back. The non-invasive procedure is virtually painless, with no downtime required.

What Should You Expect During Your Forever Clear BBL Treatment?

We will provide you with special shields or glasses to protect your eyes. The procedure can take as little as 15 minutes to complete, depending on your treatment area and unique needs. You will not require a local anesthetic; however, we may apply some to more sensitive areas. While you may feel a warm sensation when the light targets your treatment areas, the procedure is comfortable, with virtually no pain.

What Should You Expect After Your Forever Clear BBL Treatment?

After treatment, you may experience mild redness that should resolve within a few hours. We recommend avoiding direct sun exposure and wearing sunscreen to protect your treated skin. Please follow the aftercare instructions that Dr. Garcia provides until your skin heals, typically within a week from the procedure.

What Are the Expected Results?

Results may vary from person to person. Some patients report visible results in as little as three treatments done every other week, and improvement continuing over the next few months. The number of treatment sessions will depend on the location and severity of your acne outbreak. As the Forever Clear BBL works its magic, the acne will slowly fade away, and the treated areas of your skin will look clearer and smoother.

Acne Solutions in Gilbert, AZ

Contact Desert Eyesthetics to learn more about our Forever Clear BBL acne solution. Dr. Garcia will work with you to design a fully customized treatment plan addressing your unique needs and desired treatment outcomes. Your plan may include follow-up BBL treatments and a skincare regimen for real results that last. Call us and schedule your appointment today!

Microneedling 101

Microneedling 101

Desert Eyesthetics is proud to offer Microneedling with the SkinStylus MicroSystem, a next-generation medical aesthetic procedure that promotes natural skin revitalization and renewal. The gentle alternative to laser skin resurfacing delivers smoother and younger-looking skin, while virtually eliminating any pain, discomfort, or downtime! The anti-aging procedure will restore your skin’s youthful glow, leaving it looking and feeling better than ever!

What Is the SkinStylus MicroSystem and How Does It Work?

The SkinStylus MicroSystem works by creating numerous micro-channels in the skin using disposable Biolock needle cartridges. That triggers the body’s natural healing process, stimulating collagen production and the remodeling of the treatment area. The mechanical creation of micro-channels does not require the use of heat, thermal energy, or chemicals, virtually eliminating post-treatment sensitivity and downtime, while achieving astounding results. Moreover, the micro-channels allow for better penetration of skincare products, providing the necessary nutrients to rapidly improve your skin’s appearance.

What Conditions Can Microneedling with the SkinStylus MicroSystem Improve?

Microneedling is safe for use on all parts of the body, including the face, neck, décolleté, arms, hands, legs, abdomen, and back. The anti-aging, skin resurfacing procedure effectively improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, acne scarring, sun damage, melasma, pigmentation issues, scars from surgery or trauma, and stretch marks, while improving the skin’s tone and texture. You’ll love your smooth, clear, and rejuvenated appearance!

What Sets Microneedling with the SkinStylus MicroSystem Apart?

Microneedling is an effective anti-aging and skin resurfacing option that draws on the body’s natural healing response, delivering dramatic results with minimal pain or discomfort. The revolutionary SkinStylus MicroSystem can be used safely on all skin types. You will enjoy a youthful glow that you can’t get from home treatments or other cosmetic products.

The SkinStylus MicroSystem is the only device that offers a seven-step safety system that prevents cross-contamination between patients and incorporates the patent-pending Biolock cartridge. Your safety is always our top priority!

What Can You Expect During and After the Procedure?

After numbing your skin with a topical anesthetic cream for your comfort, we will apply the automated MicroPen over the treatment area creating micro “injuries” in the skin to trigger your body’s healing response and promote collagen production. Next, we will apply a booster serum to your skin, which can be effectively absorbed thanks to the micro-channels created.

Most patients resume their daily activities right after treatment. You may notice some redness and swelling right after the procedure. However, these side effects should soon subside, leaving you with incredible skin rejuvenating results.

What Are the Expected Results?

Results may vary from person to person. However, most patients notice an immediate “glow” to their skin right after treatment. You should begin to see visibly rejuvenated skin after your second treatment session and achieve maximal benefit after 4-6 sessions. We typically recommend 1-2 maintenance treatments per year to continue to enjoy optimal results.

Microneedling in Gilbert, AZ

Contact Desert Eyesthetics to learn more about microneedling, the anti-aging and skin rejuvenating treatment that will leave your skin looking and feeling its best. Are you ready to love the skin you’re in? Call us and schedule your life-changing appointment today!

What You Need to Know About Droopy Eyelids

What You Need to Know About Droopy Eyelids

Are you in search of a solution to improve the appearance of droopy eyelids? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Your trusted team at Desert Eyesthetics is proud to offer eyelid lifts, also known as blepharoplasty. Dr. Garcia, our board-certified and highly experienced Oculofacial Plastic Surgeon, utilizes cutting-edge surgical techniques and state-of-the-art equipment to deliver dramatic results. You’ll love your new youthful and rejuvenated appearance.

All About Droopy Eyelids

Time and gravity have an effect on us all when it comes to the skin and muscles, including those of the eyelids. One cause of droopy eyelids is dermatochalasis, which develops when the skin and muscle stretch causing too large of a fold which can then “flop over” the lashes and upper lid edge. This creates a shadow on your vision and you must then rely on lifting your brows to raise the skin fold up off of your lashes.   Another cause of droopy lids is blepharoptosis, or ptosis.  Ptosis usually develops when the levator muscles, the muscles that lift the eyelids, stretch and weaken over time. The weaker the levator muscles, the harder it is to keep the eyes open.  While age is usually the culprit with dermatochalasis and ptosis, medical conditions such as eye injuries, surgery or nerve damage can leave the eyelids drooping and sagging. Genetics also play a big role in how your eyelids age.  Whatever the cause, droopy eyelids not only impact one’s appearance but can also limit or interfere with vision.

Blepharoplasty/Ptosis Repair: The Droopy Eyelids Solution

An eyelid lift involves removing excess skin and fat pads above the eyelid creases. The procedure results in your eyes looking younger and more vibrant while eliminating vision problems.

So, what happens during the procedure? Upper eyelid surgery is typically an outpatient surgery performed under local anesthesia for your comfort. Dr. Garcia will make a small incision hidden within the natural fold of the eyelid. She will extend the incision as far outward as possible to address any extraneous skin folds located on the outside of the upper eyelid. Next, she will remove any excess skin, a small strip of muscle, and small pockets of fat. If you are also having a ptosis repair, your eyelid lifting muscles are tightened at this point. Dr. Garcia will conclude the procedure by contouring the upper eyelid and reshaping it for a more youthful and rested appearance.

What Should You Expect During Recovery?

Following your eyelid lift, you will need to cover your eyes intermittently with cold gauze for a few days, and you’ll need to sleep in an elevated position. You may have temporary blurry eyesight, which is no cause for alarm. Pain medication, other than Tylenol, is normally not needed following eyelid surgery.

Patients often experience bruising or swelling, which typically subsides within seven to ten days after the eyelid lift. You should be able to resume your normal daily activities in about a week. The incision should begin to heal within one to two weeks, with complete healing taking place over a few months. Once the healing is complete, you’ll enjoy dramatic, long-lasting results!

Are You a Candidate for Blepharoplasty?

Candidates for blepharoplasty are generally patients that are 30 years old or older, non-smokers, in good health, and those with no other eye conditions. Talk to Dr. Garcia if you have eye problems such as glaucoma, dry eye, or a detached retina, or if you have thyroid disorders, diabetes, or cardiovascular disease to determine if an eyelid lift is right for you.

Droopy Eyelid Solutions in Gilbert, AZ

Visit Desert Eyesthetics to learn more about eyelid lifts for a refreshed and youthful appearance. Dr. Garcia will work with you to design a fully personalized treatment plan addressing your unique needs and desired treatment outcomes. Are you ready to look and feel your best? Call us and schedule your appointment today!

Achieve the Summertime Glow with HydraFacial

Achieve the Summertime Glow with HydraFacial

Have you been longing for clear, smooth, and radiant skin? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Desert Eyethetics is proud to offer the revolutionary HydraFacial that will leave your skin looking and feeling better than ever! We invite you to achieve your summertime glow with our rejuvenating and hydrating treatment!

HydraFacial: The Secret to Flawless Skin

Hydration is the foundation of beautiful, healthy skin. In as little as 30 minutes, our invigorating HydraFacial will gently remove dead skin cells, extract impurities, and bathe your skin with serums that cleanse, hydrate, and moisturize. The soothing, refreshing, and non-irritating facial delivers immediate, dramatic results.

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HALO™: A Complete Skin Rejuvenation Treatment

HALO™: A Complete Skin Rejuvenation Treatment

With time, the body’s natural aging process and repeated sun exposure can rob your skin of its youthful appearance. Previous lasers were not effective at eliminating this damage, because the treatments were either too shallow or too deep. Desert Eyesthetics is proud to offer the Halo Hybrid Laser Resurfacing system, which erases years of damage by targeting the right depth of your skin with precision. It’s true. You can enjoy radiant, youthful skin once again!.

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