Forma-I Radiofrequency (RF) is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that has gained popularity for eyelid rejuvenation and skin tightening. This technique uses electromagnetic waves to heat the skin's deeper layers, stimulating collagen production and improving the overall appearance of the eyelids. Radiofrequency for non-invasive eyelid rejuvenation is often referred to as "RF eyelid tightening" or "RF eyelid rejuvenation."
Here's how radiofrequency is typically used for non-invasive eyelid rejuvenation:
Technology: Various RF devices are available for this purpose, but Forma-I is specifically designed for the delicate eye structures. Other devices use different mechanisms to deliver RF energy to the targeted area. By using Forma-I, we are able to deliver the results in a comfortable and safe manner. We are the only practice utilizing this technology in the Encino area.
Procedure: The procedure is performed by our eye doctors. No numbing cream is required. It is actually quite comfortable and relaxing. We recommend 4-6 treatments depending on desired outcome.
Application: The RF device is applied to the eyelid area. Our technology is safe for use around the eyelids.
Heat Energy: The RF energy heats the deeper layers of the skin, causing controlled thermal injury. This stimulates collagen and elastin production, which are essential proteins for maintaining skin elasticity and firmness.
Safety Measures : Safety measures, including temperature monitoring and cooling systems, are often in place to protect the delicate skin around the eyes.
Results: Over time, as collagen production increases, patients may notice improved skin texture, reduced sagging, and a more youthful appearance of the eyelids. Results are typically gradual and may require multiple sessions for optimal outcomes.
Benefits of radiofrequency for non-invasive eyelid rejuvenation include:
Minimal to no downtime: Patients can typically resume their regular activities immediately after the procedure.
Non-invasiveness: Unlike surgical eyelid rejuvenation procedures like blepharoplasty, RF treatments do not require incisions.
Safety: RF treatments are generally considered safe for all skin types, and the risk of complications is lower than with surgery.
Natural-looking results: RF treatments provide gradual improvements that look natural as collagen rebuilds.
It's important to note that the effectiveness of radiofrequency for eyelid rejuvenation can vary from person to person, and results may not be as dramatic as those achieved with surgery. Additionally, the duration of results may vary, and maintenance treatments may be needed to sustain the effects over time.
Before considering any cosmetic procedure, including radiofrequency for eyelid rejuvenation, it's crucial to consult with our optometrists who can assess your specific needs and provide personalized recommendations based on your skin type and goals.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is another non-invasive cosmetic procedure that can be used for eyelid rejuvenation and skin enhancement. While IPL is primarily known for its effectiveness in treating various skin issues like pigmentation irregularities and vascular conditions, it can also offer some benefits for the delicate skin around the eyes. Here's how IPL can be used for non-invasive eyelid rejuvenation:
Technology: IPL devices emit a broad spectrum of light wavelengths, which can be customized to target specific skin concerns. The intense pulsed light is absorbed by pigmented cells and blood vessels, effectively breaking down pigment and constricting blood vessels.
Procedure: Before the IPL treatment, a cooling gel is usually applied to the treatment area to enhance patient comfort and protect the skin. Patients are provided with eye protection to shield their eyes from the intense light. We usually perform four treatments, spaced 2-4 weeks apart.
Application: The IPL handpiece is gently applied to the eyelid area. The device emits short bursts of intense light, which are absorbed by pigmentation irregularities and can stimulate collagen production in the skin.
Results: IPL can help improve the appearance of various eyelid concerns, including sunspots, freckles, fine lines, and some vascular issues. It can lead to a more even skin tone, improved texture, and a rejuvenated look.
Benefits of IPL for eyelid rejuvenation include:
Non-invasiveness: Like radiofrequency treatments, IPL does not require surgical incisions.
Quick procedure: IPL sessions are typically relatively quick, and patients can usually resume their daily activities immediately afterward.
Versatility: IPL can be tailored to address a range of skin concerns, making it a versatile option for eyelid rejuvenation and facial skin enhancement.
However, it's essential to consider that IPL may not provide the same level of skin tightening as radiofrequency or surgical procedures. It is often used more for addressing specific pigment-related issues and may not be suitable for all individuals, especially those with very loose or sagging eyelid skin.
At Woodley Optometry, we use only industry leading equipment including Forma-I and Lumecca by InMode and Optilight by Lumenis to provide the best and safest results.