I’m from Austin and I’d like to get an eyelid lift. I recently heard of a laser eyelid lift procedure. Are their benefits of using the laser? Is this a good technique for everyone or are only certain people candidates?
There are no advantages to using the laser for an eyelid lift or blepharoplasty. The laser is a cutting tool which is used to perform the procedure, however this can also be done with old-fashioned scalpels. The advantages of using a scalpel is that no injury occurs to the surrounding tissue so that when the incision is sutured the cells are healthy. The laser causes significant thermal injury to the surrounding cells and so therefore healing may be delayed. Lasers tend to draw an audience however they are not necessarily better.
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