Madonna EyeLift / SmartSkin Laser EyeLift

Alternative To Traditional Eyelid Surgery- SmartSkin Laser EyeLift

The “Madonna” EyeLift is a popular alternative to surgical blepharoplasty for those in their 50s+ with aging eye lids and is a preventative treatment for younger men and women in their 30s+.

How does Madonna achieve the youthful wide-eyed look without having the traditional blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery)? It was revealed that she had a procedure known as the SmartSkin non-surgical fractional co2 laser eyelift, turning back the clock on her aging eyes, leaving her eyes looking years younger and naturally beautiful. For the past decade, Contemporary Health Center has been offering this non-surgical secret to keeping your eyes youthful looking. You can get your bright eyed look at any of our offices -Fort Myers, Naples, Cape Coral.


What is the Smart Skin Madonna EyeLift?

The Non-Surgical Madonna EyeLift also called Fractional Laser EyeLift, is good alternative to eyelid surgery. This procedure can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes as well as lift the eyebrow for a younger looking appearance. The SmartSkin Laser is used to perform the Madonna EyeLift to improves drooping skin, wrinkles and reduce the signs of aging around the eyes. This fractional CO2 laser technology is also used to do skin resurfacing & treat acne scars. Instead of traditional eye lid surgery consider achieving a younger look by rejuvenating the skin around your eyes including your eyelids.

The Madonna EyeLift technique was created by Board Certified Dermatologist Dr.Bruce Katz. He soon realized that by using Fractional lasers he could improve the end result of many cosmetic procedures. The difference is that the Smart Skin Fractional CO2 Laser, instead of sending out a single, steady beam of light, emits light in columns. The columns address specific locations of skin, leaving surrounding areas untouched. This helps to create collagen production, tightening up your skin in areas that make the eyes look more open. There is very little skin damage, so healing process takes place much more quickly.

The Madonna EyeLift dramatically reduces the appearance of dark circles, crow feet and wrinkles around the eyes, while tightening the upper and lower lids. Only a surgical blepharoplasty can remove severely excessive skin, but for many laser treatments can tighten sufficiently and allow them to avoid surgery. This prevents sagging in younger patients and leaves the eyes of older patients appearing younger and less tired.


Madonna EyeLift Benefits

  • The Smart Skin CO2 Fractional Laser Can:
  • Lift and open tired eyes
  • Smooth crepiness
  • Treat dark under eye circles
  • Lift sagging eyelids and reduce under eye bags
  • Erase crows feet
  • Build collagen
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  • Reverse some of the sagging and crepiness that ages our look
  • Prevent excessive sagging that leads to more aggressive treatments

The Madonna EyeLift Procedure

The Smart Skin CO2 laser fractional resurfacing, is the latest advancement over fraxel in laser skin renewal, optimizes your treatment outcomes while minimizing your recovery time. Because eyelid skin is very delicate, we must treat cautiously and less aggressively. A package of 3-5 treatments spread over 3-4 months is the general recommended course of treatment but this varies greatly individually.


What is the procedure?

The patient should arrive with no makeup on the eyes or surrounding skin and with no contacts in the eyes.

Before the procedure is done, a topical numbing cream is applied to the eyelids and let sit for 20 minutes. Because the treatment is so brief and does not involve any lingering pain, pain medication or relief gas is not generally necessary. Relaxing medication is optionally available for nervous types provided they have a driver to drive them home after their procedure. If you prefer Nitronox gas, which allows you to drive home after treatment, it is available for $100 per treatment.

Next, numbing eye drops are placed into the eyes. Eye shields specifically designed to protect the eye are inserted by the practitioner. The eyes are treated with the laser in multiple pulses which take less than 5 minutes. You will relax comfortably and feel heat and tingling as the laser scanner moves quickly across the eye lid and surrounding orbital area.

The eyelids are soothed with an occlusive ointment and the patient is ready to go home.


When will I see the results?

Our patients that have received the Madonna Eye Lift – from the Smartskin CO2 Fractional Laser around their eyes generally notice results after each treatment and more dramatic results after the second and third treatment, but visible results continue improving up to about 3-6 months following the course of treatment.


How long does treatment take?

Treatments are very quick, only a few minutes total time, and sessions are spaced three weeks apart. Numbing cream takes 20 minutes to take effect and the laser treatment takes only 3 minutes.


Does treatment hurt?

The treatment is relatively comfortable and only last for 3 to 5 minutes. Any discomfort is for a second or two and is over quickly. The area is numbed but you may still feel a stinging sensation during each pulse. This only lasts seconds. The treatment is well tolerated because of the numbing cream and because it only takes 1-2 minutes per eye. Most people describe it as a “prickling” sensation but is generally not too uncomfortable.

There is no pain after treatment though the area will feel hot and somewhat sunburned. The area is soothed with ointment to cool it and an ice pack can be applied for further cooling.

Is the SmartSkin Laser “Madonna” EyeLift safe?

Metal eye shields are inserted inside the eye to protect the cornea when treating the eyelid.


What should I expect after my non surgical eyelift treatment?

Immediately after your procedure, the treated skin will feel warm and appear to be sunburned. Your body naturally starts working by replacing the aged skin cells with new ones. You may see redness and moderate to heavy swelling, and flakiness. Over time, collagen will regenerate and restore the supporting structure of your skin. Following treatment it is extremely important to treat your skin gently and avoid direct sun exposure. Your newly emerged skin is very sensitive and must be treated gently during healing.


What is the recovery time?

While dependent on intensity of treatment, you may experience 3-4 days of recovery period. You can do your regular activities during your recovery period but your eyes will likely be swollen for a couple of days. You may wish to stay home for a couple days. Because Smart Skin CO2 Fractional Laser has the distinct ability to deliver micro pulses of energy, you will quickly heal and within a few days you will be able to apply makeup on the treated surface and return to your normal lifestyle.

The skin will continue to improve over the next couple of weeks as it produces collagen and elastin and fresh cells. The treated skin may have a textured feeling that will be replaced with fresh new skin over the next week. This skin may be red or pink but does not generally interfere with daily living and is not something that requires you to stay home for the entire healing process.


How many treatments will I need?

This depends on whether you are treating early signs of aging or for age prevention, or if you are treating moderate lines and sagging of more advanced aging. For preventing the signs of aging from showing on your eye lids, a treatment or 2 every year may be sufficient to stave off aging. If you have noticeable sagging and fine lines already, a series of 3-5 treatments would be best to reverse the signs of aging as much as is possible without surgery.


How long do the results last?

This treatment turns back the clock on aging giving you a fresher more youthful starting point. You will continue to age as you normally do from this point forward. For some aging is more severe and for some it is less so. The results will last years with proper skin care and protection, maintenance anti-aging treatments and touch up treatments. Aging is a process that is ongoing in us all while we are alive. Anti-aging must also be a process that is ongoing if we desire to combat the aging process.


What other treatments can I combine to keep my eyelids and eye area looking youthful?

For maximum anti aging of the eye area, we recommend most patients also have Botox, Dysport or Xeomin treatment of the crows feet area every 3-4 months, use Obagi NuDerm with Tretinoin RX cream, and use Obagi Elastiderm eye cream to achieve and maintain the desired look of youthful bright eyes. These are good maintenance treatments. If there is hollowing under your eyes, we suggest a cosmetic filler such as Belotero or Restylane to correct this issue.

Talk to one of our providers if you have any questions concerning products you are using. Also, minimize sun exposure prior and after your treatment.