We have rediscovered an interesting article published by Cosmetic Surgery Times in July 2008.

Mark Solomon, M.D., F.A.C.S., of Bala Cynwyd, PA, a clinical associate professor of surgery, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, and medical director for LaserTight, explains that the Bleph Makeover procedure takes a different approach to lower lid blepharoplasty.

This is a simple office procedure performed under local anesthesia, minimum of downtime and a lasting effect with the results comparable to transconjunctival blepharoplasty. It needs to prove the test of time, and it’s not for every patient. The new device is made by EyeTight (LaserTight LLC; Philadelphia, PA), and it is FDA cleared for use in lower lid blepharoplasty.

“Unlike Fraxel or CO2, both of which are surface treatments, for instance, the EyeTight procedure is under the surface,” Dr. Solomon says. “We use local anesthesia, it’s performed in the office in about 15 minutes, and the patient is on his or her way with minimal downtime.” Using a 980 nm laser energy delivered through a 20-gauge EyeTight endoprobe, a puncture is made, the probe is inserted, and the fat bags under the skin are vaporized. The probe, about the size of a typical catheter, is removed, and the procedure is done. “The skin then shrinks, because the fat underlying it is gone — so the skin shrinks secondarily,” Dr. Solomon explains.

LaserOffers.com comment

We have checked the EyeTight website today and were quite disappointed to see that there is no further information about this laser and the Bleph Makeover. The current trend in laser technology development is to make versatile devices to provide multiple procedures. Devices for niche applications, especially the ones that can be done by other devices or by hand, typically have hard time surviving the test of time and market competition. We will keep track of this laser and additional data and peer reviewed studies, whic may come out in the future.