Fractional Eyelift Procedure is used to reduce eyelid drooping and wrinkles without having to go under the knife and arguably with minimal downtime. In good hands the right type of fractional laser offers excellent results that are similar to a surgical eye lift without incisions.

Fractional Eyelift represents one of the latest advancements in fractional laser resurfacing technology and is used by many cosmetic surgeons as a safe and effective alternative to surgery.

“The Fractional Eyelift dramatically reduces the appearance of dark circles and eye wrinkles, tightens upper and lower eyelid skin and helps to elevate drooping eyebrows,” says Bruce E. Katz, M.D., board certified dermatologist and director of the Juva Skin & Laser Center in New York City. “It has a number of the benefits of a surgical eyelift without the risks and downtime. The only problem it doesn’t address is bulging fat pads.”

Metal eye shields are used during treatment to protect a patient’s eyes from injury. The only anesthesia needed for the procedure is a numbing cream that is applied to the eyelids. In a recent study of Fractional Eyelift involving more than 300 participants, patients showed dramatic and consistent results, Katz said.

The fractional laser resurfacing procedure works by breaking up the laser light beam into columns that target the area intended for treatment and leave surrounding skin tissues intact. The laser beam ablates damage elastic and collagen fibers in the skin, allowing new tissue to grow back in their place. Healing occurs quickly and is virtually painless. The end results are fewer wrinkles, a reduction in dark skin pigmentation and tighter skin in the treated areas.

In order to achieve the best results from the Fractional Eyelift, surgeons typically recommend three to five sessions delivered at two to three-week intervals.