SmoothEye Laser in London
SmoothEye, or non surgical blepharoplasty, is a highly effective erbium laser treatment performed at Centre for Surgery in London. SmoothEye is an excellent option for individuals not ready for eyelid surgery or for those who are not suitable for a surgical blepharoplasty.
Our eyes are often one of the more prominent areas which can show signs of ageing. It can also be one of the more difficult areas to treat. Surgery can involve a long recovery period, while other non-surgical procedures may not deliver the desired results. The solution is SmoothEye. SmoothEye treatment using the amazing Fotona SP Dynamis is a powerful laser eyelid tightening technique that addresses skin laxity of the periocular region.
Centre for Surgery uses Fotona’s SmoothEye treatment, which softens the appearance of wrinkles, tightening the skin and making it look more youthful. SmoothEye can also be combined with Fotona 4D for a full face, neck and eyelid rejuvenation.
If you have more pronounced features of aging, the option of a surgical blepharoplasty is also available.
SmoothEye Laser Eyelid Tightening
As we naturally age, the production of collagen reduces and the signs of ageing increases. SmoothEye works to stimulate the production of collagen around the eyes. This can help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and increase skin laxity, leaving you with a more rejuvenated and refreshed appearance. Using laser ensures the results will continue to improve over time as the collagen production continues. Both upper and lower eyelids can be treated in the same sitting.
SmoothEye Vs PLEXR plasma skin tightening
Recently, new plasma skin resurfacing (PSR) aesthetic systems of which the most popular one, PLexR, has gained a lot of interest due to their non-ablative skin resurfacing effects in the eyelid region. Both SmoothEye and PLEXR rely on rapid non-ablative heating of the skin surface only, as neither Smooth mode Erbium YAG laser nor PLEXR can penetrate deeper into the skin. New production of collagen is thus achieved by the same process of heat generation into the deeper layer of skin tissues. While the Erbium YAG SmoothEye treatment and PLEXR techniques are similar in terms of their effect on the skin tissue, there are some key advantages of using the Erbium YAG laser for eyelid skin tightening.
Advantages of SmoothEye laser eyelid tightening:
- The Erbium YAG SMOOTH mode technique allows the use of much larger spotsizes (up to 14mm) leading to much faster treatment. PLEXR takes much longer to perform due its very small spot sizes of 2-3mm.
- There is more controlled delivery of energy with Erbium YAG laser handpieces with generation of higher peak powers compared to the relatively under powered PLEXR device (PLEXR is portable in nature).
- The SMOOTH mode of the Fotona SP Dynamis is just one of several skin resurfacing options of our powerful Erbium YAG laser system while PLEXR systems can be used only for a limited range of treatments. Our laser costs in excess of £120k compared with £10k for the PLEXR system.
Ida Bafende - Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner
Ida Bafende is a specialist aesthetic practitioner. She has over 17 years experience as a senior nurse Specialist in Dermatology at one of the major teaching hospitals in London. She has managed large teams of nurses, run nurse-led clinics and worked closely with all members of the Multidisciplinary team to ensure the best possible care is given to individual patients.
Ida is an expert in Fotona 4D, SmoothEye and LipLase and treats many hundreds of patients each year. Patients come to see her from all over London and further afield.
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You will be a suitable candidate if you are showing signs of ageing around the eyes and are wishing to improve your aesthetic appearance.
You will need to have realistic expectations about what the procedure can achieve.
Before undergoing SmoothEye you will need to have a consultation with one of our surgeons. They will be able to assess whether or not you are considered a suitable candidate for this procedure or whether there are alternative options which are better suited for you.
SmoothEye laser eyelid tightening
SmoothEye is performed as a day procedure. You will be able to return back to your usual daily routine straight after the procedure.
SmoothEye uses Fotona’s SP Dynamis laser with the Er:YAG wavelength in SMOOTH mode.
The laser is used to heat the deeper layers of the skin, which increases the production of collagen. Over time, this reduces the appearance of wrinkles.
Prior to undergoing laser treatment, a topical anaesthetic may be applied to reduce any discomfort.
You may wish to combine this treatment with other non-surgical procedures to achieve the best results.
This is a non-invasive procedure, so there is minimal downtime. You will be able to resume your usual activities straight away.
You may experience some tightening and redness of the skin after the procedure, which will settle after the first few days.
It may take a few weeks to start seeing results as the collagen is stimulated. Results will continue to improve over time.
You may wish to avoid excess sun and heat exposure for seven to 10 days to ensure you can achieve the best results.
SmoothEye before and after
How to find us
Centre for Surgery is located at 106 Crawford Street in Marylebone. Crawford Street is just off Baker Street.
We are easily accessible by all major bus routes that pass through Baker Street as well as Baker Street underground station.
From the tube station, we are just a 5 minute walk southwards down Baker Street followed by a right turn onto Crawford Street. The clinic is about 200 yards on the left.
There is ample local pay & display parking in the surrounding area and an NCP car park is located further west along Crawford Street. Our local residential parking zone is the City of Westminster.
Address: 106 Crawford Street, Marylebone, London, W1H 2HY
What is SmoothEye?SmoothEye is a non-invasive procedure which aims to improve the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes.
Centre for Surgery uses Fotona’s SmoothEye laser therapy. This stimulates collagen production, which tightens and smooths the skin, making you appear more youthful.
What is the benefit to laser treatments?Laser treatments are often sought after by people who do not wish to undergo a surgical procedure and do not wish to use injectables.
Laser treatments involve no injections or incisions and involve little to no downtime. You will be able to resume your usual daily routine straight away without having to worry about any bruising or stitches.
Can I have SmoothEye treatment?SmoothEye is suitable for those who show signs of ageing around the eyes but do not wish to resort to surgical treatments.
Will I need repeat treatments?You will need at least three treatments to achieve the best results. This may vary from person to person and your practitioner will be able to advise you on the best treatment plan.
Will laser hurt?You will have a topical anaesthetic cream applied to the skin prior to treatment to help minimise any discomfort. You may be able to feel some heat during treatment, however this will not be unbearable.
What will the recovery be like?There is minimal recovery period associated with SmoothEye.
You may notice redness and tightness on the skin which is temporary in nature.
When will I notice results?Unlike other treatments, SmoothEye will take time to exert its effects. The collagen and elastin wil undergo remodelling over a period of 3-6 months. It may be a few weeks before you can start to see noticeable changes, which will continue to improve over time.