What is the Madonna Eye Treatment?
The Madonna Eye is a new type of laser resurfacing. It utilizes a fractional CO2 laser using a light setting which creates tiny microscopic channels in the tissue so that new collagen can grow in to rejuvenate the skin. The Madonna Lift improves drooping skin, wrinkles and those telltale signs of aging around the eyes. This fractional CO2 laser technology has been used to perform a host of functions, including skin resurfacing and the treatment of acne scars. Now it can give men and women a younger look by rejuvenating the skin around your eyes including the eyelids.
What does the Madonna Eye Treatment do?
It reduces the appearance of wrinkles and dark circles while tightening eyelid skin.
It works by utilizing a new fractional CO2 laser technology. Laser beam-like columns are created in the skin while leaving surrounding tissue intact. These beams eradicate damaged collagen and elastic fibers so that fresh skin with renewed elasticity can grow back in its place. Because only a “fraction” of the skin is affected, healing is very quick with minimal discomfort.
How do I know if I’m a candidate?
If you have wrinkles around the eyes, loose eyelid skin, crow’s feet, or dark circles, you are a candidate.
Will the laser work on darker skin?
In most cases, it works very well on darker skin. However, to be on the safe side, we do a test spot in the eyelid area first to be sure there is no change in pigmentation.
Do I have to stay out of the sun prior to laser treatment?
No. But one should wear a sunscreen after the Madonna Lift as is the case after any laser treatment.
How many treatments are needed?
The number of sessions depends on the individual changes present. On average, most people need between 3-5 sessions.
How long in between each treatment?
We usually space treatments at 2-4 week intervals
How many days of downtime?
Most people are a little red and puffy for 3-4 days. However, one can apply make-up right after the treatment to hide redness.
How long will the results last?
As new collagen is produced, we expect the results to last for at least several years. But as the technology is so new, it is difficult to be sure at this point.
Are there any other treatments and/or injectables I should be using to prolong my results (such as Botox)?
Botox can be injected after the Madonna Lift to help prolong the results. Long lasting fillers like Artefill are also a great addtion to the Madonna Lift. Artefill restores volumes while the Madonna lift opens the eyes, making the entire face more rejuvinated and younger looking.