As a Woman do you look in the mirror and wish you looked younger and realise my skin has been neglected over the years?
Many Women do this, we need to always see our beauty.
With 38 years in the beauty profession as a skin specialist, I was seeing my eye lids skin droopy making me look tired and older then my 59 years of age.
I have always looked after my skin with Microdermabrasion, Skin Needling and IPL Skin rejuvenation over the past 10 years. With my 60th Birthday only 6 months away, it was time to look at eye surgery.
Eyelid surgery (also called an eye lift or blepharoplasty), reduces bagginess from lower eyelids and removes excess skin from the upper eyelids. This surgery is usually done for cosmetic reasons. It’s also an effective way to improve sight in older people whose sagging upper eyelids get in the way of their vision
A hooded or droopy eye is one that is set in a way that the natural crease is not readily seen. This eyeshade typically features a layer of skin that drops over the crease causing the lid to appear small. If you apply makeup the wrong way, it can make your eyelids appear even smaller.
There are many different possible causes of droopy eyelids, ranging from natural causes to more serious conditions. The levator muscle is responsible for lifting the eyelid. As you age, that muscle can stretch and, as a result, cause the eyelid to fall.
So it was time to research what was available, the procedure and downtime.
This is when I discovered Pelleve.
What is Pelleve?
Radiofrequency Technology “Say goodbye to wrinkles without surgery”. The Pelleve treatment is a comfortable skin tightening treatment that takes less than an hour.
Pelleve is not a laser. Pelleve uses radio frequency to delivery non-surgical skin tightening treatments and minor surgical procedures. Each Pelleve handpiece is unique and fitted to conduct non-surgical or minor surgical treatments.
Pelleve – Surgical
For minor surgical procedures, the Pelleve system provides high-frequency radio waves into soft tissues for the purpose of making a very fine and precise surgical incisions. It’s surgery with NO scalpel for the gentle removal of moles, warts, skin tags, facial vessels and dropping eyelids or unwanted bags under your eyes. A topical or local anaesthesia is often used and the procedure may take only minutes and will be performed in the doctor’s surgery. The results are excellent and consistent and there will be immediate improvement in your appearance with little or no bruising or scarring.
How does the Pelleve RF surgery differ from traditional surgery?
Because RF uses radio waves instead of scalpel, very fine, precise incisions can be made. Only the tissue cells adjacent to the wire electrode are affected, and are vaporised instead of being cut through with manual pressure, as with a scalpel. Scalpel and scissors crush tissue, whereas radio waves can coagulate blood vessels as they make fine cuts, resulting in minimal bleeding, bruising and swelling.
Debbie’s Eye Lift from first visit.
I picked up the phone and made the appointment to see Dr ***** for my EYE LIFT surgery. Wow was I really going to do this?? Yes I am!
The day came Monday 27th May for my visit and I was nervous and also saying to myself “Am I worthy of this” will share more about self-love in a blog. Also it was the day after the reading of my late mothers will and wasn’t feeling that great.
Dr ***** was welcoming, he explained the procedure, penciled the area were the skin would be removed, showed me in a mirror by lifting up the eye lid and WOW I will look so different.
I then spoke with the Admin Lady, in more detail of how long the procedure, viewed some before and after picture and that was it booked in Wednesday June 26th at 9.30am.
The day arrived and Debbie C lady friend picked me up as no driving a car after procedure. I have to say was nervous and did some EFT (emotional freedom tapping) before and during the procedure.
This is the process:
- Before pictures taken
- Lay on bed relaxing with ice pack on eyes for 10/15 minutes (head freeze)
- Dr **** came in pencils the area were skin to be removed and local anaesthesia
- Then the procedure started
I felt nothing, I could smell a little of the burn of the skin, then the internal stitches done on left eye. The same procedure on right eye, WOLLAH it was all over. The lovely nurse who held my hand throughout the procedure, placed the dressing on my eyes, then more ice pack for 10 mins. The whole procedure from start to end was 90 minutes.
I left the surgery with my sun glasses on and bought some yummy cakes to have with our coffee when I got home. Debbie C arrived to take me home and we enjoyed our cakes and coffee.
The key to speedy recovery is ICE packing the eye every hour for 10 minutes and that is what I did. The next day I drove myself to the doctor’s surgery to have the dressings removed and antiseptic cream applied. I keep the ice packs up every couple of hours and antiseptic cream. The hardest thing was sleeping on my back for 3 days!
Day 2: I was at the Door of Youth Skin Clinic attending to my clients. My eye were swollen, yet very impressed with how they were feeling and looking.
Day 3: I had the day at home, ice packing regularly and antiseptic cream.
Day 4: I was at the Door of Youth Skin Clinic attending to clients and out doing the normal things.
Day 5: Sunday I had a relaxing day at home, reading magazines, listening to music just chilling.
Day 6: I had a Led Light treatment to assist with the healing, started to use cream for bruising under the eyes, which was gone in 24 hours.
Day 7: Went out for dinner and looking good!
Day 8: Normal working day at Door of Youth Skin Clinic
Day 9: One week check-up with Dr ***** and he was very happy with the results. The staff amazed with the no bruising and AMAZING results in opening my eyes. Today I now start using the scar cream and will for 1 to 2 weeks.
Day 12: Drove to Brisbane and no issues with eyes, thought they may have felt tired after the drive.
Day 13: I am so happy with the results, sleeping on my side as normal, wore a little makeup on the weekend. Eyes are healing very well with some small bruising on right eyelid.
In 6 week’s time I will see Dr ****, he said this is when I will see the TRUE results.
Here are some pictures of the adventure.
To the Amazing Woman reading this blog.
Is it time for YOU?
Do you look have droopy eyelids and have wanted to do something about it, yet didn’t know what to do? Connect with me if you want details on the clinic that did the Pelleve Eye Lift on 0404 528 923,
Now we all now the benefits of Pelleve.
Until next blog