Facial plast Surg 2010; 26(3): 260-265
DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1254337
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New Technologies in Aesthetic Blepharoplasty and Brow-lift Surgery

Xerxes Punthakee1 , Gregory S. Keller2 , Joshua G. Vose3 , Warren Stout4
  • 1Division of Head and Neck Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California
  • 2Division of Head and Neck Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Santa Barbara, California
  • 3PEAK Surgical, Inc., Palo Alto, California
  • 4800 East Colorado Blvd, Suite 450, Pasadena, California 91101
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Publication Date:
03 June 2010 (online)

ABSTRACT

New technologies are important in the advancement of any field. Two such advancements in blepharoplasty and brow lifting include use of the PlasmaBlade and fractionated CO2 laser resurfacing. The PlasmaBlade uses pulsed radiofrequency energy with a highly insulated blade to assist with incision and dissection during eyelid surgery, resulting in minimal bruising and edema. This article describes specifically how the PlasmaBlade can be used and its typical settings. Fractionated CO2 laser resurfacing is also a powerful tool that can significantly enhance eyelid rejuvenation. This resurfacing can address fine lines in the periocular region with limited downtime. Use of these technologies can help to improve results and shorten the recovery time traditionally associated with blepharoplasty and periocular resurfacing.