Madonna Eye Lift: Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Madonna Lift?
The Madonna Lift is the newest way to treat the wrinkles and saggy, lax skin around the eyes. Your physician will use the most advanced fractional CO2 laser known as the SmartXide DOT to treat these problem areas. The fractional laser treats deep into the skin around your eyes to plump up wrinkles, tighten the skin, lift sagging brows and improve the appearance…all without any surgical incisions.
How does it work?
DOT Therapy employs the latest fractional technology, which treats only a fraction of the skin at a time. The laser uses specially modulated beams of light about the width of a human hair, to penetrate into the skin. These beams of light destroy and contract the old collagen within the wrinkles and incite the body’s natural wound healing process to create new, youthful collagen in the skin. This causes the wrinkles around the eyes to plump up, tighten and soften.
What will it feel like?
You may feel tingling or heat in your skin as the laser is applied. However, a local anesthesia is applied prior to treatment to avoid any major discomfort. Skin is cooled after treatment to aid in quicker recovery.
Will it work for anyone?
The Madonna lift can be used on most patients with drooping eyelids, brows, and wrinkles around the eyes. We customize our treatment to each patient and provide a treatment program to optimize results.
Is the Madonna Lift good for all skin colors?
The laser used for the Madonna Lift has been cleared by the FDA for use on all skin colors.
How long does it take?
The procedure itself takes about 40 minutes. However, you will need some additional time to apply topical anesthetic prior to the procedure and skin cooling immediately after treatment. The total time takes about 2 hours. You will need to arrange for transportation after treatment.
What will I look like after treatment?
Your skin may be red and puffy after the procedure but this usually fades after a day. We provide detailed instructions to achieve optimum healing. Make-up can be applied on the day after treatment allowing you to resume your normal daily activities right away.
Is the procedure safe for my eyes?
During the treatment, Dr. Campbell will protect your eyes with protective shields allowing for safe treatment of the lids and brow area.
How long will the results last?
Results vary from patient to patient, but as your body continues to heal and create new strong, healthy and elastic collagen in your lids and eyes, you will continue to see improvement for up to four months after your last treatment. Results should last for several years but, as your skin continues to age, it is recommended you prolong the results with a good skin care regimen and daily protection from the sun.