Suture-Less Eyelift?

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There's a new way to have younger-looking eyes without surgery, without stitches and without the "I just had an eye job" look.

Nissan Pilest, Board Certified Dermatologist and Medical Director of Total Dermatology in Irvine, CA, added Eyes by Thermage to his practice menu immediately following formal FDA approval this last week.

Dr. Pilest is one of first physicians in Orange County to bring the newly FDA-approved Eyes by Thermage treatment to his patients.

"We have had such appreciated success with Thermage for facial tightening and contouring, our patients had placed this new procedure at the top of their Wish List," says Dr. Pilest. "With surgery being the only other long-term option for improving the aging effects around the eye, both I and my patients are excited to finally have an effective and easy alternative."

Eyes by Thermage uses the same successful radio-frequency technology that is used on the face and body to tighten and induce collagen, but it has been "finessed" to safely and gently treat delicate eyelid tissue. The treatment actually affects the entire eye area, not just the eyelids. It goes beyond firming loose eyelid skin to reduce hooding, under-eye bags, and even minimizes crow's feet.

Immediately following the treatment, patients see the first of what is a continuing improvement. Over the following 4 to 6 months, this improvement continues as new collagen further smoothes and tightens the eye area.

"Having an option to perk up heavy-lidded eyes and shrink under-eye bags without sutures, swelling, bruising or time off from work is of enormous benefit to busy professionals. There are no tell-tale signs that you've done anything. As with the rest of the Thermage applications, results improve over time. No one will be whispering behind your back about your 'secret surgery' nor will you need to hide out for weeks as is typically required with invasive surgery," Dr. Pilest assures.

"Eyelid aging is such an issue today that blepharoplasty is one of the top three cosmetic procedures performed every year. That's a pretty significant percentage of people who go 'under the knife' to reduce the effects of aging or simply the effects of genetics. Unfortuately, sometimes the results are unkind. We have all seen people who have obviously had an 'eye-job'. The Thermage eye tightening procedure avoids the risk of an over-done surgical appearance.

"Granted, the results are certainly more subtle, but that's the beauty of it. You'll just look naturally more awake, younger and vibrant. Pair it with Thermage for facial laxity and Fraxel for sun damage and you'll get lift and refinishing without any surgery. That said, it won't take the place of traditional surgery if you have extreme situations. But most 35 to 60 year-olds can expect to enjoy definitive improvement."

Dr. Pilest's medical and cosmetic Dermatology practice, Total Dermatology, is located in Irvine, Ca. As an Assistant Professor at the UCI Department of Dermatology, he stays high in the educational and research knowledge loop.

Those interested in learning more about Eyes by Thermage Eyes by Thermage and other procedures are invited to visit the website at http://TotalDermatology.com. The practice also provides complimentary "no strings attached" e-newsletters to the public as a method of education extension. Currently new patients can enjoy a complimentary cosmetic consultation by calling 1-800-838-4936.

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