Upper eyelid blepharoplasty using Plasma exeresis: Evaluatio
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Facial care treatments have grown a remarkable demand for effective and minimally invasive techniques with fast recovery time. Plasma technology is a non surgical alternative technique for skin rejuvenation. Researchers assessed patient satisfaction and symptoms after upper eyelid blepharoplasty with plasma technology.

Observational study included 16 patients submitted to upper eyelid blepharoplasty using plasma technology to treat dermatochalasis. Patient satisfaction, symptoms and quality of life were assessed using 2 questionnaires at follow-up days 7 and 30. Also, the answers were correlated with age, Fitzpatrick skin type and quantity of eyelid skin treated with plasma.

All 16 patients were treated and completed the survey. Fourteen (87.5%) were female and the mean age was 50.5 years. Physical appearance was the most relevant factor impacting on quality of life at first week postoperative. Regarding satisfaction with results, most patients stated higher level of satisfaction at day 7 follow-up analysis. Less impact on quality of life and higher satisfaction were associated with eyelid treated area and Fitzpatrick skin type at 7 and 30 days after procedure respectively. Eyelid edema and itching were the symptoms most reported at 7 and 30 days respectively.

Upper blepharoplasty with plasma is a minimally invasive treatment with low impact on quality of life. However, overall patient satisfaction is questionable when considering less willing of undergoing procedure again and decreased expectation with results over postoperative period. Symptoms are reported mainly at the first week after procedure.

Source: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jocd.13868