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Portrait(R) Plasma - A New Non-Surgical Option for one of the Most Requested Aesthetic Treatment - Aging Eyes
Date:1/24/2008

Doctors Are Combining Portrait(R) Plasma with Fractionated Lasers Or in

Place of Surgery to Alleviate the Signs of Aging of the Eyes

WALTHAM, Mass., Jan. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- When it comes to the aging eye area, going under the knife is no longer the only option. According to the American Academy of Facial and Plastic Surgery, surgeons are seeing a more educated patient who is interested in non-surgical options to obtain the best results. One of the most requested aesthetic treatments is wrinkle reduction and tightening around the eyes and the excess tissue of the upper eyelid. For patients who experience sagging, droopy eye lids, wrinkles and puffiness, blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) is no longer the only option to obtain a more youthful eye area.

One solution offered by Dr. Brian Biesman, Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon of Nashville Centre for Laser and Facial Surgery in Nashville, Tennessee, is a cosmetic combination that helps patients reap maximum benefits from their treatment; blepharoplasty, Portrait Plasma, a novel plasma skin regeneration technology, and injectables such as Botox and fillers.

"Blepharoplasty removes the excess tissue and skin, but Portrait Plasma improves skin quality. It smoothes fine lines and treats both wrinkles and sun damage, which surgery alone cannot do," according to Dr. Biesman. Additionally he indicated injectables may be used to relax the muscles and then, in some cases, filler may be used to enhance volume. Physicians are also combining Portrait with other aesthetic procedures, such as fractionated lasers, a popular treatment that does not meet patient's demands for improvement in the peri-orbital area. Richard Fitzpatrick, MD from La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre combines Portrait(R) Plasma with fractional laser for further results on the face. At times he chooses Portrait Plasma for treating eyes over other devices in his practice remarking, "Eyelid skin is uniquely suited for
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