Upper Eyelid - Lumenis Deep FX - Mission Viejo, CA

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I had the procedure yesterday. Pain during was...

I had the procedure yesterday. Pain during was perfectly tolerable because I was given topical anesthetic 45 minutes beforehand and then a few ccs of Lidocaine. I felt anxious because the laser was so close to my eyes, but this doctor is one of the most confident I've ever met and I never doubted he knew what he was doing. Pain one hour later was AWFUL (I had to drive a long way in bad traffic) but I took some Meloxicam when I got home and by evening it had subsided. On Day 2 now, the swelling and oozing is much worse but there's little or no pain.

This procedure was a test drive for me because I want to do whole face, neck and chest Deep or Total FX. I can see that I would need to be pretty heavily medicated during and after if I do go through with it - but maybe I'll just tackle it in steps. I am about to turn 52 and am trying everything to slow down the sag and droop that's crept over my face and neck. I did Ulthera five months ago - it helped somewhat in that I see a more defined jaw line, but the results are so very subtle and of course do nothing to skin surface grooves and indentations which seem to get deeper by the week.

This upper eyelid laser was chosen to target the vertical lines below the eyebrow which are deep and obvious even in repose. Most people would do upper lids and under eyes at the same time, I couldn't for a few practical reasons like clinic being too far away and needing a driver etc.

I am super optimistic that this Doctor may have completely erased the vertical grooves. In the preop he showed me some of the most dramatic before and after pictures I have ever seen. He's seems to be fairly aggressive about delivering noticeable results. Kind of wish I had saved the money from the Ulthera and gone straight to him. I did Ulthera because I couldn't take any downtown (and didn't need it, went right back to work). Today on Day 2 I couldn't even leave the house and will be like this for a week at least I'm guessing. But if it gets the result, then it's worth it and I will schedule time to do the rest later. Let us see how I do in my own after photo.

Photo Six weeks post.

Dr. Ronnie N. Dawood

The Clinic is called Sublime Medical and the Doctor and all staff are poster children for the services, (he looks 25 but is 40, I believe). Everybody was super professional. The offices are high end, modern. I came in on a special but got outstanding service. All doctors say that it is really about the practitioner/injector and this one seems to be in a class of his own. The before and afters he showed me were unbelievable - literally stripping years and all the aging signs off very normal faces.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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