The unique combination of high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) and 635 nm laser energy found in SygmaLift from MedixSysteme (Ruggell, Liechtenstein), represents not only a powerful, painless, non-invasive solution for multi-layer reshaping of facial contours, but also treatment around the eyes. Using its properties, physicians can successfully treat sagging eyelids, fine lines and wrinkles, as well as facial asymmetry.
SygmaLift HIFU is split into 1,000 intersecting beams using a gold ceramic oscillator at about 1,000 Hz focused at the target depth to disrupt adipocytes with no pain. Low level laser light stimulates cellular activity and cutaneous microcirculation, with additional synergistic effects on collagen and elastin production.
“There are many devices on the market which claim to be the perfect tool for correcting the signs of periocular aging,” said Naci Çelik, M.D., a plastic surgeon at PRAGO Clinic (İstanbul, Turkey). “Some stimulate neocollagenesis while others reduce fatty deposits, and yet another reduces edema. With the SygmaLift device I meet all these specifications, so it is the perfect choice.”
“The best part about SygmaLift for the eyes is that treatment is very comfortable. This region is very sensitive and there is
no pain whatsoever,” said dermatologist Yuen Ho Chow, M.D., of The Clifford Clinic (Singapore). “The device is also very safe and easy to use and can treat patients of all ages.”
“The versatile SygmaLift platform provides instant satisfaction to patients painlessly, treating the double chin, jowls and
periocular area with just one system,” said dermatologist Jaimee Vistan-Tisbe, M.D., of the Primorosa Aesthetic Center (Plaridel, Bulacan, The Philippines). “Many Asian patients are obsessed with the V-shaped face, and this is the perfect device for every clinic wanting to help patients more closely achieve this ideal.”
Dr. Vistan-Tisbe added that while an obvious result is visible after the first session, “weekly treatments for at least four sessions is ideal, especially for patients more than 40 years of age. Taking before-and-after pictures is essential when treating the periocular area and measuring the laxity before and after will further demonstrate the dramatic results to patients.”
Dr. Chow’s recommended protocol is about five sessions at intervals of two to four weeks.
“Patients can see immediate brightening of the eyes with a less droopy, more refreshed appearance, which provides an instant ‘wow’ factor for patients,” he said. “Skin is tighter with reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. About 30 to 40 days after a course of treatment, the increased production of collagen and elastin improves these effects.”
“I do three to six sessions weekly depending on patient age and skin condition,” said Dr. Çelik. “Each session takes 20 to 60 minutes, with settings adjusted to the specific situation.” He added that he ends treatment using the 635 nm cold laser. “This works on two levels – the epidermis and deeper subcutaneous tissue – to boost collagen synthesis and stimulate microcirculation.”
“It is important to remember that the eyes define the face, so improving the condition of the delicate skin around the eyes makes one look younger and fresher,” Dr. Çelik added.