CO2 Fractional Laser

“A wonderful doctor on all levels.”

Dr Roya is a wonderful doctor on all levels. She’s gentle, skilled, knowledgeable and has a kind and warm bedside manner. A rare combination. She uses the “less is more” approach and doesn’t try to up-sell you on things you don’t need which is a nice change in BH. Natural results.
Jessica D. on Yelp

Types of Treatment

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Lower-Eyelid Blepharoplasty.Asian Eyelid Surgery.Upper blepharoplasty.Correcting  the aging process
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“Follow-Up On Results Is Impeccable”

I cannot say enough wonderful things about Dr. Roya Ghafouri. I have been fortunate enough to have Dr. Ghafouri as an eyelid surgeon, as well as for cosmetic procedures. Her follow-up on results is impeccable! She makes sure you are satisfied, comfortable and has a very light touch which makes procedures virtually pain free. On top of it all, she is nice person!!! I would HIGHLY recommend Dr. Ghafouri.
Tina R. of yelp

Frequently Asked Questions:

CO2 Fractional Laser FAQ

Most frequent questions about the CO2 Fractional Laser answered by Dr. Roya.

WHAT IS AN UPPER EYELID BLEPHAROPLASTY?

A blepharoplasty, or an upper eyelid lift as it is more commonly known, is a surgical procedure that makes the eyes look more refreshed, awake, and youthful. A blepharoplasty can address excess upper eyelid skin also known as dermatochalasis in addition to puffiness in the corners of the upper eyelids. The surgery entails removing excess skin and/or fat to give our patients the best natural aesthetic outcome.

WHAT EXACTLY DOES A BLEPHAROPLASTY ADDRESS?
Most patients that are good candidates for blepharoplasty come to see Dr. Roya because of tired-looking eyes. Many patients complain that their upper eyelid skin hangs over their eyelashes, their eyelashes are hidden, they have excessive hooding of their upper eyelids, or their eyelids lack an upper eyelid crease.
AM I A CANDIDATE FOR BLEPHAROPLASTY?

Dr. Roya offers both virtual and in-office consultations that will determine if you are a candidate for surgery. She performs a thorough examination of your eyes and face, and reviews which procedures will best address your concerns.

If you have recently had any ophthalmic surgery including refractive surgery or cataract surgery, she may recommend that you wait 3-6 months before having a blepharoplasty. If you have dry eyes, Dr. Roya will work with you to optimize the moisturization of your eyes prior to surgery. Prior to surgery, Dr. Roya will make sure that your eyes and eyelids are in the best condition prior to undertaking any procedure.

WHAT IS THE SURGERY LIKE?

An upper eyelid blepharoplasty is a short, outpatient procedure that is relatively painless. The upper eyelid blepharoplasty can be performed comfortably in the office or under light sedation administered by a board-certified anesthesiologist in a certified surgery center.

The incision is made and hidden along the skin crease so there is no scar once you have fully healed. When the procedure is over, we have you ice your eyelids and rest in the office until you are ready to head home.

WHAT IS THE RECOVERY LIKE?

After surgery, you will stay in our office to rest and will be able to go home the same day, once you are feeling well. You may wear sunglasses outdoors to camouflage your initial bruising and swelling.
Initially, you may go about your normal daily activities, such as shopping, walking, and returning to work 1-2 days after surgery. However, we recommend avoiding strenuous activity for 1 week.

The swelling and bruising typically are the worst at 2-3 days, and do not go away for at least 10-14 days. Many patients wear sunglasses for the first few days after surgery and patients can use makeup to cover up any bruising if needed. Once your eyelids have had time to heal, you will see a more refreshed and youthful appearance around your eyes that will make you look younger and more rested.

I want a blepharoplasty, what do i do now?

If you have been considering having a blepharoplasty or eye lift surgery, please call my office at (310) 990-0905 or email us at roya@royamd.com, and our staff

Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty FAQ

Most frequent questions about the upper eyelid surgery answered by Dr. Roya.

WHAT IS AN lower EYELID BLEPHAROPLASTY?
A lower eyelid blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that makes the eyes look more refreshed, awake, and youthful. A lower eyelid blepharoplasty can address the puffy and tired appearance of lower eyelids.
The surgery entails naturally removing excess fat and/or skin to give our patients the best natural aesthetic outcome.
WHAT EXACTLY DOES A LOWER EYELID BLEPHAROPLASTY ADDRESS?

Most patients that are good candidates for blepharoplasty come to see Dr. Roya because of tired and puffy looking eyelids. Many patients complain that they have puffiness or bags underneath their eyes.

why do bags form underneath the eye?

It is because we have fatty tissue in the space behind the eye that likely evolved in humans to help cushion the eye during minor impacts. As we age, the tissue barrier that keeps the fat behind the eye weakens, allowing fat to come forward into the lower eyelid. This is what produces an aesthetically un-pleasing fullness to the lower eyelids, which manifests in the form of under eye bags. Lower eyelid blepharoplasty involves making a small incision under the eyelashes or on the inside of the eyelid to remove the excess fat. If performed through an external incision, lower eyelid blepharoplasty can also involve the removal of excess skin, which can reduce lower eyelid wrinkles. However, we more commonly make the hidden incision from behind the eyelid and subsequently use laser, microneedling or peels to improve the texture of the skin and reduce wrinkles.

AM I A CANDIDATE FOR BLEPHAROPLASTY?
Dr. Roya offers both virtual and in-office consultations that will determine if you are a candidate for surgery. She performs a thorough examination of your eyes and face, and reviews which procedures will best address your concerns.
If you have recently had any ophthalmic surgery including refractive surgery or cataract surgery, she may recommend that you wait 3-6 months before having a blepharoplasty. If you have dry eyes, Dr. Roya will work with you to optimize the moisturization of your eyes prior to surgery. Prior to surgery, Dr. Roya will make sure that your eyes and eyelids are in the best condition prior to undertaking any procedure.
WHAT IS THE SURGERY LIKE?
A lower eyelid blepharoplasty is an outpatient procedure that is relatively painless. The lower eyelid blepharoplasty can be performed in the office but is more routinely performed under light sedation administered by a board-certified anesthesiologist in a certified surgery center.
The incision is usually made behind the eyelid so there is no visible scar. When the procedure is over, we have you ice your eyelids and rest until you are ready to head home. Often times, we perform the surgery with additional laser, chemical peels or microneedling to improve the texture of your skin at the same time.
WHAT IS THE RECOVERY LIKE?

After surgery, you will stay in the recovery room to rest and will be able to go home the same day, once you are feeling well. You may wear sunglasses outdoors to camouflage your initial bruising and swelling.

Initially, you may go about your normal daily activities, such as shopping, walking, and returning to work 1-2 days after surgery. However, we recommend avoiding strenuous activity for 1 week. The swelling and bruising typically are the worst at 2-3 days, and does not go away for about 10-14 days. Many patients wear sunglasses for the first few days after surgery and patients can use makeup to cover up any bruising if needed. Once your eyelids have had time to heal, you will see a more refreshed and youthful appearance around your eyes that will make you look more rested.

I want a lower eyelid blepharoplasty, what now?

If you have been considering having a blepharoplasty or eye lift surgery, please call my office at (310) 990-0905 or email us at roya@royamd.com, and our staff