For more intensive rejuvenation, the C02 Laser can yield dramatic results. The sensitive skin around the eyes is especially vulnerable to fine lines and wrinkles, especially laugh lines. The cumulative effect of all of this for men and women alike can be a tired appearance that doesn’t match the way you feel inside. There’s a reason this skin is so vulnerable to environmental and hereditary factors. As we age, the collagen fibers of the skin stretch…much like a wool sweater might stretch after years of wear. The CO2 laser can help to shrink the collagen fibers, thereby restoring the more supple wrinkle-free skin you enjoyed years earlier. The result is a more youthful, fresher looking appearance.
How the CO2 Laser works
The Ultra Pulse CO2 laser vaporizes fine wrinkles and other skin imperfections through the use of a precise high-energy laser beam. This laser is popular because it affords a level of precision, control, and accuracy that other methods can’t match. Best of all, we can perform this procedure on an outpatient basis, under mild sedation and local anesthesia. You’ll leave about an hour later…well on your way to looking 10-15 years younger!
What to expect after CO2 Laser Eyelid Surgery
After your procedure, you’ll experience some mild swelling and redness. The discomfort is minimal and can be controlled usually with non-prescription pain medication although most patients don’t require it. While the treated area can remain pink or red for several weeks, we can show you how to apply concealing make-up during the second week so that the discoloration is not noticeable. We’ve found that skin treated with laser rejuvenation heals extremely well over time. It’s important to stay out of the sun for the first few weeks after your treatment.
In many cases, we’ll combine laser resurfacing with other procedures, such as a brow or eyelid lift to achieve a total rejuvenating result. When you meet with Dr. Ragen for your consultation, you can discuss your specific needs and develop a customized treatment plan to achieve your goals. Contact us to learn more about your options and schedule a complimentary consultation today.