Laser Skin Resurfacing Helps Treat Aging Skin Near the Eyes
Aging and damaged skin in the eye area is a prominent cosmetic concern. Crow’s feet, eye wrinkles, dark circles under the eyes, puffy eye bags, and sun damage can make a person appear weary and older.
Khan Eyelid & Facial Aesthetics, led by oculoplastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Tanya Khan, provides laser skin resurfacing to treat aged and damaged skin around and under the eyes to patients in Plano, Dallas, Texas, and surrounding locations.
Treating Eye Wrinkles with Laser
Non-surgical treatment options involving lasers can reduce aging effects, eye wrinkles, and sun damage around the eyes. The topmost layer of the skin is removed by laser, which reveals new skin underneath. This generates collagen for improving wrinkles.
Thin lower eyelid skin can be volumized by the skillful use of laser skin resurfacing procedures. It can help in reducing wrinkles and fine lines too. Crepe or papery eyelid skin can be improved with laser procedures. Otherwise, they may cause the lower eyelids to appear dark by revealing their inner anatomy.
Laser skin resurfacing can be used for thickening the skin around eyelids to make it more smooth and supple. It can help in erasing the effects of sun damage and age.
Function of Laser for Reducing Eye Wrinkles
Excising the lower eyelid skin may not be an option in some cases. The primary causing factor of eye wrinkles is poor skin quality and not loose skin. Laser skin resurfacing is designed to treat eye wrinkles by improving skin texture and quality. The first step in this approach is to build the thickness of eyelid skin by stimulating the production of collagen.
Fractional laser devices are useful for skin damage and wrinkles in the eye area. Topmost layer of the skin is ablated in fractional CO2 laser procedures. This reveals newer and smoother skin underneath. Collagen production is also triggered by fractional CO2 laser for lasting eyelid skin rejuvenation.
Eye Rejuvenation with Laser Skin Resurfacing
There are two primary types of lasers used for laser skin resurfacing – 10,600 nm CO2 laser and Erbium (a 2940 nm Er:YAG laser). CO2 laser skin resurfacing has been in use since the 1990s for managing warts, wrinkles, scars, and seborrheic keratitis among other skin conditions.
Fractional resurfacing is the latest in CO2 laser treatment. It involves a scanning pattern of ultra-short laser beams. This procedure has a short recovery time and produces quick results. It helps in remodeling the skin with little damage. The treatment has fewer side effects and a quick recovery period.
Short, pulsating, light beams are directed on damaged skin areas in the actual laser skin resurfacing procedure. Top layer of the skin is peeled off by light pulses, leaving the lower pink skin exposed.
The treatment area will be numbed by a local anesthetic. The surgeon may also offer to sedate the patient. It can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours for the procedure. The exposed or treated area should be cleaned and bandaged 4 to 5 times a day following the procedure.
Board certified ophthalmologist Dr. Tanya Khan receives patients from Plano, Dallas, Texas, and nearby areas for laser skin resurfacing to treat aged and damaged skin around and under the eyes.
Contact Khan Eyelid and Facial Aesthetics and Oculoplastic & Reconstructive Surgeon Dr. Tanya Khan Today to Schedule an Appointment
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