permanent solution for droopy eyelids

Laser Resurfacing for Droopy Eyelids

Laser resurfacing is a cosmetic procedure, which is used to remove old skin cells to expose newer skin. The technique involves using intense but gentle laser and must be completed by an experienced ASDS dermatologist, who has professional training and precise control over the treatment.

Understanding the procedure

Laser Resurfacing doesn’t cause extensive pain, but patients do experience minor snapping owing to the heat. Your doctor will constantly use chilled air to keep the skin cool. Talk to your doctor to understand the process in more detail.

Why opt for laser resurfacing for droopy eyelids?

The procedure is among the best solution for droopy eyelids, and given that it heats the layers of skin underneath, it aids in promoting collagen production. This, in turn, works for exposing more smoother and even looking skin after the treatment has been completed.

What are the possible risks?

As with most cosmetic procedures, there are a few risks you should know about. Do note that the risks can be minimized with an experienced ASDS dermatologist. Risks include,

  • Pain and swelling
  • Scarring
  • Bleeding and crusting
  • Discoloration of the skin
  • Bacterial infection

What are the estimated costs?

Laser resurfacing is considered to be a cosmetic procedure, and hence, it is not covered under insurance. The costs typically depend on the treatment area, number of appointments and other factors.

Preparing for the procedure

Typically, the medical history of the patient will be checked by the doctor. Also, the doctor may talk and discuss the risks and probable expectations and outcomes, while also focusing on the concerns of the patient. Here are some of the steps that may be taken by the doctor-

  • The patient may be given an antiviral or antibiotic medication before the procedure
  • Localanesthesia may be used for the treatment area
  • Metal shields will be used to protect the eyes

Things to expect after the procedure

Laser resurfacing can have the following effects-

  • Mild bruising
  • Swelling around the eyes
  • Redness for a few weeks