One of the most advanced treatment for crow’s feet is Ablative laser resurfacing. The procedure involves a wand-shaped laser instrument, which is used to removing old skin cells for new skin surface. The procedure is also known as “laser peeling”.
As an effective procedure, Laser Resurfacing works by heating the underlying skin layers, and thereby, collagen production is promoted in the treated area. This stimulates the skin, resulting in much smoother appearance and reducing the hard and uneven look as seen with crow’s feet.
As with cosmetic procedures of all kinds, there are a few risks with laser resurfacing for crow’s feet. Please note that these risks can be minimized when the case is handled by an experienced and qualified dermatologist. Some of the risks include,
Generally, laser resurfacing is considered under cosmetic procedures, which is why insurance doesn’t cover the costs of the same. Your doctor will decide on the costs of the technique, depending on the history, additional tests and requirements.
A physical exam is usually conducted by the doctor before the procedure, and the medical history of the person will also be checked. The doctor will also talk of expectations, outcomes, risks and other concerns that the patient may have. Patients should typically follow the below advice.
After laser resurfacing has been completed, the doctor would bandage the area and offer suggestions for further care, which include,
Laser resurfacing can have a few after effects on the treatment area, including
Healing can take anywhere between 10 days to 21 days, depending on a number of factors, including location and size of the treatment area. Patients, however, should follow the following.
Talk to your doctor in detail before proceeding with the procedure.