Laser Resurfacing for eye Rejuvenation

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”.

Why opt for the procedure?

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.

What are the possible risks?

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,

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

What are the costs?

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.

How to prepare for laser resurfacing for eye rejuvenation?

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.

  • Discuss proneness to fever blisters and cold sores, which can be triggered in the procedure.
  • Avoid medicines that may have an impact on blood clotting. This includes medicines and supplements, like Vitamin E and aspirin.
  • Avoid smoking both before and after the procedure for at least two weeks.

Things to expect after the procedure

After laser resurfacing has been completed, the doctor would bandage the area and offer suggestions for further care, which include,

  • Cleaning the area for three to five times a day, after first 24 hours
  • Using an ointment after cleaning to avoid scabs.

After effects at a glance

Laser resurfacing can have a few after effects on the treatment area, including

  • Swelling for 24 to 48 hours
  • Itching sensations up to 72 hours
  • Skin peeling after five to seven days

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.

  • Use only oil-free makeup on the treated area for next couple of months
  • Avoid direct sun exposure. Also, it is good to use the right sunscreen for protection.
  • The skin should be moisturized at all times.

Talk to your doctor in detail before proceeding with the procedure.