Fractional carbon dioxide (CO2) laser is a cutting edge non-surgical skin rejuvenation procedure that can be used to create a more youthful eye appearance. This advanced laser procedure can be ideally recommended for patients who are bothered by aging signs around the eyes or sagging eyelids, but want to avoid eyelid lift surgery.
Fractional CO2 laser medical spa procedure is safe and produces sustainable results as long as it is performed by a qualified laser treatment provider. The magnanimous and reliable Dr. Gregg Reger of Reger Vein and Skin Specialists provides fractional CO2 laser based eye rejuvenation procedures to patients in Spring, TX, The Woodlands, and surrounding communities.
One of the innovative features of a CO2 laser is that it has the longest wavelength of all the lasers that are used for skin rejuvenation. It can even be safely used on darker skin types with appropriate settings. Eyelid skin typically is very delicate and sensitive, and it can be treated well with the fractional CO2 laser procedure.
Patients with deeper wrinkles and more conspicuous textural changes from sun damage, wrinkles, blotchiness, acne scars, and traumatic scars can also benefit from fractional CO2 laser technique. The advantage with this technology is that the laser light penetrates slightly deeper and causes shrinkage of collagen from within.
Therefore, the crepey effect around the eyelids can be effectively smoothed, and wrinkles and lines around the upper and lower eyelids can be improved with CO2 laser treatment. Patients in their forties and up to seventies who suffer from moderate to deep wrinkles and sun damage around the eyes and other areas of the face and neck can achieve highly desirable outcomes with fractional CO2 laser medical spa treatment.
How safe is it for the eyelids?
The laser expert will provide special laser “contact lenses” to protect the eye. The laser treatment will not be performed directly on the eyelids. The provider will place numbing eye drops in the eye before insertion of a contact lens-like eye shield. A protective ointment on the side next to the eye will be applied to create cushioning for the special shield.
This shield fits comfortably within the eye and is easily removed once the treatment session is over. Following the placement of the eye shield, the laser expert will perform the fractional CO2 laser treatment on the lower and upper eyelids as needed. Mild swelling and redness after the treatment may appear which will resolve in about two to four days.
The provider will instruct the patient to avoid sun exposure during the post-treatment healing phase. In about two to three months, full results of the fractional CO2 laser eye rejuvenation treatment would be established.
How does it Work?
The fractional CO2 laser takes the laser beam and pixellates it into thousands of tiny little shafts of light. These tiny shafts of light penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin to repair the damaged skin from within and stimulate fresh collagen fibers. Dr. Reger receives patients from Spring, TX, The Woodlands, and other cities and towns in The Lone Star State for fractional laser CO2 medical spa treatment.
During a consultation at Reger Vein and Skin Specialists with Gregg Reger MD in The Woodlands, our team will be happy to explain more in detail what procedures and treatments would be the best fit for you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to learn more 832-585-0090! Serving patients in The Woodlands, Spring, Houston, Texas and surrounding areas.