Can Laser Skin Resurfacing Treat the Area Around the Eyes?
Thanks to the ongoing advancements in laser technology, Dr. Donald Hause is able to provide beautiful results to patients who seek to rejuvenate their skin without undergoing surgery. He performs laser skin resurfacing to address sun damage and visible signs of aging on the face. But many patients wonder if the treatment is appropriate for treating the area around the eyes. This is an understandable concern as the skin around the eyes is one of the most delicate and sensitive areas on the body. In this blog post, Dr. Hause shares the answer.
About Laser Skin Resurfacing
Laser skin resurfacing eliminates dull, dead outer layers of skin to reveal fresher, healthier skin underneath. The treatment can treat a range of skin imperfections, including:
- Dark spots
- Fine lines
- Acne scars
- Uneven skin tone and texture
During laser skin resurfacing, pulsating beams of focused laser light are used to damage old skin cells in the topmost layer of the skin. This stimulates the body’s natural collagen production, leading to healthy, new skin and a smoother, more luminous complexion. The results are similar to those produced by other skin resurfacing treatments, like chemical peels and dermabrasion. However, the use of a laser offers more precise results than ever before. This is especially beneficial when treating areas with delicate skin, such as the eye area. Techniques like dermabrasion are effective, but may be too risky to use around the eyes because the skin is so thin. Laser skin resurfacing emits calibrated beams of light to specific target areas, making it safe to use on the upper and lower eyelids. Additionally, some patients may benefit from the laser’s mild “tightening” effect on the skin, particularly in the lower eyelid area when the skin becomes loose due to aging. This can improve the look of unsightly under-eye circles and the overall facial appearance.
Schedule a Consultation
Are you interested rejuvenating your eyes but still unsure of whether laser skin resurfacing is the way to do it? Dr. Hause can help. During your initial consultation, Dr. Hause will discuss your aesthetic concerns and evaluate the skin around your eyes. He will use this information to design a treatment plan that can achieve your goals. Schedule a personal consultation with Sacramento Aesthetic Surgery by calling (916) 646-6869 today.