Is it okay to have Fraxel Laser on the eye area a month after having Juvederm to the tear troughs, and a year after having laser eye surgery (because of the eye shields that are placed in the eyes at time of treatment)?
Fraxel Laser on Eye Area After Juvederm and Laser Eye Surgery?
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Fraxel Laser on Eye Lids Following Juvederm Injections and Lasik Surgery
It is safe to have even Fraxel repair of your eyelids one month after Juvederm and one year after Lasik surgery. The heat of the laser may cause the Juvederm placed in your eye hollows to dissolve sooner. Your cornea should be well healed after one year so that the corneal shields used during the treatment would be safe. To be absolutely sure, check with your Lasik surgeon.
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Fraxel and Facial Fillers
There are three Fraxel lasers: ReFine, ReStore, and Repair. The ReFine and ReStore lasers are "non-ablative" meaning that the top layer of the skin (epidermis) stays intact. The Fraxel RePair laser is a fractionated CO2 laser which targets water in the skin and ablates or removes tissue. It is the more aggressive Fraxel which is usually done by doctors and not physician extenders.
Fraxel laser treatments are safe to use in the area under the eyes
Fraxel laser treatments are safe to use in the area under the eyes. However, eye shields should be used to protect the eyeball during the procedure. It should not have any impact on the juvederm you received a month earlier or the laser eye surgery you had.
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