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Non-surgical Eyelid Lift To Tighten Skin?

I had bleph a little over a week ago and my one eye lid is wrinkled. It looks like there is a crease that goes from the outer corner of my lid to the middle of the lid, right in the center. A doctor on here suggested that he may have made the incision above the crease. Anyway, is there some type of laser treatment to tighten the skin on my upper lids? And what is the cost, generally.

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Non-surgical Eyelid Lift To Tighten Skin

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Great question. There are non-surgical techniques that can address minimal skin laxity of the eyelids including lasers. Much of the skin redundancy you are seeing may be due to normal post operative swelling. The fact that one eye is different from the other is also not uncommon since the swelling can be asymmetrical. Usually the swelling accumulates just above the incision line and can last for weeks and even months. If you still feel that there is significant skin laxity down the road, a fractionated CO2 laser treatment might help tighten that skin. Best of luck.


Columbus Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Non-surgical Eyelid Lift To Tighten Skin?

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      At one week, please give the result some time to develop.  It is very early to consider additional surgery or intervention.

 

 

Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA

Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Tightening lid skin

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can be done with lasers are it is the most direct way of dealing with mild redundancies.  If you have excessive skin, it would be best to simply have a revision of your lids.  However, you must wait until you are completely healed as your concerns may disappear with time.

Curtis Wong, MD
Redding Plastic Surgeon
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