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Under-eye Area Scarring, Wrinkles After Fractional Co2, Is There Anything That Can Be Done To Fix This?

I had a full-face fractional Co2 laser treatment over a month ago. Now when I smile I have a very noticeable hollow, wrinkly area beneath both eyes. My under-eye area did not have this appearance prior to the Co2 laser treatment. Is there anything that can be done to fix or at least greatly improve this issue? Thank you in advance for any responses.

Doctor Answers (2)

Wait and see..... collagen takes 3-5 months to remodel

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This is somewhat unusual... most laser treatments with CO2 tighten under the eye area. Regardless, one month is way too short to make a good assessment. Give it another 2-3 months to settle. A photo will be helpful. 
If you are having Fractional CO2, next round ensure that eye shields are in place, then let your specialist treat under your eyes- I would be very surprised if this does not fix your problem.
Cheers

Dr Davin Lim 
Laser Dermatologist, 
BRISBANE, Australia. 


Brisbane Dermatologist
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Be patient!

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At one month, you still have swollen inflamed skin that may wrinkle in different ways until swelling resolves. If you haven't already, consider a botox or dysport treatment to allow your skin to continue healing over relaxed muscles. This will help improve your final result, but allow healing to finish before making judgements of the results.

J. Charles Finn, MD
Raleigh-Durham Facial Plastic Surgeon
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