Fraxel Laser: Q&AAsk a Question
3 Doctor Answers | Asked by **LBRNY** in Chula Vista, CA
If your surgeon approves the surfacing then you can consider laser resurfacing with Fraxel or other lasers. Some people have lost the elasticity of their eyelid skin and some eyelid surgeries have a risk of removal of too much skin and the lower eyelid could pull down. If laser resurfacing is done on such a condition, it could worsen the pulling by tightening the skin. Then, if the eyelid is pulling so much that the tears don't bathe the eye, the eye becomes dried out and...
I agree with Dr. Van Dyke that you should first consult the surgeon who performed your surgery, but in the right hands, Fraxel around the eyes is safe and may in fact help the scar. However, given the close proximity to your surgery you should check with your surgeon.
Assuming that all went well with your surgery, you should be well healed by 3 to 4 weeks. Laser resurfacing such as Fraxel will help to remodel scars from surgery and to improve crepey eyelid skin. Of course you need to be evaluated by your surgeon and released for laser to ensure that your skin is ready for the procedure.