Can You Use Fraxel for Eye Hooding and Wrinkling?

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Fracel for wrinkling, surgery for hooding

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The so-called crows foot area does respond well to Fraxel treatment, but the eye hooding is less well treated and is usually best resolved with surgery. If, for some reason, you cannot undergo surgery, Fraxel is your second best choice.

Huntsville Plastic Surgeon

Fraxel is helpful for eye wrinkling, but not for hooding

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Fraxel is helpful for eye wrinkling, but not for hooding. Surgery is necessary to help with significant upper eyelid hooding. While Fraxel does tighten the lid, it will usually not be enough to effect hooding. Thermage has an application for eyelid tightening and that would be the non-surgical treatment, but any significant hooding of the eyelid will need surgery to get a good result.

Joseph A. Eviatar, MD, FACS
New York Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Fraxel restore or dual can be used to tighten upper lids

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Yes the 1550 wavelength in Fraxel restore and Fraxel dual can be used to tighten upper lids. This however is a highly specialized procedure so be sure to check wit your surgeon regarding experience.

Eye protecting cups will need to be placed and your vision will be blurry for a few hours, so please be sure to  have a driver.

The results are not the same as a surgical upper lid procedure but they are good and work well for those not ready for surgery

Good Luck.

J. Timothy Heffernan, MD
Seattle Oculoplastic Surgeon
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