Is the fraxel laser good for under eye wrinkles?

I have fine lines directly under my eyes. My doctor applied Botox to the outer eye area (where the lines were very minimal); but I still have fine lines. I've tried Fraxel under my eyes about 6 times last year, and saw a vast improvement. They still bother me though. Should I go back for more Fraxel to build more collagen? Thanks.

Doctor Answers 21

Lines under the eyes

my favourite laser for treating lines under the eyes is a combination of Fraxel Re-Store and Fraxel Re-pair. some patients might only need one or the other but I have seen better much lasting results with a combination treatment.

additionally Botox is a great adjunct to the laser treatment

New York Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 27 reviews

Yes, you may need another fraxel for the lines under your eyes

In my experience, you need both Botox and the Fraxel to have a nice cosmetic result.  The area under the eye is an area that shows aging easily.  Repeat treatments may be needed.  Also, some filler may need to be injected under the trough area as well to have excellent results

Fraxel Can Help Erase Under-Eye Wrinkles

Depending on the depth of your wrinkles, either Fraxel Re:pair or Fraxel Re:store would be appropriate. Both technologies will also stimulate collagen production, which improves the quality of your skin. You may also need some fillers, such as Restylane, and possibly some Botox to prevent further wrinkling. Because Fraxel Re:store is less aggressive than traditional Fraxel, it may take multiple sessions to obtain your desired results. However, there is no downtime after treatment, allowing you to return to daily activities immediately. Please schedule an appointment with a board-certified dermatologist to find out how Fraxel can rejuvenate your under-eye area.

William Groff, DO
San Diego Dermatologist
4.8 out of 5 stars 39 reviews

Combination therapy for under eye wrinkles

The best way to treat the under eye area is through combination therapy.  This includes the use of Fraxel, Botox and Restylane to achieve the desired result.

Edward J. Gross, MD
Orlando Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 24 reviews

Fraxel for under eye wrinkles

Fraxel can work well for people with fine lines under their eyes.  Other options include CO2 laser, which produces a more dramatic effect or a lower blepharoplasty if you have excess skin and/or fat.  A plastic surgeon can evaulate you and help you decide what would be the best course of action for you!

Angela Sturm, MD
Houston Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 8 reviews

Fraxel for Wrinkles

Thank you for your question. Fraxel eliminates irregular skin discoloration, and stimulates new collagen production, tightening the skin without prolonged recovery. After a series of 2 to 4 Fraxel treatments, the cumulative cosmetic improvement is near more aggressive lasers, but unlike more aggressive lasers, redness and swelling eliminated within 2 to 4 days after each treatment. Fraxel is outstanding for fine wrinkles, mild skin laxity, irregular pigmentation, acne scars, surgical scars, enlarged pores, stretch marks, age spots and Rosacea. It can be used safely on the face, neck, hands, arms, and chest.

Fraxel and under eye wrinkles

This device is great for improving under eye wrinkles.  In a younger patient with early lines, I would recommend the Fraxel Restore device.  For deeper wrinkles, it may be time for you to try the Fraxel Repair device to achieve the best results.

Lori Stetler, MD
Dallas Dermatologic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 9 reviews

Fraxel works for fine lines and wrinkles

Fraxel works for fine lines and wrinkles but  if your wrinkles are right under your lashes they aren't reached by the laser.  These types of wrinkles are best treated by lower eyelid lift.  Lower lid blepharoplasty is a surgery that involves bruising and a week or two of recovery, longer for all of the swelling to down. If surgery isn't for you, continuing to do the Fraxel is fine.  You have a lot of experience with it and should know what to expect.

Daryl K. Hoffman, MD
San Jose Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 14 reviews

The more laser treatments, the better the results

The more treatments you get the better. Remember, the more aggressive the treatment (ablative CO2 laser is more aggressive than non-ablative lasers) the better the results. If you want almost no downtime it will take many treatments to get the same results as a ablative laser which will have 1-2 weeks of redness and healing.

Mitchel P. Goldman, MD
San Diego Dermatologic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

If you liked past Fractional Laser results, I would suggest another treatment, however,

You may wish to discuss the treatment settings with your physician. If you are doing 6 treatments per year, it is likely you could adjust the settings to get a bit more dramatic result. That said, and without seeing you in person, your physician may have good reason to keep you a lower setting with more frequent treatments. Just talk about it with him/her. Communication is the key to get the results you want. Good luck.

Peter Schmid, DO
Longmont Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 2 reviews

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