How Long Does It Take to See Full Results After Laser Resurfacing?

How long until you see laser resurfacing results for under eyes only. It was the coherent co2 laser.

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Laser resurfacing and lower lid blepharoplasty

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The effects of CO2 laser resurfacing of the lower lids will be immediate and will continue to improve the texture of the skin for the next several months to a year. Any prolonged erythema of the area should be evaluated by your surgeon, however, the particular type of laser resurfacing you had performed will leave the eyes red for several weeks. Be patient and follow the post-procedure instructions.

Laser eyelid resurfacing improvement

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You are asking how long to see the effects after your carbon dioxide laser resurfacing. Interestingly, most patients improve for six to 12 months, or more, after resurfacing. The lines still exist but there better than before surgery, most of the time. However, there is a period of looking better than it actually is. Around the third to fourth week, when there is no open wound, and the skin is red, there is still microscopic swelling (edema) and this fluid plumps up the skin such that the fine lines are not easily seen! When the next month arrives, even though you are improving compared to the skin's appearance before surgery, you may think the lines are coming back because you're comparing it to the period after surgery that it was artificially looking too good .

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
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Eyes following laser resurfacing

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The eyes are commonly the quickest of all areas to heal following laser resurfacing. The redness can persist for some time. Typically most makeup can be resumed by 3 weeks but redness and results may take up to 3 months to see stable results,.

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You should see immediate results after CO2 laser resurfacing

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The CO2 laser resurfacing you had produces instant tightening and you will notice the improvement immediately. Now, there are variables in how the machine is set up that could give you more or less dramatic results depending on how high or low they set the machine when using it on you.

Ivan Wayne, MD
Oklahoma City Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Resurfacing Results

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The results of Laser Resurfacing are seen immediately and continue to evolve for up to 8 weeks depending on the TYPE of resurfacing (fractionated VS full Ablation), DEPTH and TYPE of laser (in your case CO2).

Peter A. Aldea, MD
Memphis Plastic Surgeon

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