Best laser for under eye fine lines and creepiness?

I am 36 and starting to notice some creepiness under the eye area as well as some fine lines. I have had one consultation so far and they suggested I use the Sciton Halo laser just around the eyes. I haven't seen any reviews on here for this specific laser for this specific problem, so I am wondering how effective it will be, especially in comparison to other lasers. I should note that I have tried Botox, which has slightly softened some of them, but not to the degree I am looking for.

Doctor Answers 6

Improving under eye skin

In my opinion improving the skin under the eyes can be divided into two main catergories: 1. Dynamic wrinkles: Best treated with neuromodulators (e.g. Botox) 2. Stable wrinkles: Beast treated with laser resurfacing. Halo is great due to the fact that combines deep non-ablative and more superficial ablative. Achieving similar result as total resurfacing procedures but without the downtown. I would advise you to have a full evaluation and depending on the severity of the wrinkles and the skin quality the treatment should be selected. 
Best, Dr. RG

Improving under eye skin

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}

In my opinion improving the skin under the eyes can be divided into two main catergories: 1. Dynamic wrinkles: Best treated with neuromodulators (e.g. Botox) 2. Stable wrinkles: Beast treated with laser resurfacing. Halo is great due to the fact that combines deep non-ablative and more superficial ablative. Achieving similar result as total resurfacing procedures but without the downtown. I would advise you to have a full evaluation and depending on the severity of the wrinkles and the skin quality the treatment should be selected. 
Best, Dr. RG

Best laser for the under eyes

Thank you for your question.  It's difficult to make exact recommendations without assessing you in-person, or at least reviewing photos.  That said, Halo is an excellent, low-downtime laser for brightening skin tone, and for improving the appearance of fine lines and overall skin texture.  That said, I think of it as more of a full face treatment, and I don't think it is the ideal treatment for crepey skin around the eyes.  The Halo handpiece is quite large, and is difficult to maneuver on the delicate skin around the eyes.  Moreover, I don't think the energy penetrates the skin deeply enough to tighten the eyelids.  I would recommend that you consider Contour TRL or a CO2 laser instead - although these lasers require more downtime and aftercare that Halo, I think you'll likely see more dramatic results.  Best of luck!

Faiyaaz Kalimullah, MD, FAAD
Chicago Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

Best laser for the under eyes

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}

Thank you for your question.  It's difficult to make exact recommendations without assessing you in-person, or at least reviewing photos.  That said, Halo is an excellent, low-downtime laser for brightening skin tone, and for improving the appearance of fine lines and overall skin texture.  That said, I think of it as more of a full face treatment, and I don't think it is the ideal treatment for crepey skin around the eyes.  The Halo handpiece is quite large, and is difficult to maneuver on the delicate skin around the eyes.  Moreover, I don't think the energy penetrates the skin deeply enough to tighten the eyelids.  I would recommend that you consider Contour TRL or a CO2 laser instead - although these lasers require more downtime and aftercare that Halo, I think you'll likely see more dramatic results.  Best of luck!

Faiyaaz Kalimullah, MD, FAAD
Chicago Dermatologic Surgeon

Laser for under eye

Halo is an excellent option to improve the texture/tone of the skin around the eyes, address fine lines, correct sun damage and pigmentation issues. However, you may want to also consider Sciton TRL if you desire more dramatic improvement. Consult in person with an expert and experienced physician who has the ability to provide you multiple options.

Laser for under eye

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}

Halo is an excellent option to improve the texture/tone of the skin around the eyes, address fine lines, correct sun damage and pigmentation issues. However, you may want to also consider Sciton TRL if you desire more dramatic improvement. Consult in person with an expert and experienced physician who has the ability to provide you multiple options.

Halo laser skin resurfacing will be a good fit

Hello, 

Thanks for your question.   

Halo skin resurfacing laser works very well for periorbital wrinkles(wrinkles around eyes).  It is a combination of non-ablative and ablative lasers with very minimal down time, but provides excellent results.  We have posted post halo photos on RealSelf  for periorbital wrinkles.  It maybe helpful for you to look at it.

Best, Dr. Kevin Belasco, Newport Beach, CA

Kevin T. Belasco, DO
Newport Beach Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 1 review

Halo laser skin resurfacing will be a good fit

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}

Hello, 

Thanks for your question.   

Halo skin resurfacing laser works very well for periorbital wrinkles(wrinkles around eyes).  It is a combination of non-ablative and ablative lasers with very minimal down time, but provides excellent results.  We have posted post halo photos on RealSelf  for periorbital wrinkles.  It maybe helpful for you to look at it.

Best, Dr. Kevin Belasco, Newport Beach, CA

Kevin T. Belasco, DO
Newport Beach Dermatologist

Laser for under eye fine lines

Hi there -

I would recommend either Halo laser or Profractional Erbium Yag laser.  The nice part about Halo is that it comes with less downtime than traditional fractionated lasers.  You might need more than one treatment to get your desired results, but this can be true for other laser types as well.  Furthermore, the collagen stimulation you get with Halo to improve the fine lines and wrinkles will continue to be produced up to 3 months after your treatment.

Justin Wudel, MD
Edina Otolaryngologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 1 review

Laser for under eye fine lines

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}

Hi there -

I would recommend either Halo laser or Profractional Erbium Yag laser.  The nice part about Halo is that it comes with less downtime than traditional fractionated lasers.  You might need more than one treatment to get your desired results, but this can be true for other laser types as well.  Furthermore, the collagen stimulation you get with Halo to improve the fine lines and wrinkles will continue to be produced up to 3 months after your treatment.

Justin Wudel, MD
Edina Otolaryngologist

Laser for under eyes

I love the Sciton Halo - in fact we helped develop it and I lecture about it regularly. The halo is a hybrid fractional laser bringing the best of non-ablative and ablative fractional to one treatment. Its great for fine lines and pigment and overall sun damage. But- its not my favorite for lower eyelid tightening. The Halo head does not allow you to get to the lash line but you can get some improvement in canthal lines with it. My favorite for lower eyelids is the Sciton TRL - full field erbium resurfacing. Downtime about a week but the results are awesome. I have patients out over 10 years with excellent results.

Jason Pozner, MD
Boca Raton Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 45 reviews

Laser for under eyes

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}

I love the Sciton Halo - in fact we helped develop it and I lecture about it regularly. The halo is a hybrid fractional laser bringing the best of non-ablative and ablative fractional to one treatment. Its great for fine lines and pigment and overall sun damage. But- its not my favorite for lower eyelid tightening. The Halo head does not allow you to get to the lash line but you can get some improvement in canthal lines with it. My favorite for lower eyelids is the Sciton TRL - full field erbium resurfacing. Downtime about a week but the results are awesome. I have patients out over 10 years with excellent results.

Jason Pozner, MD
Boca Raton Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 45 reviews

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.