Hi! Lower bleph done in August. Love the results,huge difference!! However, I do have some pronounced lines/loose skin under both eyes after the surgery. In September, my doc & I discussed these issues. She had me start using RetinA under my eyes, said to give it another month to let the swelling come down more. I saw her again Monday, no real change so she wants to do laser under my eyes to tighen/smooth the skin (vs skin pinch). What kind of laser treatment do you reccomend if any? Thank you!
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Loose Skin After Blepharoplasty
I absolutely recommend a series of laser treatments with Fraxel, or one eye only treatment with Fraxel re:pair OR a treatment with Thermage skin tightening system. Any of these would be a great option for you!
Options for treating loose lower eyelid skin
There are basically two options with trying to improve the lines and loose skin below the eyelids. One, as you mentioned, would be a skin pinch, where some of the excess skin is removed surgically. The other options would be non-surgical. You could either have a chemical peel or laser treatment to try and help. In my opinion, I think a skin pinch or laser resurfacing would be your best options. If you had laser resurfacing, I would use a CO2 laser because that is the laser with which I get the best results. Your doctor may have a different opinion and she may recommend another laser.
Crepey skin on lower lids
Excess skin can occur on the lower lids after a lower blepharoplasty once the fat has been removed. A pinch of skin removed along the lash line and closed with Histocryl tissue glue should be all that will be necessary. Additional options include fractionated laser.