CO2 Resurfacing: Lifting in Eye Brow/upper Eye Area?

Could Co2 fract. Resurfacing have a (semi)lifted/tighting effect/some lifted effect in eyebrow/upper eyelid area? Could it simulate a sort of (semi) upper eye lid correction, so to say? Could it give a more ''open'' appierence for the eyes? For how long could these specific results last? In my case: There is only little/subtile improvement needed, nothing drastic at all. Some specific note/details to be aware of?

Doctor Answers 3

Ulthera is better for lifting the brow

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CO2 laser resurfacing works best for minimizing wrinkles and improving the skin’s texture. If you have wrinkles, pigmentation and/or texture problems with your skin, you will probably benefit from CO2 treatments. However, if lifting your brow region is your main goal, you should look into Ulthera. Ulthera is a more effective treatment to lift and tighten the brow area.

San Diego Dermatologic Surgeon
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CO2 laser resurfacing result in eyelid/eyebrow lift?

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  I agree with Dr. Young.  Given your motivation for seeing an eyelid or eyebrow lift after the procedure, you are bound to be disappointed with the results of CO2 laser resurfacing.  The effect of resurfacing is primarily to improve skin quality or texture.  You will get very little, if any, lift from this procedure.  There are better options.

Lawrence Kass, MD
Saint Petersburg Oculoplastic Surgeon
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This lifting effect would be mild at best with co2 laser in the upper eye and brow area

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Browlifts, eyelifts, fat injections, fillers are other better options. CO2 laser resurfacing is best for improving skin changes such as mild tightening, sun spots improvement, wrinkle reduction, and improvement in texture.


Philip Young, MD
Bellevue Facial Plastic Surgeon

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