Is Swelling Normal Under the Eyes After Laser Treatment and How Long Should It Last?

Is Swelling Normal Under the Eyes After Laser Treatment and How Long Should It Last?

Doctor Answers 3

Post Laser Treatment - Swelling Eyes

Thank you for your question. This is common with many different lasers, and usually resolves in 7-21 days in the worst case scenarios. Things to minimize this are head elevation, frequent use of cool compresses, avoiding salty foods, and avoid laying flat.  Be certain to be under the supervision of a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon with expertise in laser procedures for the most effective and safe treatments. I hope this helps.

Bay Area Dermatologist
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Swelling after laser treatment under eyes is normal

Virtually any laser treatment to the eyelids will cause temporary swelling, which can last days, weeks or months, depending on the type of laser used and the aggressiveness of treatment. Laser resurfacing is the most aggressive treatment and is either fractional or fully ablative by definition. Swelling can last longer in these cases, up to a few months on occasion. Talk to your laser physician about treatment, as this often helps.

Harrison C. Putman III, MD
Peoria Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Swelling under the eyes after laser treatment is very normal, our eyes are very sensitive. Make sure you speak to your plastic surgeon to find out what you can do to help improve it. It can take a couple of weeks.



Stuart B. Kincaid, MD, FACS (in memoriam)
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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