Upper Eyelid Co2 Laser 3 Months Ago and Scarring is Still Visible? (photo)

I've had my double eyelid surgery 3 months ago and the scars are still visible with no improvement .. anyway I decided to get a fraxel laser treatment after 6 months not only because of the scars but also because i have some wrinkles in my left upper eyelid and i have a thin fold along the eyelash line which make my eyes look uneven .. will fraxel laser solve this problem? or I need another surgery to solve it! I've asked my Dr. and he told me it could be solved by laser but i want to be sure

Doctor Answers 2

Just leave it alone

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Ms. Salem, I perform upper eyelid surgery on Asian, Persian, Indian, and many other patients from the Mediterranean almost on a daily basis and what I can tell you is that if you can cover with a little makeup and be patient I would. Doing some laser work or injected with steroids or putting topical medications on ads to the underlying information that is there.fortunately I don't have to deal with scars in my incisions much but and your skin type just leave it alone. After about six months if you still have an incision that is undesirable then you might want to consider revising it or laser therapy. Give it time.


Chase Lay, MD

Bay Area Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 80 reviews

Blepharoplasty Scar Management

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Thank you for the question. With this type of surgery, it's important to be patient to see the final results. Your concerns are relatively common at this stage and not anything to worry about. Remember that the scars will heal in the coming weeks and months, so the whole process is more like a marathon than a sprint to the finish line. Lasers can be utilized after 6 months to help remodel the incision line scarring. If you feel concerned over your progress, I would suggest booking an appointment with your plastic surgeon as he/she would be the best person to provide you with accurate information on your healing progress.

Good luck!

Cory Torgerson, MD, PhD, FRCSC
Toronto Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 170 reviews

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