Terrific Results! -Boca Raton, FL

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The skin under my eyes was saggy and drooped below...

The skin under my eyes was saggy and drooped below my orbital bone. People were constantly telling me I looked tired. I visited several doctors. Most suggested a blep, but the doctor I ultimately went to said a blep was useless because there was no fat to be removed from my eyes. The laser procedure was half the price of a blep, so I decided to go for it. I'm not sure of the exact laser he used - just it was CO2 (fraxel? Not sure?). It only damaged some of the skin, allowing for a quicker recovery. It took six days before I could cover up with make up and go out.

Day 1: Doctor gave me shots of Novacaine around my eyes. This seemed to take forever and was somewhat painful, at one point it was extremely painful. I was offered a valium before hand, but declined. My eyes and other parts of my face went numb - it was uncomfortable. He then zapped around my eyes, which was scary at times because he opened my eyes, but he never missed :). Afterward he layered on the aquaphor. The drive home was miserable because I could not close my eyes and they watered like mad. I felt better after a few hours when the anesthesia wore off.

Day 2: My eyes were sore and the skin turned brown. I kept the aquaphor on as instructed - I was told to do this for the next 4-5 days.

Day 5: The brown skin sloughed off and my eyes were very red. I could actually see the laser marks.

Day 10: Eyes are still swollen and a bit red. I was told they can be red for 2 weeks up to 2 months. However, I cover it with make up and leave the house.

The skin is tight and smooth, but the rings are still there. The doctor told me I should consider fillers after 6 months. Apparently, collagen will continue to grow for up to 6 months. Will see how it looks after 6 months and then decide on fillers. He said the fillers can last up to 2 years.

1 Month

My eyes are still red and maybe a little swollen. I can see some of the rings, but that was expected. The skin is a lot tighter and I am still happy with the results. I visit the doctor again the end of March. It's my understanding that it will take up to 6 months to see the full effect. He suggested fillers for the rings. If it is not too costly I may try it, but I am not aiming to look 25 again. I just did not want to look so horribly saggy.

I wanted to answer some of the questions in the comments. Aquaphor is like Vaseline. And no, I did not get pure C02 laser. I got fraxel repair - will try to move my review. I am of the impression that C02 in not used often because one can achieve the same result with less downtime with fraxel.

I am not sure about volume loss. I had no fat there to begin with. I have researched a lot of skin tightening procedures that use infrared light and/or radiofrequency - and there may be loss there, but that's a different thread.

I am not sure what the scare is about having C02 and blep together. My mother had pure C02 and a lower blep about 6 years ago and she still looks great! However, she was in a lot of pain and had a long down time as she had to use the aquaphor for about a month and was red - really red for 3 months.

I say you need to research your doctor and have full trust in him or her. I visited several doctor's before deciding on Dr. Myers. You can read my review for Jessner's peel to get an idea of the doctor's I visited. I kind of went off on a tangent.

I have taken pictures at 3 weeks and 1 month, which I plan to post soon. Unfortunately I have been really busy with work and kids, but I promise to get them uploaded soon.

Thank you for all the comments. I really enjoy sharing my experience.

Updated Picture

These pictures are at 3 and 4 weeks post procedure. I love how my phone camera distorts me. Ugh. I will try to get better pictures.

Latest Pictures

These pictures are at 3 and 4 weeks post procedure. I love how my phone camera distorts me. Ugh. I will try to get better pictures.

5 Months Review

I think my eyes still look great, but I still have the rings, which the doctor told me would be the case. He suggested restalyne in the tear trough, but I am not sold on fillers quite yet. I think I look better rested and still natural.
Dr. Myers

Dr. is great, but the staff weird.

4 out of 5 stars Overall rating
4 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
4 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
4 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
4 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
3 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
4 out of 5 stars Payment process
4 out of 5 stars Wait times
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