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Laser skin resurfacing around the eyes is a medical cosmetic procedure aimed at rejuvenating the appearance of skin around the eye. The typical conditions treated by laser skin resurfacing include age-related wrinkles, crow’s feet, dark circles, sun damage, skin discoloration, and acne scars.
Laser skin resurfacing is one option used for restoring the appearance of skin. Like other procedures used to treat damaged skin, laser skin resurfacing removes a thin layer of outer skin so new skin can develop, flourish, and fill in the underlying wrinkles and crevices. Also, the underlying dermis is stimulated.
Laser skin resurfacing offers the benefits of using laser light to treat deeper layers of skin than other methods (e.g., chemical peels or microdermabrasion). Also, laser skin resurfacing may be the preferred alternative to other methods that can cause bruising, bleeding, discomfort, and a longer recovery time. Furthermore, newer laser technologies have proved effective in treating acne scars, dark circles, brown age spots, patchy areas of dark tan skin called melasma, fine lines, and large pores.
While laser skin resurfacing can be useful for a range of conditions and patients, not everyone is a good candidate for the procedure. People with darker olive or black skin are not good candidates. Neither are people who are prone to scarring, take certain medications, or have skin disorders or other medical conditions.
Treatment options and scenarios, extent of treatment, recovery time, after care, and other factors vary from individual to individual. Like all medical procedures, your doctor will evaluate your personal needs and situation and answer your questions.