Treating Excess Lower Eyelid Skin Without Incisions
Periocular rhytids and dermatochalasis are common and striking signs of facial aging. The CO2 laser technique described herein addresses Hester classification type I, aging at the level of the lower eyelid, focus on the treatment of the dermatochalasis.
Materials and Methods
In this retrospective study of patients undergoing treatment at our clinic between 2000 and 2018, 263 were classified as Hester I and CO2 laser therapy was the treatment to improve the local rhytids.
Improvement in dermatochalasis was found in all patients, resulting in better rejuvenation of the target area while eliminating visible scarring from a suture through the skin.
In our experience, CO2 laser functions as a substitute for transcutaneous lower blepharoplasty, due to the fact that the contracture of the skin renders resection of that skin unnecessarily, thus avoiding the tell-tale scalpel incisions under the lashes.
The quality of the results of this retrospective study allows us to offer this laser therapy to treat lower eyelids classified as Hester I.
Level of Evidence IV
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KeywordsLaser CO2 laser Blepharoplasty Eyelid Resurfacing
Compliance with Ethical Standards
Conflict of interest
The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest to disclose.
This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.
Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.
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