Erbium laser resurfacing is a technique that is used for removing moderate-to-surface-level lines and wrinkles in the face, hands, neck or chest. Through brief pulses of high-energy light, the light helps to tighten loose or wrinkled skin and leave patients with a fresh, glowing appearance. Specifically, erbium resurfacing of the lower eyelid is designed to improve wrinkles that appear underneath the eyes. Patients often opt for this procedure because it is non-surgical and the surrounding tissue is not affected. There are fewer side effects than other traditional treatment methods.
Who is the Ideal Candidate?
If you look into the mirror and are unhappy with your appearance due to wrinkles and textural problems beneath your eyes, but you don’t want to undergo surgery, erbium resurfacing of the lower eyelid is a great option for you. The procedure directly targets the skin, but doesn’t target the eye bags that appear in the lower eyelids.
The Procedure Itself
Rest assured that the procedure is completed under local anesthesia or sometimes combined with other surgical procedures under twilight anesthesia. Either way, you will not be able to feel anything. The procedure itself only takes about 20 minutes and the recovery period is only about one week.
Thanks to the advanced technology used in the procedure, the recovery process isn’t drawn out. While the initial recovery period is about one week, the healing area will likely be pink for up to 6 weeks after the procedure. Patients who have undergone this procedure can easily camouflage the pink areas with makeup. Over time, the skin will gradually become tighter and wrinkles will smooth out for a healthy, younger-looking appearance. Your doctor will provide you with more specific steps to follow once you are in our office.
Contact CCLS to Schedule Your Appointment
When it comes to altering and improving your face, don’t leave this task in the hands of an inexperienced doctor. Our team at the Center for Cosmetic and Laser Surgery utilizes cutting-edge technology combined with years of experience to make this procedure as smooth and painless as possible. If you have more questions about erbium resurfacing of the lower eyelid, our cosmetic surgeon in Lisle, Il is only a phone call away!