Is CO2 laser safe for wrinkles on the eyelids?

Hello Dr. Irwin, I'm 44 and have wrinkled skin on the top eyelids which makes me look tired. I also have other wrinkles all over the face. So I have dicided to get CO2 done for the full face including eyelids. Is it safe to have CO2 perform on the eyelids? Thank you for your help.

Okay –  so 3 thoughts on this question.  The answer is yes with these restrictions:

1) The fractional CO2 is safer than the traditional CO2 on the eyelids so make sure they are using the newer fractional technology.

2) Good centers use intraocular eye shields before working on the eyelids.  Ask about this!   A couple of numbing drops are put in the eye, a cushioning gel is put on the shield and the shield is inserted into the eyes like a contact lense.  This is the safest way to do eyelid procedures.

3) Again – and I can’t nag everyone about this enough –  please do your homework and make sure you go to a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon and take the time to find the best doctors!!   

More on fractional CO2 laser treatments and safety.    

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Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

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