Hello Dr. Irwin, I just listened to you on Paula\'s talk show and am excited to ask you about a facial aging skin issue I have. I am 51 yrs. old and have battled facial edema under the eye area right on the cheek bones for years. A couple years ago, I started taking armour thyroid for autoimmune disease and the edema has improved greatly. But as a result, I have crepey skin only in this area. The rest of my skin is in pretty good shape. Is there anything that can help this? What would your recommendations be? I never see this issue addressed and would appreciate your expertise.
Thank you. Roberta
Hello Roberta – I’m not sure how old you are (the elasticity issue) and you’ll want an opinion from a good cosmetic dermatologist. But, if you your lower eyelid skin is really just crepey with no issue with fat pads, edema, hollowing or lots of sagging, 1-3 laser treatments with a fractionated carbon dioxide laser like the "DOT" will be very helpful. If, on the otherhand, you have a lot of sagging, you may need a surgery to remove most of the excess skin and then the laser to finish off the crepeyness. Dr. I