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Which gives a better result and safer co2 smart side or eye surgery
Hi I have fine lines on my lower eye area with slight sagging of the upper eyelid area. I'm 41 years of age
Which gives the best results and is the safest as I'm worried of side effects. I've been thinking about having my eyes corrected for a while now but too scared to go ahead.
I've been offered eye surgery but also been told my eyelids not that bad so can get away with the smart side co2 laser which will take about 3 sessions
A 2 nd opinion from yourself would be appreciated as its a big decision due to being my eyes
Every patient is different, with different problems and solutions. It is impossible for me assess without looking at any of your photos. For some, surgery is the answer. For others, laser or injections are better.
The CO2 laser is the thought to be a versatile laser in the treatment of cutaneous lesions. For the dermatologist, potential applications of the CO2 laser essentially are considered to limitless. The advent of the fractional CO2 laser has supposedly opened new doors for additional implementations of the device and has supposedly increased the safety profile for procedures such as full-facial resurfacing. Besides seeing severe scarring from the Active F/X laser(fractional CO2) yesterday I saw a total disaster. A women had facial injections with liquid silicone 39 years ago. A week ago she had facial resurfacing with an Active F/X laser for liver spots. The Left side of her face within 2 weeks turned into a swollen mass. What I drained from her face was a liquid with swollen pieces of tissue. Almost 8cc was removed. I sent it for biopsy anf culture but I learned prior injection with liquid silicone is a relative contraindication to cutaneous resurfacing with the carbon dioxide laser. Exposure of microdroplets of liquid silicone to carbon dioxide laser energy produces flaring with frank flame. Flaring of dermal silicone caused collateral skin damage(Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg (2001 Apr) 127(4):418-21). How many of the current injectable fillers will cause a similar reaction is a very frightening thought.
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