Mehryar (Ray) Taban, MD
Expert Profile

User Photo For: mytaban
Mehryar (Ray) Taban, MD
Oculoplastic surgeon | Views: 53097

Friendname: mytaban
Business Name: TabanMD
Website: www.TabanMD.com
Location: 435 N Roxbury Dr, #104
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
United States
Telephone: 310-278-1839
Languages Spoken: English

Post a reply Ask Mehryar (Ray) Taban a question Return to Mehryar (Ray) Taban's homepage

Ask An Expert > Mehryar (Ray) Taban Message Board > Which gives a better result and safer co2 smart side or eye surgery
User photo for: nenee
uk, England, UK
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


Oculoplastic surgeon
Beverly Hills, CA
United States
View My Professional Profile
answer  January 23, 2012 3:42 PM

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.

beverly Hills, CA
United States
View My Professional Profile
CO2 Laser: Fire and burn!  January 26, 2012 9:55 PM

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.



Welcome to the Ask An Expert section of our website! Our network of board certified physicians can answer any questions that you may have regarding plastic surgery, skin care, dermatology and other conditions. Popular topics include tummy tuck, liposuction, rhinoplasty, acne scars, facelift, breast augmentation and more. This frequently asked questions section is opened to everyone and you need to set up an account with Makemeheal before you can ask your own question. This service is absolutely free and is available to those who are interested in learning more about a particular cosmetic procedure, treatment or product.

Before asking a question, we recommend you to browse through our existing collection of questions and answers to ensure that the question you want to ask have not already been answered by our highly experienced experts. This will help you save time and get an answer more quickly. When asking a new question, we recommend you to be very detailed so that our experts could formulate a more precise & professional answer.

Of course, this service is not a substitute for a doctor visit or a consultation with a plastic surgeon or cosmetic dermatologist. The answer you will find here only serve as initial directions of thoughts and not as specific instructions. You should remember that it is utterly important to consult a skilled specialist prior to scheduling any type of treatment in order to get acquainted with possible contraindications. Only a one-on-one meeting will enable your cosmetic surgeon to properly evaluate your condition, conduct examinations and explain their results.