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persistent erythema from co2 laser

I'm 5 months out of a lower bleph with CO2 lasering under each eye...still have VERY lavendar-pink-red raccoon eyes. PS says it's persistent erythema, not concerned at all. It's impossible to cover with sunscreen & makeup (although I'm using ALOT of sunscreen) and it looks horrible. Suggestions to help it heal, products, ideas? Thnx.

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Plastic surgeon
San Diego, CA
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  Wait about 6 to 9 months.
August 22, 2009 8:17 AM

Co2 lasers are known for leaving the skin red for up to six months. Being this is eyelid skin and thinner, it may take longer. Usually, CO2 laser leave the skin whiter rather than red. (more)
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