Laser Eye Resurfacing

Turn back the clock with Laser Eye Resurfacing. The treatment is suitable for those bothered by moderate crepiness and fine lines around their eyes. There is an overall improvement of wrinkles, laxity, and elasticity around the eyes.

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The non-surgical, customizable Laser Eye Resurfacing treats the entire outer eye area, targeting elastin fibers and collagen so fresh new tissue can grow. First, numbing eye drops are applied in each eye to allow for comfort, as ocular shields are placed under the lids to protect the eyeball from the laser. We will treat the entire eye area – upper and lower lid right up to the lash line, the crow’s feet, and above the brow. The laser regenerates collagen by creating microchannels as a controlled injury to stimulate the body’s would-healing response. This is our most advanced procedure for the eye area.



Before You Arrive:
+ Please ensure you have filled out your Health History/Intake form before your appointment. If you are unable to complete it, please arrive 15 minutes early
+ We recommend eating a light snack or meal 30min-1hr before your appointment
+ Remove makeup before the appointment
+ Ensure you wear medical grade SPF 50 in the treatment area 4-6 weeks prior
+ Wear loose comfortable clothing to your appointment
+ Ensure you have showered prior as you won’t be able to wash your hair for a couple days

How to Prepare:
+ Eye shields will be inserted during the appointment so ensure no contact lenses are in the eye
+ You may take Tylenol before your appointment to help with pain

What To Avoid:
Please avoid the following:
+ Alcohol & smoking 24hours prior
+ Caffeine on the day of treatment
+ Aspirin or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as Ibuprofen, Advil®, Motrin®, Aleve®, Fish oil, Gingko Biloba, St. John’s Wort, and high doses of vitamin E, unless medically necessary
+ Neuromodulators for at least 2 weeks prior
+ Filler for at least 4 weeks prior
+ Sun exposure 4- 6 weeks prior
+ Tanning including spray tan and self-tanning products 4-6 weeks prior (if you have a tan at the time of your appointment it will have to be rescheduled for safety reasons)
+ Retinol or active exfoliants for 5-7 days prior
+ Must be off of oral isotretinoin (Accutane) for a minimum of 6 months prior
+ It is our policy not to provide treatment if you are pregnant or breastfeeding


+ 5-7 days, this is true downtime and you must remain indoors until your skin is healed
+ Redness, swelling, pinpoint bleeding, and tenderness is to be expected for a couple days
+ Dryness and sloughing will develop as healing progresses

Post Care:
+ Vinegar soaks and gentle cleanser can be used on day 1 post-treatment
+ Apply a thin layer of Aquaphor after cleansing
+ Vinegar soaks can be done throughout the day, up to 5 times per day
+ Only cleanse with gentle cleanser morning and night
+ Aquaphor can be applied as needed to keep skin moist
+ You can start applying a gentle moisturizer (of your practitioner’s choosing) on day 4
+ Can take antihistamines to control swelling
+ Keep the area clean and keep hair tied up

What to avoid:
+ Sun exposure for 1 week
+ Hot tubs, baths, saunas, and steam rooms for 1 week
+ Strenuous exercise for 1 week
+ Makeup, lotions, and active skincare for 1 week

Follow Up:
+ Contact us immediately if you have any blistering or pustule formation in the treated area, or if your skin temperature remains hot in the days following treatment
+ We recommend 3 treatments spaced 4 weeks apart for optimal results
+ Maintenance treatments recommended

Treatment Info

Treatments Needed
Results In
4 weeks
Results Last
12-18 months

Benefits of Laser Eye Resurfacing

+ Restores your skin’s natural volume and fullness for facial contouring
+ Diminished dark under eye circles, bags and puffiness
+ Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes
+ Restores suppleness and vitality of thin, delicate skin

Frequently Asked Questions

+ What parts of the eye are treated?

The entire periocular region is covered, including regions above, below, and lateral to the eye, up to the lash line.

+ What are the possible Laser Eye Resurfacing complications when treating the eye area?

Milia, which are small white bumps, may appear in the laser-treated areas during healing. Hyperpigmentation, and more rarely hypopigmentation, may result in the laser-treated areas. You should expect swelling after Laser Eye Resurfacing.

+ Will my insurance cover Laser Eye Resurfacing?

Insurance does not cover Laser Eye Resurfacing as it is a cosmetic or aesthetic procedure.

+ When should I have Laser Eye Resurfacing?

Since laser-treated skin is hypersensitive to sun exposure, we recommend undergoing laser resurfacing during the fall or winter months, when daytime hours are shorter and you are spending most of your time indoors. Regardless of what time of year you have your laser procedure, wear a broad-spectrum SPF 30 or higher daily and reapply as needed. This not only helps to keep your results looking their best, but it also provides protection against skin cancer and helps prevent additional premature aging.

+ Can both eyes be treated during the same session?

Yes, it’s common for both eyes to be treated during the same session. Performing the procedure on both eyes simultaneously reduces the overall recovery time and allows for better coordination between the eyes. However, your skin expert or dermatologist will evaluate your individual situation and determine the best approach.

+ Does Laser Eye Resurfacing hurt?

Before the procedure, the eye is typically numbed, so you should not feel any pain. Afterward, some patients may experience mild discomfort or a foreign body sensation for a few days, but it can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers.