I am a 44-year-old male and I’m concerned about the wrinkles around my eyes. I am white and I would like to know if I had laser skin resurfacing just around my eyes, would that change the color of my skin in that area somewhat? Do you suggest getting the entire face treated because of pigment changes?
Laser skin resurfacing is an excellent way to address the wrinkles around your eyes. You do not have to treat your entire face. Some of the potential complications of laser skin resurfacing are hypo (too little) or hyper (too much) skin pigmentation of the lasered skin. Light skinned individuals tend to have fewer side effects from laser skin resurfacing as there are fewer skin pigment issues to be concerned with in the healing process. Your laser surgeon will feather in the laser so there is not such a dramatic change in skin texture and appearance between the treated peri orbital skin and the untreated facial skin.
Posted by Dr. Philip Schoenfeld