The Eye Treatment You Didn’t Know Worked? CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing

Close up photo of woman's eyes after her laser resurfacing treatment for under eyes.

The first place our skin tends to show its age is under our eyes. From dark circles to under-eye bags and wrinkles, this is a small spot with big problems. There are plenty of treatment options for rejuvenating the under-eye area, from serums to injectables, but there is one that is often overlooked: CO2 laser skin resurfacing.

Understanding Laser Skin Resurfacing

Often called a laser skin peel, CO2 laser skin resurfacing is a method for improving the skin by reducing wrinkles and other skin flaws. Some things this treatment can address include:

  • Scars
  • Liver spots
  • Wrinkles
  • Fine lines
  • Signs of sun damage
  • Discoloration

The majority of under-eye concerns can be treated with CO2 laser skin resurfacing.

CO2 laser resurfacing for under eye problems isn’t new, though it has improved a lot in recent years. This treatment was first made available in the 1990s, and current versions use fractional lasers, treating the skin with fractionated laser beams.

Fractionated lasers scatter the laser energy to reduce the amount of damage while still getting great results.

Why CO2 Laser Treatment Is Great for the Under-Eye Area

It comes down to two factors. First, it treats most problems that impact the skin under the eyes. Fine lines, wrinkles and discoloration are the biggest complaints clients have about their under-eye appearance. CO2 laser treatment can address all of these.

Second, the skin under the eye is very thin and delicate. Lasers that penetrate too deeply can cause damage rather than healing, and this is extra problematic around the eyes.

If you are interested in improving your under-eye appearance, schedule an appointment with Board-certified technician Caroll Delo. Just head over to our contact page or call us at 813-877-8067.