Facial Plast Surg 1999; 15(3): 263-270
DOI: 10.1055/s-2008-1064326
© 1999 by Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc.

Laser Resurfacing of the Periorbital Region

R. James Koch
  • Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
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Publication Date:
02 June 2008 (online)


Laser skin resurfacing of the periorbital region can be performed as an isolated procedure, as part of a full-face resurfacing, or as an adjunct to procedures such as transconjunctival blepharoplasty. The two wavelengths in common use are pulsed carbon dioxide and erbium: yttrium aluminum garnet. The principles and techniques of using these lasers for periorbital resurfacing, as well as the practice of combining these wavelengths in sequence, are described. In addition, pre- and postprocedure measures are discussed.