What is laser blepharoplasty? How does it differ from traditional blepharoplasty?
That term usually refers to utilizing a cutting CO2 laser to perform the incision and dissection instead of a knife or scissor. In my opinion, the laser not only does not provide a benefit, but is actually detrimental to the procedure. The laser burns the tissue edges as it cuts and so creates an area of non-viable cells at the wound edge. I feel that this leads to slower healing. Whether this translates into a difference in the final outcome is unknown, but it certainly does not produce an advantage.
Posted by Dr. Buckingham