Question: I am a 44-year-old male and concerned about the wrinkles around my eyes. I am a Caucasian male 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?
Answer: It really depends on your skin coloration and areas of wrinkles, as to whether I would recommend a full face treatment of not, but in the far majority or cases I recommend a very light peel to the remainder of the skin, just so there is not a significant demarcation between the area that was lasered for wrinkle reduction around the eyes and the remainder of the facial skin. The light laser peel really does not add to any downtime or discomfort and so in nearly all cases we simply bundle it with the deeper resurfacing so that the patient gets the result that they desire.