Volume: 2018 | Number: 1
ISSN (print): 1855-9913 | ISSN (web): 1855-9921
Reduction of the Volume and Wrinkles under the Eyes using Non-Ablative 2940 nm Er:YAG Laser on the Lower Eyelid Palpebral Conjunctiva
Kim Jong-Gu, Anže Zorman
Reduction or elimination of rhytides and excess volume in the periorbital region is one of the most sought after treatments for periorbital rejuvenation. Treatments that offer less or no downtime and faster return to a patient’s everyday routine have become the norm. The aim of this study is to present a novel method where a super-long, non-ablative mode of Er:YAG (2940 nm) is used over the lower eyelid conjunctiva. The study included 30 patients with skin type III to VI. It is a zero downtime procedure with 87% of patients being satisfied in this study. The average pain VAS score was 2 (at 0-10 scale). Additional studies on larger pools of patients of different ethnicities are needed to determine the long-term effectiveness of this novel method.