Preparation, Treatment & Recovery

In the beginning, a consultation with the doctor is scheduled. The doctor will discuss with you what areas you would like to improve and how you can achieve the best result.

Once your laser treatment is scheduled, you will be given four prescriptions to begin preparing for the laser treatment. These prescriptions include:

**These creams should be used approximately four to six weeks prior to the laser treatment and then started again approximately two weeks after the treatment when necessary.

Some of the most common areas treated are: the mouth area, the lower eyelids and crows feet area or a full face laser resurfacing.

The cost of the treatment also depends on the area to be treated and will be discussed at the initial consultation.

All treatments are done at our state of the art theatre at the PE Eye & Laser Institute. We prefer to do most of the treatment under a general anaesthesia, but smaller areas and procedures could be done under local anaesthesia.

Once the laser treatment is completed, you will need some time for healing. The healing phases are divided into these:

Follow-up appointments are generally scheduled at one week then three to six weeks following your treatment.

It is vitally important to stay out of sunlight for the first 10 days and thereafter a Sun Factor of 15-30 should be used daily for 3 - 4 months and a wide brimmed hat must be used outside. An aftercare service by a trained nursing sister is available if necessary - especially for the first 48 hours.

Patients undergoing eyelid surgery only will receive an eye drop and eye ointment to be used 4 times a day.

If a skin resurfacing of the lower lid and/or crows feet are done simultaneously, and antibiotic to drink and petroleum jelly is added.