What’s Better for Hooded Eyes: Lasers or Surgery? Since the mid 90’s when the original CO2
lasers were introduced, lasers and radiofrequency technology has tried to displace blepharoplasty
for the treatment of hooded eyes. In my experience, when someone has hooded eyes to the level
where they seek the attention of a physician, they have more skin than can be contracted
by heat whether its from a laser or radiofrequency. The typical intended strategy of heating devices
is to heat the skin of the forehead to contract and elevate the brows by slow contraction
of the skin over several months. In addition, especially with radiofrequency, there’s
a need for multiple sessions. I have yet to be impressed by results using this method.
Hooded eyes also often have areas of fat which need to be sculpted which can only be accomplished
without surgery. In conclusion for people who want a solution for hooded eyes, in my
opinion, surgery allows for more precise control and customization with different levels of
tissue which contribute to a cosmetically pleasing result.