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What You Should Know About Facelift and Laser Skin Resurfacing

Posted Dec 16, 2013 by Stephen Greenberg, MD

What You Should Know About Facelift and Laser Skin ResurfacingPeople obviously want to look their youngest and their very best, and there are plenty of ways that this can be achieved. Exercise, sun protection, moisturizing, and hydration are all ideal, but they can only go so far in the fight against wrinkles. Sometimes the best option is to visit a plastic surgery center to go over your many different options out there for advanced wrinkle reduction.

Right now, we want to consider the nature of facelift surgery as well as laser skin resurfacing, which are both popular and effective ways to reverse the signs of aging.

About Facelift

A facelift is a well-known facial plastic surgery procedure that helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles in the middle portion of the face. There are variants on the facelift to target different areas of the face as well, such as the brow lift for forehead furrows, the lower facelift for the jowls, and the neck lift for the chin and neckline.

Ideal Candidates for Facelift

Ideal candidates for facelift surgery are people who suffer from crow's feet and sagging around the central portion of the face. They should be in good health overall and not suffer from medical conditions that would make surgery a risky proposition.

The Facelift Procedure

During a facelift, incision are made behind the ear area and sometimes around the sideburns portion of the hairline. Through these incisions, excess skin and tissue are removed. The remaining skin is pulled tighter and sutured in place to eliminate wrinkles.

About Laser Skin Resurfacing

Laser skin resurfacing is a non-surgical skin care treatment that uses laser light to remove damaged skin and reveal healthier layers of skin underneath. Since it is non-surgical, there is no scarring from treatment.

Ideal Candidates for Laser Skin Resurfacing

The best candidates for laser skin resurfacing are people who suffer from the following skin care issues:

  • Wrinkles
  • Fine lines
  • Skin discoloration
  • Sun damage
  • Acne marks
  • Age spots
  • Dry skin

Your eligibility for laser skin resurfacing treatment will be determined during the consultation process.

The Laser Skin Resurfacing Procedure

During the laser skin resurfacing procedure, the skin care specialist will carefully apply laser light to the treatment area. Local anesthetic will be administered to treatment areas to ensure no pain or discomfort is felt.

Is one option better than the other?

Not necessarily. As you can see above, facelift and laser skin resurfacing are both good ideas for treating different kinds of issues. The best option for you will really depend on your aesthetic goals.

Can facelift and laser skin resurfacing be combined?

Yes, though it would be ideal for the facelift to be performed first. After fully recovering from the facelift, only then will laser skin resurfacing be considered. This would be an ideal way for major wrinkles and sagging to be treated and for minor blemishes and fine lines to be addressed afterward.

Learn More About Facial Rejuvenation Options

If you would like to learn more about facelift surgery and your many other options for advanced wrinkle reduction and aesthetic rejuvenation, be sure to contact our Manhattan and Long Island cosmetic surgery centers today. Our entire team looks forward to meeting you in person and going over these issues in greater detail.

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