Can I Have A Facelift and Laser Resurfacing At the Same Time?

Aging can affect the face in many ways. Jowls begin to sag, age spots darken, and a decrease in your skin’s quality can all appear with time. Facelift procedures have consistently been one of the most popular and effective methods of combatting the side effects of aging. By lifting the tissues and removing excess fat, a facelift can effectively rejuvenate your lower face.

However, many facelift candidates have concerns about their overall skin quality or areas beyond what a facelift can correct. That is why some patients choose to upgrade their facelifts with laser skin resurfacing to address multiple skin concerns at once.

Double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. W. Marshall Guy at Dr. Guy Facial Plastic Surgery performs facelifts with laser resurfacing in The Woodlands, Texas.

Full Face Rejuvenation: Facelift with Laser Resurfacing

A facelift procedure alone can provide beautifully youthful effects to the face. Typically, patients can expect the removal of excess skin, fat, and facial muscles repositioning. One aspect of aging that a facelift alone cannot address is the quality of your skin. Sun damage, age spots, pigmentation issues, or rough texture all may improve some from a facelift. However, overall, the procedure is not ideal for treating these concerns. This is where laser resurfacing can be beneficial to your overall facial rejuvenation.

Benefits of Adding Laser Resurfacing to Your Facelift

Utilizing laser skin resurfacing during your facelift offers many added benefits. Furthermore, not only will you be able to enjoy the added benefits of both procedures, but you will only need to undergo one recovery period. This saves money, time, and energy in the long term. Amongst the benefits of adding a laser resurfacing procedure onto your facelift include:

  • Improvement in skin quality
  • Tighter, younger-looking skin
  • Improvement in skin pigmentation
  • Stimulation of collagen and elastin production
  • Enhances facelift results
  • Reduction in fine lines and wrinkles.

Dr. Guy uses carbon dioxide laser as he considers them to be the gold standard of laser skin resurfacing technology because of their ability to emphasize the benefits and reduce the side effects of traditional lasers. He uses the Rohrer Pheonix CO2 laser, which delivers all the advantages of laser therapy safely and gently.

Traditional Facelift VS. Facelift with Laser Resurfacing

For some patients, a traditional facelift may best suit their needs and satisfy their aesthetic goals. If your concerns are isolated to the sagging and heaviness of the lower face, and not the quality of your skin, then laser skin resurfacing may not benefit your facelift surgery.

However, if years of unprotected sun exposure and aging have taken a toll on your skin quality, Rohrer CO2 Laser Resurfacing may improve it, adding a balance to your results by enhancing your facelift results and restoring an all over youthful appearance to the entire face.

Facelift with Laser Resurfacing in The Woodlands, Texas

When it comes to something as special and unique as your face, why trust anyone other than a facial plastic surgeon trained in the art of facial reconstruction. As a double-board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Guy offers skill, precision, and artistry to help deliver stunning results infused with personalized care.

For more information on how a facelift with laser resurfacing can help turn back the clock and restore the radiance of your youth, contact us by phone at (832) 956-1040 or online to schedule your consultation.