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Laser Face Lift
A laser facelift is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure that utilizes laser technology to enhance the appearance of the face. Laser facelift procedures resurface the outermost layers of the facial skin to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The laser face lift technique can be used on particular areas of the face, such as the forehead, around the mouth, under the eyes, or it can be used on the entire facial area.
The laser facelift technique has a lot in common with other non-surgical cosmetic techniques like dermabrasion and chemical skin peels. The benefit of a laser facelift is that the depth of the treatment can be controlled with laser technology, whereas there is less depth control using the other techniques. Laser facelift procedures also work to firm the collagen matrix that exists below the surface skin to provide a greater aesthetic enhancement.
There are a number of other benefits associated with the laser facelift technique. A laser facelift can be done without general anesthesia which reduces the risk of some side effects. Laser facelifts do not involve incisions and there is often no blood loss or scarring. Laser facelift patients are able to have this procedure completed in little time without a long period of recovery.
As with all medical procedures, there are some risks and possible complications associated with laser facelift techniques. For the first week or so after a laser facelift, a patient's skin may be sensitive and discolored. A patient may experience some minor discomfort but this typically resolves in a week or two. In rare laser facelift cases, a patient may experience permanent changes in the pigment of their skin. In order to mitigate laser facelift risks, it is important to follow all after-care instructions and the sun should be avoided for up to six months.
The best candidates for laser facelift are those who have spoken with their cosmetic surgeon to determine if this procedure will best fulfill their aesthetic goals. Patients with a realistic grasp of what to expect before, during and after the procedure benefit the most from a laser facelift. People with fair, non-oily, healthy, light pigmented skin are the best candidates for a laser facelift. People with dark pigmented skin or those with sensitive, acne prone, or infection prone skin may not be optimal candidates for a laser facelift. Potential laser facelift patients should speak to their doctor about their full medical history, including current medication and supplement use, to make sure that this technique is safe and appropriate.
Laser facelift techniques can also compliment the results of other cosmetic techniques, like traditional facelifts. The cost of a laser facelift varies depending on a patient's geographic location, the particular surgeon used, the extent of the procedure, and the method of payment, but is usually just a small fraction of what traditional facelifts cost. If you would like to learn more about laser facelift techniques, please contact us to confer with a qualified and experienced cosmetic surgery professional in your area.