As you get older, you may begin to notice undesired wrinkles and sagging skin around your forehead, eyes and mouth. Fortunately, you don't have to accept these changes. While they may be inevitable, they can be improved. There are many options to reversing these changes, particularly sagging or drooping skin. If you want your face to look fresh and young again, consider laser skin resurfacing instead of a facelift.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
Laser skin resurfacing uses highly controlled pulses of light to strip away the damaged, undesirable, or wrinkled skin. This allows a fresh layer of skin to surface, giving you the new and rejuvenated look you want. There is minimal pain associated with the laser skin resurfacing procedure and there is no scarring. Additionally, recovery time from laser skin resurfacing is extremely short and the minor redness that usually follows the procedure will fade quickly, allowing you to return to your daily schedule in no time.
Laser skin resurfacing for men and women can frequently be a great alternative to the more traditional facial rejuvenation found with a facelift.
However, laser skin resurfacing is not always a feasible substitute to a facelift. Changes in the skin, a loss of plumpness or volume and the pull of gravity can often combine to give you a much older look than you feel. When multiple and persistent wrinkles or a large quantity of sagging skin is the problem, a facelift is sometimes the only option to achieve a younger looking face.
Facelift procedures do require incisions so the healing time is longer.
Another thing to consider is using laser skin resurfacing and a facelift procedure in conjunction with one another. Many men and women follow their facelifts with laser skin resurfacing to maximize their rejuvenated appearance. The smaller wrinkles will not be addressed by the facelift, but will be corrected by the laser skin resurfacing. Combining traditional cosmetic surgery and the newly developed laser technology will most definitely leave you satisfied.
It is always a good idea to discuss your goals with a qualified and experienced cosmetic surgeon. They can help you determine whether a facelift or laser skin resurfacing is better suited to your desires.