Laser Face Lift: Pros and Cons
Laser face lift is an innovative form of natural face lift utilizing a special laser light targeting wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes, forehead and all over the face. Laser light allows a surgeon to actually erase the top layer of skin producing a type of superficial skin burn making skin appear smoother and tighter once it is healed.
The laser face lift recovery might take you out of the social spotlight for a couple of weeks while your skin heals and changes its bright pink color to a slightly pinkish. In 2-3 weeks after laser face lift you can actually start seeing the fruits of your surgeon’s labors as smoother and more refined looking you.
Laser face lift will not fix deep set wrinkles and overly droopy eyelids, for these cases your surgeon might recommend you consider upper eyelid blepharoplasty that will enable your surgeon to remove excess skin and fatty tissues from the upper eyelids. Brow lift plastic surgery might also be performed at the same time or separately depending on your surgeon’s recommendations. Ask your doctor to show you blepharoplasty before and after pictures of his actual surgeries to help you decide if this is right for you.
Laser face lift is not for everyone and does present some cons for some individuals with certain types of skin. Individuals with darker skin tones are generally not advised to undergo laser face lift due to skin pigment discoloration that might appear once a new skin layer starts showing through. People with especially oily and thick skin with large pores will not benefit from laser face lift and are recommended to have an actual plastic face lift surgery performed.