Skin damage is Tampa is very common in people over 30 and the exposure to the sun can create wrinkles and premature aging.  A facelift is a great way to help reduce wrinkles but adding laser skin resurfacing can really help make a dramatic difference for those that have heavily sun-damaged skin.   The combination of laser skin resurfacing and a facelift can often be a perfect solution to help reduce wrinkles, tighten the skin and rejuvenate the face.

Benefits of Laser Skin Resurfacing and a Facelift

A facelift can help correct the loss of skin elasticity and tighten the facial muscles to reduce lines and wrinkles across the laser-skin-resurfacing-facelift-combocheeks and lower portion of the face.  It can lessen the appearance of jowls along the jaw and tighten the skin along the neck to provide a more youthful appearance.  Done by an expert plastic surgeon, the results can make you look naturally younger, not stretched or windblown.   A facelift is one of the best known cosmetic surgery procedures and is usually very effective at improving appearance in patients that have signs of premature aging.

Laser skin resurfacing can also help tighten the skin and is sometimes recommended in place of a facelift for those with only minor wrinkles.  However, laser skin resurfacing can be done in conjunction with a facelift to help smooth the skin and reduce fine lines for a total rejuvenation.  Laser skin resurfacing can help also eliminate any age spots, scars or old blemishes that mar the complexion.  When both procedures are done together, the results can be even better than relying on just one procedure to reduce wrinkles.

Talk to a Plastic Surgeon about Laser Skin Resurfacing and Facelift

There are many different types of facelift techniques offered in the Tampa area, as well as a variety of laser treatments.  Not all techniques will produce the same results and there are some reasons not to combine certain types of facelifts with certain forms of laser resurfacing.  A combination procedure can produce remarkable results but should only be done by a well-qualified and accomplished plastic surgeon.   According to Dr. Dominic M. Castellano of Elite Facial Plastic Surgery, “it is important to mention that not all facelifts are the same in terms of how invasive they are and the same goes with laser skin treatments.  At Elite Facial Plastic Surgery, we specialize in less-invasive facelift surgery and we prefer to use an Erbium laser that is far less damaging to the skin than other types of laser treatments.  Combining these two less aggressive procedures can provide the patient with beautiful and extremely natural results.”

Some in the industry may caution against doing a facelift with laser skin resurfacing at the same time but the key is to work with a skilled plastic surgeon that has experience combining both procedures.  The real benefit, besides enhanced appearance, is that the patient can save both money and recovery time by doing both procedures together.  Done correctly, with the most effective and least invasive methods, a facelift/laser resurfacing treatment can result in a total facial rejuvenation that would not be possible through either a facelift or laser treatment alone.

Set a Consultation to Decide if a Facelift and Laser Skin Resurfacing is for You

If you are interested in reducing wrinkles and improving your appearance, the best first step is to set a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon to determine the best treatment plan for your skin type and medical history.  Allow the surgeon to explain why they are comfortable offering you both at the same time and to describe the benefits of a facelift and laser resurfacing procedure to you.  Facelifts and laser can certainly be done at the same time, but not on everyone or in every situation.  A consultation is the best way to be sure that you get the recommendation that is right for you.

Dr. Dominic Castellano is a double board certified cosmetic surgeon.  His medical staff at Elite Facial Plastic Surgery are highly trained and expert at assisting you throughout the process.  You will feel relaxed and cared for from the moment you step through the doors.  If you would like more information on Tampa facelift, laser resurfacing or a combination of both, contact Elite Facial Plastic Surgery today for a complimentary consultation. Contact us or call (813)975-3223 to schedule your visit or visit our website at for more information.

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