I am 66 and in pretty good shape. Discussed this procedure with dr., he felt the sagging under my chin and wrinkles along my cheeks would definitely benefit, as would the slight drooping of my eyelids.
Was a bit painful , even with meds. especially around the eyebrow/bony area. Like a dental drill hitting a nerve. The nurse told me it would be so I was prepared, but had to have her turn down the intensity at that section. The pain doesn't last long, and no lingering after effects as soon as the laser is moved . It is certainly tolerable,and quick. Discuss pain meds before with your dr. don't skip them , helped a great deal.
I was pretty tender around the jaw and forehead for about ten days. Just felt like I was bruised. ( I wasn't). So far I see little change, my skin texture seems a bit firmer and the area under my jaw a bit less saggy. I have taken before and then weekly pictures , put them on the computer and bring them up side by side to compare. Hopefully there will be more improvement. If this is as good as it gets though, I think I'd pass. It may be my age.
My Dr. said at the end of the consultation, many people chose to have it done twice within nine months for full effect.I can't afford another round and am not convinced it would make that much difference ( yet!) so will let you know how it goes in another two months. Dr. said full effects would be noticeable by then.