Sagging skin on face
Doctor Answers 1
All is not lost
The good news is that there are numerous available options to treat your concerns, without having to undergo a facelift for MANY years to come. As far as the uneven texture and tone of your skin, I would likely recommend a combination of intense pulsed light treatments to target uneven pigmentation + a fractional laser to help reduce fine lines and restore more youthful skin texture. There are many different fractional lasers on the market, but they can be summed up into 2 groups: ablative or nonablative. Ablative treatment is a much more intense procedure with longer downtime but gives you the best result for your money in a single session. Nonablative treatments (and I emphasize the plurality of treatments) require multiple sessions, often 4-6 to match the results of a single ablative treatment, but have minimal downtime and you can return to work immediately after. As far as the looseness of your skin, there are 2 options: ultrasound-based skin tightening (you may have heard the marketing term Ultherapy) or laser skin tightening. Although on the face I prefer ultrasound treatments, on the neck I have had excellent results with the latter. I hope this helps.
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