age 64 which is best for my lower face for tightening an wrinkles laser or lift? (photo)
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Tightening lower face after laser
I would not expect a repeat laser procedure to give you the best improvement in your lower face. A well-done facelift would be expected to give the best improvement in my opinion and experience. For me, this means a deep plane (sub-SMAS) lift for best results.
Hope that helps and best of luck!
Tightening of Lower Face, Lasers or Facelift?
In many ways I think the area of facial rejuvenation can be the most confusing for patients. In part it is because there are so many different treatment options being offered (Botox, fillers, lasers, radio frequency, ultrasound, fat transfer, mini face lift, full face lift, etc), and so many types of physicians doing them (Plastic surgeons, ENT/Facial plastic surgeons, Dermatologists, Oral surgeons, and even primary care doctors and nurse practitioners), that it can be completely overwhelming.
It is important to understand that lasers (or other skin surfaces treatments) can really only affect the quality of the skin surface and thus can only treat surface problems such as fine wrinkles, small blood vessels, and pigmentation (age spots). On the other hand, surgical procedures such as facelifts or fat grafting primarily produce changes in facial contour such as correcting jowls and lifting the tissues below the skin surface that have become sagged over time. Facelift and fat grafting procedures can also improve facial wrinkling and create a more youthful, uplifted look, but if not done properly can also create an unnatural or overly tight appearance. Also facelift type procedures typically do not provide much correction around the mouth and chin, and so some combination of botox, filler, laser, or fat grafting may be necessary to treat to treat the wrinkles, creases, and folds that are problematic in this area.
Finally, there is no single, super duper, one size fits all, no pain, no surgery, no downtime, facial procedure that magically results in significant facial rejuvenation in a single office visit. My best advice would be to thoroughly research your doctors credentials and experience, look at a number of before and after photos, ask lots of questions, make sure you are comfortable with the answers you are getting. It is not an easy or simple process, but it is easy to get led astray.
Facelift versus Laser for the Lower Face: Invasive or non-invasive with similar recovery.
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Tightening Lower Face
Thank you for your question.
Based on your goals, you may to consider procedures such as a necklift or facelift. A facelift is designed to remove excess skin and reposition deeper tissues for a smoother, firmer contour.
I'd recommend booking a consultation with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon to determine what your options would be.
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A Facelift Addresses the Whole Lower Face
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