Facelift surgery is enjoyable for me from both a technical standpoint as well as the individuality of each case as it pertains to the patient. Some women require the lower third of the face to be addressed, others the midface, and some the brow and eyelids.
I enjoy the CO2 LASERS as an adjunct in many aspects facial rejuvenation. The Mixto CO2 laser can improve the fine lines of the lower eyelid, the crow’s feet, and the fine vertical lines around the mouth. The CO2 laser effectively tightens and improves the quality of the lower eyelid skin, and in some cases obviates the need for a lower blepharoplasty. The CO2 laser has proven to be very powerful for improving pigment changes secondary to sun exposure and sun spots known as seborrheic keratosis.
This patient is very happy with her results 4 months post-operatively from facelift, upper blepharoplasty, and CO2 laser to the lower eyelids and peri-oral rhytids.