Over time, many changes to our face result in the classic “aged” look. Sun damage, sagging skin and facial tissue, more wrinkles, active lines, and loss of facial tissue volume, all contribute to the gradual disappearance of our youthful face.
For those desiring improvement, the key to getting a good result is tailoring the treatment to the problems at hand. Claims of “non-surgical” face lifts often don’t fix the issue of sagging skin, while a face lift alone will not improve poor skin quality and wrinkles.
A fractional CO2 laser uses energy to heat the skin creating new collagen which results in tighter and smoother skin with a more even complexion. For some, this treatment may be all that is need to take years of their face. For others, fractional CO2 is great in combination with a face lift or filler injections such as Artefill or Sculptra.
“A skin laser treatment is not a substitute for a face lift but for many patients, it is a great treatment to make the face look younger. A combination of a fractional CO2 laser with a surgical procedure can give amazing results when done by an experienced plastic surgeon.”
Karol A. Gutowski, M.D.
- Copyright: Karol A. Gutowski, M.D., Chicago, IL, 2014