Question : Can facelift surgery be coupled with CO2 laser resurfacing?
Answer : Facelift surgery can be coupled with CO2 laser resurfacing. It has to be done very carefully to make sure the skin is not damaged. In most of my patients, I tell them to wait until after the facelift is complete and, quite often, they’re happy with their results and don’t require CO2 lasering. However, some patients, after the facelift is complete, state that they now want some lasering and this can occur at a later date. There’s no harm in waiting for a later date and also you may get better results by waiting to see exactly what needs to be done and being able to use the laser at the correct strength.