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Can I Have a Facelift and Laser Resurfacing at The Same Time?

Is your skin in need of rejuvenation? Like getting rid of wrinkles and sun-damaged skin and pigmentation issues? You want a facelift—but you want more than it can deliver. Is there a way to achieve additional cosmetic benefits in one treatment session?

Yes, and it all starts with a facelift consultation appointment and progresses from there. There have been many patients who have opted to combine their facelift with laser skin resurfacing performed simultaneously. It not only smooths out wrinkles and folds and improves facial contours but can resolve damaged skin as well.

Here’s a brief preview of each procedure:


A surgical facelift is designed to address various skin concerns at once. The operation achieves a recontouring effect by repositioning underlying tissues and removing excess skin, visibly smoothing and tightening the skin. In addition, it helps you get rid of wrinkles, creases, and folds.

When considering a facelift, you should only seek the services of a board-certified facial and reconstructive surgeon who specializes in face and neck surgery.

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Laser skin resurfacing offers a resolution to skin discoloration, acne and superficial scarring, and loose skin. It removes the outer layer of skin to stimulate collagen production and restore youthful textures and an even skin tone.

It can be administered to the face, neck, and chest area for a comprehensive cosmetic improvement. Some patients choose to have the treatment on their hands as well.

Why Pairing Treatments Makes Sense

Downtime is one of the most challenging aspects of plastic surgery. We lead busy lives and have little time for recovery. Combining these treatments allows the patient to experience the extraordinary benefits of each procedure with substantially less downtime.

Patients who combine two cosmetic treatments recover from each procedure concurrently. This often cuts the time in half, at least when compared to having the treatments done separately. For example, combining laser skin resurfacing with a facelift will double the benefits of plastic surgery with half the downtime.

Benefits of Adding Laser Skin Resurfacing to Your Facelift

The benefits of adding a laser skin resurfacing to your facelift include:

  • Tighter, younger-looking skin
  • Improvement in skin quality
  • Stimulation of collagen and elastin production
  • Enhances facelift results
  • Reduce wrinkles and fine lines
  • Improvement in skin pigmentation
  • Save money, energy, and time in the long run

Partner with a Leading Expert

At Gale Facial Plastics, a facial plastic surgery practice in Riverton, UT, Dr. Derrick Gale employs the gold standard of laser skin resurfacing technology because of its ability to underscore the benefits and minimize the side effects of traditional lasers. To learn more about combining a facelift with laser skin resurfacing, schedule a consultation today.