I know the facelift improves loose and sagging skin but will it help with wrinkles too?
When I see patients in consultation for facial rejuvenation surgery I discuss with them the components of the face which contribute to the appearance of aging. Excess skin is something that can be treated with a facelift, and this is one of the most frequent issues patients see me for. The quality of skin, however, is another issue. If the skin quality is poor then treatments such as chemical peels, Fraxel laser, or full face laser resurfacing would also need to be performed if there is significant skin quality issues to include deep wrinkles. Facelift surgery is really designed to reposition excess skin and facial soft tissue that has suffered from the effects of gravity over time. Sagging and excess skin can be corrected with facelift surgery, however, deep wrinkles generally are not.
Posted by Dr. Philip Schoenfeld