I’m a 56-year-old Hispanic woman. I’ve been thinking about getting a facelift for some time, but I have decided that I really don’t want to go for the full surgical facelift so I’ve been thinking about getting a laser facelift. Does the laser facelift procedure carry a risk of hyperpigmentation in darker skinned people like myself?
I am frequently asked about laser facelifts. Laser facelifts come in many different forms. There are lasers that can tighten the skin, lasers that can rejuvenate and smooth the skin while at the same time, tightens the skin, and lasers which remove fat from beneath the skin of the face and tightens the skin. The proper laser facelift procedure for you will be based on what changes your skin and face require, and what will work best for you. In terms of the potential for hyperpigmentation following a laser procedure especially in darker skinned individuals, this is absolutely something that we will need to consider if you are receiving skin tightening laser energy
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