Are laser treatments really effective alternatives to facelift surgery for tightening the skin?
Although much has been written with regards to the effectiveness of laser skin treatments for tightening the skin there is absolutely no substitute for face lift surgery in terms of the degree of improvement that can be obtained from a face lift for skin tightening. There are no lasers currently available that provide the results in skin tightening that you will see with a surgical face lift. For those individuals with small amounts of skin laxity, I would not suggest having a face lift and in these cases the laser skin tightening may be what you should be looking to have.
Posted by Dr. Philip Schoenfeld