Can Facelift and Laser Skin Resurfacing Be Combined? By Hove Center for Facial Plastic Surgery on May 10, 2020

Smiling blonde-haired woman shows firm facial skinDoes sagging skin on your face and neck area leave you looking older than you feel? While aging can’t be stopped, you don’t have to live with unwanted signs of aging. Facelift surgery allows. Dr. Christopher Hove to tighten sagging skin so you can enjoy a more youthful-looking face and neck.

Many patients can benefit from undergoing non-surgical laser skin resurfacing before or after their facelift. Combining both treatments can deliver dramatic cosmetic results for our Philadelphia, PA, patients. If you are seeking to address skin blemishes and facial skin laxity, this blog post overviews the benefit of combining facelift and laser skin resurfacing.

Benefits of Combining Facelift and Laser Skin Resurfacing

Facelift surgery and laser skin resurfacing address different cosmetic issues. Facelift surgery can address sagging and wrinkles by repositioning skin and removing excess skin. Facelift surgery does not address skin blemishes, such as acne spots, age spots, and other blemishes. Laser skin resurfacing also improves the texture of skin.

By combining both procedures at our Philadelphia plastic surgery center, you can benefit from skin that is firmer and blemish-free. If you believe that you are a candidate for staged treatments of facelift and laser skin resurfacing, Dr. Hove will examine your skin while considering your personal goals before recommending combining both treatments.

How Are Both Treatments Combined?

You can enjoy the benefits of facelift and laser skin resurfacing through a staged treatment. Treatments are commonly staged when one procedure requires a set recovery time. It would be unsafe to perform laser skin resurfacing soon after facelift surgery. Following surgery, your skin will be swollen and bruised.

To prevent infections or other complications, Dr. Hove may recommend that you wait until you have fully recovered from your facelift before undergoing laser skin resurfacing.


Facelift surgery addresses skin laxity on the face and neck. The procedure is often performed to eliminate the appearance of jowls and other undesirable forms of skin sagging. Once targeted incisions are made, Dr. Hove will reposition skin to deliver more youthful-looking facial features.

Excess skin will be removed as needed. Patients who need minimal alterations may be a candidate for a mini facelift, which can also be combined with non-surgical cosmetic treatments. Dr. Hove has performed hundreds of facelifts.

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Your laser skin resurfacing will be performed using a medical laser. The CO2 laser resurfaces your skin to reduce or eliminate the appearance of textural irregularities like scars and other skin blemishes. The laser can be targeted to specific areas of your face. Laser skin resurfacing can be combined with many surgical treatments to deliver more dramatic results.

Schedule Your Facelift and Laser Skin Resurfacing Today

Combining surgical and nonsurgical procedures can deliver dramatic cosmetic results. If you wish to address surface-level blemishes and loose or sagging skin, Dr. Hove can customize a cosmetic treatment plan that leaves you looking several or more years younger.

To schedule your facelift and laser skin resurfacing, please contact our office online or call (610) 647-3727.

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Christopher R. Hove, M.D.

Hove Center.
Leaders in Facial Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Christopher R. Hove uses his refined skills and artistic touch to create exceptional results through facial plastic surgery. Specializing exclusively in facial procedures, Dr. Hove provides cosmetic and reconstructive surgery as well as nonsurgical enhancements. Dr. Hove is a member of:

  • American College of Surgeons
  • California Society of Facial Plastic Surgery
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
  • American Board of Otolaryngology

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Hove at our Paoli, PA, office by contacting us online or by calling (610) 647-3727.

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