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Laser Facelift Reviews: Laser Facelift vs. Surgical Facelift...

Surgery of any kind comes with risks. Depending upon the person’s health, the risks could be minute or of major concern. Plastic surgery is no exception. Fortunately, there are other options. With the CO2 SmartSkin Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing Technology you can now you can get a non-surgical face lift and erase 10 years from your appearance Not to mention the many skin benefits of laser therapy (such as sun damage removal or scar reduction) which are not helped at all by a facelift.

Surgical Facelift vs. The Laser Facelift:

In the following table you will note many differences between the two including the laser facelift cost which is considerably cheaper than a surgical facelift.

Categories Surgical  Facelift Laser Facelift
SmartSkin CO2
micro-ablative laser
Cost in US dollars Often over $10,000 The Laser Facelift cost is about $1,700
General Anesthesia Necessary Unnecessary
Surgical Center or Suite Fees Charged Yes No
Downtime Weeks 3-7 days
Dramatically improves acne scars No Yes
Looks like you had surgery? Yes No
Produces some scarring at incision lines Yes No
Done by an MD Yes Yes, in our office (no in some facilities)
Improves Large Pores and Rough Texture No Yes
Wrinkle Tightening Effectiveness 10/10 8/10
Postoperative follow up by MD required Yes Sometimes. Often phone follow up is all one needs
Can be Repeated Within 3 Months for Even Better Results No Yes
Is the Staff Friendly & Bilingual Maybe, it depends on the facility you choose Yes, at Reno Sparks Medspa

Plastic Surgery With Upper and Lower Blepharoplasty vs. The SmartSkin C02 Fractionated Laser Madonna Eye Lift (laser eye lift):

In the following table you will note many differences between a surgical eye lift (Blepharoplasty) and the Laser Eye Lift (Madonna Eye Lift) using the SmartSkin CO2 Fractional Laser.

Categories Surgical Eye Lift        (upper & lower blepharoplasty)

C02 Fractional Laser Eye Lift  (Madonna Lift) done at Reno Sparks Medspa
Cost in US dollars Often $4,000-$8,000 depending on surgeon and location $1,500-$1,800 at Reno Sparks Medspa depending on financing or discounts for doing it with other procedures. This includes doing 3 procedures at timed intervals - about $600 per procedure.
Will I need intravenous sedation and/or general anesthesia? Yes Not at Reno Sparks Medspa
Is there a separate fee from a surgical facility or hospital? Often Not at Reno Sparks Medspa
Is there a separate fee for anesthesia? Often Not at Reno Sparks Medspa
Are results long lasting? Yes Yes
Is this procedure covered by health insurance? Not lower blepharoplasty, sometimes an upper is covered if vision is impaired No
Number of procedures required for best results? 1 3
Is sun damaged skin also improved by this procedure? No Yes
Are dark circles under the eye improved by this procedure? Yes Yes
Is tightening for crew's feet (lines at the sides of eyes) included in the procedure? No Yes--we throw it in for no charge when we do the Madonna Lift.
Is the procedure well accepted by the medical community with good results? Yes Yes
How often do major complications occur with this procedure? Occasionally Rarely
How quick is the recovery? Rapid Rapid
Does an actual MD perform the procedure? Yes Yes, Dr. Van Reken does it
What are common reasons the doctor might delay or not do the procedure? Uncontrolled diabetes
Shingles
Herpes Simplex Infection
Other Facial Infection
Uncontrolled diabetes
Shingles
Herpes Simplex Infection
Other Facial Infection
What skin types and colors is the procedure good for? Any skin type is safe Lighter skin-usually Caucasian or lighter Latino skin. Usually not safe in darker skin such as East Indian or African American
Are stitches used? Yes No
Is a scalpel used? Yes No


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