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Should I get Fraxel or a Facelift?

Not sure what treatment will help rejuvenate your face? This patient had the same question. Read on for answers! Q:  My face is pretty wrinkly and I am considering the FRAXEL laser versus a facelift. I am 44 years old and want to look more refreshed. Are facelifts meant for people that have had more trouble with the effects of gravity? I guess I just do not understand why someone would get an invasive procedure like a facelift if they can use lasers. A: Laser skin treatments and surgery treat different aspects of aging. They are not so much "one or the other" as they are complementary. Many facelift patients undergo laser skin treatments at the same time as their surgery so they can avoid having to go through two separate recovery periods. As we age, three different types of facial changes occur. Skin quality decreases. With age and exposure (sun, tobacco, etc), the color, texture, and thickness of our skin changes. Good diet and skincare regimen is essent