Laser resurfacing–both surgical and non-surgical varieties–can improve the quality of the skin and ease the signs of aging. For facelift patients, adding a surgical laser procedure utilizing a CO2 laser can enhance results. There are many benefits of adding laser resurfacing to facial plastic surgeries and Dr. Santos often recommends the additional procedure. For most patients, it can easily be performed in the same surgical session, so that you can recover from both procedures at the same time. 

Facelift results are heavily dependent on skin quality. While a facelift will cut away sagging skin and can reduce the appearance of wrinkles, if the skin has poor laxity, is overly thin, or generally poor quality, a facelift may not provide optimal results. However, even these patients often see an improvement. Adding on CO2 laser resurfacing, can improve skin quality which can lead to better facelift results long term. 

This same principle applies to other facial plastic surgeries like brow lifts and eyelid surgery. CO2 laser resurfacing can also be performed as its own surgery, but often is best performed alongside another.
CO2 laser resurfacing can benefit nearly any skin type and offers benefits even to those with good skin quality. To schedule a consultation with Dr. David Santos, call us at 206-430-1035 or contact us online at