I am looking into a facelift as well as chemical resurfacing. Can these be done in conjunction? If so, in what order are they typically performed?
Facelift and skin resurfacing can safely be performed at the same time. Skin resurfacing includes chemical peel and laser resurfacing. Within the realm of laser resurfacing, I find the results of fractionated lasers, such as the Sciton laser, to be very nice and natural with less downtime than more traditional laser technologies. The results from skin resurfacing complement the results from facelift. The downtime of these procedures overlap so that there is no-to very little added downtime. When I perform a facelift and skin resurfacing on the same day, I perform the facelift first.