Face lifting - Co2RE fraxal laser

Treatment with this type of laser is a painless, safe and minimally invasive procedure which employs the technique of fractioning the laser beam to create microscopic wounds at a deeper layer of the skin which allows the surface layer of the skin to repair itself in as little as 24 hours, stimulates powerful collagen synthesis and leads to the production of an abundance of brand new collagen fibers at the deeper layers of the dermis in the treated zones, all of which gives support to the skin and leads to outstanding results when it comes to eliminating wrinkles and tightening the skin.


The method is used for the rejuvenation of the neck, cleavage and hands, removal of wrinkles and tightening the skin of the face and neck. The treatment can also remove dark spots on the face, neck and hands, eliminate large pores and enhance complexion.


face lifting before and after Co2RE laser treatment


Face lifting before and after Co2RE laser treatment


Stages of aging of the face


How and how fast we will grow old depends on our genetic makeup, but also on our lifestyle, which is why some of us opt for facelifts sooner than others do. Although wrinkles are considered the number one issue, they are not such a conspicuous sign of aging (or indication for face lifting) as much as the complete change of the shape of the face caused by the changes of the supporting tissue and muscles which drags the skin downwards due to the gravity pull. Below are the stages of the aging process.




1. Wrinkled skin

Numerous factors, from smoking to sun exposure may lead to collagen loss and loss of skin elasticity. Some of the wrinkles are caused by the natural characteristics of the skin – its quality and thickness, or facial expressions. Facelifts can soften or remove some of the wrinkles, but many wrinkles can be reduced using fillers, while those caused by facial expressions are best treated with Botox.

2. Sunken eyes


Some of the fat under the eye starts to pull the skin downwards, while some of the fat above the cheekbones becomes thinner, giving the eyes a sunken, tired look. The most common way to fix this issue is blepharoplasty (surgical procedure performed on the eyelids), which is often performed together with a facelift (which does not affect the area around the eyes). Sunken skin under the eyes, also known as the tear through can be fixed using microdosages of fillers or by transplantation of one’s own fat.


3. Loose jaw line


Over time, the jaw line loses density, and the tissue keeping the skin tight start to weaken, causing the skin to drop and sag under the jaw line. In a mild case of loose skin, effects can be achieved using lasers or other methods of tightening the skin without surgery. In case of a larger excess of skin, the only way for its removal is to undergo surgical lifting.

4. Bone changes


Bones start to lose density and the face starts to lose support. This typically results in a sunken face, sunken eyes and poorly defined jaw line. The cheekbones become less prominent as well.

5. Loss of volume and plumpness


As we now know, fat is essential to the youthful appearance of the face. Without it, the face starts to sag. You must have noticed that this happens during sudden weight loss. The more fat you lose, the deeper the wrinkles get and the crevices and shadows on the face become more prominent. The best way to enhance sagging skin is the application of hyaluronic fillers or transplantation of one’s own fat. Nowadays, one’s own fat is usually during the facelift procedure.