[Skip to Content]
[Skip to Content Landing]
Citations 0
Commentary
October 2002

The Importance of Blood Supply in Combination Rhytidectomy and Full-Face Carbon Dioxide Laser Resurfacing

Author Affiliations

Medical Arts Building
33 Overlook Rd
Suite 202
Summit, NJ 07901

 

Medical Arts Building
 33 Overlook Rd
 Suite 202
 Summit, NJ 07901


Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2002;4(4):234. doi:

DRS KOCH and Perkins1 have presented a very interesting retrospective analysis of simultaneous rhytidectomy and carbon dioxide laser resurfacing. The first part of their article reports their experience with this combination of procedures in 30 patients. All 30 patients had the procedure performed by the second author using a modified deep-plane facelift technique. Laser resurfacing was then performed using an UltraPulse laser (Coherent Inc, Palo Alto, Calif). In this series there were 2 complications and no incidence of skin flap loss or skin slough. The authors then compiled data from different sources on combined laser resurfacing and facelift procedures. This compilation of reports also did not demonstrate an increased complication rate compared with facelifts without resurfacing. The specifics of the techniques for facelift and/or laser resurfacing varied in these reports.

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview
×