Laser Resurfacing Vs Surgical removal of wrinkles

Today, we discuss Laser Resurfacing Vs Surgical removal of wrinkles. If you are worried about aging, scars, furrow lines and wrinkles appearing on your face don’t be! laser resurfacing of wrinkles is the latest technology that is been introduced and practiced by certified dermatologists. Along with laser surfacing, botox lower face wrinkles treatment is successfully used around the world

Laser resurfacing is nowadays the most commonly practiced procedure for the removal of wrinkles, furrow lines, age scars, blotches and lightening of the skin. Laser resurfacing and botox lower face treatment is giving better results than surgical removal of wrinkles as it leaves plastic surgery lines or scars on the face.

In this procedure, a wand-like laser instrument is used to remove the upper layer of the skin. ‘Laser peeling’ is also another term used for non-surgical removal of wrinkles, furrow lines, and plastic surgery lines.

It helps replacing dead cells by new active cells that give you a youthful and beautiful skin. As this treatment uses laser so it has shown less harm to surrounding facial tissues. Whereas surgical removal of wrinkles used to leave plastic surgery lines on face and it didn’t help in improving the texture of skin.

plastic surgery lines on face

Why to go for laser resurfacing rather than surgical removal of wrinkles

The first step of the laser resurfacing is to remove the deteriorated skin layer that includes the removal of wrinkles, furrow lines, and plastic surgery lines. Secondly heating the skin underneath to produce natural collagen that stimulates the healing of treated areas.

What must to know regarding laser resurfacing of wrinkles:

Possible risks


Getting prepare for the procedure

Expectation after procedure

Botox lower face treatment

Possible risks

Skin resurfacing is just a treatment that helps your skin look better and younger, it cannot altogether bring a new perfect skin. But it can help to remove wrinkles, furrow lines, and plastic surgery lines. Still, there are some side effects related to treatment but still, less than surgical removal of wrinkles so let’s review:

  • Burns due to heat generated by laser
  • Can leave scars
  • Can bring changes is skin pigmentation
  • It can be reactive to herpes cold sores
  • Infections
  • Pain


According to ASDS, the cost of surgery is approximately in between 1,750$ and 2300$. Whereas all around the world surgical removal of wrinkles is way too expensive it is approximately 3 times more than the cost of laser treatments.

Getting prepare for the procedure

The most important part is to consult your ASDS dermatologist whether you can avail this laser resurfacing treatment. He will go through your medical test you may need to go through physical examination. At this time, you must discuss with your doctor about possible risks and outcomes of the procedure.

  • Do not forget to tell your doctor if you get fever blisters and cold sores around the mouth. Laser treatment can trigger the problem in people with high risk.
  • If you had botox lower face don’t go for laser resurfacing treatment before at least ten days.
  • Stop taking supplements and medication that can cause clotting at least ten days before laser resurfacing — such as ibuprofen, aspirin and Vitamin E
  • Smokers must stop smoking two weeks before treatment as it prolongs healing.

Expectation after procedure

The first thing to be done after the procedure is to look at your rejuvenated, glowing skin? so, the answer is a big NO.

For this treatment, you don’t need to stay at the hospital overnight like the ones who choose to go for surgical removal of wrinkles. In this procedure, dermatologists will give you local anesthesia if small areas are to be treated to numb the specific area. For full-face general anesthesia might be required.

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For full face, it will take around two hours whereas for small areas 30 to 45 minutes will be enough.

The doctor will bandage the area after treatment. You can wash the treated area after the first 24 hours later it can be done 4 -5 times a day.

For preventing scab formation apply ointment such as petroleum jelly. Swelling on face or around eyes is normal your doctor will give you steroids to manage swelling.

You might feel itchy or stingy for 12 to 72 hours. Complete healing takes 10 to 21 days depending upon the area of the face.

Some steps should be followed after healing.

  • Before exposing to sun apply a good SPF sunscreen
  • For next two months use oil-free makeup
  • Keep the skin hydrated and moisturized.

Botox lower face treatment

Botulinum toxins and HA fillers are used to treat various lower face indications. It’s used to treat underlying muscles by injecting dermal filler to support deeper tissues. It can help to remove wrinkles around the face. Botox lower face can improve the jawline and reduce wrinkles in the chin area. It is basically non-surgical facelift treatment that breakdown into 4 to 6 months. So you need to give repeated visits to your dermatologist.

 After the Botox lower face, you should take care of a few things:

  1. Avoid massage in the treated area
  2. Avoid too much heat or sun exposure after 72 hours of botox lower face treatment.
  3. Excess amounts of salts and alcohol lead to swelling of the treated area.

Wrinkle-free skin can be maintained by just following easy steps. After first botox lower face treatment even if you discontinue, botox stays active. As it reduces the movement of muscles when injected and slows down the process of aging.

By: Hafsa Zaheer


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