Short flap rhytidectomy and fractional CO2 laser rejuvenation of the aging face
Article first published online: 26 FEB 2013
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Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
Volume 12, Issue 1, pages 49–56, March 2013
How to Cite
Taghizadeh, F., Leibowitz, A., Ellison, T., Griego, M., Traylor-Knowles, M. and Ramirez, P. (2013), Short flap rhytidectomy and fractional CO2 laser rejuvenation of the aging face. Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, 12: 49–56. doi: 10.1111/jocd.12018
- Issue published online: 26 FEB 2013
- Article first published online: 26 FEB 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 27 OCT 2012
Vol. 12, Issue 2, 168, Article first published online: 3 JUN 2013
- CO2 laser;
- aging skin;
- laser treatment;
There is currently a high demand for a concurrent system of skin rejuvenation accompanying rhtidectomy. CO2 laser treatment prior to surgical ablative reduction has produced promising results, but the adjunct service of laser treatment at the time of surgery has never been reviewed.
Determine the effects of concurrent treatment of rhytides and evidence of aging in the skin with surgical correction followed by fractional CO2 laser application.
During study time from September 2008 to February 2009 treat patients who have underwent short flap rhytidectomy to the Lutronic eCO2™ fractional laser using the patented “Controlled Chaos Technology.”
Complications included 2.3% herpes simplex outbreak, 4% persistent erythema past 2 weeks, four cases of prolonged edema to 5 days, one case of impetigo, and no evidence of dyspigmentation. Patient satisfaction data demonstrated no refunds at 12 months.
Combination fractional laser resurfacing with short flap, high-Superficial muscular aponeurotic system rhytidectomy is a safe procedure with excellent patient satisfaction and clinical outcomes.