Can one be “too old” to have a laser treatment?
No – not really – in fact laser options are often good ones from 70-90 because they usually don’t involve any general anesthesia, which is the real risk from plastic surgeries after a certain age.
At 80, you will heal a little more slowly and we always follow our patients post procedure closely. It pays to be realistic though as well, because at 80, you have much more repair to to than someone at age …say….40. Makes sense though, and usually more treatments will be needed to get a good result. Stick with the fractionated lasers like the Fraxel or the CO2 DEKA DOT, for example because infection risks and other complications are lower.
Hope this helps, Dr. I