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Face Laser Resurfacing Before & After Photos (9)


This women wanted to have removed the vertical wrinkles above her upper lip.


She is wearing lipstick which enhances the result after having Erbium laser resurfacing of her upper lip and a Filler into the lip edge for volume.

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Case Study: Face Laser Resurfacing Before & After Photos

The lady in the above photograph had Erbium laser resurfacing of her upper lip and a Filler into the lip edge for volume.  Often cosmetic and plastic surgeons combine laser resurfacing for the texture together with a Filler for the volume effect.  Wrinkling on the lip can happen for a number of reasons.  One is constant facial movements such as people who smoke or speak by pursing their lips.  This causes textural change which can be improved or removed with laser resurfacing.  Dr Lanzer has been performing Laser Resurfacing since 1994.  He was one of the first in Australia to use the Ultra Pulse C02 Laser. 

Over the last 10 years he has changed that Laser to the Contour Erbium Laser which he finds more effective and safer in his hands.  The Laser works by vaporising the skin away and has a specific attraction to the water in the skin.  Once healing occurs in about five to seven days the skin is slightly pink and make up can be applied.  The photograph shows that this lady has a little bit of lipstick on her lips which enhances the result.  You will notice however that the vertical wrinkles on her upper lip have totally gone.  The second cause of ageing of the lip is the loss of volume, particularly around the lip margin. 

As the lip collapses the wrinkles become more obvious.  This is particularly common if there are some dental changes and if patients have false teeth.  Lip enhancement can be performed with temporary and more long term Fillers.  Dr Lanzer always prefers to preform temporary Fillers first and then a more more long term Filler if required.

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Dr Lanzer has found that the best and most natural results can be obtained by combining multiple procedures. Each procedure is directed at a particular issue and thereby produces the best overall result. Dr Lanzer has found that combining a number of focused procedures he can obtain an excellent natural result.


Dr Lanzer has over 30 years of Cosmetic Surgery experience and is regarded as one of the leading Cosmetic Surgeons in Australia. Dr Lanzer is skilled in Liposuction, Breast Augmentation and many other Cosmetic Surgery procedures.

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Surgical Warning: Every form of surgery has a possibility of a complication and these are given to you in detail by Dr Lanzer. It is a good idea to understand your surgical procedure well, and to obtain further advice from another Specialist Cosmetic surgeon such as a Dermatologist like Dr Lanzer.

"All photographs represent one person's experience, and results may vary for each patient. All photographs are of actual patients of Dr Lanzer. The visible change in these photographs has occurred as a result of the procedure/s undertaken.

Some before and after photos shown are not exact, in that they vary in light, contrast, clothing, background, distance from camera, hairstyle and make-up."


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