So your facelift surgery was a success – now what? You want to see the best results from your facelift for as long as you possibly can. Over time, you can expect your initial results to change, but there are things you can do to help keep looking your vibrant best for longer. Want to know how to make a facelift last? Here are six simple tips.
1. Protect Your Skin from the Sun
Now more than ever it’s important to protect the skin on your face from the harsh rays of the sun. We all know that sun plays an enormous role in how our skin ages, so make sure you’re protecting yourself with a broad spectrum high-SPF lotion every day – even the cloudy ones. Limit your exposure to direct sunlight, too, especially right after your surgery.
2. Stay Healthy All Around
You can make your facelift results last just by being a generally healthy person. By taking care of your whole body, you’re also taking care of your skin. Maintain a healthy diet, avoid weight gain and stay away from cigarettes, and you could prolong your facelift results. Remember that your skin is your body’s largest organ. Take care of it the same way you would any other vital organ in your body.
3. Use the Right Skincare
You and your surgeon have worked together to craft your ideal face. Now take care of it by using high-quality skincare suited for your skin type and specific concerns. Use daily products that will help you protect and nourish your skin, like an appropriate cleanser, toner, moisturizer and special treatments. And treat yourself to regular facials and med spa treatments to keep your facelift fresh.
4. Enhance Your Facelift Results with Injectables
Your facelift doesn’t have to work alone to keep your face looking years younger and refreshed. Injectables and fillers, like BOTOX® or JUVÉDERM®, can help smooth over lines and wrinkles and maintain a supple complexion. If you start to notice subtle unwanted changes in your face a while after surgery, talk to your plastic surgeon about how the right combination of injectables and fillers can help.
Injectables and fillers can be used to bolster the outcome of your facelift or to maintain your results over time.
5. Stay Moisturized
Want to know a little secret? Keeping your skin moisturized from the inside and out can do wonders for preserving your facelift and looking years younger. Make sure you’re applying a high-quality moisturizer day and night. Drink your recommended eight glasses of water every day to hydrate your face from the inside out.
6. Consider Laser Treatments
Laser treatments can be another great option for helping to make the results of your facelift last. There are many laser skin treatments available to you to help you maintain the look and feel of the initial results of your facelift. Even after your facelift, your skin will continue to age. Laser resurfacing can help you tackle the fine lines, wrinkles, loss of elasticity and pigmented spots that come with the natural aging process. Laser treatments can help to improve skin’s texture and tone.
Pacifica Center for Plastic Surgery is the practice of Dr. Robert S. Improta, M.D. and Dr. Daniel G. Kolder, M.D. Established as one of the most reputable plastic surgery practices in Southern California, Pacifica Institute draws patients from Camarillo, Simi Valley, Oxnard, Los Angeles, Malibu, Santa Barbara, Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks and all of Ventura County.