Getting a facelift can erase years from your appearance, offering you not only a youthful complexion but a boost of self-confidence as well. Yet since there’s no way to put a complete stop on the natural aging process, your facelift results could use a little extra help from these tips if you want them to last long-term.
Don’t Skip SPF
Sun damage can really put a damper on your new look, since UV rays are responsible for accelerated skin aging, not to mention an increased risk of skin cancer. To help prolong your newly refreshed look after getting a facelift, don’t go a day without sunscreen.
Make sure you apply sunscreen as the last step in your morning skincare routine so that it is directly under your makeup or is the top layer of product on your skin if not wearing makeup. If you’ll be spending the day at the beach or in the pool, remember to reapply sunscreen after swimming. Otherwise, reapply SPF every 2 hours while you’re out in the sun.
Break Up with Bad Habits
Our everyday habits can have a profound effect on the health and beauty of our skin, so try to make healthy choices that make your facelift last. One major change you can make is to quit smoking if you haven’t already. Not only does smoking come along with an array of health risks, but it also accelerates the development of lines, wrinkles and sagging skin.
Eating junk foods and drinking lots of sugary or alcoholic beverages can also make your skin look older and lackluster. Instead, give your skin a boost from the inside out by piling plenty of antioxidant-rich foods on your plate.
Antioxidants protect your skin against free radical damage, which is caused by the sun, air pollution, smoking and other factors.
Use Medical-Grade Skincare Products
The right skincare regimen after your faceliftcan go a long way when it comes to keeping smooth, glowing skin. But because everyone’s skin is unique, there’s no cookie-cutter skincare routine that’ll work for everyone. You can ask your plastic surgeon for his or her recommendations for medical-grade skincare products that are right for your skin type and needs following a facelift.
Pairing a facelift with the right nonsurgical cosmetic treatments can help to enhance your facelift results by temporarily smoothing away fine lines and wrinkles and providing a boost of volume in your cheeks and/or lips.
You might try BOTOX® if you’d like to diminish dynamic wrinkles on your forehead, between your eyes or at the corners of your eyes. BOTOX typically lasts anywhere from 3 to 6 months before gradually fading away. Injectable fillers that contain hyaluronic acid can help erase lines and wrinkles and plump up your skin for a fuller, more youthful look. Injectable fillers can last between 6 months to 1 year.
Treat Your Skin with a Photofacial
Laser skin rejuvenation is another nonsurgical treatment you can try for enhanced facelift results.Photofacialsare best for people who want to achieve a more even skin tone and texture. These laser-based treatments can help to get rid of sun spots, broken capillaries and acne as well as diminish the signs of aging.
Providing patients with plastic surgery and non-surgical treatment options, Dr. Rand uses his medical expertise and aesthetic sensibilities to make a positive impact on the lives of his patients. Dr. Rand is constantly driven by the unique challenges of plastic surgery, a field that seamlessly blends artistry and medical science.