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Your Facelift Could Be Even Better with These Cosmetic Treatments

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A facelift can smooth away wrinkles and address sagging skin on the mid- to lower-face. But if you have more concerns outside of these areas, you may want to consider combining a facelift with other cosmetic treatments. Combining facial treatments can provide more comprehensive results and enhance the youthful outcome you are looking for.

While most people don’t initially consider combining their facelift with other cosmetic treatments, doing so can take a facelift from great to incredible. So, what cosmetic treatments can complement your surgery?

Dynamic Variable Depth Radio Frequency (DVD RF)

Facelifts do a lot, but they are improved with a little help from certain other treatments.

The goal of a facelift is to tighten and smooth the skin. So, it makes sense to complement the procedure with other treatments that also tighten and smooth the skin. DVD RF treatments deliver columns of radio frequency energy to the skin via microneedles, triggering the body’s healing response.

This, in turn, causes the body to build up collagen and elastin in the targeted tissues further enhancing your results. Because it combines microneedling with radiofrequency treatment, this non-surgical treatment can address skin conditions beyond laxity, including enlarged pores, photodamage and even light scarring.

Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing

An ideal laser skin treatment after surgery, fractional CO2 laser resurfacing changes the texture of the skin without harming healthy tissues. The applicator scatters light beam energy at high speed, allowing it to penetrate deep into specific areas of the skin, making more dramatic changes than other therapies can offer.

Fractional CO2 lasers can be used on the face, neck and chest, allowing it to address areas that a facelift doesn’t target. Unlike many other types of laser treatments, fractional CO2 laser resurfacing only requires a topical anesthetic, making it an ideal post-surgery choice.

Fat Transfer

A facelift can address skin laxity, but it is unable to correct loss of volume. This is where a fat transfer comes in. With this treatment, fat cells are harvested from one area of your body, purified and then strategically injected into the face.

When combined with a facelift, fat transfer can enhance volume in the cheeks, lips and chin, drooping eyelids and fine lines and wrinkles.

Neck Lift

Ultimately, the results of a facelift will be disappointing if the neck still reveals your age. If you are dealing with the dreaded turkey neck or excess fat, a neck lift can ensure that your overall look is smoother and younger.


For crow’s feet and drooping skin around the eyes, you need a specialized procedure called a blepharoplasty, commonly known as an eyelift. Depending on the approach, this can improve the skin tone around the upper lid, the lower lid or both. The result is a youthful, more awake appearance.

As for which of these treatments is right for you, it is best to plan all your procedures with your surgeon. Look for a provider who offers surgery as well as med spa treatments for the best results.

Your Facelift Could Be Even Better with These Cosmetic Treatments
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Your Facelift Could Be Even Better with These Cosmetic Treatments
Getting a facelift? Other treatments to complement surgery can make it even better. Facial Aesthetic Concepts team in San Clemente explain how.
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