Millions of facelift procedures are performed on an annual basis. This procedure has historically been the best method of facial rejuvenation, capable of turning the clock back 10 to 15 years. A good facelift is one that doesn’t look like a facelift. You’ve seen them, the procedures that leave the mark of overly-tight skin. A good facelift can also last for several years. We want you to get every ounce of benefit from your facelift. Here are a few tips for extending those rejuvenating effects.
- Make SPF your new BFF. Sunscreen is a must if you want to lengthen the life of your facelift. It is a must whether you have already had a facelift or if you are planning your future facial procedure. There is no trick to SPF, just use it. SPF 30 is a good option for daily use, as long as it is broad spectrum to filter out both UVA and UVB light.
- Make your esthetician your new BFF. Your esthetician can advise you on all products that are appropriate for your skin type, your stage of life, and your preferences. Using the wrong products every day will do very little for your skin. You need products that meet your skin’s unique needs, and you need to use those daily.
- Break up with stress. Stress is a major source of premature aging. Research indicates that stress affects the brain, the heart, and the skin (along with every other part of the body!). When we are stressed for too long, our very DNA changes, and this expedites aging. Finding ways to release stress in a healthy way can extend the life of your facelift, and even your life, too!
- Make a plan. When we perform your facelift, we are also happy to work with you on your follow-up plan. There are several ways to support aging skin. We offer injectable treatments for wrinkle reduction and volume increase, as well as laser resurfacing treatments that induce collagen, that vital ingredient that tightens and firms the skin.
Schedule your consultation in our San Jose area office at (408) 559-4700.