After committing to a facelift to help you look as vibrant as you feel, you’ll want your improved appearance to last for many years to come. While a facelift will always make you look younger than your peers who did not have surgery, you can still take steps to prolong your outcomes and get the most value out of your procedure.
Here are four ways to care for your skin and prolong your facelift results.
1. Use High-Quality Skin Care Products
Though a facelift is a highly effective rejuvenation surgery, consistently using medical-grade skin care products is also a vital component of looking young and healthy. Contrary to what you might believe, a skin care routine does not have to be complicated to be effective.
Washing your face every morning and evening, applying moisturizer, and using sunscreen are all essential elements of an excellent skin care regimen.
2. Get a Chemical Peel
Chemical peels are one of the best ways to refresh your appearance and get a glowing complexion. By removing old, damaged skin cells and encouraging new collagen growth, this non-surgical treatment simultaneously resolves multiple skin concerns, including wrinkles, discoloration, and acne scarring. After learning about your goals, we will customize your peel’s depth to meet your specific needs.
3. Add a Brow or Eyelid Lift
The term “facelift” is somewhat of a misnomer because the surgery only improves the lower two-thirds of your face. For a complete rejuvenation, combining your facelift with a brow lift or blepharoplasty will refresh your appearance from your forehead to your jawline, turning back the clock while making you look friendlier and more approachable. Pairing surgeries is also an excellent way to save money and time.
4. Avoid Excess Sun Exposure
You can also enhance your facelift results with simple lifestyle changes, such as trading outdoor exercise for indoor activities. While some amount of sun exposure is good for you because being outside is a natural mood booster, there is no healthy or safe way to get a tan. The cumulative effects of UV damage can prematurely age your skin and darken your facelift scars, making them look more prominent. If you plan to be outdoors for any length of time, wear sunscreen – even if it’s overcast – and stay in the shade as much as possible.
Look Years Younger With a Facelift in Austin
As a Double Board-Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Yula Indeyeva has extensive knowledge of facial anatomy and how aging can affect your self-esteem. She has chosen to focus her entire practice on anti-aging face and neck procedures, making her one of the few surgeons in Austin to specialize solely in these complex and demanding surgeries.
Dr. Indeyeva has experienced both sides of the surgeon-patient relationship, since she is a former rhinoplasty patient. She fully understands the importance of compassionate, honest care when patients entrust her to improve their appearance. If you are ready to take the next step in your journey toward a more confident, empowered, and beautiful self, reach out today to schedule your facelift consultation.