With over 120,00 facelift procedures performed annually in the U.S., the facelift is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments – and for a good reason.
A facelift, also known as a rhytidectomy, addresses more advanced signs of aging, particularly lines, wrinkles, and loose skin around the forehead, brows, and cheeks.
But how to get the absolute best results from your facelift? That is what Dr. Waltzman examines here.
Sun damage is one of the leading causes of premature aging. If the face’s skin is constantly exposed to the sun unprotected, then the structural proteins that give skin its youthful elasticity break down sooner, leading to worse and earlier wrinkles.
After your facelift, protect your skin from the sun by wearing a hat, applying sunscreen, and avoiding the sun during the hottest times of day (10 AM -2 PM). This significantly prolongs the anti-aging results from a facelift and also benefits your skin health immensely.
Smoking and alcohol can be most enjoyable – but they cause the skin the wrinkle. If you want your facelift results to last for as long as possible, then Dr. Waltzman strongly suggests you limit your consumption of both.
Eating healthy fats from nuts and fish keeps skin healthy and elastic. It’s never too late to start eating healthy, and doing so will get the best from your facelift for years to come.
A facelift procedure can restore a smooth, youthful appearance to a face that has well and truly enjoyed life. If you are considering a facelift, consider these tips to make the results last as long as possible.