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Will My Facelift Results Last Forever?

Posted April 27, 2020 in Facial Rejuvenation

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Do you want to remove unwanted wrinkles or tighten up sagging skin with the help of a facelift? 

Women looking in the mirror, considering her facial rejuvenation options.

Facelift surgery is one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures, and its results can be long lasting when paired with the right patient. However, facelift results will not last forever. 

Even with all of the benefits facelift surgery has to offer, the procedure does not stop the natural aging process, and eventually, your skin will show signs of that.

How Can I Maintain the Best Results After My Facelift?

Even though there is no way to stop the progression of time, you can still help postpone the return of noticeable aging. 

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle after a facelift will help prolong your results. This includes several practices that will benefit your skin, physique, and overall health.

Practice a Skin Care Routine

Being diligent with your skin care regimen is one of the best ways to prolong your youthful complexion. This means being consistent with the same skin care products so that they have the opportunity to work to their fullest potential. You should invest in skin care products that will nourish your skin by keeping it clean, hydrated, and refreshed. 

It is also critical that you remove your makeup every night. Sleeping in your makeup clogs your pores, which hastens the aging process.

Limit Sun Exposure

While you shouldn’t necessarily “avoid the sun,” (as the vitamins found in sunlight are vital to your overall well being), you need to protect your skin from the harmful damage of UV rays. This is accomplished by wearing a broad-spectrum sunscreen and limiting your exposure during peak sunlight hours.

Focus on Clean Eating

Choosing healthy foods that are high in nutrients will not only keep you at a stable weight, it will also help maintain and improve your skin tone and texture, making you look younger for longer.

Don’t Smoke

Smoking rapidly increases the rate in which you notice visible aging. Not only do smokers experience additional lines around their mouths, but they also develop noticeably thinner skin, highlighting the aging process.

What If I Need Additional Cosmetic Improvement?

Most patients find that their facelift lasts between 10 and 15 years. After that time, most patients’ skin ages and thins to a point where it is noticeable. While some patients consider a second facelift or an eyelid lift, others are interested in a less invasive option. 

Non-surgical facial rejuvenation can restore the quality of your facelift results with less downtime, discomfort, and associated costs than a second facelift. 

Non-surgical facial rejuvenation includes:

  • Laser resurfacing, to reduce fine lines, facial scars, and skin blemishes
  • Chemical peels, to improve skin texture by minimizing wrinkled, sun-damaged, and blemished skin 
  • Dermal fillers, to restore volume to facial hollows or creases
  • BOTOX® Cosmetic, to smooth lines and wrinkles caused by repeated muscle movements.
  • Micro needling treatments, to stimulate collagen production, which smooths lines and minimizes facial scars

Interested in Learning More?

If you are looking for more information about facelift surgery or the longevity of its results, contact Dr. Todd Koch by calling our office at (716) 631-1220 or by filling out our online contact form.