A facelift is a surgical procedure that can significantly improve signs of aging such as deep wrinkles and sagging, often making patients look ten years younger! However, no procedure can prevent future effects of aging, and your facelift results will naturally change with time. Luckily, there are some things you can do to maintain your youthful appearance and extend the time before desiring an additional surgical procedure.
Injectables like Botox and dermal fillers can be used to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. Botox works by targeting the facial muscles to temporarily reduce contractions, preventing those bothersome lines from appearing when you make a facial expression. Dermal fillers use a gel formula that can be placed directly into wrinkles, folds, and other areas of volume loss to rejuvenate the face. Both are effective options for smoothing out new signs of aging and keeping future ones at bay!
Collagen is an essential part of your skin’s make-up, providing a strong, healthy structure. With age, we naturally begin to produce less collagen, resulting in fine lines and wrinkles from weakened skin. Microneedling can be performed to create tiny pin holes in the skin, stimulating the body’s healing process and collagen production. This can keep your skin strong and healthy after your facelift procedure and diminish any new lines that may start to form.
If you’re looking for something you can do at home to maintain your facelift results, take a look at our MDSkin Bar. Dr. Gawley offers a range of skin care products designed for your unique needs including anti-aging. The medical-grade product lines include ZO Medical, Skinceuticals, Skin Medica, Revision, and Elta MD to name a few. Products can be used to give your skin what it needs to fight off future signs of aging and maintain your youthful appearance.
A facelift is meant to give you long-lasting results that continue to age naturally with the rest of your body. To learn more about how you can maintain your facelift results, contact our office today! We can schedule your consultation with Dr. Gawley to discuss your options.