Anti-Aging Tips to Make Your Facelift Results Last Longer By dsherris on March 01, 2024

woman applying eye creamA facelift can reverse the hands of time but it can’t stop them. Proper aftercare, even after the recovery process, is essential for enjoying the youthful results of a facelift for as long as possible.

A facelift rejuvenates the appearance, sometimes making people look more than 10 years younger, but without good aftercare the skin can lose elasticity and the rejuvenating results of a facelift can be diminished.

Dr. David A. Sherris provides aftercare tips and other cosmetic services to facelift patients in BuffaloNY, to help them enjoy the youthful results of their facelift for many years to come. 

Prolonging Facelift Results 

Patients often find their skin feels firmer and more youthful after facelift surgery but they must understand that the skin will continue to age and needs to be taken care of to prolong the results of facelift surgery. 

Practicing the following healthy habits can help keep the skin looking its best and help your facelift results last longer.

Protect Your Skin from the Sun

Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from sun exposure can cause premature aging of the skin, leading to wrinkles, sun damage or photoaging, and increases the risk of skin cancer. 

Wearing sunscreen as your daily skincare routine and reapplying before sun exposure can help protect the skin from the harmful effects of UV radiation. In addition to wearing sunscreen, limiting sun exposure is helpful, as well as wearing a hat when outside for extended periods of time. 

Eat Healthy Foods

Nourishing the skin from within is one of the best ways to prolong the results of a facelift. Eating a varied diet rich in fruits, vegetables, lean meats, whole grains, and healthy fats provides the body the vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and protein it needs to produce important substances, like collagen, to keep the skin looking its best. 

Quit Smoking

Patients must quit smoking several weeks before and after facelift surgery recovery to reduce the risk of complications caused by smoking. But this is actually a good time to give up smoking for good as smoking, like sun exposure, can rapidly age the skin and shorten the lifespan of facelift results.

Take Skin Care Seriously

Another way to help prolong facelift results is to establish a good skin care routine. Washing the face with a gentle cleanser every morning and evening followed by applying high-quality anti-aging skin care products can help keep the skin looking healthy and smooth. 

Skin care products with retinoids, antioxidants, and peptides can help keep the skin hydrated and bright. 

Stay Hydrated and Limit Alcohol

Applying moisturizing skincare products is just one step to keeping the skin hydrated. The other step is drinking plenty of water. Drinking water can help the skin cells stay plump and healthy. 

Limiting alcohol consumption is also important to skin hydration and overall health. Alcohol can dehydrate the skin and increase wrinkles.  

Maintain Results with Cosmetic Treatments

Cosmetic treatments can help maintain and enhance the results of facelift surgery. Our Buffalo patients can benefit from treatments such as Sculptra® Aesthetic, a treatment that helps increase collagen production in the skin, BOTOX® Cosmetic to smooth fine lines, and dermal fillers to restore volume to the skin.

Contact the Clinic of Facial Plastic Surgery

To learn more about ways to prolong facelift results or to discuss your options for facial rejuvenation, we welcome you to contact our Buffalo practice to schedule a consultation. 

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Dr. David A. Sherris

The Clinic of Facial Plastic Surgery

Dr. David A. Sherris is highly qualified to perform your surgery, with distinguishing achievements such as: 

  • Double board-certification in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, as well as otolaryngology
  • Regular invitations to travel around the world to teach other surgeons 
  • Annually voted as one of the "Best Doctors of America"
  • Thousands of patients around the globe, including other doctors

To schedule your consultation with Dr. Sherris and discuss your options for plastic surgery, contact our practice in Buffalo, NY, online or call us at (716) 884-5102.

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