As a leading Sacramento plastic surgeon, Dr. Donald Hause regularly meets with patients who wish to turn back the clock with facelift surgery. One of the most common questions Dr. Hause fields from his patients is, “How long do the results last?” When performed by a properly trained and skilled plastic surgeon, the results from facelift can last up to 10 years. However, a patient’s aftercare plays a critical role in the longevity of the results. In this blog post, Dr. Hause shares some of his best tips patients can follow to make their facelift results last.
Practice Proper Sun Care
Unprotected and excessive sun exposure is one of the biggest threats to the beauty and health of your skin — regardless of whether you have undergone facelift surgery or not. Apply sunscreen to your face and neck (and any other exposed areas on the body) whenever you step outdoors. Wear a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses and try to stay in the shade as much as possible, especially during the sun’s peak hours (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.).
Not only is smoking detrimental to your health, it also speeds up the aging process. Smoking dries and wrinkles the skin, essentially working against skin rejuvenation procedures (like facelift) that aim to reduce the appearance of aging signs.
Moisturizing helps keep your skin firm and elastic. And because each person’s skin is unique, it is important to use skin care products that are right for your skin type. At Sacramento Aesthetic Surgery, we offer several medical-grade skin care lines, including Obagi Medical products to help your skin look as radiant as possible. A member of our team can help you find the best options for your skin type.
Refresh Your Appearance with Laser Resurfacing
Laser skin resurfacing complements the results of facelift surgery by improving the skin’s quality. In addition to eliminating fine lines and wrinkles, laser resurfacing treats age spots, discoloration and dryness. Laser resurfacing can be done at the same time as facelift or after the procedure.
To learn more about facelift surgery, schedule a consultation with Dr. Hause today. Please call Sacramento Aesthetic Surgery at (916) 646-6869.