4 Tips for Making Your Facelift Results Last

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When you’re looking for the best facelift surgeon in Toronto or beyond, you want a doctor who can give you long-lasting results. Facelift surgery is an excellent way to turn back the clock and restore your face, so it makes sense you’d want to maintain your new look for as long as possible. 

Unfortunately, nothing can stop the aging process altogether—but that doesn’t mean all hope is lost. While you still may develop some signs of aging after your procedure, there are a few things you can do to stay looking young.

How long do facelifts last?

Most people say that their facelift results last for around 10 years or longer. This number can vary depending on the rate at which you age and expose your skin to damaging environments. After your facelift, as the years go by, you will still experience common problems such as drooping skin or new wrinkles. However, the impact of these issues will be much less severe as your new baseline will look 10 to 15 years younger than before. 

How can I make my facelift results last longer?

The key to maintaining your facelift results is to give your body the protection and nourishment it needs. Here are 4 easy ways you can best support your skin and face. 

Quit Smoking

We already suggest refraining from smoking at least 1 month before your surgery to reduce the likelihood of complications. But if you stay smoke-free even after your procedure, your skin will stay healthy and keep more natural elasticity. 

Wear SPF 

We’ve all heard about the importance of sunscreen, but it truly can’t be overstated. Staying on top of your sunscreen usage is the best way to protect against sun damage and reduce signs of aging. Wear a minimum of SPF 35 every single morning and reapply throughout the day as needed—yes, even if you’re staying indoors. A surprising amount of UV light can come through the windows of your house or office. 

Follow a Healthy Lifestyle

Help your body by giving it the building blocks for creating beautiful, healthy skin. Eat plenty of leafy greens, healthy fats, and lean protein while drinking around 2 to 3 litres of water a day. This nourishment will give your body the nutrients it needs to maintain elasticity in the skin. Also, try to encourage healthy blood flow by exercising 3 to 4 times per week. 

Try Nonsurgical Touch-Up Treatments

All the above tips are smart and practical, but you might want a bit of extra help. One simple way to maintain your facelift results is to have occasional touch-up treatments. BOTOX is a popular option for smoothing away wrinkles and fine lines by relaxing overactive facial muscles. Dermal fillers are another injectable solution that can fill hollowed cheeks, brighten under-eye circles, or increase lost volume in the lips. For non-injectable solutions, Morpheus8 combines microneedling with radiofrequency energy to refresh the skin’s appearance anywhere on the face or body through stimulating new collage production. We also carry a variety of medical-grade chemical peels and skin care products to improve skin’s tone and texture.

No one can completely stop the passage of time, but there are plenty of ways to make your facelift results last for years to come. If you’re interested in a facelift or another plastic surgery in the Toronto area, please request a consultation online to learn more. 

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