27 Jan Top Non-Invasive Treatments that Complement a Facelift
Whether you’re considering a mini lift or a full facelift, making the most of your cosmetic surgery is paramount to achieving results you’ll love for years. At RefinedMD, we offer both plastic surgery and non-invasive treatments for a fully customized procedure plan. Bear in mind that a facelift only addresses certain facets of facial aging, particularly skin laxity and looseness. While today’s facelift techniques, employed by double board-certified Dr. Sudeep Roy, are more holistic and focus on layers beyond just the superficial skin, there are still limits to what a facelift can achieve. For example, a facelift isn’t going to remove brown spots, age spots, or acne scarring.
This is why one of the most popular non-surgical procedures to pair with a facelift is a chemical peel. In some cases, it may even be possible to perform a chemical peel during your facelift procedure. This can be especially helpful for those with sensitive skin or who are interested in undergoing a more aggressive peel. However, a peel is just one add-on to a facelift that can help you get even better results. Take a look at Dr. Roy’s top picks for non-invasive treatments to optimize your lift:
- Botox. If you don’t already have a regular Botox regimen but you’re at the age where you’re a good candidate for a facelift, it’s time to get on board. Botox temporarily freezes the muscles that cause unwanted lines and wrinkles. A facelift is going to address several areas where you have lines and wrinkles, but it can’t do things like erase the “angry elevens” between the brows. Plus, if you’re not quite ready to add a brow lift to your facelift surgery, Botox injected in this area can provide a light lift. If you’re not ready for an eyelid lift (one of the most common surgical complements to a facelift), Botox can stop crow’s lines. Whether or not a surgical or non-surgical add-on is best for you can be determined during your consultation.
- Dermal fillers. In some cases, particularly with slender patients who have a lot of facial laxity, after a facelift it might seem like you’ve lost volume in your face. Lack of facial volume is another sign of aging, just like lines and wrinkles. Although you haven’t really lost fat during a facelift (unless of course you have liposuction added to the procedure!), but rather loose skin that adds volume, it can still appear that way. Dermal fillers can help to restore good facial fat lost over the years, better define jawlines, and give you the power to further customize your results. Fillers can last anywhere from 6 – 18 months on average depending on the amount of syringes, type of filler, and injection site. Non-hyaluronic acid fillers can last longer but do not offer immediate results.
- Laser skin rejuvenation. Like a chemical peel, lasers and energy-based devices can tackle a wide range of superficial skin issues like brown spots, scarring, unwanted freckles, and even can help with some skin conditions like rosacea. We offer a wide variety of lasers so that you can be matched with the one that is best for you and your goals. Today, there are lasers for every skin tone so there is no longer the risk of hypopigmentation for those with more melanin. Lasers also vary in strength and any requisite downtime, with some being so gentle there is no recovery period required. However, if you want a more aggressive approach and zero discomfort, it may be possible to undergo laser skin rejuvenation during your facelift.
- Medical-grade skin care. This isn’t an in-office treatment, but if there was every a time to upgrade your skin care regimen it’s when you get a facelift. At-home skin care supports in-office treatments and surgical procedures. Having products selected just for you can help you improve and sustain your facelift results. Cleansers, serums, and sunscreens comprised of the best ingredients in the strongest doses are essential to loving the skin you’re in.
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