Choosing a facelift is a big commitment, and you want to be sure the results will last as long as possible. At CosmetiCare in Orange County, we provide facelift patients with a comprehensive list of steps to take after surgery to maximize the quality of the surgical outcome. Here are just a few tips to look your best after facelift surgery.

Minimize Stress

A stressful life will surely engrave the evidence of that strain right onto your face, where everyone can see it. Learning relaxation techniques, reducing your stress and remembering to take some time just for you are all ways you can minimize the amount of stress in your life. Plus, lowering your stress levels is good for every aspect of your physical and mental health, too, not just your recent facelift!

Limit Sun

Facelift results are at serious risk from too much sun exposure. Dangerous UVA and UVB rays work to age skin prematurely, something you definitely want to avoid after restoring your face to a younger-looking version of itself. The results of your new facelift will last much longer with proper sun protection: wearing a hat, staying in the shade, and never leaving the house without applying sunscreen first.

Adding Other Procedures

Another way to protect the results of your facelift is by exploring nonsurgical options to help your skin look its best. BOTOX® Cosmetic injections can help slow down the development of wrinkles on the upper portion of the face where a facelift doesn’t reach, while laser resurfacing or chemical peels can diminish fine lines and age spots or other evidence of sun damage.

Although a facelift doesn’t give you new skin, it should give you new incentive to take care of the skin you have. By just following these three basic tips, the results of your facelift should keep you looking younger for years to come.