The same regimen we recommend for overall anti-aging skin care maintenance will also greatly augment the results of a facelift. In general, a facelift improves the structure and volume of the face. Skin treatments enhance the finish and surface.
A good physical sunblock is one of the key players. Reduction of UV exposure will greatly reduce progression of actinic damage, atrophy, loss of elasticity, and fine lines. Active treatment with a retinoic acid topical treatment can be instrumental in promoting collagen regneration and strengthening of skin.
This can result in wrinkle reduction, improved smoothness, texture and tone. Also, a Vitamin C based ferrulic product serves as a powerful anti-oxidant therapy that can tighten, brighten, and stimulate collagen production. We offer a customized protocol for each patient which can be modified based on skin type and individual needs.
It is a mistake to think that a facelift pulls the skin so tight that all the surface blemishes are smoothed out. Patients need treatment on a cellular level to effectively optimize the skin surface so the outer “canvas” matches the improvements to the inner “sculpture”.