Not only is smoking harmful to your health, it speeds up the aging process. Avoid smoking after facelift. It is also a good idea to limit your alcohol intake.
Be Diligent About Sun Protection
Excessive UV exposure is one of the biggest threats to the health and beauty of your skin. Protect your skin by applying sunscreen with 30 SPF or higher. Wear protective clothing and accessories (e.g., wide-brimmed hat, wraparound sunglasses) whenever possible and seek shade often, especially during the sun’s peak hours of 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. And because UV exposure from tanning beds can be just as harmful to your skin, you should avoid those altogether.
Consider Maintenance Treatments
Cosmetic injectables including Botox, Juvederm and Restylane are part of many facelift patients’ maintenance routines. Treatment with injectables is quick and involves no downtime. Our team can help you navigate your injectable options and design a maintenance plan that best achieves your desired outcome.
If you are considering turning back the clock with facelift, our plastic surgeons at Atlanta Plastic & Reconstructive Specialists are happy to provide additional information to help you make your decision. Or, if you have already had facelift, our team can discuss your maintenance or skin care options to prolong your results. Schedule an appointment by calling our Northside office at (404) 255-2975 or our Piedmont office at (404) 343-0897.