Facelifts are nothing new. Men and women have been restoring a more youthful aesthetic at the hands of their trusted cosmetic surgeon for years. Even with the advent of innovative therapies, there is immense value to be found in the surgical facelift. No other procedure or treatment can achieve the same results, nor secure the longevity of them, quite like a facelift. The fact remains, though, that we continue to age after our initial step to reinstate youthfulness. But there’s hope.
What you do after a facelift, or even beforehand in the preparation for your procedure, will make a difference in how your skin ages after your procedure. The tips are simple.
Protective measures don’t have to mean proactive measures. You can start protecting your skin from future damage no matter where you are at the moment. The first way to do this is by purchasing some broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30. Then apply it every day. A pea-sized dollop is all you need to start your day. That is unless you will be in the sun. Then, that pea-sized dollop will need to be reapplied every couple of hours. Because UV light breaks down collagen, it is something you want to block at every turn.
Get some Zen
Zen is a buzzword. But there is value in it if you look closely. To be Zen means that you have developed ways to manage stress. This could be going for a walk or listening to music as much as it could be hitting that hot yoga class or meditating. Stress management is good for health because it can prevent the shortening of telomeres in the DNA which leads to premature cell damage and death and, thus, premature aging.
Get some Help
You’re not on your own in this journey of aging gracefully. The stars don’t do it without help, and neither should you. Facelift surgery is only one way to maintain a youthful appearance. In our aesthetic practice on Park Avenue in NYC, we perform everything from BBL treatments to laser skin resurfacing to injectables and much more to support healthy collagen production and supple skin.
Learn more about your options for facial rejuvenation. Call (212) 472-2900.