Boost Results by Combining Facelift and Non-surgical Skin Care
By Dr. William Cohen on April 27, 2021
When wrinkles and sagging skin make you look older than you feel, a facelift may be able to help. A facelift smooths and tightens the skin, revealing a more youthful, rejuvenated appearance.
While facelift surgery alone can do wonders to improve the appearance, it may be combined with non-surgical treatments to further enhance results. At Advanced ENT and Facial Plastic Surgery, Dr. William C. Cohen offers a wide range of options for combining facelift and non-surgical skin care for patients in Orange, Placentia, CA, and surrounding areas.
Why Combine a Facelift with Non-Surgical Skin Care?
A facelift can smooth wrinkles and tighten sagging skin. Although this helps make the face look younger, it doesn’t make the skin feel younger.
Youthful skin is firm and supple from tightly packed collagen fibers. Over time, collagen production decreases. A loss of collagen causes the skin to sag and lose its youthful plumpness and elasticity.
A facelift does not increase collagen or the suppleness of the skin but non-surgical skin care treatments can. By combining a facelift with non-surgical skin care treatments it’s possible to diminish the appearance of wrinkles and eliminate sagging skin while also improving skin quality.
Non-Surgical Skin Care Options
There are many non-surgical skin care options that may be combined with a facelift to enhance the surgical results. Some possible options include cosmetic injectables and skin resurfacing procedures. Let’s look at some of the most popular options below.
JUVÉDERM™ is a dermal filler made of hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally found in the skin and other areas of the body that helps the skin retain moisture.
JUVÉDERM can be injected into sunken areas of the face, like the cheeks, as well as fine lines and wrinkles. This helps make up for collagen loss and makes the skin more plump and supple.
Like JUVÉDERM, Restylane® is a dermal filler composed of hyaluronic acid. Restylane may also be used to fill fine lines and wrinkles. It also adds moisture to the skin, helping the skin look and feel more youthful.
Perlane® is another dermal filler that may be used to further reduce the appearance of wrinkles following a facelift. Perlane also consists of hyaluronic acid, but one that is not derived from animal-based products.
In addition to filling wrinkles, it may also be used to reduce the appearance of acne scars and plump the lips.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is an injectable that helps minimize the appearance of wrinkles and may be used after facelift surgery to boost results.
BOTOX Cosmetic works by causing targeted muscles to relax. As the muscles relax, the overlying tissue smooths, reducing the appearance of wrinkles.
Laser Skin Treatments
Laser skin treatments using the Palomar Icon™ Laser can help improve the appearance of the skin by correcting imperfections, like dark spots and scars. It may also be used for hair removal, tattoo removal, and spider vein treatment.
Combining laser skin treatments with facelift surgery can create a more beautiful, youthful appearance.
Find Out Which Treatments Are Right for You
If you would like to rejuvenate your appearance, Dr. Cohen offers a wide range of treatments to address your needs. To find out which treatment is right for you, please schedule a consultation online or call our Orange County practices at (714) 628-1313.
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