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What Are the Best Non-surgical Treatments Post-Facelift?

Posted April 07, 2022 in Skin Treatments, Skincare

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Since there are so many plastic surgeries and cosmetic treatments available to improve your facial aesthetic, choosing the right one for you can often be confusing. 

And while facelift surgery often provides the most dramatic facial correction (for signs of aging), it is important to understand that a facelift does not correct the entire face, nor does it affect the quality of the skin. 

Beautiful woman with smooth facial skin and brown hair smiling at the camera

Because of this, having non-surgical treatments in addition to — or years after — your facelift can give you more dynamic and comprehensive facial correction and rejuvenation. 

That being said, it is important to know what treatment options you have so that you don’t feel overwhelmed.

What Does a Facelift Correct?

Facelift surgery is a plastic surgery procedure that addresses the lower two-thirds of the face. Men and women choose to have a facelift to correct sagging skin in their cheeks, jowls, and neck while smoothing the facial skin to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines

Ultimately, a facelift tightens the skin and underlying facial tissue while removing excess, sagging skin. 

And it’s true, facelift results are stunning, but they are limited to the structure of the face and do not necessarily address the quality of the skin. 

To improve the appearance and feel of your facial skin, including its tone and texture, then non-surgical treatments are what you’re looking for.

What Non-surgical Options Do I Have to Choose From?

If you are looking for non-surgical treatments to enhance the results of your facelift surgery, Louis A. Bonaldi, M.D., F.A.C.S, Center for Plastic Surgery offers several options for you to choose from. These treatments range from injectables to laser technology to skin peels

Below, you’ll find information on these different options.

Halo™ Laser Treatment

Halo™ uses ablative laser technology to address the top layer of the skin (epidermis) and non-ablative laser technology to correct the deeper layers of the skin, boosting collagen production in the process. This treatment can help correct skin discoloration, sun damage, hyperpigmentation, and wrinkles and fine lines

Ultimately, you will have a smoother, more youthful tone and texture to your facial skin.

MicroPeel®

With a MicroPeel® treatment, the top layer of your skin is removed to allow for fresh and healthier skin to grow in its place. The MicroPeel® process consists of three steps: dermaplaning, the chemical peel, and cryogenic therapy

These steps create healthier and stronger skin while eliminating the presence of fine lines and wrinkles. 

SkinMedica® Peel

A SkinMedica® peel helps smooth your facial skin while eliminating the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 

There are two peels offered. Vitalize Peel® is perfect for men and women with mild to moderate skin issues, like sun damage, hyperpigmentation, and acne scars, while Rejuvenize Peel® helps patients with moderate to severe skin issues, such as visible fine lines and wrinkles as well as noticeably rough skin texture. 

As with any skin peel, the SkinMedica® solution removes the top layer of skin so that healthier skin can grow in its place.

Microneedling With PRP

Dr. Bonaldi is proud to offer the combined process of microneedling and PRP (platelet-rich plasma) to give you dynamic results for your facial skin. The microneedling process involves making “micro injuries” to your skin, which cause your body to increase the production of collagen and elastin to repair these tiny injuries. 

Essentially, your body is kickstarted into repairing itself more directly. PRP is harvested from your own blood and applied to the micro injury locations to boost the healing process and help improve tissue and new cell growth. 

Through this process, your skin will look and feel smoother and more rejuvenated than it has in years.

BOTOX® Cosmetic

BOTOX® Cosmetic is one of the most well-known injectable treatments on the plastic surgery market. This FDA-approved treatment uses botulinum toxin type A to help smooth out wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes (such as those that make crow’s feet) and on the forehead, such as frown lines

Essentially, the muscles in the treated areas are relaxed so that they can no longer make wrinkles and fine lines. You will have younger and smoother looking skin on your upper face after your BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment.

SkinMedica Skin Care Products

Besides non-surgical treatments at your plastic surgeon’s office, there are ways to correct your post-facelift facial appearance at home. SkinMedica skin care products can help give your face continuous improvement with the use of antioxidants, essential fatty acids, retinoids, and other natural-occurring skin molecules. By using these products, you’ll be able to enhance and keep that youthful and healthy facial shine.

Interested in Learning More?

If you have any questions about the treatments available to help your facial skin after facelift surgery, contact Louis A. Bonaldi, M.D., F.A.C.S, Center for Plastic Surgery by calling (775) 238-3051 or filling out our online contact form.