4 Tips & Tricks to Care for Your Skin after a Facelift

Having a facelift can rejuvenate your face and neck, making you look younger and boosting your confidence. Both men and women can enjoy the many benefits of getting a facelift. Of course, you need to follow the right facelift skincare tips in order to speed up your recovery and enjoy long-lasting results.

1. Moisturize Vigilantly

After gently cleansing, use a moisturizer that’s formulated without a lot of added ingredients such as perfumes or dyes. Keeping your skin moisturized is an important step toward maintaining your facelift results.

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2. Avoid Sun Damage Like the Plague

Sun damage is never your friend, and it’s certainly not helping you get the most out of your facelift results. One of the most important facelift skincare tips is to use sunblock and avoid prolonged sun exposure. Not only does sun exposure prematurely age you, it can darken your incision scars.

3. Hydrate Like a Champ

Drink plenty of water every day before and after your facelift. Being well-hydrated helps your skin look its best and aids healing by helping to flush toxins from your body.

4. Keep Your Head up

For the first couple of weeks after your facelift, you should sleep with your head elevated to prevent swelling and promote healing. The idea is to keep your head above your heart. Experiment with different types and amounts of pillows to help you sleep comfortably while keeping your head sufficiently elevated.

Dr. Lee B. Daniel, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
244 Country Club Rd
Eugene OR   97401