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How to Maintain Your Facelift Results

by | Oct 18, 2019 | Blog

The deep plane facelift is something of a ‘signature surgery’ at our practice. Dr Marcells is a master of this game-changing technique and uses it to give patients natural-looking, long-lasting results. Often, however, his patients are unaware that non-surgical skin treatments before and after a facelift can be the real game changers.

Skin Treatments & Facelifts: Perfect Together Anytime

Forward-thinking people who want to maintain a youthful appearance know the decisions they make in their 20’s and 30’s can impact facial ageing for life. Millennials are leading the rush to non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments they can use to:

  • Postpone the need for a facelift early on
  • Reduce the severity of facial ageing problems in need of correction

“What surprises many patients is the news they can rely on the same treatments that delay a rhytidectomy to prolong the benefits of deep plane facelift surgery,” says Dr Marcells. Following a facelift, he recommends maintenance treatments to:

  • Resurface skin for a more youthful glow
  • Correct sun damage
  • Correct tone and laxity unaffected by surgery
  • Improve yellow or grey skin tones
  • Address age spots
  • Treat acne

“The benefits of non-invasive skin treatments are something Baby Boomers and Gen Z-ers can both appreciate,” says Dr Marcells.

Study Finds Ways to Improve Facelift Outcome

In a paper on Skin Resurfacing in Combination with Facelift Surgery, doctors observed a combination of factors that impact facial ageing:

  • Atrophy of fat compartments
  • Bony remodelling
  • Chronological skin changes
  • Descent of facial tissues
  • Photo-ageing

They noted that a facelift addresses some of these problems, but not all. The researchers found that surgeons are responding to that challenge by incorporating a range of resurfacing techniques in a more comprehensive approach to facial rejuvenation. “Technique and modality selection are keys to maximum single treatment results and therefore the greatest patient satisfaction,” they wrote. At About Face, patients know they can rely our team’s extensive experience, skills, and aesthetic sense to achieve their goals. Here are some of the options we offer…

Maxi Anti-Ageing Benefits: Micro Peels and a Facelift

A micro peel is About Face’s 3-step approach to skin beauty. It begins with a superficial chemical peel, followed by microneedling. The chemical peel works to

  • Brighten complexion
  • Minimise pore size
  • Reduce discolouration
  • Soften skin

Microneedling further improves skin appearance. It doubles down on the benefits provided above and

  • Treats acne and acne scarring
  • Exfoliates skin
  • Improves age spots and blackheads

A key benefit of the two steps above is the effect they have on the skin’s receptiveness to moisturisers, vitamins, and antioxidants. The third step of a micro peel at About Face involves prescriptive skin care, applied daily for the duration of the series of 6 treatments.

An Ageless Couple: Facelift Surgery & About Face Treatments

Facelifts lift and tighten the skin, and that’s a wonderful way to help your face appear younger. Unfortunately, surface imperfections, especially those common to ageing skin, can put the years right back on. That’s where the services we offer at About Face come in. Contact us to learn more about your options to keep your skin refreshed, hydrated, and in glowing good health year after year after year before or after surgery.

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Meet Dr Marcells

Past President – Australasian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgeons

Dr George Marcells is known for excellence in facial plastic surgery and is considered a true master of rhinoplasty. He performs advanced surgical techniques to restore balance and harmony to the face and can also resolve functional issues such as breathing difficulties.

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