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What’s Next: Skin Rejuvenation After A Facelift

by | Sep 21, 2018 | Blog, Facelift

Patients who visit Dr Marcells to rejuvenate their facial appearance with a deep plane facelift can look forward to enjoying many years of looking more youthful. “The benefits of this type of facelift typically last from ten to fifteen years,” says Dr Marcells. “During that time, I recommend that patients take steps to maintain the quality of their facelift with non-invasive skin-saving treatments.”

In today’s article, we take a closer look at some of those options.

4 Reasons You Need Facelift After-Care

Facelifts are wonderful things, but they have their limits. A facelift can repair the effects of time and gravity, but it cannot

  • Correct uneven skin texture
  • Resolve facial redness
  • Erase discernible capillaries
  • Completely erase fine lines

These visible imperfections in your complexion can completely undermine the youthfulness that you’ve achieved with your facelift. At our medispa, we have a team dedicated to facial beauty, and a host of treatments, devices, and products to bring out the very best in you.

Wait 4 Weeks because Timing Is Everything

Swelling, bruising, redness, and a certain amount of numbness in the treatment area are all natural after a facelift. You will need to wait for all these issues to resolve before considering any additional facial rejuvenation. “This will typically be four weeks,” says Dr Marcells. Initially, Dr Marcells recommends patients limit their skin care routine to:

  • Cleanser
  • Moisturiser
  • Toner
  • Sunscreen

“Our medispa carries skincare products from Dermaceutic, Biopelle and Eyra,” reports Dr Marcells. “They are made with the highest quality ingredients and are extremely safe and well-tolerated after surgery.”

When You’re Ready to Refresh Your Skin

When the healing is complete, Dr Marcells can recommend personalised treatments offered in our medispa. “I’m hands-on with my patients in both my facial plastic surgery practice and medispa,” he says. “That way I can guide patients through their skincare options and ensure they avoid any non-surgical treatment that could compromise the work they’ve had done.

Some of the most frequently recommended treatments for post-facelift skin rejuvenation are:

  • Dermal Stimulants – a cosmetic injectable that stimulates collagen production.
  • Intense Pulsed Light Therapy – effective at treating sun-damaged skin, blemishes, and rosacea.
  • Laser resurfacing – removes damaged or fine-wrinkled surface skin to expose the fresh skin underneath.
  • Microdermabrasion – proven treatment for scars, age spots, dark skin patches, and discolouration due to blackheads.
  • Micro Peels – an excellent treatment for removing dead skin cells and encouraging new cell growth.
  • Muscle Relaxants – prescription medications that keep new wrinkles from forming.

Facing the Facts

Summer is coming and that makes this the perfect season to rejuvenate and refresh your skin. We invite you to consult with Dr Marcells and our team of skin care experts to create a tailor-made treatment plan that will give you the youthful, fresh face you want to show the world. Please reach out by phone or online form and give us the opportunity to serve you.

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Meet Dr Marcells

MBBS (Syd), FRACS (ORL-HNS)
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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