David O. Smith MD, F.A.C.S  |  6545 France Ave. S, #505  |  Edina, MN 55435  |   Call Today: 952.922.0895

Keep Your Facelift Lifted

Having undergone a facelift, you will love and appreciate your rejuvenated appearance. While a facelift may take years off of your look, it cannot stop the aging process. Caring for yourself and for your skin is essential to lasting results. Dr. Smith wants to help you make the most of your facelift—and that includes making it last. Luckily for you, there are a number of ways you can help protect and prolong your youthful appeal.

The Do’s of a Lasting Facelift

Do: Sleep on Your Back

If possible, avoid sleeping on your stomach or on your side. Repeatedly pressing your face into a pillow each night causes deep wrinkles and creases to form. Lying on your back, you ensure that your skin and underlying tissues remain undisturbed while you sleep. If you cannot get comfortable on your back, try rotating your sleeping position each night.

Do: Protect Your Skin from the Sun

Protecting your skin from the sun’s aging rays is as important after your facelift as it was before. Causing your skin to age prematurely, UV rays break down the skin’s natural elasticity—leading to wrinkles and future sagging. Do your best to limit your time in the sun. Dr. Smith understands this can be hard with the summer we are having here in Edina! Make sure to shield your skin from the sun by applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen every morning.

Do: Stay Hydrated

Proper hydration is essential to keeping your skin supple, firm, and youthful. Helping keep your skin plump, your skin is less likely to develop fine lines and wrinkles. Water also restores the skin’s elasticity, which, in turn, prevents sagging.

Do: Stick to a Balanced Diet

Eating a healthy diet chock full of vitamin-rich foods give your body the nutrients it needs to fight the signs of aging. A diet full of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein make for healthy, vibrant skin. Dr. Smith understands that you want to keep your skin looking as youthful as possible. Following your facelift, he encourages you to take the proper steps to ensure an everlasting radiance. If, along the way, you have any questions—please, feel free to reach out to us.