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Combining Surgical and Non-surgical Facial Rejuvenation Procedures: What Goes Together?

Posted August 02, 2022 in Face Surgery, Non-Surgical Treatments

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Few cosmetic surgery procedures offer a more dramatic and transformative effect on a patient’s appearance than the facelift. 

When you look at before and after photos of men and women who have undergone facelift surgery, there’s no wonder why this procedure was the third most performed cosmetic surgery in 2020

Beautiful middle-aged woman looking at her face in the mirror.

While a facelift can improve the face by getting rid of wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin (including the presence of jowls), many patients who are looking for an even more complete facial rejuvenation seek other treatments to combine with their facelift. 

These treatments are often selected because they address areas of the face not covered with a facelift or they address the tone and quality of the skin. A facelift does wonders tightening skin and tissue, but it cannot improve the color, clarity, or texture of the skin.

Below, you will find information on what non-surgical procedures are best to combine with your facelift and which ones you might want to stay away from.

What Is a Facelift?

Facelift surgery can be performed under local anesthesia or general anesthesia and usually takes several hours to complete, depending on the extent of correction needed. 

For this procedure, an incision will be made at the temples and then continue down the profile of the face, ending at the lower scalp. Facial tissue is then repositioned and underlying muscles in the area are tightened. Finally, excess and sagging skin is surgically removed, and the incisions are closed. 

A facelift is a great option for men and women whose faces are showing signs of aging, including wrinkles and fine lines. After a facelift, you can look forward to tighter, firmer, and smoother skin, which combines to help make you look younger than you have in years! 

That being said, a facelift is not a miracle procedure and cannot achieve complete facial rejuvenation. If you are looking for an even more complete transformation, non-surgical treatments can be performed after a facelift.  

What Non-surgical Procedures Can You Consider Combining With Your Facelift?

Injectable Treatments

One of the most common (and effective) non-surgical procedures chosen by men and women alike is BOTOX® Cosmetic injections. BOTOX® Cosmetic can be chosen after a facelift to address wrinkles around the eyes and forehead (areas that are untouched by the facelift).

Injectable dermal fillers (or fat transfer) can be used in conjunction with a facelift to restore volume to facial contours (such as the cheeks, lips, tear troughs, or nasolabial folds). 

Laser Treatments, Peels, and Facials

If you are looking for the dramatic rejuvenation of your skin, you might want to consider combining laser treatments and/or peels with your facelift. 

Both of these non-surgical, non-invasive treatments resurface the skin to reduce the appearance of scars and discolorations on the facial skin. 

At New Look New Life, we are proud to use Sciton® lasers, which direct light energy into the deep parts of the skin and stimulate the production of collagen. This new collagen helps to tighten the skin and correct facial blemishes, including large pores, age spots, hyperpigmentation, acne scars, and other issues that many men and women struggle with. 

Woman getting a chemical peel on forehead.

Similarly, chemical peels are used to remove dead skin cells and other debris that cling to the face. This is done by applying a chemical solution to the skin. After a chemical peel, you can expect to have a refreshed look and feel to your facial skin.

While facelift surgery, laser treatments, and chemical peels can all be performed as standalone procedures to give you a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance, combining them into one treatment plan can help you feel more confident knowing that your face will shine! 

Note: Non-surgical procedures are often not performed at the same time as a facelift. You will usually have to wait until you have healed from your facelift to undergo subsequent treatments.

Facial Procedures in Manhattan and Westchester

You can learn more about surgical and non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedures in New York City by calling 646-559-2854 or contacting us online — select either the Manhattan office or the Westchester office.