If you would like a facelift, but you would like to avoid surgery, the Liquid Facelift is a non surgical alternative that has gained popularity. The effects of a Liquid Facelift will be similar to a surgical facelift, but may not be as durable. However, by taking care of your skin and having a healthy lifestyle, you can influence the durability of the Liquid Facelift. Even if you cannot avoid aging, you can prevent sun exposure and sudden weight variations that could stretch your skin.
Post Liquid Facelift Treatment
The Liquid Facelift will be performed as an outpatient procedure, but this will mean that you will have to take care of your face after the treatment and follow the indications of your dermatologist. You should protect your face from sun. Use sunscreen with a higher protection factor than you usually use for 2 weeks after the surgery, as the skin may be more sensitive.
Even if skin infections are rare after a Liquid Facelift, you should pay attention to any signs that could indicate an infection: fever, redness of skin or pus under the skin. Get some creams from your dermatologist and apply these until the skin is completely healed.
Sun Exposure after Liquid Facelift
The 2 main reasons the Liquid Facelift doesn’t last numerous years are:
- Excessive sun exposure and no sun protection
While you cannot hinder the aging process, you can always protect yourself from the damaging UV rays. Do this by applying sun block whenever you go outside and wear hats and sun glasses, which offer additional protection. The sun does not only cause wrinkling, but has been also associated with the occurrence of skin cancer.
The products you use on your face can influence the durability of the Liquid Facelift. Poor quality products can dry your skin and cause wrinkles. Get products that have been FDA approved; you can also ask your dermatologist about a few products you are considering.
The makeup you use can also cause wrinkling and damage the quality of your skin. Don’t use products that are expired or dry your skin.
The foods you eat influence the quality of your skin. Water is highly important for the hydration of the skin, so you need to get at least 1.5 liters of liquids per day. Water is the best liquid, as sodas or other drinks may not benefit the skin’s health.
Your diet should be rich in the essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals. Make sure you balance the amounts of proteins, fats, fibers and carbohydrates. Consult with a nutritionist to get some tips on what to eat to better maintain your skin tight and healthy.
Weight Variations and the Liquid Facelift
Weight variations may have a damaging effect on the Liquid Facelift and may ruin the results of the treatment. This is due to the fact that when you gain weight and you lose it again, your skin will be stretched and it will not gain back its shape after the Liquid Facelift.