Question for Dr. Kridel: How long does a Facelift last?

Most traditional full facelifts generally keep you looking younger and refereshed for 7 to 10 years.  You are always ahead of the game if skin has been removed and if muscles and fat pads have been re-suspended.  I like to think of it as shifting the conveyor belt of aging by 10 years.  Because alas, the aging process proceeds, and in every additional decade we age more.

What can be done before a second Facelift?

However, in the interim between lifts, laser skin resurfacing like Fraxel can reduce wrinkles and can tighten the underlying skin.  Thermage (radio-frequency laser) might help shrink the tissues.  Simple soft tissue fillers like Restylane, Juvederm or Radiesse can fill in folds and wrinkles.

—- Dr. Kridel




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