A facelift is the gold standard and best procedure for lower face rejuvenation. It is known for shaving years off the face. However, many patients want to maintain or enhance their results, as well as minimize visible scarring. There are many procedures that can resurface the skin and contribute to faded scars. One of these procedures is a chemical peel. There are many benefits of chemical peels after a facelift, although you should wait until you are fully healed from surgery to have any esthetic procedure.
One major benefit of a chemical peel is that it can address and issue that a facelift cannot: skin quality. A facelift can correct wrinkles, remove extra skin and fat, and many other signs of aging. However, a facelift cannot adequately address poor skin quality. Sometimes, CO2 laser resurfacing is combined with a facelift to improve skin quality.
After a facelift, non-invasive methods like microneedling and chemical peels can upkeep and improve skin quality. Plus, chemical peels can smooth and resurface facelift scars. This can prolong facelift results and treat issues that a facelift does not.
Additionally, a facelift typically only treats the lower third of the face, with some minor correction sometimes seen in the midface. A chemical peel usually treats the skin of the entire face. A master esthetician can recommend the best skin peel for your goals.
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