What's the Best Age for a Facelift?

Are you worried that you’re too old or too young to get a facelift? Worry no more, because sun exposure, skin elasticity, and overall health are better indicators than your age. However, it pays not to wait too long, as the more you wait, the less collagen your skin produces. 

Collagen is vital for recovery, so the healthier your skin is, the longer your results last. That said, both men and women can get good results from facelifts in their 40s, 50s, and even beyond their 60s, as long as you’re in overall good health.

At West Hills Urgent Care, our medispa team, directed by Philip H. Lee, DO, provides one-on-one consultations to help you decide which cosmetic procedures would benefit you the most. If you’re thinking about getting a facelift, here are a few things to keep in mind.

There’s no official best age to get a facelift 

Facelifts aren’t limited to a specific age group. However, most facelifts are done after age 30, and you have many options. 

You can postpone a surgical facelift by giving injectables a try or by trying our nonsurgical approach, which uses a laser tool to tighten your skin. You also can combine a facelift with other procedures, such as eyelid lifts, to rejuvenate your overall appearance even further. 

How to determine when to get a facelift

If age isn’t the determining factor for the best time to get a facelift, what is? The appearance of your skin plays a big role.

Your skin no longer responds to serums and topicals 

The best protectors against aging are adequate sleep, proper skin care, and a healthy diet. However, when all of these steps fail to provide results, and you still notice wrinkles, loss of volume in your cheeks, and loss of elasticity in your skin, you might benefit from cosmetic procedures.

Serums and creams can’t fight the loss of collagen and the effects of gravity, but a facelift can lift sagging skin, smooth out lines and wrinkles, and restore a more youthful appearance.

You’re in good health

People have been getting facelifts for decades. However, a traditional facelift is still an invasive procedure, so you need to be generally healthy to get one, and you also have to follow a specific recovery protocol after the procedure.

The ideal candidate for a facelift is a nonsmoker who’s at a healthy weight and doesn’t suffer from chronic conditions such as diabetes or heart disease.

Look the way you feel with a facelift

At West Hills Urgent Care, we’re determined to help you find the best way to rejuvenate your appearance, whether it’s through injectables or facelifts. To learn more about facelifts, schedule a consultation today and get expert advice regarding your rejuvenation journey.

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