There was a time not too long ago when a patient’s only option to really improve how their face looked was to go under the knife. The traditional facelift was the only way you could get a youthful appearance. That approach was a one-size-fits-all solution.

Today, however, there are so many more options for patients looking to update their looks. Additionally, treatments are more effective than ever because they can be tailored to a patient’s specific needs. All of this adds up to better long-term outcomes for facelift patients.

Here are some treatments that can complement a facelift.

Laser skin resurfacing

While a facelift can do a lot to bring back your face’s youthful contours and even smooth out some wrinkles, laser skin resurfacing is more effective at removing the top layer of skin. In addition, this promotes collagen production under the dermis, which also smoothes out the skin. Laser resurfacing is also very effective at treating scars, brown spots, fine lines, and poor skin tone. Having a laser treatment after a facelift is like putting the finishing touches on a sculpture.

Injectable fillers

A facelift does a lot in terms of tightening the face, but it does not prevent wrinkles you might get in the future. Injectable fillers can be used in all the layers of the skin to erase creases and facial lines. We have a variety of fillers that we can use to achieve the best results, depending on your particular needs.


Botox is another great treatment that complements a facelift. Unlike injectable fillers that add volume to the skin, Botox essentially paralyzes the muscles that cause worry lines, crow’s feet, and frown lines. The procedure is relatively painless (most patients report just a small pin prick) and only takes about 20 minutes. For maximum effectiveness, Botox injections should be repeated every 3 to 6 months.

Intense Pulsed Light

Once your facelift is complete and healed, why not improve the appearance of the skin itself? Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) smoothes out the tone of your skin to give it a nice and even look. IPL can remove brown spots, spider veins, rosacea, and more. Over time, your skin will lighten and you’ll notice those imperfections fading away.

Ongoing skin care

Having a facelift is a big step in improving your looks, but it’s only the first step. Once your face heals you need take proper care of your skin. This includes protecting it from sun damage. Our licensed aesthetician can recommend the best products for you to use and any further non-surgical treatments you might benefit from.

Come discover your treatment options

The professionals at Jefferson Facial Plastics in Philadelphia want to help you look your best. Call us today to schedule an appointment and discover the many different ways we can improve the way you look and feel.

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