For those who have already decided to get a facelift, the big question on their minds is probably when to get one. While some may jump straight into booking the appointments, others may have stopped and taken a minute to think – is summer really a good time? While it might be nice to get a fresh new look for summer, with the heat beating down and less chance to cover up while we’re healing, are these hotter months really the best time to invest in a facelift? Here, we’re exploring exactly that.
It Depends On The Procedure
There are numerous ways that you can get a facelift, with some being more popular than others. From a quick lift done by lasers, to surgical facelifts that take a bit more time but could be more permanent, which is better for summer? How about derma-fillers – could they be a better alternative? Find out below.
Laser treatments have become an increasingly popular alternative for those not quite willing to go under a surgical knife, but they come with their limitations. While downtime is technically non-existent, it is advised that you stay out of the sun for weeks after your procedure. The heat used in laser procedures make your skin increasingly sensitive to the sun and it’s rays, to it’s important to take this into consideration when opting for this procedure. Also worth considering is the fact that you’ll probably need 6 or so sessions before you reach the desired effect, so popping in for a facelift a month before your holiday probably isn’t a good idea!
Surgical facelifts do take a lot longer to heal than a laser facelift, but once they’ve healed up, you’re good to go. There’ll be an intense aftercare routine that you have to follow, so if you have left it a little late but still have a good few months before you’re jetting off, summer could still be feasible for your surgical facelift dependent on the extent of the procedure.
While derma fillers in summer aren’t necessarily an ideal option, this is the most summer-friendly option you have for reducing those wrinkles and getting the shape that you want. While your surgeon is likely to advise that you stay out of the sun for a few days, and it’s probably best to avoid strenuous activity for a few weeks, lounging on the beach after a decent amount of time should be fine, but make sure you talk to your surgeon before you go.
In General, Autumn Or Winter Are Best
If you can opt for autumn or winter when things are a little cooler, you’re probably safest doing exactly that. In all, however, it depends on you as a person, where you live and what you’re planning on doing with the coming months as well as which procedure you’re looking to get. Derma-fillers are completely safe regardless of the time of year, so if you’re looking for a quick boost to your look before your holiday, this could be the ideal solution. However, for laser or surgical lifts, try and wait for the cooler weather to roll around. Sun exposure can cause damage to sensitive skin, so it’s always better to be safe than sorry.
While there’s no ‘wrong’ time for a facelift, you need to judge the right time for you. Providing that you follow the advice of your surgeon or practitioner before and after the procedure, a summer facelift could still be possible. Good luck!