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How to Prepare for a Facelift: Considerations You Need to Take

How to Prepare for a Facelift: Considerations You Need to Take

POSTED ON: 15th August 2017

If you are about to undergo a cosmetic procedure, be it a dermal filler, Botox treatment in Surrey or a ClearLift laser facelift, you should ensure that you are prepared for it. Facelifts are amongst the most common cosmetic procedures chosen by both men and women, so it is important that you know what to expect and what you should do before the treatment.

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Because ClearLift is a non-surgical procedure, you do not need to make arrangements for hospital stays or deal with after-surgery pain; however, it still pays off to be prepared. These preparations are minimal and typically consist of:

Avoid Exposure to Sunlight

It is already known that an excess of exposure to sunlight can cause severe issues for your skin, such as melanomas (86% of melanomas in the UK are linked to excess sunlight and sunbed use). Even if you do not get enough sunlight as you go out and about your daily life to warrant this type of concern, when it comes to having a facelift, you should still not leave the house without a good sunscreen on. Alternatively, make sure your skin is not exposed to sunlight by wearing a hat.

After all, even though a ClearLift laser facelift is non-invasive, it is still important to ensure your skin is not damaged in any way in order to achieve the results you are looking for. Ideally, you should avoid sun exposure for approximately a fortnight before the procedure.

Do Not Wear Makeup

Due to the how the ClearLift works (a laser that emits bursts of lights that stimulate the production of collagen), you do not have to worry about going under the knife. Still, certain skin care tips are the same, such as the lack of makeup. Before undergoing this treatment, it is important to remove any makeup you might be wearing since it can interfere with the laser procedure.

Because this treatment does not require any downtime, you can simply come from home or work and remove your makeup at the clinic, for example, and then re-apply it once you have had your ClearLift session. The same goes for any products that you may have applied to your skin.

Which Medication Are You On?

Because the ClearLift is not surgery, you do not need to stop taking your usual medication. This is not the case, however, if you take anything that makes you photosensitive. An example is Accutane, which you should stop taking at least a few months before undergoing this treatment – if you are not sure if you should be taking a certain kind of medication, for example, just give us a call on 01252 933133 and we will clear it up for you.

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Avoid Waxing

Wax or chemical hair removal treatments should be avoided for a couple of weeks before your ClearLift laser facelift. Again, while everyone can choose to have this procedure, it is still crucial to minimise any potential issues. Your skin will be sensitive after hair removal with wax or creams, so undergoing a laser treatment might cause it to become red or damaged.

Check for Any Possible Infection

The ClearLift treatment is a safe way to minimise or eliminate visible signs of ageing, such as lines and wrinkles. However, if you are suffering from an infection in your skin, it is better to wait until it disappears. The area to be treated should be clear of anything that might potentially damage it, so finish any course of medication you need to combat the active infection and then consider the procedure.

 

Preparing for a ClearLift laser facelift treatment might not require a lot of work, but it is still important to follow these guidelines to ensure the best possible results from your sessions. You can contact us at any time and we will answer any questions you may have about this procedure or any of our other treatments.

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