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How Long Does A Facelift Last?

Model with fair skin and dark brown hairDuring their consultations, patients often ask how long their facelift results will last. In general, the longevity of a facelift is between seven to ten years. With the Wise Signature Lift, the longevity of these results can greatly increase, but other factors that are unique to each patient ultimately determine exactly how long the results will last, including:

  • Age

  • Gender

  • Genetics

  • Diet

  • Environment

To ensure that the effects of your facelift last as long as possible, there are a few things that can be done to preserve your results.


Obviously the sun’s UVA and UVB rays have harmful effects on the skin. It’s always good to apply sunscreen anytime facial skin is exposed to the sun. Always remember to apply sunscreen even when it’s overcast because the effects of the sun can become intensified due to cloud reflections.

Retinoid Cream

Derived from Vitamin A, this type of cream can prevent wrinkles and pigmentation from forming on the face, while keeping the skin hydrated. Aside from keeping skin smooth, retinoid cream promotes the production of collagen to keep the skin from sagging.


A healthy diet will surely help to keep your skin looking great. Try to consume foods that are high in antioxidants, such as, blueberries, pecans, artichokes, and potatoes. Antioxidants slow down the aging process by protecting the body’s cells from oxidation, which keeps skin looking healthy and youthful.


Even though the effects of a facelift are expected to be long-lasting, it is not uncommon for patients to return every so often to undergo touch-up procedures. Some of the most popular treatments include Botox® injections, dermal fillers,  laser resurfacing, Intense Pulse Light (IPL), and Ultherapy.

By following these helpful tips, combined with the hand of an experienced surgeon, there should be no reason why the results of your facelift should not endure many years.

Unhappy with the way your face is aging? We encourage you to contact our Wayne, New Jersey practice by calling (888) 295-6933 or filling out online contact form today. Dr. Jeffrey Wise is a face and neck specialist who is certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS). He looks forward to meeting you during your initial consultation and helping you put your best face forward.

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