What's the Best Age for a Facelift?

Many things change as the years pass, including your look. Aging leads to lines, wrinkles, and crepey skin. If you look in th

Many things change as the years pass, including your look. Aging leads to lines, wrinkles, and crepey skin. If you look in the mirror and no longer recognize the person staring back at you, it may be time to do something about it. But is a facelift the way to go?

There’s no best age for a facelift, and the only way to know if the procedure is the right choice for you is to consult with an expert like Mustafa Ahmed, MD, our triple-board certified plastic surgeon at Las Vegas Body Sculpting and Aesthetic. Even if you’re not quite ready for a surgical facelift, you may be ready for a vampire facelift.

Aging and your look

Have you ever been shocked when you learn a friend’s real age because you were so sure they were a lot older (or younger)? Everyone ages at a different rate. While genetics plays a hand in how your skin changes over the years, it’s not the only factor that affects your look. 

Spending too much time in the sun accelerates the aging process. The ultraviolet rays break down the connective tissue in your skin, specifically the proteins collagen and elastin. These two proteins are responsible for keeping your skin taut and resilient, and when supplies diminish, you begin to see saggy, wrinkly skin.

In addition to being toxic to your lungs and heart, smoking is also bad for your skin and can cause you to look older than your age a lot sooner than your nonsmoking friends. This bad habit decreases the supply of blood and nutrients to your skin, causing premature aging. 

A facelift isn’t age-dependent

While you may have a number stuck in your head as to the best age for a facelift, there’s no best age range. In fact, according to a report of 2018 statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, facelifts were performed on people from age 20 to 55-plus. Most facelifts — 80,034 — were performed on people 55 and older, versus only 345 for those ages 20-29. 

Instead of thinking chronologically, we suggest the best time to have a facelift is when you start to feel more self-conscious about your deep lines, sagging cheeks, and crepey neck. In addition to the concerns about your look, we want to make sure that you have realistic expectations about the outcomes of the procedure. Dr. Amhed is a skilled surgeon and can restore your more youthful look, but he can’t alter your appearance to make you into someone else.

Vampire facelift for any age

If you’re not quite ready for a surgical facelift, you may want to give some thought to the vampire facelift. This revolutionary, minimally invasive treatment can restore a more youthful look instantly and stimulate the growth of collagen to prolong the youth-enhancing effects.

The vampire facelift combines dermal fillers with platelet-rich plasma (PRP), which is a form of regenerative medicine that reduces inflammation and stimulates the growth of new cells, including collagen. With dermal fillers and PRP, we can give you instant results, without downtime. As the PRP gets to work beneath your skin, the appearance and health of your skin continue to improve as new cells replace the old to keep you looking young and refreshed for a year or more. 

There’s no right answer as to the best age for a facelift, but if you’re already thinking about it, now’s the time to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ahmed to discuss your cosmetic options. Call Las Vegas Body Sculpting and Aesthetic or use the online request button now.