How long should I wait before having a Facial or lightly Ablative Laser after my facelift?
It depends on the type of facial you are having after the facelift procedure. Facials in general should involve a cleansing, extraction, exfoliation phase. Typically a very mild facial that involves a cleansing phase only can be performed 1-2 weeks after the facelift. Extraction and exfoliation portions should be cleared with your surgeon, and can range for anywhere from one to four weeks after the facelift.
A lightly ablative laser can be performed at the time of the facelift. If the facelift was completed without a laser then I would recommend waiting 2-4 weeks (for the swelling to resolve), but much depends on the techniques used during the facelift, your healing progress and what "lightly" means.
I hope this helps.
Facial following facelft
At 2.5 months following your face lift it should be safe to have a facial. However, I would suggest waiting until you are 6 months post face lift before considering an ablative laser procedure. Check with your surgeon, who performed the face lift, before proceeding with any treatments. Best wishes Dr Lepore.