As a professional esthetician, I know firsthand the power of a good skincare routine. Skin quality is a huge component of aging— it includes elements like brightness, evenness of tone, and hydration. In this golden age of skin care, we have the ability to preserve these elements better than ever before. 

While skin care can take us a long way, there are certain components of aging it will just never be able to address. This is where cosmetic procedures come into play. If you’re just getting started, there are of course many non-invasive (or minimally-invasive) procedures, including injectables. These smaller procedures have gained a lot of traction in the past decade, but one old faithful is making a comeback: the facelift. Advanced techniques and a more nuanced approach have rekindled interest, and facelifts are on the rise. Notably, they’re being sought out by younger demographics than ever before.

There’s a lot that goes into making a decision as big as whether or not to get a facelift, and it’s ultimately a deeply personal choice. If you’ve been considering it (or are just curious), this post will help you get started. To learn more about the advanced techniques used in modern facelifting, I tapped into Dr. Sam Lam—an experienced, board-certified facial plastic surgeon with his own practice located in Plano, Texas.

To read the complete interview with Dr. Samuel Lam in Renée Rouleau, visit