Why Skin Care is Important Before and After Surgical Procedures

skincare before and after facial plastic surgery

-by Mallory Leach, Licensed Esthetician

If you’ve made the decision to pursue plastic surgery to help the way you look on the outside match the way you feel on the inside; congrats! However, you aren’t in the clear just because you have a surgical procedure. Proper skincare not only helps to further the healing process, but will allow you to maintain your youthful results for as long as possible.

Why is Proper Skincare Beneficial?

Plastic surgeons help their clients achieve deeper and longer-lasting results, and estheticians are the gurus that help keep your skin healthy. Keeping our skin healthy is essential to help slow signs of aging and ensure maximum results from cosmetic procedures/surgery.

Having an established skincare routine before and after plastic surgery is essential as our skin requires nutrients and antioxidants to help maintain its condition. Our skin is constantly faced with damages by the effects of sun, environmental elements, and natural aging.

Before Surgery

Prepping our skin before cosmetic surgeries is just as important as the after care, because surgery can create trauma to the skin. So prepping ahead of time with the use of products that build collagen and keratin can help to minimize scarring, hyperpigmentation, and can contribute to faster healing.

After Surgery

Immediately after surgery, our skin needs a little extra attention. A gentle skincare routine and following all post-operative instructions from your surgeon will allow for optimal results and healing. Over time as the skin changes, we’ll want to reassess and implement a new routine to ensure you get the most out of your investment.

Skincare Products to Help Maintain Surgical Results

We offer medical grade skincare products formulated to help enhance and maintain the best possible results. A few of my favorites are:

  • ALASTIN® skincare is great to use in conjunction with cosmetic procedures. Not only are they going to speed up recovery time, but they also enhance the outcome of your treatments. The TriHex Technology® helps clear out aged collagen and elastin to make room to build new healthy collagen and elastin.
  • Revison Nectifirm® was formulated specifically to work with the skin on our neck and décolleté as it works differently than our face. With its unique blend of peptides, plant extracts and antioxidants, this neck firming cream will prevent and improve signs of aging.
  • TIZO® Sunscreen is a facial mineral sunscreen that provides physical broad spectrum protections, and is great post-procedure to help prevent the darkening of scarring when exposed to sunlight. It’s also gentle enough for the most sensitive skin.

No matter how aggressive or invasive our cosmetic procedures are, it is always important to follow a good skincare routine. Setting up a skin analysis with an esthetician to get a personalized skincare plan to help prevent further aging and maintain your results is the next best step! Contact us today!

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