Skin Care – Before and After a Facelift
While the facelift surgery has the ability to set the clock back nearly a decade, it’s important for all patients to take care of their skin after their operation in order to get the most rejuvenated look. Dr. Kevin Sadati recommends a variety of skin care tips for his Orange County patients. Dr. Sadati is a board certified facial plastic surgeon who has been practicing in Newport Beach for more than 10 years, and he has found that patients who take good care of their skin after a facelift procedure enjoy their results for the maximum amount of time.
Preventative Skin Care
People who live in Southern California are exposed to the sun on a daily basis, and while it’s enjoyable to bask in the warm breeze on a sunny day, it can take its toll on a person’s face. Proper skin care can help delay the inevitable signs of aging, and can ultimately postpone a facelift procedure for a couple more years. When a person notices that first wrinkle on their forehead or a bit of sagging skin around their cheekbones, it’s time to make an appointment with Dr. Sadati. At this analysis appointment, Dr. Sadati can create a customized skin care regimen to help slow down the aging process. By slowing down the aging process, a patient may be able to wait several more years before they undergo a facelift procedure. All patients should recognize the importance of wearing sunscreen and covering their skin when they are spending long hours in the sun. Extensive sun exposure will lead to early aging symptoms and can be harmful to a person’s general health.
Post-Operative Skin Care
One common misconception associated with the facelift surgery is that once it’s complete, patients don’t need to worry about lines and wrinkles anymore. The fact of the matter is, it’s more important than ever before to take good care of their skin. After the procedure is complete, the freshly-stretched skin will be especially vulnerable. Patients need to, always, wear sunscreen when they are going out into the elements, whether it’s January or July. By taking the proper precautions, they will enjoy their results for a significantly longer period of time — sometimes up to a decade or longer.
Dr. Sadati also often recommends that facelift patients undergo laser skin resurfacing or a chemical peel to provide them with the optimum results. These procedures are best to do once the recovery process is complete, and they will add a fresh look of youthfulness and vitality to a person’s face. Many people consider these procedures to be the icing on the cake of a well-crafted facelift procedure.
For more information on pre-operative and post-operative facelift care, as well as to find out if you are a good candidate for this procedure, set up a free cosmetic consultation today. Dr. Sadati looks forward to meeting you and creating a customized surgical plan designed to address all of your needs.