Taking special care of your skin after a deep plane facelift is a crucial step in the recovery process. You will want to follow your cosmetic surgeon’s facelift aftercare guidelines closely to maximize your body’s natural healing process and to achieve the best possible results.
This typically means that your regular skincare routine will need to temporarily change while your skin heals after a facelift. Keep these tips in mind to help you navigate your post-facelift skin care regimen.
Post-Facelift Skincare Should Be Gentle
The main focus of your post-facelift skincare routine is to keep your skin clean without adding any ingredients that could irritate the skin while it heals. Your cosmetic surgeon should provide recommendations for gentle cleansers that are safe to use after your deep plane facelift.
Always check with your cosmetic surgeon before using a new skincare product directly after your facelift.
Keep Healing Skin Hydrated
The skin generally heals best when properly hydrated, so including a gentle moisturizer in your post-facelift skincare regimen is an important step. As with your cleanser, ask your cosmetic surgeon for specific recommendations for gentle moisturizers that are suitable for healing skin.
Anti-Inflammatory Ingredients Can Help with Scarring
Once your skin heals, anti-inflammatory ingredients or other topical scar treatments can be applied to help minimize the appearance of scars. Keep in mind that it can take several months for scars to fully mature, so give your skin time to fully recover before assessing whether or not a scar treatment such as microneedling or laser treatments may be necessary.
Still have questions about the facelift recovery process? Call our Fairhope office today at 251-929-7850 or get in touch online to schedule a time to speak with Dr. Koeher.