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Deciding on a facial plastic cosmetic procedure can be a life-changing moment, so it is only natural that you want to take great care of yourself before and after surgery to ensure that you end up with beautiful results for many years to come. The face is the most visible part of the body, and it is your first form of communication. Therefore, you should exercise healthy habits at the early stages of ageing as a part of your daily routine. As an example, you can start an anti ageing skin care regimen in your twenties. Plastic surgery is a financial and emotional commitment, and the recuperation process is a unique experience for everyone because people’s bodies heal according to their own time clock.

GliSODin was formulated by French biotech company ISOCELL, which specializes in post operative care for patients who want to ensure that they heal safely and naturally from the surgical intervention to the body. Patients who engage in pre- and post-operative nutritive therapy benefit from accelerated healing time and achieve better-looking results, which in the end is more rewarding for the patient and for the plastic surgeon.

Dr. Torgerson is one of the first plastic surgeons in Canada to pair the GliSODin Skin Nutrients products with his facial cosmetic procedures. He finds this program beneficial for his patients, because GliSODin products contain therapeutic dosages of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that prepare the skin for treatment, support its structural integrity, and assist in healing and stimulating cellular reproduction.

The most common supplementation pre-operational therapy that Dr. Torgerson prescribes with his cosmetic procedures is the Advanced Pre & Post Formula. This formula is designed to prepare the body for the invasive cosmetic procedures to enhance recovery time by reducing bruising and swelling as well as fighting infection.

The main ingredient in GliSODin products is the patented formula that contains the bioactive form of SOD (superoxide dismutase), discovered in 1968, that is derived from a French melon that contains gliadin. The formula is a non-genetically modified melon extract naturally rich in SOD, which is known to boost immunity and reduce accelerated ageing caused by free radical production in our bodies.

Our bodies create primary and secondary antioxidants to destroy free radicals in the body. Primary antioxidants like SOD are natural antioxidant enzymes that can eliminate up to a million free radicals in our bodies. Secondary antioxidants are delivered into the body through our diet by consuming foods like berries, green tea, and vitamins C and E, and their function is limited to targeting single free radicals. The key ingredients that help with connective tissue formation and immune function in the pre- and post-op formula are:

• Gotu kola seed, which stimulates collagen production to improve skin firmness and help minimize scarring
• Horse chestnut seed containing Aescin, which helps with vascular protection and strengthens the circulatory system to bring nutrients to the wound for healthy healing
• Glutamine, a critical amino acid required for wound healing by helping reduce acidity in the body
• Glucosamine sulphate, an amino sugar that is a precursor for glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), which are a major component of cartilage
• Pine bar extract, an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant that helps with the circulatory system

The best way to engage in this nutritive therapy is to begin using it 15 days prior to surgery. After surgery is completed, continue for 15 more days. Dr. Torgerson has seen impressive results in his patients when implementing this formula, observing a 45% reduction in swelling and bruising and a 50% increase in healing time. The end result is improvement in the quality of the skin on the face and body, as it looks and feels softer and has a natural glow.

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