How Can You Properly Take Care of Your Skin After Your Cosmetic Surgery Procedure?

If you have undergone a cosmetic surgery procedure, you are probably willing to do whatever it takes to ensure that the time and money you’ve invested is well spent

Taking good care of your skin following your procedure is crucial to ensuring a speedy recovery and optimal, long-term results. During your initial consultation, Dr. Torgerson, a leading cosmetic surgeon in Toronto, will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions, including tips and tricks to help your skin look its best post-operatively.

Detailed aftercare instructions, including tips and tricks to help your skin look its best

After a Cosmetic Surgery

Surgical procedures like rhinoplasty and facelifts are more invasive and thus cause more injury to the skin, while procedures such as neuromodulator injections and laser resurfacing are minimally invasive and come with faster recovery times and much less inflammation. After any skin treatment such as facials, peels, and injectables, it is recommended that you apply sunblock liberally to the treatment area, because sun exposure can increase your risk of hyperpigmentation. In addition, gentle cleansing and moisturizing are recommended for the first 48 hours. After undergoing a cosmetic surgery procedure, the following tips should be followed:

Pamper your skin

After surgery, your skin is particularly delicate, so it needs to be treated carefully. Ensure that you are using mild, hypoallergenic,and fragrance-free products that will not irritate or dry out your skin. Be gentle when cleansing and moisturizing your skin and avoid using harsh exfoliants.

Cleanse your skin thoroughly

While your skin will be more sensitive in the days following your surgery, it is possible to cleanse with mild soap and water, preventing breakouts and clogged pores. When your surgeon clears you to begin washing your face, mild astringent pads can be soothing and easy to use without applying much pressure.

Take Care of Your Skin

Hydrate your skin

During your recovery, it is important to remain hydrated by consuming at least 6 to 8 glasses of water per day. This will help speed up the recovery process by flushing toxins from your system, thereby revitalizing your skin.

Minimize swelling and bruising

For each person, post-operative swelling is inevitable, but it can be minimized through the use of ice or cold compresses, as advised by your surgeon, and by keeping your head elevated in the first few days following your procedure. If you develop bruising, your surgeon may recommend the use of homeopathic Arnica or Arnica ointment, which may help reduce bruising and discoloration.

Protect your skin

Protect your inflamed skin post-operatively by applying SPF 30 or 40 daily to block harmful UV rays and prevent the development of hyperpigmentation. It is also advisable to avoid exposure to direct sunlight for at least the first few days after the procedure.

To learn more about caring for your skin after your surgical procedure, contact Dr. Torgerson Facial Plastic Surgery& Laser Centre today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Torgerson, a Toronto cosmetic surgeon known for his caring nature, skill, and artistic approach.

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