How To Take Care Of Your Skin After Plastic Surgery In San Antonio
By Constance M. Barone, M.D. on February 11, 2020
Skincare After A Non-Surgical Procedure
Non-surgical procedures, such as Botox and microdermabrasion, typically leave your skin in tact so you do not have to worry about incisions. However, even if you are not dealing with stitches and bandages you still need to be extra careful with your skin. If you opt for a chemical peel, for example, you must stay out of the sun and use sunscreen for several months before and after your procedure. If you experience inflammation after your procedure, talk to your doctor about taking medication such as ibuprofen and using ice packs until the swelling subsides. Mild soap, moisturizer and sunscreen are typically fine to use after a non-surgical procedure, but talk to Dr. Barone before applying make-up. As a general rule of thumb, treat your skin delicately for a few days to weeks after your non-surgical procedure.
Skincare After Plastic Surgery In San Antonio
Post surgical wound care is an important part of your recovery. Dr. Barone will walk you through your specific post-op routine. This may include how to keep your wound infection free and dealing with drains.
After your incision site has healed properly there are still steps you can take to ensure your results are maintained for as long as possible. Use sunscreen or clothing to cover up scars. If exposed to the sun’s rays your scars can become thickened or discolored permanently. Wait to use make-up around your incision. It may be tempting to use concealer to cover up a still-healing incision, but you should resist the urge until cleared by Dr. Barone.
Discuss Your Skincare Routine With Dr. Barone
Whether you are ready to schedule a non-invasive procedure, you want to discuss surgery, or you are curious about good skincare right now, you can call Barone Plastic Surgery. Dr. Barone and her staff are here to help you determine the best path toward more youthful looking skin. Schedule your consultation today by calling 210-610-8973.
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