Preparing for Facial Plastic Surgery

April 19, 2012 | posted by Justin Skeesuck

Let’s face it, most of us didn’t wear sunscreen on a regular basis 20 or 30 years ago … and our skin is showing the damage today. You have tried to accept it, but you just can’t see yourself as the person with sagging skin or deep wrinkles reflected in the mirror. The time has come to make a change – will you go subtle, or opt for something more dramatic?

When you have made the decision to have facial plastic surgery, it is important that you do the following before going under the knife:
• Research, research, research! Otolaryngologists and oral maxillofacial specialists have extensive knowledge of the neck area and above. Find a physician who is board-certified in facial plastic surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, or who has FACS behind the MD (example: John Surgeon, MD, FACS). Ask for and contact references.
• Stop smoking! Smoking makes you look older anyway, and greatly affects the healing process.
• Plan to prepare your skin for healing prior to surgery – the healthier your skin is, the better it will heal.
• After surgery, follow post-care instructions to the letter.

Because the two main focuses of Epionce include calming damaging inflammatory factors while building healthy skin barrier strength, Epionce makes an ideal home care regimen to prepare the skin prior to plastic surgery. Start your home care plan at least 6 to 12 weeks prior to surgery — the earlier, the better. Include MelanoLyte Tx twice a day instead of Lytic if you are prone to hyperpigmentation. Ask your skin professional about an Epionce Peel System series to help increase collagen and elastin synthesis, correct skin imperfections, and prepare your skin for optimal healing post-surgery.

Post-plastic surgery or deeper laser resurfacing procedures are also the best times to incorporate the Intense Skin Rehab System while you are recovering, to help restore healthy skin barrier function and soothe sensitive skin. Then after you’ve healed, continue using Epionce consistently at home to help you maintain your radiant, post-surgery glow.