Over the years, operative facial rejuvenation procedures have become incredibly refined. Be it a facelift or lower limited facelift, a board certified plastic surgeon can adeptly create both youthful and natural looking results. Operative facial rejuvenation is a blend of sheer artistry and skill. It requires years of dedication for a plastic surgeon to reach this level of perfection.
When a patient embarks on the operative facial rejuvenation journey, they will be delighted with their refreshed appearance. However, skin care treatment is an important part in maintaining those youthful results since a facelift does not alter the skin per se.
Different ways to enhance those facial features may include the following:
- Chemical Peels
As mentioned, one way to rejuvenate the skin is by way of a chemical peel.
According to Elizabeth Reed, a registered aesthetic nurse who works for San Diego plastic surgeon Dr. D. Glynn Bolitho, a chemical peel can also help prepare the skin prior to surgery.
And following surgery, it can be an excellent protocol in controlling fine lines, wrinkles and brown spots.
“A chemical peel can give patients a nice healthy and youthful glow to their skin,” Reed said.
This type of luminosity is a skin care goal. According to Reed, following an operative facial procedure, she typically recommends a series of three chemical peels.
“You can space those about a month apart, and then the maintenance can be once every three months,” she said.
Another popular procedure that Reed likes to employ for patients is dermaplaning. Gently, she utilizes a stainless steel tool and delicately glides it along the face to remove both dead skin cells and vellus hair.
There is no downtime to dermaplaning and it can be performed on a monthly basis. With the right type of skin care navigation, an aesthetic nurse can map out the right anti-aging regimen. A few times a year, it may be suggested to combine both a dermaplaning and chemical peel. Performing a dermaplaning prior to a chemical peel will allow for better product penetration and optimal results.
“Following a dermaplaning, your skin is super soft,” she said. “So when you’re washing your face or you are putting on your makeup, you are noticing a wonderful smoothness to your skin.”
Another pathway for maintaining facial rejuvenation following a facelift or lower limited facelift is by implementing a regimen of cosmetic injections. Botox is highly sought after since it helps diminish the appearance of fine lines.
Every patient is unique and their skin care should be just as distinct. Prior to starting skin care treatments, an aesthetic nurse should thoroughly examine a patient’s face while listening to their patients’ skin care goals.
For Reed, this begins with makeup removal and then utilizing a bright magnifying light to afford a better skin care analysis. And then a suggested customized treatment plan can begin.
“It’s based on what the patient is looking for, and then I tailor the treatment for you,” she said. Reed added, “And it’s not always the same for everyone.”
Partnering with an aesthetic nurse can help achieve and maintain a youthful facial canvas.