Avoid Sun and Wind Exposure After Facelift
By The Landings Surgical Centre on June 25, 2019
At the Landings Surgical Centre, we take time to consider proper patient aftercare. This means offering advice for what patients can do in the short-term as well as the long-term for the best results possible. This is what has made Dr. Richard Bendor-Samuel and Dr. Louis Boileau such trusted cosmetic surgeons in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
When it comes to facelift results, one of the best things patients can do to heal quickly and look great is to avoid sun and wind exposure. The elements can have many negative effects on your appearance. Let’s explain.
The Elements Can Lead to Worse Side Effects
Sun and wind can lead to a number of issues when a person is recovering from their facelift. This includes:
- Swelling Problems - The warmth of the sun may feel nice, but it can have a bad effect on a person after surgery. Swelling can become far worse because of the increased heat from the sun.
- Added Discomfort - The wind and the sun can be harsh on the skin even if you haven’t undergone surgery. Now imagine how much worse it would feel if your skin is already sensitive to soreness.
- Lasting Scar Tissue - The sun and wind have a way of damaging the skin over time. This can lead to a lot of different kinds of skin damage, as well as worsening of existing scar tissue. There’s a potential that scars could be more pronounced and more visible due to this elemental exposure.
Sun and Wind Damage Can Undo the Benefits of Facelift
More that the exacerbation of side effects, the sun and wind can shorten the lifespan of your facelift. The damage done by the sun and wind can lead to the formation of lines and wrinkles. You might have undergone a facelift at our Halifax plastic surgery centre, but the sun and wind will lead to a host of other cosmetic problems.
Focus on Rest After Your Surgery
Given the negative effects of the sun and wind after facial surgery, it’s important that patients do their best to stay indoors to rest after their facelift. This will allow patients to focus on wellness. This avoids aggravated side effects and helps ensure longer lasting facelift results.
Think of Preventative Skin Care for the Years to Come
Sun and wind damage doesn’t stop once you’ve healed from surgery. It’s important for patients to think of long-term solutions to preventing elemental harm to the skin. Not only will you look great, but you can also lower your risk for skin cancer.
With that in mind, here are a few helpful tips for looking young for years to come:
- Use Sunblock Whenever You’re Outdoors - Whenever you’re outdoors, a little but of sunblock can make a major difference for your appearance. Be sure to use a sunblock formulated for the face, and reapply sunblock every few hours.
- Stick to the Shade When Possible - Even with sunblock on, the damage to the skin cells can occur. After a little time in the sun, head for the shade to give your skin a chance to cool off and recover.
- Wear a Hat with a Brim Outside - A hat with a brim will shield your eyes and face from the sun and wind. Not only are you preventing sun damage, skin cancer, and fine lines, you may also look pretty stylish.
Learn More About Facial Plastic Surgery
If you live in Halifax and would like to learn more about your facial rejuvenation options, be sure to contact The Landings Surgical Centre. You can reach our practice by phone at (902) 492-2007.
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