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Combining Surgery with Pre & Post Operative Skincare Treatment & Education

If the person you see in the mirror isn't the same youthful, vibrant person you feel like you are on the inside, you may want to consider undergoing a facelift procedure in order to give your appearance a more youthful glow. You are more likely to get the best results in after a surgical facial procedure if you combine medical skincare treatment before and after the procedure. Below is a list of products and information about why we believe this to be an essential part of the experience. Technically known as a rhytidectomy, a facelift is a surgical procedure to improve visible signs of aging in the face and neck such as: Sagging in the midface, deep creases below the lower eyelids & nose extending to the corner of the mouth, fat that has fallen or displaced, loss of muscle tone in the lower face may create jowls, or loose skin and excess fatty deposits under the chin & jaw creating a double chin.

Before surgery we recommend that you visit The Face and Body Medical Spa to begin the process.  In your consultation, one of our certified aesthetician's will take you though a list of products that will prepare your skin for your surgery.  Some of these products include Retin-A (retinoic acid-reduces the possibility of postoperative hyperpigmentation), TNS SkinMedica (Tissue Nutrient Solution Recovery Complex), Obaji clear (which includes 4% medical grade hydroguinone acid), and Obagi Tretinoin (a peeling cream which stimulates collagen).  They also recommend that each patient moisturize their skin with topical vitamin C & undergo a chemical peel to prepare your skin for the procedure.

After your surgeon has cleared you for your spa visit to undergo your post-operative regimen, our aesthetician's will evaluate your skin and customize the treatment to your particular skincare needs. Several of the products they may suggest include: TNS SkinMedica which will help you heal quicker and force cellular turnover, a chemical peel will improve the quality of the skin and "polish" the results of the surgery and also several of the same products that were introduced before the surgery. Our recommended Face & Body Spa Minerals & Jane Iredale skincare can be used to cover bruising so that you can continue your day-to-day routine. This makeup is made with all natural ingredients which will speed up the healing process. By doing all of these things before & after your procedure, we guarantee that you will see rejuvenating results.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.