Choosing to have cosmetic surgery is a big decision for most people. Willingly going “under the knife” to improve your appearance is a decision the requires guts, time, and money. While most cosmetic surgery patients are committed to taking special care of their skin immediately following surgery, they often tend to slack off on taking care of their skin once the healing process is complete. This decision can be an extremely costly one, undoing the achievements that you made through surgery to improve your appearance. During the summer months, it is especially important that you protect your skin, specifically the skin of your face, in order to protect the investment that you have made through cosmetic surgery.
It is continually important to protect any skin that has received surgery in order to worsen the appearance of scars. Exposing the skin to prolonged sunlight after a cosmetic procedure can lead to spotty and abnormal pigmentation, darkening of the skin, and other unwanted effects. While it is best to limit all sun exposure for several weeks following cosmetic surgery, taking the steps to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays continually will help the achievements you made through plastic surgery last longer.
Even after wounds have healed and scars have faded, it is always, always, always important to protect your skin. Prolonged exposure to sunlight can cause the skin to show earlier signs of aging. For those who have invested in a face lift or facial rejuvenation procedures, the last thing you want is to have wrinkles and freckles begin to reappear on your face from too much sun. Wearing sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher is essential. Making sunscreen application a natural part of your daily routine can help to protect your delicate facial skin from sunlight.
Dr. Maurice Khosh wants to encourage you to make sunscreen a natural part of your daily routine. Protecting your skin is essential in helping it to look its best for years to come. During the summer months, when the sun’s rays are the most dangerous, it is important to remember to apply and reapply sunscreen daily. For those who have chosen to enhance their appearance through cosmetic surgery or other cosmetic procedures, protecting your achievements should be a priority. To schedule your cosmetic surgery consultation, contact Dr. Khosh in Manhattan today.