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How to Care for Your Skin After a Facial Surgery

Posted January 19, 2024 in Uncategorized

Facial plastic surgery is the best way to achieve a revitalized, youthful look. However your aesthetic enhancement doesn’t end once recovery is over. Maintaining your skin after surgery is just as crucial. 

Several non-surgical facial treatments address skin concerns such as sun damage, textural irregularities, and other complexion concerns that can help amplify your facial enhancement.

Woman getting laser and ultrasound face treatment in medical spa center, skin rejuvenation concept

Non-surgical Options for Skin Care

Undergoing facial surgery such as a facelift, a brow lift, or eyelid surgery is the best way to enhance your overall appearance and reverse common signs of aging. These procedures, while transformational, only address underlying structures of the face to reposition skin, tissues, and muscles for an improved contour. They typically do not target surface irregularities. 

It is just as important to maintain the health and appearance of your skin for rejuvenation. Skin care following facial surgery should begin as soon as you are fully healed; in most cases, this is around one to three months postoperative. 


If you have undergone a procedure that has a specific area of concern, such as the eyes with blepharoplasty or the brows with a browlift, the rest of your face may need extra care. 

Microneedling is a fantastic non-surgical procedure that targets skin irregularities, increases collagen production, and can help tighten and resurface the skin. 

Microneedling creates tiny micro-injuries in the skin, which exfoliates dead skin and causes the body to produce more collagen for its healing properties. This painless, low-risk treatment can: 

  • Smooth textural irregularities
  • Minimize pores
  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
  • Mildly tighten the skin and tissues

For firm, glowing, and smooth skin, microneedling can provide stunning results with little downtime and recovery, complementing your brow lift or eyelid surgery beautifully. 

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Similarly to microneedling, laser skin resurfacing is an excellent way to maintain skin health following any facial procedure. If your goal is to even out skin tone, reduce fine lines, and minimize hyperpigmentation or acne scarring, laser skin resurfacing is a must-have addition to your maintenance. 

Laser therapy allows the new, healthy skin to regrow by gently removing the top layer of the skin. The heat from many laser options also helps induce collagen and elastin production, giving your skin a youthful bounce and glow. 

Photofacial Treatments

IPL (Intense Pulse Light) Therapy or photofacials use short blasts of light to resurface the skin for younger, more even skin tones. This gentle treatment can: 

  • Improve sun spots
  • Reduce the appearance of vascular lesions
  • Smooth pigmentation concerns such as age spots
  • Reduce the appearance of rosacea 
  • Smooth skin texture

This is a great way to gently improve skin tone and texture, combatting common signs of aging or damage that facial surgery cannot address. 

Skin Care

At-home skin care is crucial for enhancing the results of your cosmetic procedure. After investing so much time, money, and effort into restoring the underlying structures of your face with surgery, shouldn’t at-home care be the next step? 

It’s recommended that professional-grade skincare be added to your daily routine to keep your skin looking great. Moisturizer and sunscreen are vital for protecting your skin from sun damage and hydrated to combat fine lines and wrinkles. 

Additionally, a good toner and serum for your skin type is essential in providing nutrients to keep you glowing. 

Interested in Skin Care After Facial Surgery in Houston, TX?

Our comprehensive medspa has all of these treatments and more to keep the results of your procedure fresh and stunning. Call Gallas Plastic Surgery today at (281) 646-1114 to schedule a consultation and see what treatment will serve you best. 

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