Those who choose to have cosmetic surgery do so with careful consideration and research before they make their decision. Not only does choosing to have elective surgery a brave decision, but it also requires time and money set aside for this specific purpose. Taking care of the skin immediately following surgery is crucial in achieving optimal results, but many people neglect to care for their skin after the healing process has completed and an extended period of time has gone by. Any time cosmetic patients choose to ignore the protection of the skin, they are choosing to reverse the achievements that were made through the cosmetic procedure that they had done to improve their appearance. It is essential that everyone protect the skin of the face during the summer months, but it is critical for those who have undergone cosmetic enhancements to protect their skin in order to protect the investments that they have made through cosmetic surgery.
All areas of skin that have received any type of surgical procedure need to be carefully protected from the sun’s dangerous UV rays. Sunlight worsens the appearance of scars, and can prevent scars from fading. Exposing the skin to prolonged sun exposure following cosmetic surgery can lead to spotty and abnormal pigmentation, making the skin appear uneven and unattractive. It is advised to limit all sun exposure for several weeks following cosmetic surgery, but it is equally important to protect the skin from sun damage on a continual basis to help the successes that were made through cosmetic surgery last longer.
Prolonged exposure to the sun causes permanent damage to the skin’s texture and appearance. UV rays from the sun have been proven to cause wrinkles, freckles, sun spots, and skin cancer, which makes it essential that you protect your face. For those who have undergone cosmetic surgery, the last thing they want is to ruin their achievements by spending too much time in the sun. Sunscreen needs to be a routine part of your day, every day. Applying sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher every single day is vital for protecting your skin.
Dr. Mark Mitchell Jones encourages everyone, everywhere, and of every age to make sunscreen a natural part of your daily routine. During the summer months when the UV rays are the most damaging, it is important to reapply sunscreen throughout the day. For those who have chosen to enhance their facial appearance through cosmetic surgery, protecting your face, and your results, should be a priority. To schedule a consultation appointment, contact Atlanta Plastic Surgery Specialists today.