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MAINTENANCE AFTER YOUR FACELIFT

Friday, March 14th, 2014

Patients who have facial surgery are often concerned with how best to maintain and improve upon their result. The elta MDfirst step that is emphasized is sun protection. If a patient does nothing else, minimizing UVA and UVB contact will reduce exposure to the environmental factor most responsible for the appearance of aging. Consistent application of an effective sunscreen such as eltaMD will reduce collagen and elastic fiber damage. As a result, recurrent sagging, skin laxity, and wrinkles will be lessened thereby prolonging the benefits of the surgery.

Dr. Forley utilizes the VitaMedica Recovery Support Program to provide nutritional supplements that are important to support the healing process following surgery. Once the initial phase of healing is done, Dr. Forley recommends transitioning to VitaMedica’s Anti-Aging Formula. It is a well balanced blend of vitamins and supplements that continue to benefit the skin long after surgery has been completed.

VitaMedica’s Anti-Aging FormulaFacelift surgery creates more youthful contours and removes excess skin. However, it does not change skin quality. The Fraxel®Dual laser provides an effective means to improve skin texture and wrinkles as well as treat age spots. It improves skin quality in a way that surgery does not and a series of 4 monthly sessions is often recommended beginning three months following the facelift.

Finally, Dr. Forley likes to implement a comprehensive skin care program with all his facelift patients. The active components in  SkinCeuticals and SkinMedica include growth factors, antioxidants, and hydrating/exfoliating products that will give the aging skin a more youthful appearance. Improved skin quality will complement the lifted facial contours achieved by the surgical procedure.

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POST-LASER SKIN CARE PRODUCTS

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

The redness and dryness associated with laser skin treatments can be reduced with the use of skin care products that are specifically formulated for this purpose. Dr. Forley will help you select the products that will work best for your individual needs:

Epidermal Repair: (SkinCeuticals)Epidermal Repair: (SkinCeuticals)

This post-treatment hydrating product also contains a pure concentrated form of two highly effective, proven healing ingredients. Beta Glucan and Centella Asiatica provide a protective barrier layer and help accelerate the biological processes involved in skin healing while reducing redness and soothing irritation.

TNS Ceramide Treatment Cream: (SkinMedica)TNS Ceramide Treatment Cream: (SkinMedica)

The dry skin that frequently occurs following a laser treatment be soothed and hydrated with this rich treatment cream. It contains NouriCel-MD, human growth factors and other naturally occurring elements that are crucial to the regeneration of healthy skin. It can also be used for treating dry skin as a complement to TNS Essential Serum in your daily skin care regimen.

Redness Neutralizer: (SkinCeuticals)Redness Neutralizer: (SkinCeuticals)

This pharmaceutical grade formulation prevents and controls the inflammation cascade that produces redness. It calms the irritation that may occur immediately following your laser treatment, and helps relieve post-procedure flushing.

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