When patients put their trust in me to enhance their beauty, I always tell them that the results are a combination of my skills and their healing abilities. There are many factors that contribute to the final result, and controlling those factors that we can influence is the key. This holds true in all aspects of healing, but is particularly evident in patients recovering from elective surgery. To accomplish this, I start with assuring patients are at their upmost health prior to surgery. Smokers need to quit, sun worshipers need to refrain, and poor eaters need to focus on eating their fruits and vegetables and avoiding nutrient poor foods. Over my nearly 3 decades in practice, I have seen first hand the results that can be attributed to poor healing, and on the other side, have been able to better prepare my patients for optimum results by our best efforts to optimize their health.
Preparation begins 4-6 weeks before surgery, when excellent nutrition and hydration are paramount. For those that need counseling, we have our nurse Kathy, who is a nutritional counselor, spend time instructing on making better choices, not just to help them heal well through the surgery but for a lifetime of wellness. For those who are deficient in certain nutrients, we start them on vitamins and supplements. For facial procedures, we begin by performing facial skin care protocols, geared at stimulating the skin can collagen to improve circulation and elasticity. Our process includes a skin peel and exfoliation in office followed by a 4 – 6 week home skin care regimen, consisting of our pre-op kit of cleanser, morning peel and nighttime peptides to focus on optimizing the health of the skin. This will allow for the best healing and the least scarring. One week prior to surgery, my patients are treated to a head, neck and shoulder massage and lymphatic treatment and a hydrating 4-layer facial at our spa.
This innovative approach to preparing the overall health and skin quality has proven to improve my patient outcomes, speed recovery and limit scarring after surgery. Our results have always been good, but now with the benefits of our knowledge we have incorporated the Science Behind Beauty to get even better outcome.
So let science guide your life and lifestyle and lead to overall wellness. You’ll be glad you did.