Ekin Ozlen from KERACELL® shares best practices to accelerate the recovery process after plastic surgery, so you can achieve outstanding results.
There are a variety of reasons why someone might choose to get cosmetic plastic surgery. We all want to feel like our most confident, beautiful selves. We can achieve this by taking essential steps to ensure quality postoperative results by utilizing clinically validated aftercare products which lessen down-time and accelerate the healing process. With realistic expectations for recovery, Keracell products are proven to help reduce redness, inflammation and irritation post-op and speed up the sometimes agonizing recovery process. They work alongside your recovery regimen to achieve the very best outcome possible.
Although healing varies by patient, there are some steps you can take to make sure your first few days at home go smoothly and most importantly, stress-free. Firstly, always follow the instructions your surgeon provides and where possible, pair post-treatment protocol with unrivaled aftercare, which will aid in the recovery process, minimize the risk for potential side effects, and ensure incredible results post-healing.
Skincare isn’t just for saving face
Nowadays, it seems to be all about lessening the downtime post-procedure. We all live such full lives and the less time wasted during the healing process, the better, but remember to take the time necessary to truly allow your body to recuperate before getting back out there and being seen in all your glory. Accelerating the healing process with Keracell’s Multiple Human Cell Stem Cell(MHCsc™) Technology is an absolute must following any ablative treatment to help repair the skin or scalp.
Keracell’s MHCsc™ complex was developed by two Ph.D. biomedical scientists with expertise in stem cell research and cancer molecular biology who profoundly understand our body’s cellular physiology at a molecular level, specifically for use in topical skin and hair care. This MHCsc™ technology is then combined with other proven cosmetic “bio-active” ingredients such as vitamins, minerals, targeted peptides, and innovative compounds for true results-driven solutions for face, hair, and body.
Keeping your skin clear by cleansing regularly and being careful to avoid irritating wounds will prevent build-up in pores, which can inhibit healing and cause breakouts. Post-op, the Keracell MD Gentle Cleansing Gel cleanses very gently without stripping the skin and is entirely fragrance free to avoid any irritation in already highly sensitized skin. Following that up with a mist which contains topical growth factors such as Keracell MD Re-Cu-Perate Recovery Spray and a serum such as Keracell MD Re-Cu-Perate Serum will keep your skin bouncing back in record time. Also remember, protecting your skin from the sun with a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF 30+ minimum, is essential to locking in the protection your skin needs daily, and especially while in the recovery phase of healing. Keracell SPF 30+ is UVA/UVB Broad Spectrum and water resistant and contains powerful growth factors. It’s ideal for daily use.
Getting help at home
Surgery in any capacity can require different healing times for different people, so making sure you have a support system in place can help ease some struggles of adjusting in the first week. Consider inviting your close friends or family over during your vulnerable recovery process to help raise your spirits and nurse you back to beauty.
Other steps you can take to make life easier are meal prepping before surgery and staying in loose fitting and comfortable clothing. Skip heavy workouts post-surgery which can overexert you or irritate the incisions until your surgeon clears you. Taking short, light walks instead can promote healing. Staying hydrated is also essential as nature’s ultimate healer after any cosmetic surgery.
Depending upon your specific procedure, you may also benefit from using the Keracell infused CBD (Cannabidiol) product offerings, which are THC free, have beneficial anti-inflammatory properties, and at the same time help you sleep all while hydrating your skin. Keracell MD products are ideal post-procedure for any type of laser resurfacing, injections, PRP treatments for skin or your scalp, dermaplaning, intensive extractions, microdermabrasion, micro-needling, and more.
Back to business as usual
Proper wound care isn’t for the faint of heart and you might notice swelling, bruising, discoloration and/or scarring after your surgery. In time, they will improve especially if treated with growth factor based topical products as soon as your surgeon approves. Keep in mind that recovery time varies based on the surgery, and everyone’s experience is different. Hopefully, with these tips and tricks, your healing goes as smoothly as possible and you’ll be feeling more confident and ready to make your big reveal. The moral of the story is you must be equipped with the high-science topical products that can help prolong and sustain the result that your procedure will provide you.
Ekin Ozlen is the CEO of Keracell® which pairs Multiple Human Cell Stem Cell Technology (MHCsc)™ Technology and CBD in select skincare products. Clinical strength formulas are based on years of research and formulation expertise. This article is intended to be used for educational purposes only. Information in this article is not a substitute for medical or dermatological advice.