Without good skin care, plastic surgery is cake without icing…
A decade ago, Dr. Stephan J. Finical of Charlotte Plastic Surgery introduced skin care into his practice and has never looked back. “As the science has gotten better in skin care technology we’ve really expanded, and now we offer skin care to every patient who comes through our door,” says Dr. Finical. ” We’re making the bed and ironing the sheets, if you will!”
Skin Care is as Important as Surgical Procedures
Estheticians and high quality skin care products should be an important part of any plastic surgeon’s practice. Dr. Finical reminds us, “You can take away the excess of skin with surgery, but you can’t improve the quality of it without good skin care.” Our skin is our first layer of defense and often the first thing people notice. After surgery, a patient can be left more vulnerable to the elements and, like the rest of us, their skin may become dirty, dry, and damaged.
What Types of Skin Care Products are Recommended?
Complete skin care should involve cleansers, moisturizers, and sun protection. Dr. Finical advocates the use of SkinMedica’s TNS Essential Serum. It involves a dual application of revitalization and protection. “The TNS Essential Serum works as a dual pump, as it’s a mix of two different agents,” says Finical. “When you dispense the serum, the red gel contains growth factors, while the white gel is made up of antioxidants. Mixing the two immediately and applying to the desired skin area has allowed for great results.” SkinMedica may not be the cheapest solution, but unlike cosmetics you may find at your local department store, it is backed by the latest in scientific research. As Dr. Finical puts it, “It’s great to see the results of the science when you see the results.”
Skin Care and Cosmetic Surgery Go Hand in Hand
Board certified plastic surgeons are looking to improve patient’s problems not just in the short term, but in the long run. By utilizing skin care products in tandem with surgical procedures, patient’s are looking at the best possible results. Leave the science to the doctors as they sift through mountains of research to bring you the highest quality products backed by the best science. “We always, in our practice, look at the products,” says Finical. “Using what we learn, we siphon out for the patients what’s the best thing and what’s going to work for them.”