Skin and Wound Care
Adhere to all bandaging instructions, and don’t be afraid to take the pain medication you’ve been prescribed. Pain causes us to grimace, squint, and wince, and too much of this can strain the areas of your face already experiencing changes from the procedure. Swelling and discomfort can be minimized by cold compresses, but pain medication is recommended. Any procedure, no matter how minor, will result in some swelling. Do not be alarmed about swelling for the first 2-3 days after your procedure, at which point this reaction will subside.
Incisions should be washed with soap and lukewarm water 3 times daily, only patting the skin dry (do not rub). Apply any antibiotic ointment you’ve been prescribed so incisions do not become dry or scab. Be gentle when washing your hair, as many incisions are placed in the hairline to hide them. Avoid heat to the skin, such as with hairdryers or hot water, and do not apply makeup to incision sites for 10 days. When you’re well enough to venture outside, apply sunscreen to your face, paying particular attention to your incisions.
A facelift may be one of the best decisions you make, and the award winning Lanfranchi Center will be by your side throughout your transformation. At TLC, many of our patients say having a procedure in our relaxed environment with Dr. Lanfranchi’s caring bedside manner is easier than visiting a dentist. Call us for more information today.