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It’s Wintertime – Be Kind to Your Skin

Winter can be one of the best times of the year — just not for your skin. In response to the colder weather, you might turn your heater on full blast and take longer, hotter showers. Unfortunately, these winter survival tactics can dry your skin. At the dawn of 2022, the last thing that should be on your to-do list is worrying about the chapped, uncomfortable skin that comes from the cold winter elements — even in sunny California.

While a healthy skin care regimen can go a long way toward ensuring a glowing, healthy complexion, sometimes even the most expensive skin care products cannot reach the damage at the deepest layers of your skin. At Tim Sayed MD Plastic Surgery, double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Tim Sayed offers an array of options to help protect your skin all winter long and resurface, smooth, and brighten your complexion. Here are a few of our favorites.

HydraFacial

The HydraFacial is a revolutionary three-in-one skin care treatment that provides patients with healthy, hydrated, and glowing skin. The HydraFacial uses a patented Vortex-Fusion delivery system that simultaneously cleanses, exfoliates, extracts, and protects the skin. During this luxurious 30-minute procedure, your provider will pass a handheld wand across your face. Attached to the wand’s tip is a HydraPeel tip technology that delivers Vortex-Fusion treatment to remove impurities and unclog pores while simultaneously applying a nourishing serum. With this all-in-one treatment, you’ll notice a dramatic improvement to your skin’s overall texture, tone, and appearance.

CryoPen

The CryoPen is a handheld device that uses pulsed controlled cold created by nitrous oxide that safely and effectively removes all undesirable skin imperfections. This device is excellent for treating skin concerns, including freckles, sunspots, age and liver spots, warts, and skin tags, while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged. CryoPen works by hyper-freezing areas of the skin with pinpoint precision. The nitrous oxide destroys the unwanted skin cells by freezing the fluids inside the cells. Once frozen, the fluid crystallizes, thus rupturing the cell membrane and destroying the cell.

SkinPen Microneedling

SkinPen microneedling is a clinically proven microneedling device that can improve neckline wrinkles, acne scars, discoloration, and textural issues. Done in three sessions, it can help improve skin health and appearance so you can enjoy the confidence boost with soft, even, glowing skin. Our advanced microneedling tool creates thousands of tiny wounds. These act as channels that stimulate the body’s natural healing process while keeping damage to a minimum.

Ready to Enjoy Healthy, Glowing Skin This Winter?

Dr. Tim Sayed is proud to offer plastic surgery to his patients all over Southern California, including San Diego, Newport Beach, Orange County, and Los Angeles. With a heart for ethical care and impeccable surgical skills, talent, and compassion, we work hard to uphold our motto of aesthetics done right. For more information on skin care products, call our office at (858) 247-2933 or contact our office here.

 

How to Get the Best Results from Your Facelift

The face is one of the first parts of the body to show signs of aging. As such, reducing signs of aging on the face, such as fine lines, wrinkles, and textured skin is highly desirable.

This is why the facelift is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the U.S. With over 120,000 facelifts performed each year, the procedure regularly helps patients shave years off their appearance.

But how can you get the most out of your facelift? Here, Dr. Tim Sayed gives you 5 of the best ways you can maximize your results from your facelift.

1. Be Fully Informed About the Procedure, and Be Transparent with Your Provider

Patients who get the most satisfying results from a facelift manage their expectations by understanding what the procedure involves, setting realistic goals for the results, and selecting a surgeon who is well experienced in facelifts.

The best way to do this is during your consultation with plastic surgeons, by asking them these questions:

  1. How long have you been practicing plastic surgery?
  2. How often have you performed facelifts?
  3. Can you show me some before and after results of your past patients?
  4. Where and how will you do my facelift treatment?
  5. What are the risks and complications associated with a facelift?

Dr. Sayed answers many of these questions in his facelift procedure page here. However, getting the answer directly from your surgeon in person will help you select the right surgeon for yourself.

2. Prepare for Your Surgery Well in Advance

Prior preparation prevents poor performance.

Nothing could be truer than when considering surgery of any kind. Alcohol, smoking, and unnecessary supplements all suppress your body’s natural healing mechanisms. By cutting these out 2-4 weeks leading up to your facelift, you’ll speed up the recovery process and get the results you want sooner.

Also, prepare your home for recovery. Pre-make some meals, prepare some reading material, make a list of those series you’ve wanted to watch. The more prepared you are for your recovery, the more enjoyable it will be.

3. Attend Your Follow-Up Appointments, and Listen to Your Surgeon!

This might sound basic, but it can be amazing how many patients fail to heed the advice and guidance of their primary surgeon during recovery and healing from their facelift. Doing so can reduce the procedure’s effectiveness, but listening to the advice and care tips provided will optimize results, minimize scarring, and prolong the youthful appearance created by a facelift.

4. Promise Yourself to Take Care in the Long-Term

All else aside, the best way patients can optimize and maximize their facelift results is by committing to a long-term, dedicated skin care routine. This means:

  • Refraining from smoking
  • Using sunblock regularly
  • Using moisturizer and exfoliating 1-2 times per week
  • Consider non-invasive skin treatments such as Hydrafacial or CryoPen treatment to maintain and even enhance results

Taking a comprehensive approach to your health and appearance is really the best and most natural way to prolong the results of any cosmetic treatment.

Facelift in Newport Beach or La Jolla, CA

Reducing facial lines and wrinkles brings a youthful vibrance to patients after a facelift.

Getting the most out of your facelift means selecting the right surgeon, listening to their guidance, and committing to a long-term skin care routine. Reach out to Dr. Tim Sayed in Newport Beach or La Jolla, CA at (858) 247-2933 or via this online form to arrange a quick virtual consultation to discover how we can help you look and feel your best.