Maximizing Recovery After Facial Procedures

Established in 2008, Derrow Dermatology is committed to providing the highest standard of dermatological care in a convenient, state-of-the-art setting to patients of all ages.

Deciding to undergo any type of facial procedure or treatment is the first step to improving your personal aesthetic and achieving cosmetic goals. The procedure itself would then be the second step and the driving force behind reaching these goals. However, the ultimate step is one that is often overlooked: the recovery.
The long-term success of your procedure does not solely rest in the hands of the reputable experts at Derrow Dermatology. How you take care of yourself can play a huge role in making sure that everything done in your specific treatment progresses without any issue.
So, here are a few strategies to ensure that you maximize your personal recovery and achieve the best results possible.

Practice Optimal Nutrition and Hydration

While vital for other cosmetic surgeries, patients often ignore their nutrition after getting facial procedures. Many facial treatments such as microneedling or laser treatments, cause micro injuries in order to promote the body’s natural healing processes.
Eating a well-rounded diet full of vitamins, minerals, and protein can significantly help with tissue repair and healing. Choosing nutrient-rich foods like fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains can yield positive results for your face after your procedure.
Staying hydrated is also vital to preserve tissue elasticity and aid in removing toxins from the body. Ensuring proper hydration supports cell renewal and speeds up the healing process, leading to a quicker recovery and improved cosmetic outcomes.

Enlist the Help of Others

While many of the cosmetic options at Derrow Dermatology require very little downtime, some do have a bit of a recovery period. A deep chemical peel for example, leaves the skin with swelling and redness, and sometimes a burning sensation. Your eyes can even close at first. Having someone that can take you to and from your appointment, and be there for you in the coming week or two while you adjust, can due wonders for recovery.
Not only does having a friend or family member around help with tasks that may be difficult by yourself, it also helps you stay mentally strong during the difficult parts of recovery.

Follow Specific Instructions

At Derrow Dermatology, we do not simply throw you to the wolves after a procedure. We will give you instructions for your recovery benefit. Many treatment options have specific dos and don’ts that should be followed. This could mean avoiding sun exposure or certain alcohol-based acne treatments, or even avoiding sleeping on your face for a few days. Be sure to listen closely, take notes, and follow these instructions to avoid any complications with your recovery and ensure the best results possible.

Schedule Now, Recover Later

Now that you know how to recover in the best way possible, call Derrow Dermatology and schedule one of our various facial treatments to help you reach your aesthetic goals! Whatever your goal, be it clear skin, youthful skin, or correcting a certain issue, we likely have the perfect treatment to help. Give us a call and let us help get you on the right path today!