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How Long To Avoid Direct Sunlight After Facelift Surgery?

To learn what you can expect during facelift recovery, call Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Eisemann at (713) 766-0071 and schedule a consultation todayIt is important to minimize your exposure to direct sunlight following facelift surgery. During the healing process, direct sunlight can enhance the appearance of incision scars, prolonging the amount of time it takes for these to blend in with surrounding skin. What’s more, incisions are vulnerable to sunburn during the healing process and, once burned, discoloration may be permanent. But how long is it necessary to avoid direct sunlight following surgery to reduce these risks?

As a general rule, it is preferable to avoid direct sun exposure following facelift surgery until incisions have healed. Facelift recovery is slightly different for each patient, but this phase of the process typically takes three to four weeks. However, even after your incisions have healed, protecting your skin from direct sun exposure will play an important part in maintaining your facelift results. Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Eisemann will discuss this with you in greater detail during your facelift consultation to make sure you are provided with the information you need to help ensure the longest lasting results.

You can protect your skin following facelift surgery by using a full spectrum facial sunscreen every time you go outside. If you are planning on being outside between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. – when UV rays are at their peak – it can be helpful to wear a large brimmed hat or baseball cap to provide additional protection from the sun. These things can be discussed in greater detail during the planning phase of your procedure, giving you plenty of time to plan how best to protect your skin and prolong your results.

If you are considering facelift surgery in Houston, Katy, Sugar Land, or surrounding areas, please contact Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center to schedule your initial consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon today. 

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19 View Update Virtual Consultation

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Dr. Michael Eisemann, Dr. Bradley Eisemann, and the entire staff at Eisemann Plastic Surgery are committed to the health and safety of all of our patients and ourselves.

We are thankful to be connected to Houston Methodist Hospital, one of the most respected hospitals in the country. Because of this, our screening policy is aided by the hospital's official policies and checkpoint screening measures completed prior to entering our building. These measures allow us to do everything we can, at this point in time, to minimize the chance that we expose ourselves or our patients to someone who has been sick or contagious with the virus.

We are set up to perform new consults and patient follow-ups via ZOOM video conferencing.

As of Monday, March 23rd, our office is open. We are open and seeing select patients. If you are currently on the schedule, please call our office if you have any concerns about your own health.

While all major hospitals have stopped elective surgery at this time, we are very selectively performing indicated operative procedures in our procedure room and in our AAAASF certified operating room under local and IV sedation.

As always, both Dr. Michael Eisemann and Dr. Bradley Eisemann are available by phone and email to answer any questions you may have.

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