can i wash my face a few days after a face lift and when can I go back to using retin-a…thanks Hedy
You should always check with your doctor but I ask my patients to wash their face and keep their incisions clean starting the next day following a facelift. It is important to be gentle and not too rough and not rub the skin too harshly. It is also important to avoid harsh soaps and chemicals. I ask my patients to hold off on Retin-A and other harsh chemicals for up to one month post-op since these substances can be very irritating to the skin.