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Don’t forget maintenance as you wait for your facelift

“So while you wait and plan for larger procedures you can still do little things that make you comfortable and proud of your appearance.”

I often hear people say “When I do something, I am going to do everything.  Until then I am saving my money.”  While this sounds like great advice, it really doesn’t make sense for most people who like to look their best.  If you are planning to re-landscape your home in two years, do you stop mowing the lawn and watering the garden?  If you value a beautiful yard, are you going to tolerate a weed patch while you wait for the big make-over?  Not likely.  So while you wait and plan for larger procedures you can still do little things that make you comfortable and proud of your appearance.

Winter is the ideal time to do “maintenance” on your face.  Sun-damaged skin can be improved with IPL and laser treatments (Clear and Brilliant and/or Fractionated CO2 laser treatments), and avoiding the sun during recovery is easy in Oregon during the rainy season.  Injections can smooth out frown-lines and fill wrinkles, providing a wonderful temporary fix if you can’t commit to a more permanent solution.  And even after a well done surgery, skincare and aesthetic treatments protect your investment. 

“Doing everything” can be a very rewarding experience, and facelift patients remain among the most grateful patients I see.  But maintaining your appearance before and after a surgical procedure also keeps a smile on your face.  Doesn’t your car seem a little better after it is washed, or the yard a little more inviting after it is freshly mowed?  Experience that same joy when you look in the mirror following a cosmetic treatment that gives you that little boost.  It is well worth it!

Dr. Magilke is a board certified Facial Plastic Surgeon with over 15 years of private practice experience  He is available for personal consultations by calling 503-297-6511.

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