How Long Should You Wait To Color Your Hair After a Facelift?

Hair Coloring and Facelift - Premier Plastic Surgery Arts Getting a facelift can have amazing results. During this procedure, a surgeon will make an incision in the patient’s face and tighten the muscles underneath the skin. The procedure can result in a more youthful and radiant face with tighter skin and fewer wrinkles. Recovering from this procedure can put a halt on many aspects of your life, including getting your hair dyed or highlighted. There is always a risk that the chemicals in the dye will accidentally touch the incision site and cause infection or inflammation. Because of this risk, we recommend that you wait until the incisions from your facelift have fully healed before you get your hair colored.

At our practice, we strive to be as precise as possible during every procedure. We make the smallest incision we can in order to minimize recovery time. However, even the most precise and carefully executed procedure leaves the patient with some bruising and swelling afterwards.

Every patient will have some facial bruising and swelling once the procedure is finished, and scabs tend to form on the incision site during the healing process. The amount of bruising, swelling, and scabbing caused by this procedure varies from patient to patient, but it generally takes a few weeks to fully heal. For some patients, however, recovery may take over a month.

During the recovery process, you should relax and avoid doing anything that may irritate the wounds or cause the stitches or scabs to reopen. For the first week after a facelift, it’s best to rest and limit your movement. Ideally, you shouldn’t drive or travel by airplane for the first week after this procedure. As discussed above, some people heal fully in as little as two weeks, while others can take much longer.

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We know that you have many options when choosing a plastic surgeon. Dr. Franckle and his staff are dedicated to providing you with a caring and professional surgical experience. Time and time again our patients credit Dr. Franckle’s expertise and the kindness of our staff as the reason for choosing our practice. Dr. Franckle is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ASPS), the only board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties to certify surgeons in the practice of plastic surgery. Attention to detail, meticulous skill, and an artistic eye make Dr. Franckle an expert in such procedures as rhinoplasty (nose job), breast augmentation (breast implants), abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), facelift, and non-surgical treatments (Botox and injectable fillers).

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