During the first week after a rhinoplasty, the skin along the nose is taped, making clogged pores and breakouts a possibility. Immediately after a rhinoplasty, the nose is delicate and still healing as well, so what is a post op rhinoplasty patient to do in order to maintain good skin?
Facials help to extract blackheads and unclog pores. Unfortunately, they can place pressure on a delicate nose. In some cases after a rhinoplasty, particularly finesse rhinoplasties, a facial is possible one month after a nose reshaping procedure. In other cases, especially those cases requiring grafting, a facial is to be avoided for up to and sometimes longer than 4 months. An aesthetician, who does perform a facial, must have experience and gentle hands. An incorrectly performed facial can lead to pushing sebum debris further into the pore and actually clogging it. In some instances, this can lead to an infection, which will cause the nose to swell.
Keeping pores clean can be assisted by the use of retinol products as well as some astringents. While not a substitute for a facial, it can help decrease sebum and oil production, limiting the need for a facial. It is recommended that retinol products used have ingredients which do not promote clogging of pores.
Good examples of this are Retriderm and Tri-Retinol.