Plastic surgery can be a major operation and it can take a considerable amount of time for the body to recover. Invasive surgery, especially around the face, can make the patient self-conscious about their appearance if the procedure has caused a lot of bruising and swelling. Fortunately, aromatherapy oils can be used to help the skin heal faster and even respond better to surgery.
As with many things, preparation is the key to success. Skin that has been pre-prepared with essential oils always performs better in any surgery. Wounds and cuts heal more quickly, scar tissue is minimized, and the production of vigorous new cells is accelerated. In the case of nose surgery, which is one of the most common operations, the bruises disperse much more quickly. Essential oils have a highly antiseptic action to keep tissues healthy and stop any secondary infection.
The use of essential oils is recommended before and after surgery for maximum benefits.
Essential oils are most effective if used immediately after scars have formed, although the oil should only be applied around the scar until a scab forms. They can also help old scar tissue, although the process is considerably slower.
Facial oil for surgery
– Mix 3% essential oils of juniper, lavender and neroli in a base of jojoba. Apply twice a day to the skin in a massaging motion.
This facial oil is best used before and after undergoing surgery. This facial oil can also be used for scars from non-surgical procedures.