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Archive | September, 2015

Got Botox? How to Properly Care for Your Skin

older-woman-in-whiteIf you have recently undergone some Botox treatment in order to help fill in those pesky fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes and forehead, then you might be wondering “What’s Next?” In order to get the best results out of your Botox and to eliminate any side-effects, try the following tips and tricks.

  1. Don’t Massage

Avoid touching, rubbing, and massaging the area injected with Botox for at least 24 hours.  Rubbing can cause the Botox to move to other areas that were not intended to be treated.

  1. Ice It

If you have exceptionally sensitive skin or are easily prone to bruising, then you might want to consider icing your forehead or eyes a few hours after you receive Botox. By icing the area around the injection site, you are preventing any inflammation from occurring and are in turn, speeding up the overall recovery process. Plus, icing can sometimes reduce the signs of bruising that may arise.

  1. Add a Cooling Cream

If your forehead or eyes are feeling exceptionally sore after your Botox injections, try icing first and then add a nice topical cooling cream or gel over the top of your skin. The cooling gel will help to lessen any uncomfortable symptoms you might be expereiencing and will help you to feel your normal self more quickly. Just make sure you choose a cooling cream or gel that is specifically meant for your face and that can be used around your eyes.

  1. When to Call the Doctor

If you are suffering from extreme swelling, pain, discomfort, or any sort of rash after you receive Botox, you are likely having an allergic reaction. Make sure you contact your doctor right away if any of these symptoms persist or worsen. If your doctor’s office is closed and you are worried about the reaction you are having, visit your local emergency room or urgent care facility.

Botox is the most popular tool on the market that is used to help target fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes and forehead. However, if you are experiencing slight bruising or swelling, you can try the above tips to get your skin looking back to normal.

 

To learn more about Botox, contact our office today!

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Can’t See a Thing? Maybe It’s Time for Eyelid Surgery

eyes-with-hairAging isn’t always glamorous. In fact it can cause multiple parts of your body to sag that you didn’t even know could. If you suffer from saggy, droopy eyelids, and are having a difficulty doing things that you used to like putting on eye makeup, seeing without opening your eyes all the way, or any other sort of difficulty, it might be time to schedule an appointment for eyelid surgery. Read on to learn more about this surgery.

 

What is eyelid surgery?

Eyelid surgery is a surgical procedure in which the excess skin around your eyes will be tightened and lifted, giving you a more taut appearance and the ability to see perfectly once again. During this procedure, you will be given an effective local anesthesia in order to reduce the sensitivity of the area.

 

What is recovery like?

Due to its non-invasive nature, recovery from eyelid surgery tends to be fairly quick. Common symptoms afterwards include swelling, bruising, and even some sensitivity to things like touch. During the recovery time, your doctor will recommend that you apply cold compresses, prescribed lubricated ointment, and any sort of bandages or gauze to place directly over your eyes.

 

How Long Until I See Results?

Once the inflammation and bruising has subsided, you will start to notice drastic results. Things that used to be harder to see due to droopy eyelids or every day tasks like putting on eyeliner, are now much easier to do and won’t cause you any sort of struggle.

 

Don’t let droopy eyelids get you down. As one of the leading signs of old age, droopy eyelids can be a huge inconvenience. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, contact our office today!

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