Face & Eye prides itself on its dedicated operating theatre in which only clean ophthalmic and facial surgery is undertaken. This helps to keep the risk of postoperative infection to a minimum.
Following eyelid and facial surgery e.g. cosmetic eyelid surgery, it is essential that postoperative wound care is undertaken meticulously. Remember: always wash your hands thoroughly before cleaning your wounds.
Many patients find that they have difficulty obtaining the products that they require for wound care. For this reason the products you require are available at Face & Eye:
Postoperative wound care instructions:
After 2 weeks you can apply Dermatix or Kelo-cote to the wounds. Using this you can apply gentle massage for 3 minutes 3 times a day to the wounds to help to reduce any thickening or contracture of the wound. This is particularly useful if you have had a skin graft procedure around the eyes/face. You will be shown how to do this by our specialist nurses.
Kelo-cote® is a patented topical silicone gel for the management and prevention of abnormal scars in the form of hypertrophic scars and keloids.
Silicone is the clinical gold standard for scar treatment and scar prevention having demonstrated clinical efficacy over all other forms of topical treatments and is recommended by the International Advisory Panel on Scar Management.
Kelo-cote® has also been successfully used to manage scars resulting from trauma, burns and surgery.
Regardless of the origin of the scar, Kelo-cote® consistently delivers excellent results.
Kelo-cote® should be used to help, treat, reduce, prevent and soften the following types of scars:
Applied in a very thin layer, Kelo-cote dries within minutes, and remains for 24 hours (apply twice daily to areas of high abrasion). It helps to soften, flatten and smooth the scar while maintaining the moisture balance and elasticity of the adjacent skin.
The alternative silicone gel to Kelo-cote is Dermatix.
bareMinerals make up is a range particularly suited to sensitive skin.