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Month: September 2018

Does LASIK Require a Long Recovery?

Does LASIK Require a Long Recovery?

If you are tired of wearing glasses or contacts, LASIK surgery may be the solution for you. LASIK is a safe surgical procedure that has been done by millions of people struggling with vision issues. One of the questions people who decide to undergo the procedure often ask is – Does LASIK require a long recovery.

What exactly is LASIK?
LASIK is a vision correction procedure that is used to treat refractive errors in the eye- nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.

LASIK is an outpatient procedure that takes less than a minute to perform. During the procedure the ophthalmologist creates a corneal flap, which is folded back so that a laser can be used to reshape the cornea. The flap is then put back in place and the eye heals naturally, without any need for stitches.

LASIK surgery is not painful, but at the start of the procedure patients are given anesthetic eye drops to ensure that they remain comfortable during the procedure.

Does LASIK Require a Long Recovery?
Recovery after LASIK surgery is minimal, as most patients are able to resume normal activities the day after surgery.Patients may notice some eye sensitivity and irritation after LASIK surgery, but this usually goes away within a day or two. Most patients experience some improvement in vision immediately after surgery, but it may take up to6-8 hours to settlein some cases (click here to learn more).

Are you interested in LASIK vision correction surgery? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the greater Washington DC area, New View Eye Center, Reston, VA is our featured practice.

Contact New View Eye Center today for an evaluation to find out if you would be a good candidate for LASIK.

You can reach them at www.newviewlasereye.com, or by calling 703 834 9777.

What Can I Do To Treat Dark Circles Under My Eyes

What Can I Do To Treat Dark Circles Under My Eyes

Do you have dark circles below the eyes that are bothering you? You’re not alone; it’s a common problem that affects both men and women. However, while some women are able to disguise it effectively with cosmetics, others ask the question – ‘What can I do to treat dark circles under my eyes.’

What causes dark circles under the eyes?
Dark circles under the eyes are often the result of volume loss in the tear trough, which creates a depression just beneath the eyes that sometimes extends to the cheek area. The depression creates a shadowy look and gives the eyes a tired, exhausted appearance. Extra pigment in the under-eye area can also look like ‘dark circles’ below the eyes.

What can you do to Treat Dark Circles Under your Eyes?
If the dark circles are a result of a depression then it can be corrected non-surgically with the use of dermal fillers, particularly hyaluronic fillers. Hyaluronic fillers such as Juvederm can significantly improve dark circles under the eyes, because they fill in tear troughs. This gives the area a smooth appearance, as it evens out the contours that stretch from below the eyes to the top of the cheeks.

Advanced skin care products such as SkinCeuticals AOX Eye Gel can also be used to treat dark circles under the eyes. SkinCeuticals AOX Eye Gel is an eye serum that contains antioxidants and botanicals that refresh and protect the skin below the eyes, and reduce the appearance of dark circles.

Are you ready to banish undereye circles? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the El Paso, TX area, El Paso Cosmetic Surgery is our featured practice.

You can reach them at www.elpasoplasticsurgery.com, or by calling (915)351-1116.

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How can I get rid of seborrheic keratoses?

Seborrheic keratoses are blemishes that most people would rather not have, but they are not usually a cause for concern, so they often go untreated. However, some people feel self-conscious about these growths on their skin and look for ways to remove them. So people with the condition frequently ask their dermatologist – How can I get rid of seborrheic keratoses.

What is seborrheic keratosis?
Seborrheic keratosis is a harmless skin growth that affects older adults. The growths are usually brown, light tan, or black in color. They tend to have a waxy, scaly texture and resemble a wart or mole.

Seborrheic keratoses may be flat or slightly raised and are often seen on the face, chest, back, and shoulders. They may also look a lot like melanoma, but are not pre-cancerous growths (click here to learn more).

Treatment for seborrheic keratoses
Raised seborrheic keratoses can be effectively treated with Eskata. Eskata is a high concentration topical hydrogen peroxide solution that was FDA approved in 2017. The 40% (w/w) solution comes in a pen-like applicator that is applied directly to the seborrheic keratoses.

Most patients need two 30-minute treatments to effectively treat raised seborrheic keratoses. The treatment is not painful, but patients may feel a slight tingling sensation when the solution is applied. It takes about 3 months to see full results with Eskata. The topical solution is generally well-tolerated, but some patients may experience itching and stinging post-treatment.

There is no downtime after the procedure, so patients can resume their normal activities immediately.

Are you ready to treat your seborrheic keratoses? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Orange County area, Total Dermatology, Irvine, CA is our featured practice.

You can reach them at www.totaldermatology.com, or by calling (949) 727-3800.

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