General pre/post instructions
Patients can eat a light meal within a few hours before the procedure. If a patient is an insulin dependent diabetic, they must not change their normal eating pattern prior to the procedure. Patients may take their routine medications. (. high blood pressure and diabetic medications). Patients should not take pain medications or anti-inflammatory medications the day of their procedure. Patients have to be hurting prior to this procedure. They may not take medications that may give pain relief or lessen their usual pain. These medicines can be restarted after the procedure if they are needed. If a patient is on Coumadin (blood thinners) or Glucophage (a diabetic medicine) they must notify the office so the timing of these medications can be explained.
Anti-wrinkle creams on the face and around the eye area is a source of an ocular flare. We all desire to minimize the tiny wrinkles around the eyes but unfortunately the anti-aging ingredients in these creams are often too harsh and aggressive for the sensitive or delicate skin around the eye area. To topically minimize the wrinkles, apply a drop of jojoba oil at night and during the day . Also, increase the moisture around the eye area by increasing your alkaline water intake. Increasing your water intake will plump up or fill the dehydrated skin that forms the wrinkles from the deeper layers of the skin where the wrinkles actually begin to the surface to form.