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    Heat damage to face from heat pack
    An_267836 posted:

    Recently my optometrist recommended me to use a heat pack on my eyes to treat bleph, However a side affect of using this much heat to the skin has caused damage

    initially skin atrophy I noticed the red viens populating my cheaks which is when I stopped using the heat pack

    a few weeks latter the my skin started to puff up changing the way facial expressions work and the eyebrow skin dropped down so its looser and fatter in certain parts.

    I feel like its still getting worse more puffy even months after stopping the heat pack.

    Would a cool pack prevent the fat damage or what about retin A or retinol or is it risky to use those on skin atrphy skin
    atti_editor responded:
    Have you been back to see your optometrist? Are you certain that this reaction was a result of the heat pack? I would certainly see a medical professional before trying any additional treatment methods.

    This article has information on blepharitis and its treatment -- using a warm washcloth on the eyelids is a suggested treatment.

    It may be a good idea to make another appointment with your optometrist or just your general physician to have the skin around your eyelids looked at. He/She will have a better idea if this was in fact caused by the hot compress or if it is related to the blepharitis or is something else that needs to be addressed.

    Please let us know how you are doing!

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