Can Cold & Hot Therapy Benefit My Healing Journey?
The Cold &
Hot Therapy floor of the Botox, Restylane, Hylaform, Collagen & Other Injections Store
features a wide variety of tried and tested cold and hot therapy compresses
and face and eye masks. Cold and hot therapy is effective in reducing temporary
swelling (or fullness) and bruising that may occur following injections. Many
of the specialized products that are featured in the Store function as both
cold and hot compresses at the same time and can thus be used to provide both
cold and hot therapy to swollen and bruised injection areas. Cold therapy has
been shown to be greatly effective in reducing swelling by slowing the flow
of blood and other fluids to the injured area. Additionally, Cold therapy helps
soothe the skin and reduces redness, skin irritation and burning sensations
that may be experienced after a Botox, Restylane, Hylaform, Collagen or other type of
injection. A cold pack is also beneficial in relieving the sensations of pain
and restoring strength and mobility more quickly so that patients can heal faster
and feel better sooner. It is recommended to apply a cold compress on the skin
during the initial 24-72 hours following the procedure, or as long as symptoms
remain. A specialized cold compress is more comfortable and easier to use than
an ice pack, frozen peas, or other cold pack solution because the compress molds
better the contours of the face, does not leak and does not put any pressure
on the skin because it is lighter than crushed ice. You may use the "20
minutes on, 40 minutes off" technique that consists of applying the cold
compress for 20 minutes and leaving the skin alone for 40 minutes while you
chill the cold pack again. Cold compresses are quickly chilled in the freezer
(10-15 minutes depending on the product) or in the refrigerator.
Hot therapy delivered through a warm/hot compress or face/eye
mask helps break down and disintegrate bruising discolorations that can temporarily
occur following injections and provides moisture or dry heat to areas of discomfort.
You may use hot therapy on your bruises from days around days 2-3 post-op (upon
your doctor's approval) provided your swelling is not too considerable. A compress
is typically heated by boiling water, hot tap water or by heating in a microwave.
It is important
to always place a paper towel, a cloth or gauze between the cold/hot compress
and the skin to avoid burning or irritating your sensitive, healing skin. For
more convenience, it is recommended to buy 2 compresses to be able to have one
ready at all times while the other is being used.
Can Cold & Hot Therapy Benefit Me In My Everyday Life?
Beyond using these
compresses during recovery from a procedure, these cold and hot compress products
can be used to reduce swelling and bruising resulting from any type of injury.
Additionally, these compresses are highly effective for puffy eyes treatment,
alleviation of tired eyes and headaches, relief from clogged sinuses due to
colds and allergies, and first aid for burns and trauma.