MS, cosmetic surgery and non-invasive cosmetic procedures

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MS, cosmetic surgery and non-invasive cosmetic procedures

Postby kareng7 » Sun Oct 02, 2005 3:51 pm

OK, let me start by saying, the idea of cosmetic surgery seems so outlandish now that it's almost embarrassing to post this question, but here goes.

Right before my diagnosis, I had been planning on getting something done about some bothersome bags below my eyes. I had researched "non-invasive" techniques, and found that the jury pretty much says they're not effective. So I was gearing up for the full surgical deal. Well, that was then.

Now, happily, I still feel well enough to be vain enough to wish these bags would go away (although trust me, I'm much happier to still feel mostly normal, al things considered). But it got me wondering about cosmetic procedures of all types. I mean, I was even concerned about getting my legs waxed.

So now, I wonder, is there any information anyone's run across about having any types of cosmetic procedures done, surgical/invasive or not, when you have MS?
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Cosmetic procedures

Postby kitkat2 » Sun Oct 02, 2005 5:53 pm

Not sure of where the best info is, but from personal experience I have had micrdermabrasion, and glycolic peels[in office]. I have melasma and vain or not, I decided after my ms dx that I wanted control over something in my life. lol!

I was apprehensive, but it turned out fine. No problems!

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Re: MS, cosmetic surgery and non-invasive cosmetic procedure

Postby NHE » Mon Oct 03, 2005 4:12 am

kareng7 wrote:I had researched "non-invasive" techniques, and found that the jury pretty much says they're not effective.

You might be interested in reading a book by Dr. Nicholas Perricone titled The Perricone Prescription. Dr. Perricone is a dermatologist and his book concerns how diet can influence the skin. He discusses omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and other supplements. He also sells a line of products though they seem a bit expensive (though they're still much less than surgery).

N.V. Perricone M.D. wrote:N.V. Perricone Eye Area Therapy with DMAE. Recommended for diminishing the appearance of fine lines, dark circles and puffiness around the eyes.

I don't use these products myself, but I have a family member who has found similar products in other brands.

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