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Warm or Cold Compresses for Faster Healing?

Do warm and cold compresses help me heal faster? Does it work for both major (plastic surgery) and minor procedures (peels)?

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Compresses will not really make eyelid surgery healing faster

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Hello,

They are good to make a patient feel better, but there is no evidence they actually affect the healing process. Hot or cold versions work better for certain areas. I use cool to help after eyelid surgery, but not really much else unless patients express an interest.

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