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The Benefits Of Arnica

Last Friday our trivia question on Facebook was, “What is Arnica and why is this recommended post-operatively?” Everyone answered correctly and will receive 2 points! Arnica has been used for centuries to treat the effects of accidents and injuries and has been known for its remarkable healing properties. Arnica Montana derives from a yellow flowering plant from the mountains of Central Europe. This plant is popularly known as the 'Mountain Daisy' in its homeopathic usage. Many physicians and patients around the world have successfully used Arnica to treat bruising, soreness, inflammation and swelling that results from all types of physical trauma. Arnica has had the reputation for safety, effectiveness, ease of use and broad applicability. According to further studies and research, Arnica may be useful... Continue Reading

The Benefits of Arnica Montana Following Surgery

Last Friday our trivia question on Facebook was, “What is Arnica and why is this recommended post-operatively?” Everyone answered correctly and will receive 2 points! Arnica Montana is a plant that contains essential components that help in the reduction of bruising and swelling from surgery. This natural-homeopathic remedy is vastly used amongst plastic surgeons. Arnica Montana can be found over-the-counter in various forms. It is important to discuss with your plastic surgeon which form is the best course of action for you. Our website has an easy-to-use online store for your various purchases. Please visit our store or call us for information on our products. Thank you all for participating! As long as you have registered for the contest, you have a chance of winning... Continue Reading

A Knotless Suture – Read more about the benefits of this!

Thank you all for your wonderful feedback on Facebook last week! There are many technologies out in the wound closure market such as removal sutures, absorbable sutures, staples, clips, steri-strips, sealants/glue, etc; however a knotless suture that Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani is utilizing is fascinating technology that I wanted to enlighten my readers on. The Quill™ suture is truly an amazing and extradordinary tissue closure device that does not require knots, so it is designed to self-anchor itself! The suture is not smooth to feel, it has a barbed-design which is bi-directional. The Quill™ suture is manufactured by Angiotech. The suture is especially useful during abdominoplasty procedures to repair the muscle damage that was done with pregnancy. It is the only closure device that eliminates... Continue Reading

What Can I Do To Help With My Scars?

Thank you all for great feedback on last Friday’s trivia question on “What can be done to help with scar healing?” All of your answers are correct and we value your input. Unfortunately once an incision is made, a scar is then created. The attention then focuses on what we can do to help with scar healing. The avoidance of sunlight can certainly reduce the hypopigmentation or hyperpigmentation of the scar. Recommended options are using a bandage to cover the scar during the first three months while the wound heals while doing activities in the sunlight, or, to use sun block, preferably with zinc oxide or titanium dioxide with an SPF of 35 or higher. Vitamin E, Mederma gel and following your surgeon’s recommendation are... Continue Reading