Do Facial Health and Wearing a Face Mask Conspire to Improve Ones Health?
Face masks have long been an integral part of facelift practice. Facelift patients, many of whom have suffered allergic reactions to traditional facelift procedures, have used facial masks for decades as a way of decreasing discomfort and side effects. Facial masks are often a vital component of any facelift procedure, as they can help to hold the skin taut and prevent sagging. The face mask can be used to control the amount of visible fat that is removed from the face, thus reducing the risk of an undesirable amount of facial sag after the procedure. However, facial masks have a bad reputation for creating a cult of “frozen face,” a condition in which patients have retained their facial features after the plastic surgeon has performed facial surgery.
A cloth face mask, also referred to as a soft face mask, is typically loose-fitting coverings worn over the nose and mouth. While not particularly comfortable, this type of mask does allow for easy physical distancing between the surgeon and patient, and therefore can be crucial in some situations. If physical distancing isn’t possible, and if invasive surgical procedures aren’t an option, cloth covering can be worn by the patient to protect the skin from the surgeon’s scalpel and equipment.
When droplets form in the corners of the eyes, or on the cheeks, they often result from a lack of sweating. In order to relieve these symptoms, surgeons place a cloth or gauze over the eyes and cheeks, to provide a bit of temporary relief. This temporary facial covering is known as a sweatband. Sweatbands are sometimes used during the final days of plastic surgery, as they can easily be taken off and discarded. While they do offer some comfort, they cannot prevent the formation of permanent droplets. If the final day of surgery is to be a routine procedure, the surgical masks will most likely be worn the entire time.
One of the biggest causes of dark circles and puffiness under the eyes is the virus that attacks the eyes. A virus known as CMV causes the virus to attach itself to the walls of blood vessels, which causes them to enlarge and become less elastic. Once they become too large, they begin to pool, which can cause dark circles. The puffiness occurs because the vessels are unable to drain the fluids that have accumulated. In order to remedy this, the patient may need to wear a face mask during the day, as well as use anti-inflammatory medications in order to reduce the swelling and reduce the puffiness caused by the CMV virus.
One of the more common medical conditions requiring face covering comes with sleep apnea, also known as sleep apnoea. This condition occurs when the individual stops breathing for short moments throughout the night. This disruption of breathing can occur as many as ten times an hour, making it impossible to know when it will happen. As such, every sufferer needs to wear a mask during their rest periods in order to prevent this from happening.
Although most of these medical conditions can be easily remedied through contact lenses or even surgery, there are some conditions that cannot. For these situations, a good face mask will come in handy. Proper cloth coverings will keep the droplets of sweat and other secretions from getting into the eyes, as well as keeping other viruses from entering the body through the mouth, where they can cause serious damage.