“Tacrolimus for Malar Edema”
Elective lower eyelid surgery is a common cosmetic procedure. Facial swelling is a common complication. Studies suggest that this facial swelling is part of a complex inflammatory process. Topical tacrolimus has long been used to treat various inflammatory skin disorders. By combining our knowledge of facial swelling and tacrolimus mechanism of action, we can hypothesize that it can be used as a treatment to prevent this post-operative swelling. The purpose of this project is to apply topical tacrolimus to one of the patient's cheeks following facial surgery and compare the incidence of facial swelling to the opposite side control cheek.
Drug - Tacrolimus Topical 0.1% Topical Ointment
Topical tacrolimus ointment
Drug - Polysporin Ointment
Malar Bags After Lower Lid Blepharoplasty and Facelift: A Randomized Controlled Trial of the Effects of Tacrolimus