Your skin color is white, your hair is blonde, and your eyes are green. In this case, you always burn in the sun and have freckles.
Fitzpatrick Skin Types
Your skin is white, your hair is blonde, and your eyes are green or blue. In this case, you always burn, have freckles, and it is difficult for you to tan.
Your skin is white, your hair is blonde or brown. Your eyes are blue or brown. In this case, you tan after you burn. You may also have freckles.
Your skin, hair, and eyes are brown. You tan more than average and rarely burn. Freckles are rare for this skin type.
Your skin is dark brown, your hair is brown or black, and your eyes are brown. You can burn very rarely and tan readily. In this case, you don’t have freckles.
Your skin and hair is black. Your eyes are brown or black. You tan and never burn. You are deeply pigmented and don’t have freckles.
- Your swelling should be improving day by day, but will still be very noticeable with purple, green, or yellowish bruising. Due to gravity, even if you had only eyelid surgery you may still see bruises in your cheek, jaw, or neck. You will start looking like yourself at day 14. The discoloration from bruises is typically resolved by day 14.
- Your vision will likely be slightly blurry from dryness but mostly back to normal. You can use artificial tears to help with vision/dryness.
You might start to feel very itchy. Washing the itchy areas with warm running water is best. Do NOT rub the area.
- You will start to look like yourself, and day by day the bruising/discoloration will improve.
- Expect numbness along the lash lines or in your hairline. This is normal and usually disappears within several weeks.
- Some people become mildly depressed after surgery. Many people regret having surgery at all during the first week due to the bruising and swelling. You are not alone! Again, surgery is a process and it takes time for the swelling and bruising to improve. One must be patient during this time and remember that the swelling and discoloration are only temporary. It is best to adopt a positive attitude and look forward to resuming normal living as soon as possible. Persistent use of analgesics or sleeping pills may delay rapid convalescence.
– 1st week – 25% healing
– 1st month – 50% healing
– 3 months – 95% healing
– 6-12 months – fully healed
The Center for Eye and Facial Plastic Surgery
35 Clyde Road, #104
Somerset, NJ 08873
Monday – Friday: 8:30a – 4:30p
22 Old Short Hills Rd Suite 202
Livingston, NJ 07039
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Tuesday: 12:00p – 7:00p
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