Dr. Ghatan

Cosmetic, Laser Surgery & Dermatology

  • Dermatologist in Brooklyn

    Dr. Eliot Y Ghatan is a board certified dermatologist with more than 20 years of experience in dermatology & cosmetic surgery!

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  • Skin Treatments

    We offer a wide range of dermatology services and treatments. We work closely with all of our patients to provide the ideal care for any skin condition.

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  • Expert Care

    We are dedicated to delivering expert care for all diseases of the hair, nail and skin. We also specialize in Botox and laser rejuvenation

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  • Serving Brooklyn for over 20 years

    Dr. Ghatan has served as a dermatological surgeon at the Brooklyn Veterans Administration Hospital and as a consulting dermatologist at Maimonides Hospital and Beth Israel Medical Center

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  • Specialized and Personalized

    We design your treatment plan to meet your individual needs

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  • Skin Disorders Solved

    We specialize in African American skin disorders and complexion problems

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Post Operative Care

Care Sheet for Restylane, Perlane, Radiance, and Collagen

Some bruising is normal and may last for 5-7 days. Aspirin, Vitamin E and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs may make the bruising worse. We normally do not recommend discontinuing these drugs and we expect some bruising following these procedures.

There will be minimal discomfort for a day or two.

You may apply antibiotic cream to the site following treatment for 1-2 days (twice a day).
You may apply makeup immediately following the treatment.
Some lumpiness and swelling is normal and lasts up to 7 days. Swelling typically is the worst two days after treatment.

Some patients need more treatment for optimal results.

If you have any questions or concerns, we are here for you, please call 718-253-2053.

Botox™ Post-Operative Instructions

1. Do not lie down for 4 hours.
2. Work the treated areas by wrinkling the forehead or frowning for 1 – 2 hours.
3. Do not exercise (running, aerobics, weight lifting, etc…) for 24 hours.
4. No aspirin or ibuprofen for 24 hours.
5. It will take 3 – 7 days for the full effect to be achieved.

If you have any questions or concerns, we are here for you, please call 718-253-2053

Post-Operative Care Of Sutured (Stitched) Wound

The importance of postoperative care to your surgical site cannot be over stressed. The care you take of yourself and your surgical wound is extremely important to the success of the procedure and to your recovery & well being.

Your wound is closed in several layers. Absorbable deep stitches are inside, and non-absorbable stitches are on the outside. In addition a special tape (STERI-STRIP) is applied and glued on top of the outside stitches. Then a transparent dressing is applied on top. A PRESSURE DRESSING (a few pieces of gauze) is taped on top of the wound. Keep your wound dry and covered, unless otherwise instructed.

There are several things that could happen following surgery.

SWELLING occurs because surgery has caused a wound & your body reacts to that injury. If instructed so, in order to help to prevent bruising and pain, generously apply ice to the affected areas for the first 6 to 12 hours after surgery. Apply the ice at intervals of 5 minutes on, and 5 minutes off, to avoid over chilling. Terry cloth towels can be packed around ice packs to minimize freezing. Avoid soaking.

BLEEDING: It is NORMAL to have some dry blood or oozing of fluid. Do not take off the steri-strips until you visit your doctor. To reduce possibility of bleeding: A-Limit strenuous activities for at least 24 hours. (Especially after back, chest, hands or feet surgery) B-Keep the operative site elevated (especially hands and feet). C-If surgery was on the face, head or neck:

1. Avoid stooping or bending;

2. Avoid straining to have a bowel movement;

3. Sleep with your head & shoulders elevated on extra pillows. If operated on the ear do not sleep on the operated site.

You can control bleeding by applying pressure directly to the wound with a clean cloth. Do this for 10-20 minutes without stopping. Should the amount of bleeding concern you, or if it's not controlled after pressure for 20 minutes, please call the office (718-253-2053).

DISCOMFORT: Is normal for 6-20 hours after surgery. You may take Tylenol or similar non-aspirin painkiller.

INFECTION: seldom occurs when the wound care instructions have been carefully followed. Signs of infection are: Increased pain, swelling, redness or yellowish drainage several days after surgery.

There will be a scar & redness in the area after surgery. This will decrease as healing progresses but redness should be expected as long as a year. Everyone heals differently & the final scar appearance depends on the individual's ability to heal. In other words, some scars heal & can hardly be seen while others become thick and/or tender. Because of the unpredictability in wound healing, the final appearance cannot be ascertained preoperatively; therefore, no guarantees can be implied or stated as to the final appearance of the scar.

If the steri-strips come off, clean the wound with hydrogen peroxide and gauze, apply POLYSPORIN or BACITRACIN antibiotic ointment (no prescription is needed), and cover the wound, and then do the same two to three times per day until you see your doctor.

Removal of the stitches is fairly painless. Depending on the type of surgery, suture removal is done in 5 to 14 days. Once the stitches are removed, the wound may be left uncovered or tape may be used to protect it. If tape was applied, leave it on until Please note: It is normal to have some redness at the operative site, for a few months or longer.

Sometimes, in a few weeks or months, you may notice some pieces of thread (suture) coming out of the wound. This occurs because your body is trying to rid itself of the stitches. You may trim the sutures with a pair of scissors, but do not pull on them.

ATTENTION: WHEN YOU RETURN FOR SUTURE REMOVAL, PLEASE INFORM THE FRONT DESK, SO THAT YOU WILL BE TAKEN CARE OF PROMPTLY.

Please note: It is normal to have some redness at the operative site, for a few months or longer.

Sometimes, in a few weeks or months, you may notice some pieces of thread (suture) coming out of the wound. This occurs because your body is trying to rid itself of the stitches. You may trim the sutures with a pair of scissors, but do not pull on them.

NEED TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT ?

Call our office at (718) 253-2053 to schedule an appointment. Special arrangements can be made for some procedures & emergency cases.

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