Putting vitamin E in the eyes. Is this safe?

Doubt it. There are a number of nutraceutical preparations of vitamin E out there for use in the eye, but i would not use them. I seriously doubt they have been adequately tested for long term effects. You would likely be better off taking vitamin E pills (by mouth, not in your eye) to increase your overall antioxidant levels.

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Would putting vitamin E oil around my eyes prevent wrinkles?

No use sunscreen. Age and exposure to sunlight causes degeneration of the collagen in your skin. With time, the muscles and tendons around your face also become lax-they lose their "tightness." using vitamin E oil may moisturize your skin but has never been proven to restore collagen or tighten facial or peri-ocular muscles and tendons. Read more...

Can you tell me what you suggest if pure vitamin E gets in your eyes, would it be healthy acetate not an oil?

No effect. Vitamin E is a benign oil with no topical effect on the eye. Your eyes will rapidly flush out an exposure and most of it goes over the cheek with the first blink. Nothing here to worry about. Read more...

Did a mini. Facelift surgery on the 9th June, can I use vitamin e oil, by the ears, and under and above the eyes?

Ask your surgeon. For my patients,if there incisions were healed and there were no complications I would start them on a scar regimen.If they approached me about wanting to try Vitamin E I would be ok with that. There are no good studies to show a solid benefit of any products not the market except for maybe silicone gel and sheets. The biggest thing is to ask your surgeon, because each case is a little different. Read more...

Can I use vitamin e oil on the above eyes, below eyes and behind ears.19days post surgery. All stitches are out.

Post Op treatment? Best to ask your surgeon all these post operative issues you keep posting about. We can not offer treatment for another surgeon's operation or the post op protocols. In my private practice I give each patient a post op sheet of instructions to guide them and I see the patient 2 to 3 times that 1st week.... Read more...

Had a mini facelift on the 9th June, can I used vitamin e oil, on my ears stitches are out. Eyes on top and below. I am 19days post surgery..

VITAMIN E OIL. I TELL MY PATIENTS, "NEVER EVER USE VITAMIN E OIL OR CREAM OR LOTION ON THE SKIN!" WHY? BECAUSE I HAVE SEEN LOTS OF ALLERGIC REACTIONS TO IT . . . BUT THAT'S JUST ME. Read more...