Monday, October 25, 2021 – Episode 471

Monday, October 25, 2021 - Episode 471
By: Leslyn Keith, OTD, CLT-LANA

Pre-Surgical Skin Care for Lymphedema & Lipedema

  • Today I’d like to tell you about a paper by Dr. Campisi and colleagues in Italy, the Inclusion of targeted skin products in the pre-surgical treatment regimen of peripheral lymphedema and lipedema.
  • It was published in the peer-reviewed journal Lymphology in 2019.
  • Because there are some common skin changes that can occur in both lymphedema and lipedema, the authors wanted to examine if a two-week targeted skincare program would be beneficial.
  • The authors believe that the results show that the use of the special skincare products in this study has the potential for being of benefit for lymphedema and lipedema.