Some patients buy Arnika Forte™, some patients buy OcuMend™ gel pads, some buy both, but what if the patients who purchased nothing could actually see into the future and compare their recovery process with and without these products? The results are definitely drastic and they would go back in time and purchase BOTH! When patients schedule their surgery at the Mack Center in South Tampa, FL, Lorry, surgical coordinator for Dr. William P. Mack, encourages patients to purchase both products. “Every time I walk downstairs I see a patient looking through their surgery packet with Lorry and ask “do I have to buy these products, just tell me what I really need.”” Lorry gives every patient the same response, and it is very justifiable. She states that if you want to cut your recovery period from two weeks to one week, then purchasing the two products is the way to go, but the products aren’t required, just the Mack Center’s way of helping you be happy and comfortable post-surgery. The Mack Center recommends two weeks off from work, one week would be sufficient, but one week post-surgery patients are still bruised and swollen. With the use of OcuMend™ and Arnika Forte™, patients can cut their recovery time down to a week.
Arnika Forte™ is a product that contains Bromelain and Arnica Montana. Both Bromelain and Arnica can be purchased over the counter at health stores such as Whole Foods. With our product, Arnika Forte™, one pill contains both the Arnica and Bromelain needed to aid recovery. Both all-natural and plant based, these pills are used to help with reducing bruising and pain. The Mack Center staff recommends to begin taking Arnika Forte™ 2 days prior to your surgery, 2 pills, twice daily and continue until your bottle is empty. OcuMend™, a product of Cearna® is used post-operatively only, contains one simple step of applying the gel pads below the lower eyelid. These “cool” feeling pads deliver Arnica and Ledum directly to the site over an extended period of time. OcuMend™ is the strongest Arnica based aesthetic product on the market, with potency 50 times stronger than all other Arnica creams and tablets. OcuMend™ can cut down the patients bruising, swelling and pain post-surgery. OcuMend™ is worn after surgery, with a new pair of gel pads applied before bed time and left on over night. Like that of Arnika Forte™, we recommend the patients use the product until all the gel pads have been used.
For $172.27 patients can purchase both of these beneficial products to help recovery time post facial filler injections like JUVEDERM, upper and lower eyelid blepharoplasty, browlifts and facelifts. Patients may also call over the phone to purchase their OcuMend™, as Dr. Mack will provide it to the patient post-surgery at their designated surgery center. However, patients need to stop in at the Mack Center in Tampa to receive their Arnika Forte™ as they need to begin the medications two days prior to surgery. “I’ve seen the results of patients who use both products, and I’ve seen the results of patients who use nothing. I thought to myself what can I do as a marketing director to promote the purchase of both of these products? It’s a win for us and the patient if they purchase both in the aspect of the patient feels and looks well enough to go back to work and then they are more likely to spread their happiness via word of mouth which helps Dr. Mack continue to be one of the leading facial and eyelid surgeons in South Tampa!” stated Jenny, Marketing Director for the Mack Center. Jenny constructed the plan to implement the “Mack Pack.” With its catchy and literal name, Jenny and the whole Mack Center team decided to pursue the idea! For just $2.73 more, for a total of $175, patients will receive the two vital post-recovery medications as well as many perks inside the pack! “To me it’s a no-brainer to spend the extra $2.73 as the goodies in the pack are great and also help with the process” said Jenny.
So what does this “Mack Pack” entail? On top of a bottle of Arnika Forte™ and a case of OcuMend™ gel pads, patients will receive:
- A gift certificate to give to a new patient of the Mack Center for 50% off a 60 minute custom facial (valued at $125)
- A complimentary Colorescience® Makeup Correction Application (great to hide post-operative bruising if you have an upcoming event.)
- A gift certificate for 10% off any skin care product!
- A complimentary pre-operative facial (values at $125)
- A complimentary post-operatively light therapy
- Eye Sheilds and tape to prevent touching/scratching at night
- Mack Center Night Eye Mask to go over your shields
- Mack Center Stress Ball
- Mack Center Hand Sanitizer
- Mack Center Water Bottle
- Mack Center Mirror
- And a Mack Center pen!
If you’re interested in purchasing the Mack Pack prior to your surgery, stop by the Mack Center or call 813-875-5437 and speak to Lorry, the surgical coordinator for the Facial & Eyelid Cosmetic Surgery office. Stay informed about other products and news by joining the mailing list or following him on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Google+, YouTube, WordPress, and Flickr.
About William P. Mack, M.D.
William P. Mack, M.D. is a board certified surgeon who specializes in oculoplastic surgery and facial cosmetic surgery.
When eye contact is made, we immediately begin forming our first impression. Judging someone to be tired, sad, angry or pleasant are all based on the appearance of the area around the eyes. “Oculoplastics is a specialized branch of plastic surgery that focuses around the eyes and face,” notes Dr. Mack. “My extensive training in eye and facial plastic surgery allows me to offer the optimal surgical options to achieve your aesthetic goals.”
For more information, visit their website www.mackmd.com or call (813) 875-5437.