Wrinkles may come with age, but so does wisdom. Whether your eye lids are carrying excess skin, or your wrinkles have taken over your forehead, or your smile is outlined with parentheses, there are a number of procedures available to improve your look and feel. Consult with your doctor to determine what products and procedures are best for the look you want to achieve. Such procedures can be surgical and non-surgical.
Ophthalmic Cosmetic Procedures and Services
Ophthalmic Plastic Surgeons have particular expertise in managing the delicate skin around the eye. Their skills are appreciated by patients who elect enhancement of their facial features. These procedures are considered to be “cosmetic” rather than “functional”, and typically are not covered by standard health insurance plans.
Every smile, laugh and frown leaves a permanent record on the face. Examples of these are the deep wrinkles seen on the forehead, the frown wrinkles seen between the eyes when angry, and the lines that extend from the nose to the mouth. Over time, wrinkles and lines are likely to become deeper. Dynamic lines (caused by the contractions of the underlying facial muscles, such as furrows and frown lines) can be dramatically softened through a series of injections with Botulinum Toxin Type A, better known as BOTOX® Cosmetic. BOTOX® blocks the nerve impulses to the facial muscles that control expression lines and relaxes them so they do not contract. The result is that the overlying skin remains smoother and unwrinkled.
Deeper lines that are present at rest may respond to injectable substances beneath the skin’s surface (e.g., collagen). Many new alternatives are also being introduced for such problem areas. BOTOX® is a registered trademark of Allergan, Inc.
Restylane® is a safe and natural cosmetic dermal filler that restores volume and fullness to the skin. It has been used in more than 1.5 million treatments in over 60 countries and is approved in the U.S. for the treatment of facial wrinkles and folds. Restylane® is made of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance that already exists in the human body. The hyaluronic acid in Restylane is a crystal-clear gel called NASHA™ or Non-Animal Stabilized Hyaluronic Acid. NASHA is completely biocompatible with human hyaluronic acid. Restylane® maintains its shape using the body’s own moisture. The hyaluronic acid in Restylane® is hydrophilic or “water loving.” As hyaluronic acid gradually degrades, each molecule binds to more water and over time, the same volume can be maintained with less hyaluronic acid. This ability of hyaluronic acid to bind to water is what helps provide lasting results. For more information, please visit Restylane®.
Dysport™ is safe or effective for the treatment of other types of muscle spasms and to reduce the signs of ages due to wrinkles.
Radiesse® is a dermal filler which can correct severe wrinkles and folds while at the same time helps build collagen production. Restoring facial volume to smooth out the signs of aging. Once injected, it works with your body to stimulate your own natural collagen production and may last a year or more in some patients.
Belotero® a dermal filler as unique as you are. Specially designed to integrate into your skin and mold to your distinct facial contours. By adapting to the individuality of your skin, it softens lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth for smooth and natural results that are uniquely you.
Juvederm® is indicated for correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds.
We have the newest chemical peels in our office that our doctor fell in love with herself that’s why we decided that stock them in office. We have two chemical peels that we offer at our office. The vitalize & Rejuvenzie peels. The Vitalize peel is SkinMedica’s most popular peel. Suitable for all skin types, it is a blend of Salicylic Acid, Lactic Acid, Resorcinol, Panthenol and Isoceteth-20 with the addition of .3% Retinoic Acid and requires little to no downtime Vitalize Peel® helps fight the effects of time, sun damage, and environmental assaults. This powerful yet non-damaging peel can take years off aging skin.
You will have noticeable improvement with just one peel, however, more significant results are obtained after three or even six peels. It is well tolerated with minimal “down time”.Rejuvenize Peel® is an advanced formulation of peeling agents, with a built-in anti-irritant and penetration enhancer that provides controlled exfoliation of the uppermost damaged layers of the skin to reveal fresher and healthier skin. Provides predictable results with minimal down time.