Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
Wrinkling and bags under your eyes can give you a tired, older look. Eyelid lifts remove excess skin and fat to make the skin around the eyes smooth and firm. Eyelid tuck incisions are hidden within existing, natural eyelid creases to blend in well when healed. Eyelid lifts are intended to produce a more youthful and rested appearance.
The diagnosis of any type of cancer can be a devastating experience. With most types of skin cancer, surgical excision of the cancer is the cornerstone of treatment. This, however, may require removal of portions of facial skin that can alter the shape of your face including your eyelids, nose, ears and lips. Plastic surgery can help to reconstruct these areas to restore facial contour to as close to normal as possible.
Over time, a pierced earlobe can become stretched if a person frequently wears large or heavy earrings. In addition to creating a long or wide opening, earrings may tear completely through the lobe. A torn earlobe may also result from trauma, such as having an earring pulled off or caught on clothing. Torn earlobes can be repaired with an in-office procedure performed under local anesthesia. Once repaired and properly healed, the earlobe can be repierced restoring the aesthetic quality to the earlobe contour for earrings.
Scar revision is performed to reduce the appearance of scars caused by injury or previous surgery. While many scars fade over time and eventually transform to become barely noticeable, many patients experience disruptions to the healing process that cause scars to become red, raised, indented or otherwise deformed. Many patients may be unhappy and embarrassed by the appearance of these scars, especially when they are located in prominent areas, and seek treatment to improve them.
BOTOX® is a natural, purified protein produced by a Clostridium organism and is commonly used to treat facial wrinkles. BOTOX® is administered via tiny injections into active muscles that cause wrinkling around the eyes (crow's feet, smile lines), forehead, (worry lines), and eyebrows (angry stare). BOTOX® weakens these muscles and prevents them from creating the wrinkles. The effect is temporary and the injections need to be repeated every 4-6 months.
Filler injections are similar in concept to previously used collagen injections. A common filler is a naturally occurring substance called hyaluronic acid which is found throughout the tissues in our bodies. Restylane®, a type of hyaluronic acid, is a cosmetic skin filler that can be injected beneath the skin to restore fullness and correct moderate to severe wrinkles around the mouth, cheeks, chin and lips. It causes less hypersensitivity reactions, requires no prior skin testing and can last up to twelve months or longer.