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Effects Of Sun Exposure – Our Love/Hate Relationship with the Sun

It is my pleasure to review the uses of Botox and other eyelid and facial injectables because these have now become the most common cosmetic procedures performed worldwide and millions of injections are performed each year. This popularity is understandable because there is a strong demand for treatments that produce results, are less invasive, and have less downtime. Despite these advantages, I encourage you to do your research and make sure that you are a suitable candidate for injectables and that only a licensed, experienced injector perform the treatment. After undergoing any injection, you should get a record of exactly which products were injected (including the expiry...

The benefits of Eyelid and Facial Injectables (Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, Restylane, Juvederm, Sculptra, and others)

It is my pleasure to review the uses of Botox and other eyelid and facial injectables because these have now become the most common cosmetic procedures performed worldwide and millions of injections are performed each year. This popularity is understandable because there is a strong demand for treatments that produce results, are less invasive, and have less downtime. Despite these advantages, I encourage you to do your research and make sure that you are a suitable candidate for injectables and that only a licensed, experienced injector perform the treatment. After undergoing any injection, you should get a record of exactly which products were injected (including the expiry...

What is Blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty is the name of the surgical procedure to remove excess eyelid skin and or fat to improve vision, improve eye aesthetics, or both. “Upper blepharoplasty” refers to surgical manipulation of the upper eyelids while “lower blepharoplasty” refers to surgical manipulation of the lower eyelids. The term blepharoplasty is also sometimes used to describe droopy eyelid surgery, although it’s more accurate to refer to the latter as “ptosis surgery”. In total, we have four eyelids that have a very important role in optimizing the health of the eyes. These tiny structures are typically separated into four layers that consist of skin, muscle, cartilage, and a mucous membrane....

Blepharoplasty for women: Before & After

The primary goals are to improve vision and to improve facial beauty by removing excess skin and fat from around the eyes [please see my Blepharoplasty blog for more detailed information about this procedure]. However, to achieve these goals, we often find that blepharoplasty alone is insufficient. Many patients require adjunct procedures that are combined with blepharoplasty such as droopy eyelid surgery (ptosis surgery), brow-lifting (forehead lift), tendon-tightening, and or lacrimal gland repositioning. In order to give our readers a better understanding of these nuances when considering blepharoplasty or droopy eyelid surgery, 5 case examples of real patients are presented below. The clinical presentations are described with...