Cosmetic Center

Blepharoplasty

A blepharoplasty is a common procedure that removes excess skin from the eyelids. As we age, the skin around our eyes starts to sag, droop and become puffy in appearance. Eyelid skin stretches, muscles become weak, and the fat that protects our eyes becomes more prominent. These occurrences are worsened by UV ray exposure, and cigarette smoking. A blepharoplasty helps to alleviate these things.

A blepharoplasty can be performed on both the upper and lower eyelid. This procedure is often done for cosmetic reasons, but is also done for functional reasons. If excess eyelid skin is sagging into your visual field, it may be deemed medically necessary. Some health insurance plans will cover a medically necessary blepharoplasty.

BOTOX® Cosmetic

BOTOX® Cosmetic is a treatment commonly used to alleviate wrinkles and frown lines. This FDA-approved treatment has become widely popular, and is considered safe and very effective. Botox uses purified proteins to inhibit nerves from stimulating muscles. Botox, with a series of small injections into the skin, is fast and can be done conveniently in our office. The results of Botox last about 3-4 months, and for some people, it lasts even longer.

Latisse®

Latisse is a treatment that promotes eyelash growth. It is FDA-approved, and has been shown to have amazing results. Latisse can make your eyelashes grow darker, fuller and longer. The active drug in Latisse, bimatoprost, was used as a topical treatment for glaucoma patients for many years before it was discovered that it causes eyelashes to grow. Latisse is uses by placing it directly at the base of the eyelashes. Although Latisse is very safe, there are a couple uncommon side effects. Rarely, patients will notice hyper pigmentation of the eyelid skin, and darkening of the iris.