Cosmetic Services

Why Should I Choose an Ophthalmologist to provide Cosmetic Services?

  • No other specialty understands eyelid function better

  • Able to obtain more natural results

  • Respects ocular function



The first signs of aging often appear as wrinkles around the eyes, forehead, cheeks and lips. While wrinkles are normal defining features, they sometimes confer a constantly tired or more aged appearance. There are two major categories of wrinkles: static and dynamic. Static wrinkles are present in the skin even when the face is completely relaxed, ie during rest or sleep. Dynamic wrinkles occur during facial expression.


Botox has become very popular to reduce the appearance of dynamic wrinkles. Botox, a neuromodulator, paralyzes these muscles so that they cannot contract and cause wrinkles. Recent studies also suggest that long-term use of botox reduces the chance of developing static winkles.


Collagen Fillers

Botox, a muscle relaxant, does not work well on wrinkles that are present in the face at rest or static wrinkles. Static wrinkles are often the result of damage to the skin and its underlying support structure -- the collagen attachments. Since sun and age cause a loss of collagen, collagen fillers are designed to restore the lost volume. Therefore, collagen fillers can be used to sculpt the facial contours to obtain a more youthful appearance.



Incisional surgery may sometimes be used alone or in conjunction with the above facial rejuvenation methods to achieve the a natural and aesthetically pleasing result.


Fat Pocket Sculpting

Lower eyelid bags or festoons can be addressed surgically better by repositioning the fat pads rather than reducing them. In certain individuals, removing tissue sometimes gives a gaunt, skeletonized appearance. The decision to reposition or remove the fat pads is best discussed with your ophthalmologist during your consultation.