Welcome to Eyelid & Facial Aesthetics!
My private solo practice, Eyelid & Facial Aesthetics began in 2003 as Oculoplastics and Orbital Consultants, PLC. I have provided subspecialty care in Virginia for 30 years, and have extensive surgical experience with surgery of the eyelids, orbit, and lacrimal system. Surgical procedures within my expertise include both cosmetic and functional eyelid and brow surgery, as well as Laser rejuvenation, and non-invasive techniques.
- blepharoplasty and ptosis repair, other eyelid surgical procedures
- brow lift
- orbital tumor surgery
- trauma surgery
- lacrimal (tear drainage surgery)
- reconstructive eyelid
- orbital surgery
- Cosmetic Botox® injections
- MiXto® CO2 Fractional laser skin resurfacing
- Cynosure Icon MaxG® phototherapy
- Pellevé® facial treatments
- Pellefirm® treatment for cellulite
- Juvederm® Filler injections
- Micropigmentation, permanent makeup to enhance eyelids, eyebrows and lips
- Kybella injections for submental fat pads
- CynoSure SculpSure® body contouring
Laser and Phototherapy Rejuvenation:
In the 1990’s, I used CO2 Laser resurfacing in my practice, but since then, the technology of CO2 skin resurfacing has greatly advanced. The fractional delivery systems improve results with less down time. The MiXto® CO2 Fractional Skin Resurfacing Laser has a unique patented hand piece allowing comfort during treatment and superb control of the settings. The gratifying results related to this technology are a baby-smooth skin quality, decrease wrinkles, reduced unwanted pigmentation and pore size. The Cynosure Icon® Max G reduces unwanted pigment (age spots), achieves even skin tone, eliminates vascular lesions, and improves rosacea. Pellevé® tightens and tones the facial skin with radio-frequency applied to the skin, yet another great modality for maintaining youthful facial skin. Pellefirm® is a gentle, non-invasive way to firm the skin and minimize cellulite appearance.
Hyaluronic acid fillers have advanced over the past few years with Vycross technology, cross-linked molecules consequently providing results for up to two years. In addition, the Juvéderm products contain Xylocaine anesthetic which makes the injection much more comfortable. Juvéderm Voluma XC is engineered to restore age-related volume loss in the midface, especially relevant to gravitational effects of aging. There are many fillers available today each with its indications for specific facial areas. An in depth knowledge of the periocular and facial anatomy, particularly the neurovascular anatomy, is paramount for safe injections.
Enhanced Definition with Permanent Makeup:
Typical aging changes of the face include a loss of definition of the eyebrows, eyelids and lips that may be enhanced with makeup. Our hair fades to gray, brows become thin and gray, and our lips thin and the youthful lip color becomes “washed out”, thus the old, tired look. Micropigmentation, permanent or semi-permanent makeup, is a great option, especially for those who have difficulty applying makeup, those ladies with arthritis or visual problems. Women who participate in sports, or prefer minimal preparation time for makeup, also enjoy micropigmentation. Furthermore, as a physician, I have anesthetic capabilities to offer a very comfortable and safe procedure. The hand-applicator technique allows accurate placement of the pigment, and therefore a natural appearance may be achieved. The pigments used at Eyelid and Facial Aesthetics are tested for safety and do not use iron oxides which could cause discomfort if MRI is performed.
Contouring the Chin with Kybella®:
Kybella, deoxycholic acid, provides a solution for those who have an unwanted submental fat pad. Kybella injected in a grid pattern in the fat pad under the chin causes fat cell death around each small area of injection, and as a result shrinkage of the fat pad. Consequently, inflammation and swelling occurs as the Kybella destroys the fat and the body removes these cells. On average 4 treatments – four to six weeks apart – are required for patient satisfaction. This depends upon the individual’s anatomy and desired end-point rather than specific protocol.
Non-invasive Body Contouring:
CynoSure SculpSure® tackles troublesome areas of fat in the abdominal and flank area. SculpSure®’s innovative diode laser technology targets and destroys approximately 25% of the fat cells in the treated areas. Treatment duration of 25 minutes yields improvement in body contours and, most importantly, patient satisfaction. As a result of treatment, patients find their clothing fits much better, and aspire to continue good exercise and healthy diet.
Come in for a Consultation!
My background, technical skills in microsurgery, expertise in local anesthesia in the eyelid and facial area, and in-depth knowledge of facial anatomy allow me to deliver safe, effective and comfortable procedures. More than thirty years of patient care and experience with many procedures – surgical and minimally invasive – have given me insight into various combinations of procedures to provide optimal results. I am uniquely qualified to present my clients with surgical expertise and laser technology for their care. A broad knowledge of procedures that are available but extend beyond my scope of practice (such as midface and neck lifts) enables me to refer to other physicians when appropriate for your optimal care and in your best interest.
My staff and I look forward to meeting you and helping you to look and feel your very best!