Cosmetic and reconstructive procedures and surgeries for the eyes that focus on the eyelids and the areas surrounding the eye such as the bone cavity or orbit, the brows, and the skin. Because surgery around the eyes is intimately connected with your ability to see, ophthalmic plastic surgeons are the best qualified to perform this delicate surgery. Thomas Eye Group is proud to provide these surgeries at many locations across Georgia including Atlanta and Sandy Springs!
Surgery procedures performed by an oculoplastic or eye plastic surgeon include:
Restylane® can be used to add volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth. If you are just starting your research on cosmetic dermal fillers please feel free to review all the website pages of this section. Large or deep wrinkles, creases, folds, loss of youthful contours, hollows, acne scars – these can be treated with dermal fillers. Dermal fillers can also be effective for lip enhancement and chin shaping and generally restore the effects of aging.
Dermal fillers are body-friendly substances such as collagen and hyaluronic acid, found naturally in the tissues of the body, which are injected into skin areas to restore volume and suppleness. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance between the skin cells that holds moisture and provides fullness. Skin that looks wrinkled or dry from over-exposure to sunlight is largely due to the fact that the cells have ceased making Hyaluronic acid. Aging also affects the production of Hyaluronic acid. Unlike collagen fillers, hyaluronic acid fillers do not require an allergy test before they are injected and rarely cause an allergic reaction.
The dermal fillers hand-selected by Dr. Neufeld are as follows:
You may have heard about Restylane® but might not be sure what it is and if it can help you solve your wrinkle problems. Many physicians all over the world have been using Restylane to help patients who want a more youthful look. According to the manufacturer, Restylane has been used in over 3 million treatments and in over 70 countries. This product is approved for use in the United States for the treatment of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds.
As previously mentioned, Restylane is a hyaluronic acid-based injectable dermal filler, which lasts about six to nine months. Because it is not animal-based, there is no allergy testing required prior to treatment. Hyaluronic acid is a protein found in the joints and tissues of all living things. Restylane is soft, holds its shape, and does not form lumps.
Restylane adds volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds). Restylane works immediately by adding volume to smooth away wrinkles. A clear gel formulation of hyaluronic acid, Restylane is specifically formulated to act like your body’s own hyaluronic acid. So, you can use Restylane to visibly reduce moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds for a younger-looking you.
Restylane was originally developed in Sweden and has been in use in the world market since the year 1996. Recently it has been approved for use in the United States and has been gaining in popularity ever since. Seeking Restylane Atlanta, Restylane Decatur, Alpharetta Georgia - Call us at 678-892-2020
Juvederm® is an FDA-approved, injectable filler used to treat facial lines and other skin imperfections. The Juvederm® treatment performed by Dr. Neufeld can be used to enhance the lips, or treat facial wrinkles or facial features like the chin and cheeks. This dermal filler like the other one we use (Restylane®) is made up of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance, and it comes in the form of a crystal-clear gel.
The active ingredient in Juvederm dermal filler, hyaluronic acid, is a naturally occurring, biodegradable complex sugar found in the human body and in all living organisms. Among other things, hyaluronic acid hydrates the skin and adds volume, contributing to the overall appearance of the skin.
The ability of cells to produce hyaluronic acid diminishes with age, often resulting in the formation of facial wrinkles and folds as the skin loses volume. Juvederm is administered in small doses by intradermal injection directly into facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds (the folds running from the sides of the bottom of the nose to the outer corners of the mouth), temporarily filling and augmenting the treated area.
Many people are worried about recovery after dermal filler injections. You may be happy to know that the recovery period after a Juvederm procedure is minimal. There may be possible side effects like redness, swelling and discomfort at the injection site which tend to subside within several days. Occasionally a bruise may be present which may take several days to resolve.
The results of Juvederm last about six to nine months depending on the location. The Thomas Eye Group has dedicated a complete section of our medical practice for medical aesthetic treatments. Dr. Neufeld has been trained and is a certified injector of this product. Please feel free to come into our practice for a consultation where we can help you determine the best approach for you. Our expert staff and well-trained physician welcome you to our aesthetics center. If you would like to schedule a consultation please contact us at your convenience. Seeking a Judaverm Atlanta expert doctor? Call us anytime at 678-892-2020 or contact us directly through our aesthetic website.
The root cause of many common skin issues (i.e. acne, redness, and hyperpigmentation) originates below the surface of the skin, rendering topical treatments ineffective. To successfully treat these skin problems would require an advanced treatment powerful enough to reach the deeper skin layers without damaging the epidermis (outermost layer of the skin). Fortunately, the Sciton Forever Young BBL™ (broadband light) treatment is designed to safely and effectively treat skin conditions at their source and utilizes low-frequency photo-thermal energy to gently and safely heat the inner layers of the skin.
When damaged skin cells absorb this photo-thermal energy, they become stimulated to generate new collagen (a vital component of healthy, youthful skin). Forever Young BBL™ treatments are designed to address and correct a number of cosmetic skin issues, including, but not limited to:
Sciton® laser technology reduces the appearance of skin conditions associated with aging, sun damage, keratosis, pigment irregularities, and scarring through MicroLaserPeel™ treatment. Sciton® MicroLaserPeel™ uses an Erbium laser to create a skin resurfacing system that delivers light energy to target the upper layers of skin. Deeper Erbium treatments can improve the appearance of acne scars and the signs of aging. The MicroLaserPeel™ improves skin texture and tone, leaving patients with a clearer complexion and a healthy glow.
The NanoLaserPeel from Sciton is one of the most advanced methods of treating patients who want to enjoy beautiful skin. The NanoLaserPeel uses light energy to instantly remove the top layers of the skin to create beautifully smooth, luminous skin. There are many benefits to the NanoLaserPeel including fast treatment and little downtime.
Sciton® BroadBand Light™ (BBL) is an innovative, light-based technology that uses pulses of light energy to gently remove acne, uneven skin texture, skin discoloration, vascular lesions, and unwanted hair. Sciton® BBL™ can treat any area of the body, with the most common areas being the face, neck, and shoulders. The treatment areas will be gently heated to stimulate collagen production and to restore skin to a more youthful appearance. Additionally, Sciton® produces photothermal energy to eliminate small blood vessels that contribute to exaggerated redness and sun damage.
Laser skin resurfacing is a non-invasive surgical procedure that softens lines and wrinkles, removes surface imperfections, and tightens and rejuvenates the skin. It is safer, longer-lasting, more effective and predictable than dermabrasion or chemical peels. Results are seen immediately and continue to improve during the healing process.
Laser skin resurfacing involves the use of the fractionated laser. The laser will create microscopic holes in the skin. This enables the skin surface to heal quickly, usually within several days. During this time and during the next several weeks, the collagen fibers under the surface of the skin are being regenerated. The collagen in the skin gives skin its integrity and structure. Essentially, the old dry and damaged skin cells and collagen are replaced with new cells and collagen fibers. This results in skin that appears more supple, youthful and healthy.
Following the treatment, no bandages are applied. A thick layer of Aquaphor ointment (a very bland moisturizer like Vaseline) is applied to the skin and is left untouched for 24 hours. After this, patients use vinegar and water soaks several times per day for the next 7 days. The vinegar serves as a natural antibiotic and antifungal aimed at preventing infections. At that time, the skin has healed enough to enable patients to apply sunblock and moisturizer along with makeup. The skin may appear slightly pink for several weeks and this is normal.
Patients are usually seen three days after the procedure, 10 days after, 1 month and at 3 months. Of course, if there are any concerns, questions or issues that a patient has, they are seen whenever they want without delay.
Most people will need at least one week off from work to heal from laser skin resurfacing. Each day the skin will begin to look better and better. After approximately 7 days, makeup can be used to cover the pinkness of the skin. This pinkness typically lasts for several weeks and is a visible sign that the newer, tighter and smoother collagen is replacing the old damaged collagen. To learn if Laser Skin Resurfacing is your best cosmetic option, schedule a consultation at any of our convenient locations including Atlanta & Sandy Springs.
Sciton® BBL™ laser hair removal delivers photothermal energy to hair follicles to impede future growth. This Sciton® technology can also be used to address other skin conditions such as acne, scars, and pigmented lesions. BBL™ can treat multiple hair follicles at a time, minimizing treatment times. A series of treatments, spaced 4-8 weeks apart, is typically required for the best results. This laser is also ideal for patients with active lifestyles, as it safely treats most skin types and has virtually no downtime.