Cosmetic Ophthalmology - Coming Soon

When you think of receiving treatment from an ophthalmology clinic, procedures such as cataract removal and corneal transplantation may spring to mind. However, as important as those procedures may prove for the restoration and preservation of eyesight, our ophthalmologist here at The Eye MD is equally happy to offer cosmetic procedures as well. Take a moment to acquaint yourself with the broad range of services that fall under the category of cosmetic ophthalmology.

What Is Cosmetic Ophthalmology?

Ophthalmology in general concerns itself with medical treatment for eye and vision issues, including a variety of surgical techniques to combat progressive eye diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and cataracts. 

However, the specific sub-specialty, known as cosmetic ophthalmology (or cosmetic oculoplastics), focuses on procedures that remove or modify unsightly features on or around the eyes. General ophthalmologists get the additional training required for this discipline by observing and working closely with plastic surgeons. 

Cosmetic Ophthalmology Services and Techniques

Cosmetic ophthalmology embraces a wide range of services and techniques to help patients appear younger or correct long-standing problems with their eyes or eyelids. These services may include:

  • Eyelid Surgery -  If sagging skin and fat around the eyelids bothers you cosmetically or even blocks you from seeing,  a surgical procedure called blepharoplasty can remove it.
  • Botox - Constant contraction of the tiny muscles around your eyes can create frown lines, crow's feet, and other wrinkles that make you look older. Botox injections relax these muscles for months at a time, smoothing out your skin.
  • Cosmetic ophthalmic medications:  All are available at The Eye MD
    •  Latisse - Latisse is an FDA-approved treatment for thin or sparse eyelashes (hypotrichosis). This ophthalmic solution can help you grow longer, thicker, more beautiful lashes.
    • Upneeq - Upneeq is the only FDA-approved prescription eye drop for acquired ptosis (low-lying lids) that lifts your upper eyelids to open your eyes.
    • Lumify - Lumify is a  redness reliever eye drop which significantly reduces redness to help eyes look whiter and brighter, revealing your eyes’ natural beauty.
    • Vuity - Vuity is a prescription eye drop used to treat age-related blurry near vision (presbyopia) in adults and eliminate the need for reading glasses.
  • Facial Laser Hair removal-   targets the dark pigment of facial hair right at the root and destroys it on contact. Each session is over in a matter of minutes, making you one step closer to achieving smooth, beautiful skin.
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing-a procedure in which a laser process is used to improve the skin’s appearance and treat skin traumas. Additionally, it stimulates collagen production and new skin cell development that produces healthier, younger-looking skin once the healing has completed. Laser skin resurfacing reveals smoother skin, even in tone and texture. 

If you're ready to improve the looks of your eyelids, your eyelashes, or the skin around your eyes, then you're ready to schedule cosmetic ophthalmology services. Contact The Eye MD today at (571) 285-2020 to get started.

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