We are happy to announce that we are open! We have made some changes to ensure that we operate under strict adherence to CDC guidelines in order to keep everyone as safe and comfortable as possible. See below to find out what you can expect at your next appointment. We are so excited to see you and thank you in advance for your loyalty, patience, understanding, and cooperation. What to Expect When You Arrive Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment. Call (813) 367-1915 to let us know when you have arrived. One of our employees will bring any … [Read more...] about Update on COVID-19
Eyes are one of the most important parts of our face for nonverbal communication with others. The eyes and the areas around the mouth are the first areas that people evaluate subconsciously when viewing one another. Puffy upper lids and swollen or hollow lower lids can make a person appear tired, sick and older even when they feel fine inside. This can be frustrating to those people with these conditions. The normal healthy lower eyelid is a short tight vertical line in the lower lid just underneath the lower eyelid lashes which then continues on with a convexity that connects the … [Read more...] about How Can We Fix Hollow Eyes?
Medicine has many different specialties, and sometimes the procedures performed by these different specialties overlap. Two such examples are the specialties of Plastic Surgery and Oculoplastic Surgery. Both perform reconstructive and cosmetic procedures on the face, but there are some definite differences worth noting. First, we will discuss Oculoplastic Surgeons. The training of Oculoplastic Surgeons begins after medical school and an internship with a residency in Ophthalmology, or eye surgery. This training involves understanding in intimate details the eye, eyelids and facial region … [Read more...] about Medical Minute: What Are the Differences Between Oculoplastic and Plastic Surgeons?
In the summertime in northern climates and all year round in southern climates, people look forward to laying by the pool and soaking in some sun. But this also involves waxing and shaving often sensitive areas of our bodies every few weeks and dealing with pain and razor bumps to look good in our swimsuits. Thankfully there are options for permanently reducing body hair through laser hair treatments. How does this work? Our hair has color because of melanin. There are two types of Pheomelanin which is in red or blond hair and Eumelanin which is in brown or black hair. The hair follicles lie … [Read more...] about Medical Minute: How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?