Why are the eyes so important? While our faces allow us to communicate with the world, our eyes remain the most expressive part of our face. They are the first thing people search when looking for non-verbal confirmation of our words. In fact, 55% of the message we send to others is non-verbal communication. Our brains are wired to subconsciously scan for these non-verbal cues. The brain focuses first on the eyes and mouth, but our eyes actually have the biggest impact on the way we are perceived by others. Unfortunately, as we age, it’s common to see a change in the fullness of our upper and … [Read more...] about The Ultimate Guide to Eyelid Surgery
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A recent news report detailed a new treatment for an early form of esophagus cancer called Barrett’s Esophagus. Esophageal cancer is one of the fastest growing cancers in America. It is related to chronic acid reflux, a condition which causes stomach acid to leak through a sphincter that separates the stomach from the esophagus. This process damages the esophageal cells, which then become cancerous and potentially deadly. The esophagus is a tube that connects the mouth to the stomach. It lies behind the trachea, which is our body’s breathing tube. The esophagus is separated from the … [Read more...] about RESET® for Sun Damage and the New Treatment of Esophagus Cancer : The Common Link
As I’ve written in the past, we are very social beings and we yearn to connect with one another. Unfortunately, sometimes through birth and sometimes with age, our faces can convey a message that is inconsistent with the way we feel inside. This miscommunication can occur when heavy upper lids or baggy lower lids with Festoons or Malar Mounds make us appear tired, sick or older than we really are. It can also occur when our inner brow furrows and the corners of our mouth starts to droop. I recently saw a video featuring a comedian speaking about her “Bitchy Resting Face.” In it, she … [Read more...] about The Deeper Meaning Behind “Bitchy Resting Face”
Medicine has many different specialties, and sometimes their procedures 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. 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 around the eye. A key portion of Ophthalmology training is surgery … [Read more...] about What Is a Plastic Surgeon vs. An Oculoplastic Surgeon?
Cosmetic Physicians at the Forefront of Medical Discovery Recently, the FDA approved the use of Botox® for those troublesome lines that appear around our eyes when we smile called “crow’s feet”: Although this isn't the most of flattering of terms for the condition, it is an apt description: Before this approval, the only other cosmetic FDA indication for Botox® was for frown lines between the eyebrows. Although Botox® has been used for many years on many parts of the face and body, these are now the only two true FDA on-label indications for BOTOX® … [Read more...] about BOTOX for Crow’s Feet