At Family Eye Physicians, we perform blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, and cosmetic injections such as Botox and Juvederm.
Eyelid Surgical Treatments
Also known as eyelid surgery or eye lift, cosmetic blepharoplasty involves removal of excess eyelid skin and fatty tissues of both the upper and lower eyelids to provide a younger, more appealing look.. This provides a “rejuvenated” appearance allowing one to look more rested and alert. This procedure can be performed on both upper and lower eyelids.
Patients exhibiting the following physical characteristics or symptoms are often excellent candidates for blepharoplasty: excessive upper eyelid skin; drooping eyelids; fatique from prolonged reading; frequent blinking; need to raise eyebrows and forehead muscles to see and read; loss of some upper portions of the visual field.
EYELID PTOSIS REPAIR
Eyelid droop results when the eyelid is unable to open to its normal height. It occurs when the muscle of the upper eyelid becomes weakened over time and results in a “sleepy” appearance. In ptosis repair, the procedure used to correct drooping eyelids, the eyelids are carefully elevated to increase a patient’s field of vision and improve overall appearance.
Cosmetic Injection Treatments
Botox is a drug prepared from the bacterial toxin botulin, used cosmetically to remove wrinkles by temporarily paralyzing facial muscles. We’ve all heard of Botox, responsible for generations of smooth foreheads in Hollywood. But Botox has also brought relief to many people who suffer from chronic medical conditions. In 2010, Botox was approved for use with chronic migraine, and many patients are reporting success.
“Cosmetic” or “Dermal” fillers are injectable material to replace the volume lost by the normal aging process or trauma. These fillers are designed to mimic the natural substance that occurs in your connective tissues, cartilage and bones.
Juvederm is a family of injectable hyaluronic acid dermal fillers used to provide 9 months to one year of correction for moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds (lines from the nose to the corners of the mouth). It is also used for lip augmentation.
Other Cosmetic Services & Products
With our Spectrum Laser/IPL System, we are now able to offer a wider range of cosmetic laser services under the care of our highly trained physicians. Services include Laser Hair Removal, Erbium Skin Resurfacing, Vascular Reduction, and much more!
Chemical peeling is a procedure that aims to accelerate skin exfoliation by the use of chemical substances resulting in renewed, healthier looking skin and more uniform complexion.
Latisse is indicated specifically for enhance the growth of eyelashes by affecting the growth of the eyelash hairs over their usual growth cycle.
Kybella is an injectable medicine used to eliminate excess fat below the chin and upper neck for a more defined, youthful look.
SKINMEDICA® SKIN CARE
SkinMedica is a remarkable skin care regimen that has been proven to rejuvenate skin to yield a fresh and vibrant look. SkinMedica products are part of a medically-supervised skin care plan and are only available through a medical office.
Meet Dr. Wassia Khaja Ahmed
Dr. Wassia Khaja Ahmed is a board certified ophthalmologist, specializing in general ophthalmology, cataract surgery, and oculoplastic surgery. Dr. Khaja has been in practice for over 5 years and had performed over 4000 surgeries.
She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Chicago Ophthalmology Society. Dr. Khaja has authored a number of ophthalmology research posters and publications and has presented at numerous grand rounds, journal clubs, and surgical conferences.
There’s eye care and there’s advanced eye care. See the difference advanced eye care can make. Have your questions answered by Dr. Ahmed. Schedule an Appointment.