What is an Ocuploplastic Surgeon?

An oculoplastic surgeon has training in both Ophthalmology and Plastic Reconstructive Surgery. The specialty of Oculoplastics is an art that combines the meticulous detailed microsurgical techniques of ophthalmology with the aesthetic understanding of plastic surgery.

Fillers

Are you seeking a younger, fresher looking face? Fillers are a very effective, and affordable, non-surgical way to bring a refreshed look to your face. One treatment can fill deep hollows, facial wrinkles, and fill loss of facial volume to give your face that younger appearance you have been wanting.

The Eye Physicians of Long Beach use several different types of fillers. Each filler is made differently. Some work better than others to fill different types of wrinkles. At your consultation, we will discuss your options and help you choose the dermal filler that will best suite your particular situation.


Here are some of the most popular dermal fillers:

JuvedermYoung skin contains an abundance of a naturally hydrating substance called hyaluronic acid. But as we age, sunlight and other factors can reduce the amount of hyaluronic acid in your skin. The lack of hyaluronic acid causes your skin to lose structure and volume This in turn creates unwanted facial wrinkles and folds – like the lines from your nose to the corner of your mouth (nasolabial folds).

Juvederm contains Hyaluronic acid and brings back the volume to areas in which has been lost, smoothing away facial wrinkles and folds.

If you are concerned that the dermal filler procedure is painful, you will be pleased to know that Juvederm is manufactured using HYLACROSS technology. Juvederm is now infused with lidocaine, an agent to help numb the treatment area, to improve comfort during treatment.

Because Juvederm is a non-surgical procedure, you are free to return to your regular activities right after the quick treatment, and you will see the results immediately!


restylaneHyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in our skin. Its function is to provide fullness and elasticity to the skin. The aging process as well as other environmental factors causes facial skin to lose hyaluronic acid, and as it diminishes our skin loses volume - increasing the chance for wrinkles and folds to appear. Restylane contains hyaluronic acid and is well tolerated by the skin.

In fact, Restylane is injected directly into the skin in tiny amounts by an ultrafine needle, resulting in minimal discomfort. The procedure is simple and convenient, and results are practically instantaneous. Results last up to 6 months.

Restylane is made of a biocompatible substance which eventually breaks down naturally by the human body.


Sculptra Aesthetic

Sculptra Aesthetic is used to fill shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds on the face. This injectable filler works gradually with a series of treatments to give noticable results that will show more over time, and can lsat for up to two years!

The series of injection treatments generally done over a 3 month period and will give you a more youthful looking appearance gradually over time, rather than overnight, and can last for much longer than other fillers...up to two years! It begins to work within the deep dermis, where your skin’s structure is reinforced as Sculptra Aesthetic helps to replace lost collagen. This reinforced collagen structure provides a foundation that gradually restores the look of fullness of your shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds that have depleted over time.

Sculptra Aesthetic is best for:

  • Deep folds between the nose and the mouth (nasolabial folds)
  • The lines framing your mouth (marionette lines)
  • Chin wrinkles

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