Cosmetic services

Ask Dr. Martin, if you could benefit from the following procedures:

  • JUVADERM - regular and ultra
  • BOTOX COSMETIC - no dilution, maximum strength
  • EYE LID LIFTS - UPPER AND LOWER LIDS - insurance may cover a portion
  • SPIDER VEIN INJECTIONS - tired of no results with saline injections? Try our method
  • MOLE & SKINTAG REMOVAL

Ptosis - when the upper lids obstruct the superior visual field and causes patients to complain of "tired eyes". There is an elongation of the muscle that elevates the lid, or often it dehisces from prior cosmetic lid surgery. This results in drooping upper lids and obstruction of the visual field for patients. Dr. Martin re-attaches the muscle and restores function while eliminating the blockage of the superior visual field. Often the excess skin and fat can be taken out at the same time. Of course, of prime importance is the ability for the patient to close their eyes- so as to preserve visual function.

Ectropion - a turning out of the lower lid, as a result of aging and gravity or secondary to prior plastic surgery or trauma. Dr. Martin reattaches the lower lid tendon to the orbital rim/bony structures. Often patients come in complaining of dry eyes and a "hound-dog" appearance of their lower lids.

Tearing issues - often clogged tear ducts or gravity rotation of the lower lid collection system.

Growths - both benign and cancerous lesions (skin cancers like basal cell, squamous cell) can be addressed.

Ocular rosacea - a large component of patients with Rosacea have amplified eye symptoms- burning, tearing and intermittent vision changes.

Plastics Procedures

1) Ectropion repair - Ectropion is a turning out of the lower lid margin, resulting in dry eyes and sometimes corneal scarring. Patients can take on a "hound-dog" appearance. Aging changes, sun exposure, skin cancer and prior plastic surgeries can cause ectropion. Ectropion repair is done by resuspending the lower lid tendon to the orbital rim/bone. Local anesthesia is used and can be done in an in-office or outpatient setting.

2) Entropion repair - when the lid turns inside, causing the lashes to scrape and scratch the cornea (causing extreme pain and irritation). Many times this is from aging changes and is repaired by turning the lid out and reattaching the tendon to the bone.

3) Ptosis - a true loss of the elasticity of the levator muscle (main muscle that elevates the top lid, opens it) or detachment. This results in a "heavy lidded, sleepy look" where patients only open their lids 1/4- 1/2 of the way. This is corrected by reattaching the muscle to the collagen plate in the upper lid. Done as an outpatient surgery.

4) Phimosis - this is seen as a shortening of the horizontal opening of the eye and webbing at the corners (toward the ears). Often a result of plastic surgery and improper anchoring. The eye often looks small and patients can sometimes have impairment of their side visual fields (like in driving). Corrected by reanchoring of the tendons and opening up the eye.