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How Cosmetic Injectables Can Make You Look Younger Sep 8th, 2021

Time takes its toll on all of us, leaving more visible signs of aging every year. The texture of your skin changes, and it loses elasticity and fullness, leading to fine lines and visible wrinkles. Fat deposits in your face can also shrink away, leaving you looking gaunt and sunken....

Why Asian Eyelid Surgery Might Be Right for You Aug 11th, 2021

The eyelids of most people with Asian ancestry have a unique feature, a lack of an upper eyelid crease that makes them appear like a double eyelid with a fold above the lashes. This facial feature typically appears in people of Asian descent. If you’re interested, you can safely and...

Help for Your Facial Palsy Jul 20th, 2021

Facial palsy, also known as Bell’s palsy, can strike fast. Similar to what happens with a stroke, the sudden weakness in the muscles of half your face causes drooping and asymmetrical features. With a facial palsy attack, your affected eyelid might seem dragged down, and your smile might be lopsided....

Understanding the Different Types of Blepharoplasty Jun 22nd, 2021

You might be interested in eyelid surgery for cosmetic reasons, to reduce visible signs of aging, or to address bulging eyes or sagging lids. For some people, sagging eyelids can become a medical issue when the tissue hangs down into the field of vision. No matter the reason why you’re...

Warning Signs of Thyroid Eye Disease May 25th, 2021

Your thyroid gland produces hormones that control many processes in your body. In cases of thyroid disease, an autoimmune response causes your immune system to attack your thyroid cells. With thyroid eye disease, also known as Graves’ eye disease, the immune system also attacks cells in the eyes, causing bulging...

Everything You Should Know About Eyelid Rejuvenation Apr 18th, 2021

Like other areas of your face, your eyelids change in appearance as you age. Sagging or drooping eyelids contribute to making you look older than you feel. That’s where eyelid rejuvenation procedures come into the picture. With this surgical cosmetic procedure, our oculoplastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Raymond Douglas can...

Who's at Risk for Ptosis? Mar 16th, 2021

If you have ptosis, one or both of your eyelids appear droopy. You might be irritated by your ptosis problems for cosmetic reasons, as a sagging upper eyelid can give you a tired or older appearance.  If your eyelids are hanging down into your field of vision, it’s not just...

Complications of Exophthalmos Feb 4th, 2021

If you have bulging eyes, you might just think of the condition as an aesthetic problem. However, bulging eyes, which is called exophthalmos, can cause problems with the way you actually see the world, too. As an orbital decompression specialist, Raymond Douglas, MD, PhD, can examine you to diagnose your...

Restoring Facial Fullness With Your Own Fat Jan 19th, 2021

With another year beginning, is it time to think about your anti-aging and cosmetic rejuvenation plans? If your face has hollow spots, before you worry about crow’s feet or wrinkles you might want to address your lost facial fullness. As you age, your face tends to lose fullness as the...

Put Your Best Face Forward This Holiday Season With the Perfect Combination of Cosmetic Injectables Dec 14th, 2020

Going into the holidays, you want to put your best foot forward. Especially with all the time people in the United States are spending on Zoom and other web apps this year, looking your best keeps you feeling your best. To put your best face forward this holiday season, get...

How Your Overactive Thyroid Can Affect Your Eyes Nov 11th, 2020

Your thyroid gland governs your production of thyroid hormone. Overproduction or underproduction of thyroid hormone can affect your metabolism, your mood, and even your eyes. If you have thyroid eye disease, also known as Graves’ eye disease, overproduction of thyroid hormone in response to an autoimmune attack can ultimately threaten...

Boost Your Energy and Immunity With a Myers’ Cocktail Oct 13th, 2020

In the autumn months, cooler temperatures and back-to-school activities accompany the arrival of cold and flu season. You might find your overall workload increasing and your energy levels going down. You can take steps to restore your energy levels and boost your immune system this fall with Myers’ Cocktail intravenous...

What to Expect During a Mid-Facelift Procedure Sep 23rd, 2020

As you age, you may notice changes in the shape and firmness of your face. With a mid-facelift procedure, you can reverse signs of aging like drooping jowls, deepening lines around your nose or mouth, or hollowing cheeks. Our experienced oculoplastic surgeon, Raymond Douglas, MD, PhD, performs mid-facelift procedures for...

5 Types of Cosmetic Injectables Aug 14th, 2020

Do you want to present a smoother, fresher, more youthful appearance? You don't necessarily need to schedule plastic surgery — today's cosmetic injectables can deliver effective results without the invasive nature and longer recovery time of common surgical procedures. Raymond Douglas, MD, PhD, offers a variety of cosmetic injectable treatments...

You Don't Have to Live with Sagging Eyelids Jul 30th, 2020

If people often ask whether you've been getting enough sleep, even after you’ve had a good night's rest, or if your drooping or sagging eyelids restrict your field of vision, you might have ptosis. This condition can naturally occur as part of the aging process or may be congenital. Sagging...

Plastic Surgery and COVID19: What You Should Know Jun 23rd, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, you might be wondering about the timeline for your previously scheduled elective cosmetic surgery procedures. Or you may be revisiting plans for plastic surgery that you’d made earlier in the year. Can you safely go forward with your plans? The Centers for Disease Control and...

Preparing for Orbital Surgery and What It Takes May 15th, 2020

If you have bulging or prominent eyes, medically called “exophthalmos,” you may be seeing a symptom of an underlying condition that puts pressure on your eye socket. If the levels of orbital pressure around your eye become too high, you could suffer lasting negative effects, including potential vision loss. You...

Do You Have Prominent Eyes? Apr 24th, 2020

The area around your eyes, and the positioning of your eyes in your face, can be affected by genetics as well as potentially serious medical conditions. These include thyroid eye disease and orbital cysts or growth, as well as problems with your sinuses. Depending on the severity of your protruding...

Why Do I Have Dark Circles Under My Eyes? Mar 12th, 2020

This week, Dr. Raymond Douglas, answers the question “Why Do I Have Dark Circles Under My Eyes?” Patients frequently ask Dr. Douglas why they have dark circles under their eyes and how to get rid of them. In this video he discusses what causes dark circles and various treatment options. ...

How To Avoid Botched Eyelid Surgery Mar 12th, 2020

In this week’s episode of Thyroid Thursday, Dr. Raymond Douglas discusses how to avoid botched eyelid surgery.  How do you avoid getting botched upper eyelid surgery? Dr. Douglas stresses that it is very important to talk about both the upper and lower eyelids. He first talks about the upper eyelids...

Customized Orbital Decompression Mar 12th, 2020

In this week’s episode of Thyroid Thursday, Dr. Raymond Douglas discusses Customized Orbital Decompression.     What will a decompression accomplish?  Dr. Douglas likes to think of customized orbital decompression as building a house. The decompression starts with a foundation of improvement, it puts the eyes back into a near...

Facial Contouring: Buccal Fat Removal Mar 12th, 2020

In this week’s episode of Thyroid Thursday, Dr. Raymond Douglas discusses facial contouring and buccal fat removal.      How can I improve my facial appearance?  Many patients often ask Dr. Douglas what they can do to improve their facial appearance. The first thing he starts with is facial contouring....

What Is Grave's Eye Disease? Mar 12th, 2020

In this week’s episode of Thyroid Thursday, Dr. Raymond Douglas defines and discusses Graves’ Eye Disease.      What is Graves’ Eye Disease? Is it the same as Thyroid Eye Disease?  Graves’ disease was named after a person, and it is a systemic autoimmune disease where the cells from your...

Cosmetic Decompression: Do’s and Don’ts Mar 12th, 2020

In this week’s episode of Thyroid Thursday, Dr. Raymond Douglas discusses the major do’s and don’ts of cosmetic decompression procedures.      Do you do decompressions for anything other than TED?  Dr. Douglas is always asked if he does decompressions for anything other than thyroid eye disease and his answer...

How to Fix Droopy Eyelids Mar 11th, 2020

This week Dr. Raymond Douglas discusses what causes droopy eyelids and how to fix them.   Can You Fix Droopy Eyelids? Yes! However, Dr. Douglas states how to fix droopy eyelids can be complicated. He explains that droopy eyelids are caused by three different factors.  One is the eyelids itself....

Are You a Good Candidate for Botox®? Mar 11th, 2020

Are you ready to freshen and revitalize your appearance this spring? The fine lines and wrinkles that form on your facial skin are among the most visible signs of aging. With Botox® injections, you can effectively smooth away these lines, leaving your face looking younger. Dr. Raymond Douglas has the...

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