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There’s Hope for Blepharospasm

Our eyes blink to help spread tears across the ocular surface. We blink naturally without much thought, though we can also voluntarily close our eyes when we want. Involuntary closing in one or both eyes can be a frustrating problem. We refer to this as blepharospasm. The neurologic condition does not affect vision but can […]


Are You Coming in for Injectables? Here’s what You Should and Shouldn’t Do!

Every year, millions of injectable treatments are performed to correct various signs of aging. We routinely administer injectables like Botox and dermal fillers in our St. Louis office. While it isn’t difficult to find information about injectable treatments, nor to discern just why these products are so popular, patients often miss certain details that are […]


Are Those Symptoms from a Blocked Tear Duct?

To the average person, tears happen when we’re sad or happy. To the ophthalmologist, tears are foundational to eye health. Physically, the glands of the eyes produce tears all day, every day. The tear system is integral to comfort when we blink and also to vision. If tear production is interrupted, serious consequences may occur. […]


Summertime Isn’t the Only Time to Think about Sun Damage

You wouldn’t be wrong if you assumed that summertime is the prime time to be aware of the risks of sun damage. When the weather is warm and the skies are sunny, we want to be outdoors. While a small amount of sun exposure is beneficial (a small amount, as in about 20 minutes in […]


Loss of an Eye: What You Should Know About Replacement

Removal of an eye is something that demands serious discussion and consideration. A relatively uncommon treatment, replacement of the natural eye may be necessary to address the effects of: Ongoing eye pain Traumatic injury Melanoma or other life-threatening tumors in the eye Severe infection Glaucoma or other diseases Uveitis The decision to remove an eye […]


Why People Love Microneedling with PRP

Microneedling is not a new skin treatment, but it is a procedure that has evolved over time. Years ago, the technique, intended to provoke an increase in collagen production, was referred to as dermal rolling. It involved rolling a needle-clad drum over the skin. Each tiny needle would puncture the skin a fraction of a […]


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The Different Types of Blepharoplasty

In recent years, blepharoplasty has been one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures to be performed. This outpatient technique is widespread and therefore needs to be well-understood. The first thing you should know if you are considering blepharoplasty is that it matters who performs your procedure. A board-certified surgeon who has performed many successful […]


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Bring More Cheer to Your Year with a Mid-Facelift

History has a lot to teach us. One of the things we’ve learned about humans as we’ve looked back through time is that there has always been a desire for beauty. We want to see the beauty around us and also appreciate our ability to portray beauty from within. Through centuries, aging and beauty have […]


What to Expect at Your First Botox Appointment

Botox Cosmetic has been around for nearly twenty years now. In that time, millions of people have received treatment to correct the signs of aging or to postpone the arrival of lines and wrinkles. Every year, more than 7 million Botox treatments are performed. Many of these treatments are administered to people who’ve never had […]


A Chemical Peel Can Revive Your Winter Skin

The cold, dry winter air isn’t very kind to the skin. During this time of year, it is necessary to pay extra-close attention to moisturizing and gentle cleansing. Because the air is drier, the skin’s barrier thins and moisture evaporates more quickly from the epidermis. This can result not only in more visible lines and […]


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