Age and environmental exposure affect the appearance of your face and eyelids, making you appear tired and weary, and even obstructing your vision. In addition, other medical diseases can also affect eyelid functioning and vision. Our fellowship-trained ophthalmic plastic surgeon, Dr. Sterling Cannon, specializes in correction of problems relating specifically to the eyelids, eyebrows, orbit (the bones around the eye), and tear drainage system. Because the eyelids and brows are a functional part of the face, and the obstruction is visually significant, it is important to have your surgery performed by a specialist. Dr. Cannon is committed to your vision as well as your appearance. Click here to apply for Cosmetic Financing.
In most instances, your insurance may pay the bill for your surgery in part or in entirety. The skilled staff at West Georgia Eye Care will perform simple tests to determine if you qualify.
Dr. Cannon performs a variety of cosmetic procedures, including:
- Eyebrow Lifts
- Ptosis Repair (correcting drooping eyelids)
- Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty
- Lower Eyelid Re-positioning (Entropion or Ectropion repair)
- Upper Eyelid Lowering / Lower Eyelid Elevation
- Permanent Correction of Misdirected Eyelashes
- Tear Drain Repair
- Chalazion Removal
- Thyroid Eye Disease Management (Orbital Decompression)
- Orbital Cancer Removal and Reconstruction
- Orbital Fracture Repair
- Eyelid Lesion and Cancer Removal with Reconstruction
- InMode (Morpheus8, Lumecca, & Forma)
What is Morpheus8?
Morpheus8 is a fractional skin rejuvenation treatment that stimulates collagen production of the underlying layers of the dermis. Our practice targets the treatment to the eyes, face and neck areas. By targeting the deeper layers of the skin, tissues of the face and body can be remodeled to reveal a more radiant youthful appearance. Pairing micro-needling with radiofrequency energy, the skin around and under the eyes are reformed and revitalized. This procedure can improve the appearance of under eye bags, dark circles, and fine lines and wrinkles. Visible results can be seen in as a few days, but usually the most notable results are seen after three weeks. Continued improvements are noticeable up to several months after treatment. Morpheus8 color blind technology can be used on all skin types.
How Does Morpheus8 Work?
This procedure is a minimally invasive treatment that uses tiny needles to deliver radiofrequency energy deeply and precisely into the underlying layers of your skin. This triggers your body’s natural healing response, encouraging the production of collagen and elastin, two proteins that are essential for tight skin.
What Does Morpheus8 Treat?
In addition to improving under eye bags, Morpheus8 can be used on any small hard-to-reach and facial soft tissue revealing a more youthful and radiant appearance. Some of the other issues Morpheus8 can address include:
- Acne scarring
- Large pores
- Sun damage
- Irregular skin texture
- Lines & wrinkles
What is Lumecca?
Lumecca is the most powerful intense pulsed light (IPL) to treat pigmented and vascular lesions. After the first treatment patients notice significant improvements in the complexion and clarity of their skin. While improvements may be noticed a few days after treatment, usually most visible results are seen in 1 – 2 weeks.
How Does Lumecca Work?
The Lumecca IPL therapy is an effective treatment that uses photothermolysis, to restore and rejuvenate the skin. This comfortable “photofacial” anti-aging light treatment uses specific wavelengths of light that are absorbed by any pigmentation or redness in the skin, leaving you with a clear and reinvigorated complexion. Treatment regime depends on the severity of skin damage, skin type, type of treatment (vascular vs sun damage), and energy settings.
What are the Benefits?
In just 1-3 sessions Lumecca improves the appearance of:
- Age spots (red/brown pigmentations)
- Vascular lesions such as facial telangiectasias (spider veins) and poikiloderma
- Rosacea (redness)
- Sun damage
What is Forma?
Forma is a non-invasive, pain-free skin procedure that can increase collagen production in your face. This optimal skin remodeling treatment is a safe and effective way to lift, tighten, and contour your skin. Forma can be used on all skin types. In addition to its aesthetic benefits, Forma is also an effective dry eye treatment if your dry eye is caused by Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD).
How Does Forma Work?
Forma heats the skin using radiofrequency and thermal energy, which stimulates healing within the deep layers of your skin tissue. This gentle treatment can be used to address the signs of aging, including fine lines, wrinkles, and skin around the eyes that has lost its firmness.
What Does Forma Treat?
To treat MGD, Forma uses the same heating method to release any debris from the clogged meibomian glands, helping to manage the symptoms of your dry eye at the source. Forma is an effective treatment for chronic dry eye and can decrease your need for other remedies such as warm compresses and artificial tears.
Additionally, Forma commonly treats:
- Crows feet
- Upper eyelids
- Lower eye lids
- Nasolabial folds
- Smile lines
BOTOX® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows and moderate to severe crow’s feet lines in adults.
LATISSE® is a prescription treatment for hypotrichosis (inadequate or not enough lashes) to grow eyelashes longer, fuller, darker.