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Laser Procedures

Lumenis Laser Procedures

Gary B. Rosen, MD

The Eye Associates is proud to be the FIRST in Florida to offer LUMENIS UltraPulse Encore Laser with TotalFX Technology.

  • Laser Skin Rejuventation (Face, Upper and Lower Eyelids, Neck, Chest, Hands, Arms & Legs)
  • Sun Damaged Skin & Brown Spots
  • Acne Scar Treatment
  • Laser Based Rhinophyma Treatment

Millions of Americans are seeking relief from aging skin, brown spots, mottled pigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles, large pores, uneven skin tone, lax skin, and acne scars. Today these flaws and signs of aging are able to be treated more gently with advanced lasers and without the prolonged healing times often associated with older, more traditional treatments. The Eye Associates is now offering the LUMENIS UltraPulse Encore Laser Technology to our patients seeking a less invasive and effective skin rejuvenation treatment. This revolutionary new skin resurfacing treatment promises improvement in skin tone, texture, and tightening.

ActiveFX + DeepFX = TotalFX
The ActiveFX™ procedure is a low-density fractional resurfacing procedure ideal for fine lines, uneven pigment, and light skin tightening. It is for those who want an improvement in the skin’s tone and texture without a lot of downtime. DeepFX, as its name implies, goes deeper into the skin layers and has a more dramatic effect on skin remodeling. TotalFX combines the strengths of ActiveFX and DeepFX technology to customize treatment, still typically with a healing time of only 7 days. Also, it has the added value of stimulating your skin to continue to improve over a few months following the treatment. This occurs because of a natural process, called collagenesis, which continues to plump the skin, provide better elasticity, and result in a healthy, younger looking skin as time goes on. Most people actually look better 3-5 months after the procedure as the collagen continues to remodel.

Nearly as important as the areas treated by this laser are the areas left untouched. With the Lumenis Bridge Therapy System of using a low-density pattern of laser pulses, small bridges of untouched skin are left behind to aid in the regeneration process. These bridges speed healing and recovery and blend into a wonderful, uniform and satisfying result.

Patients love that we are able to custom tailor each treatment according to the nature and extent of sun damage, skin type and individual requirements for recovery time. And the entire procedure does not have to be done all at one time.  Patients can chose how many areas to treat according to their desire, need, and even budget.

Affordable laser pricing starts as low as $600, up to $1900 for a full rejuvenation treatment package which includes the hands, face, neck and chest.

Call 941-552-2020 or toll free at 1-866-865-2020 to schedule an appointment for a FREE cosmetic screening for one of our Anti-Aging procedures. Also, ask about our “0” interest financing.

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Surgical Procedures

Upper and Lower Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

Your eyes are one of the first things people notice when they look at you. Unfortunately, your eyes are also one of the first features to show signs of aging. Hooded upper lids and sagging lower eyelids can give you an older, tired appearance, and in many cases can obstruct your vision. Eyelid surgery can improve your vision as well as take years off your looks.

Eyelid surgery, known as blepharoplasty, is a common outpatient surgical procedure which removes excess skin and fatty tissue from around the eye area. The upper blepharoplasty is the most widely performed because of its functional value as well as cosmetic value. Our goal is to enhance the appearance of your eyelid without the slightest hint of a "surgical look." People often remark about what a dramatic difference it makes in their visual function as well as looks and attitude.

Even though most blepharoplasty candidates are age-related, some fullness of the upper eyelids can be hereditary and unrelated to age. Because of this, blepharoplasty can be performed at any time after age 18 even though most men and women begin to think about eyelid surgery in their 40s or 50s.

Blepharoplasty in our Medicare Approved and AAAHC Certified Surgery Center

Your blepharoplasty surgery will be performed under local anesthesia in our state licensed, Medicare approved and AAAHC Certified Surgery Center.

Insurance Coverage of Eyelid Surgery

When your eyelids are interfering with your field of vision, causing difficulty with everyday activities such as driving and reading, eyelid surgery can vastly improve your peripheral vision. You’ll be happy to know that Medicare and private insurance usually covers “functional” eyelid surgery, if minimum criteria of vision loss is met. A test, called a Visual Field, will be performed to document this loss of visual field.
However, cosmetic eyelid surgery is not usually covered by your HMO, PPO, Medicare, or any other insurance. “Cosmetic" is defined as a procedure that is undertaken to improve appearance instead of visual function. While upper eyelid surgery is often considered medical in nature, lower eyelid blepharoplasty is always considered to be cosmetic.

Getting Your Questions Answered

We understand your natural feelings of anxiety when having any kind of surgery so we will make sure that all your questions are answered, including concerns regarding fees and financing options. Our counselors are knowledgeable about visual scenarios and whether your blepharoplasty could be covered by insurance.

Want to find out more about Blepharoplasty Eyelid Surgery?

Whether your eyelid surgery is desired for functional visual concerns, or for cosmetic reasons to restore a brighter, more rested appearance, call toll free at 1-866-865-2020 to schedule an appointment at The Eye Associates.

Brow Lifts

Drooping brows, as well as horizontal lines and furrows, can make a person have an older appearance and appear angry, sad, or tired. Today, more and more men and women are choosing to have a brow lift. A brow lift is a procedure designed to elevate the brow, restoring a more youthful, refreshed look. Often patients will combine eyelid surgery with a brow lift, in order get the improved look they desire.

Brow Lifts in our Medicare Approved and AAAHC Certified Surgery Center

Brow lifts are minimally invasive and done on an outpatient basis in The Eye Associates’ Medicare approved and AAAHC certified surgery center.

Insurance Coverage of Brow Lifts

Brow lift surgery can be covered if it is done to correct a sagging brow that is hindering your ability to see. However, most brow lifts are usually considered cosmetic in nature, so we offer many affordable financing plans through CareCredit, as well as credit cards such as Visa, MC, American Express, and Discover.

If you are interested in a brow lift or any other cosmetic procedure, contact The Eye Associates for a FREE Cosmetic Screening with Dr. Charles Anthony, our Oculofacial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon.

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West Bradenton:
Office, Surgery Center & The Optical Gallery
6002 Pointe West Blvd.,
Bradenton, FL 34209
(1 block south of Blake Hospital off 59th Street W)
Office & Optical: (941) 792-2020

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7230 55th Avenue East
Bradenton, FL 34203
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Ellenton, FL 34222
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Sarasota, FL 34239
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Office: (941) 923-2020
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3894 Sun City Center Blvd
Sun City Center, FL 33573
(Next to Burger King on SR 674)
Office: (813) 634-2020
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