Types of Cosmetic Surgery

It’s a new year- what’s your resolution? If you’ve decided that 2018 is the year you are finally going to have the cosmetic surgery procedure you’ve been considering, you may have some questions. We’re here to help you find out about the different types of cosmetic surgery Envision specializes in, what each procedure involves, and how cosmetic surgery can benefit you and improve your overall outlook on life.

January 10, 2018
Skin Pigmentation Disorders: What Don't hide because of a skin pigmentation disorder. Find out which one you have, and then learn how Dr. Whipple can help you, so you can love your skin. December 8, 2017 Bell's Palsy Treatment Bell’s palsy is a temporary muscle weakness affecting one side of the face. People who are diagnosed with Bell’s palsy experience symptoms including a sudden weakness or total paralysis of one side of the face that develops within 48 hours, a drooping eyelid or corner of the mouth, drooling, loss of the sense of taste and eye irritation presenting as either dryness or excessive tearing. November 30, 2017 Novelty Contact Lenses Can 'Cause Sight Loss' Eye experts are warning of the risks of wearing novelty contact lenses at Halloween, saying they can cause nasty infections and scratches to the eyes. October 30, 2017 After Eyeball Tattoo, Model Is Partially Blind, in 'Excruciating' Pain So when the already heavily inked Ottawa resident had the opportunity to "tattoo" her eyeball - a procedure called sclera staining, in which ink is injected into the white part of the eye - she chose the color purple. October 3, 2017 14 Dry Eye Symptoms You Shouldn't Ignore That's where dry eye syndrome comes in. Different from just a one-time episode of dry-feeling eyes, this is an umbrella term for a variety of problems in which tear production is faulty. August 23, 2017 Stay Calm And Carry On: How Stress Affects Your Looks Did you know that when you’re under stress for extended periods of time it can also wreak havoc on your looks and cause you to appear years older than you are. August 15, 2017 Most People Don't Use Enough Sunscreen Even When It's Free "Unfortunately, for many people, sun protection is not a priority," said senior study author Dr. Ingrid Polcari of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. May 24, 2017 Eyelid Surgery Can Broaden Your Horizons Ismael Molina needed an eyelift and it had nothing to do with vanity. His eyelids were drooping from age and impeding his vision. It was like he was wearing a visor at all times — constructed out of his own skin. April 27, 2017 How I Prepare For Spring With Rosacea I absolutely love the spring. As someone who lives in a very snowy part of Canada, it’s such a relief to see the snow banks melting and to finally enjoy a walk that doesn’t include bitter wind whipping in my face. The cold, windy, dry weather is terrible for rosacea symptoms. April 12, 2017 I Tried Microblading & I'm Never Going Back To My Natural Brows I'm old enough that I can still remember a time when eyebrows didn't matter. Sure, they were always there. You could pluck, thread, or wax them to your liking. But no one was going to stop you on the street and say, "You have great brows," no matter how perfectly shaped they were. April 5, 2017 Grooms Getting Botox Is Officially a Thing

Grooms have started to hop on the #treatyoself train, too: "Brotox," a.k.a. male botox, is officially a thing that guys are doing to prep for their wedding day.

March 29, 2017
Arctic Blast Could Cause Epidemic Of Painful Dry Eye Syndrome

AN ARCTIC blast of freezing cold weather this March could cause an epidemic of excruciating dry eye syndrome.

March 3, 2017
The Non Invasive Anti-Aging Trends of 2017

Don’t know your Botox from your Fraxel? Lisa Sullivan-Smith and Kaye Scott are the dynamic duo behind Sydney beauty institution The Clinic. 

February 15, 2017
A Shot At Happiness Enter Botox, the forehead-smoothing toxin that can erase fine lines, stop sweating, and even squelch migraines. It turns out that a vial may have the power to make you happier—and not just because your wrinkles have disappeared. February 1, 2017 5 Common Skincare Mistakes You Might Be Making

Whether it's going to bed with some (or all) of your make-up, not drinking enough water or forgetting the benefits of eye cream, we all make skincare mistakes from time-to-time.

January 25, 2017
10 Eye Health Tips to Protect Your Vision

In a 2012 survey from the American Optometric Association, more than half of the respondents reported that they valued their eyesight more than their memory or ability to walk. 

January 18, 2017
The Skin Cancer Surgery That's Changed My Face It was my misfortune to get a crop of Basal cells on the eyebrow that was already “the high one.” The surgery to remove it required two tries to get clean margins, and there is now a decent sized chunk of skin out of my forehead. January 11, 2017 Eyelid Lift and Brow Lift: What You Need to Know Do you worry about skin around your eyes getting saggy, baggy or wrinkled? An eyelid lift or brow lift are possible fixes for that problem. January 3, 2017 Does Makeup Matter? Every day, millions of women across the United States (U.S.) find themselves in predicaments confronting the quality of their appearance. And their makeup. December 21, 2016 What's Behind Watery Eyes?

Generally speaking, watery eyes are nothing to get upset about — a few over-the-counter remedies can help.

December 14, 2016
Rosacea Responds Well To Laser, IPL Therapies Patients with rosacea, particularly the erythrotelangiectatic form, are considered good candidates for treatment with lasers and light therapies December 8, 2016 Eyebrow and Eyelash Coloring Could Harm Your Vision Having your eyebrows and eyelashes tinted in a salon may seem like an easy way to avoid having to use an eye pencil for a month or two. But experts warn these treatments may not be safe. November 30, 2016 Dry Eye Syndrome 101: What You Need To Know Do your eyes often feel dry, have a stinging sensation, or feel scratchy? You may have dry eye syndrome (keratoconjunctivitis sicca), a condition that can occur when the tear glands don't produce the correct quantity or quality of tears. November 23, 2016 From Pain To Floaters: 5 Eye Symptoms You Should Never Ignore “The eyes may be the windows to the soul, but they can also tell us about a lot of systemic diseases, and the severity of those diseases,” November 15, 2016 Eyelid Surgery Has More Than Cosmetic Benefits Upper blepharoplasty and blepharoptosis repair are functionally indicated and beneficial, according to a report published in the December issue of Ophthalmology. November 9, 2016 Why I Got Botox In My Twenties

More young women are getting Botox than ever before, myself included. Here's why I did it

November 2, 2016
When Dry Eyes Are Related To An Autoimmune Disorder

Tears serve as a protective coating for the eyes, keeping the eyes moist, providing essential nutrients, and washing away dust and other particles. When the eyes don't produce enough tears or the right quality of tears, the result is a condition that doctors commonly refer to as dry eyes.

October 25, 2016
What are Milia? (And How To Get Rid Of Them)

Milia are tiny bumps that occur under the outer skin layer (epidermis) of the eyelid, around the eyes and nose, and on the chin or cheeks. 

October 19, 2016
4 Signs You're Going To Get a Good Facial Walking into a new spa and seeing a new aesthetician can feel like a gamble—and unlike buying a new product, you can’t exactly take it for a test drive first to see if it’s going to work out. October 12, 2016 Eye Makeup Do's & Don'ts Your eye area is a delicate area that requires different care than the rest of your face. Working in Ophthalmology and being an esthetician, I have seen it all -- from poked eyeballs with mascara to flaky skin on the eyelids. When it comes to eye makeup, we have to take a careful approach. Here are my top do's and don'ts. October 5, 2016 Get Wise About Your Eyes Your eyes are affected by everything from makeup to air-conditioning to all those birthdays. Here's how to take care of them so you can keep seeing the sights. September 27, 2016 Why You Get Styes And How To Cure Them

It may look like a pimple, but you don't want to pop this persistent pink dot perched on your eyelid. 

September 21, 2016
10 Ways Your Ruining Your Eyes

Sure, mom used to scold you about sitting too close to the TV, but that's not the only thing that could be hurting your eyes.

September 12, 2016
Considering Botox? Here's How To Do It Right In Your 20's, 30's And 40's It used to be a procedure reserved for Beverly Hills housewives, but now Botox, hailed for its minimal invasiveness and drastic results, is pretty commonplace. September 6, 2016 The Nonsurgical Way People Are Now Slimming Their Faces How Botox can give you a thinner, slimmer, younger face. August 31, 2016 4 Surprising Reasons for Under-Eye Bags

You regularly log 7 to 9 hours of sleep, aren't suffering through allergies and puffiness doesn't run in your family. So what gives? One of these culprits could be behind your eye baggage.

August 23, 2016
Management of Eyelid Malignancies Approximately 5 to 10 percent of all skin cancers occur in the eyelid. August 15, 2016 Optometrist Improves Treatment And Care For Patients With Dry Eye The Food and Drug Administration recently approved lifitegrast, a new eye drop for treating signs and symptoms of dry eye in adult patients. August 9, 2016 Controversy In Skincare. Here's The Truth Skincare seems to be awfully complicated these days with so much conflicting information. As a skincare expert, I find it frustrating to see so much misinformation and confusion about skincare August 4, 2016 The Best Fillers To Get Rid Of Under-Eye Hollows We often hear complaints from women about under-eye puffiness and bags, but there's another concern that's cropping up more and more: under-eye hollows. July 27, 2016 The Real Deal With Makeup Setting Sprays The pasts few months I’ve been on a quest to find the ultimate makeup setting spray. Do they actually work? The answer is YES. July 19, 2016 What's The Deal With 'Natural' Sunscreen? According to Consumer Reports, nearly half of shoppers seek out a “natural” sun protection product when deciding what to buy. July 13, 2016 Ocular Melanoma: Are You Aware Of This Eye Cancer? You have cancer. Three words no one ever wants to hear, yet this was what I was being told on a Monday morning in early July. July 5, 2016 Focusing On Eyelid Surgery: What You Need To Know Over the years, eyelids can start to sag. Not only can they make a person look older, but they may feel very heavy. June 29, 2016 Five Tips From Ophthalmologists That Will Protect Your Eyes From Sun Damage

American Academy of Ophthalmology highlights ways to protect against harmful UV exposure.

June 21, 2016
Staring At Screens All Day Changes Your Eyes Office workers who spend long hours looking at computer screens have changes in their tear fluid similar to people with the disease known as dry eye. June 15, 2016 Which Filler is For You? With VOLUMA, the latest facial “injectable”, hitting the market its time to brush up on the best options available for those looking to slow down the signs of aging without plastic surgery. June 8, 2016 7 Tips to look for when you shop SPF

Choosing the best sunscreen, however, can be a daunting task when drugstore and department store aisles are stocked with every option under the sun (pun intended).

May 31, 2016
Facts About Dry Eye Dry eye occurs when the eye does not produce tears properly, or when the tears are not of the correct consistency and evaporate too quickly. May 24, 2016 Do you need vitamin C to see? While we grew up thinking vitamin A-rich carrots are good for vision, new research suggests that you may also need to look to citrus fruits and other vitamin C-rich foods to maintain your eyes’ good health May 16, 2016 Thin, invisible 'Second Skin' could treat eczema and hide wrinkles Even if you try to love the skin you're in, chances are that you'd make a few tweaks if you could. But what if instead of plastic surgery or questionable cosmetic potions, you could slather on a second skin that eliminated some of those imperfections? May 10, 2016 Dry Eye Treatment: How To Get Relief The following is a list of dry eye treatments that are commonly used by eye doctors to reduce the signs and symptoms of dry eyes. May 3, 2016 Scars and the Art of Plastic Surgery A scar is nature’s thread, mending broken or cut skin with a waterproof closure. A skin cut initiates a complex inflammatory process designed to manufacture that thread. April 25, 2016 The Filler Effect

When patients land in a dermatologist’s office, frustrated with a line or fold, they often want to plump the offending crease with filler. See a wrinkle, fill a wrinkle.

April 18, 2016
Under My Wide-Brimmed Hat, I Was Still Socked By Skin Cancer - Right In The Eyelid This is the time of year when dermatologists and cancer specialists ramp up their messages about the dangers of sun exposure. Without taking steps to protect the skin, the experts warn, we increase our chances of developing skin cancer and wrinkles. April 11, 2016 4 Spiritual Practices That Will Help You Get Through The Roughest Times Given the pulls to be cruel or kind, to be clever or sincere, to hoard or give away, we can explore four practices that, if personalized, can help us turn the task back into wonder; practices that if listened to can help us transform ourselves, one more time April 5, 2016 How Chronic Pain Syndromes And Dry Eye Are Correlated

Patients with chronic pain syndromes report worse dye eye symptoms and ocular and non-ocular pain scores, which might indicate the presence of a central pain disorder as an underlying mechanism in both conditions.

March 29, 2016
20 Tiny Moments That Instantly Boost Your Happiness In honor of the International Day of Happiness, we’ve rounded up some tiny, joyful moments that never fail to lift everyone’s mood. There’s glee to be found in even the smallest circumstances. March 21, 2016 A Seven-Step Prescription for Self-Love Self-love is a popular term today that gets tossed around in normal conversation. "You have to love yourself more." "Why don't you love yourself?" "If you only loved yourself, this wouldn't have happened to you." March 14, 2016 My 10 Skin Commandments The earlier you start an anti-aging regimen, the better. The best time to start anti-aging is in your mid to late twenties. There are many simple ways to slow down again in your skin. March 8, 2016 Seeing Green? Envision Eye & Aesthetics is now offering a Seeing Green Facial for only $65! This promotion will run from now until March 17th, 2016. Purchase your Seeing Green facial during this time period and you can schedule it at your convenience! February 29, 2016 10 Things You Learn From Being Raised By A Strong Mother

You learn the value of independence. You don’t need a man to save you or anyone to take care of you, you learn by example that you are capable of living a full and happy life without having to share it with someone else.

February 22, 2016
Should You Wear Sunscreen On Cloudy Days?

Should you wear sunscreen? “Only if it’s sunny out!” That’s the way a lot of us think. If it’s cloudy, rainy, or cold outside, it’s easy to assume you’re safe. But anyone who’s gotten a sunburn while skiing knows that’s not true. 

February 15, 2016
4 Bedrock Habits of Highly Confident Women They're power posing in the ladies' bathroom. They've got that positive visualization thing down like nobody's business. But they also keep in mind these subtle strategies when they really need to shine February 8, 2016 Kybella is the Biggest Thing Since Botox Before Botox, people who wanted to look younger had only one pretty drastic option—going under the knife. Today, thanks to lasers and injectibles they can walk into a doctor’s office on their lunch break, and see a difference on their way out. January 25, 2016 Valentine's Day Special Treat you or your loved one this Valentine's day with our Valentine's day special here at Envision Eye & Aesthetics. With any skin treatment purchased from now until February 14th, receive a FREE full-size Rockin Beauty lip gloss valued at $28 January 14, 2016 Winterize your skin Just like you home needs to be winterized in the winter to prevent damage, you skin needs to be winterized as well. Your skin routine that you use during warmer months may work against you during the dry, cold winter months. January 7, 2016 The anatomy of Trust Without trust, there can be no meaningful connection between people. This is true in every part of our lives – as a partner, parent, colleague, leader, or friend. January 5, 2016 Adorable Dogs with Facial Conditions

For the knot of children hovering around Cyrus, a small mixed breed dog born with no front legs, the message is clear: Life can be happy and healthy even if you are different.

January 4, 2016
5 Steps to Recovering After Pulling an All-Nighter

Now that you know all-nighters aren’t just for college kids cramming for final exams, you also know that you can’t just crash after you’ve stayed up all night. 

December 28, 2015
7 Tips For a More Meaningful Holiday Growing up, I loved the holiday season. It was a time of good cheer and connection with loved ones. But over the last few years, the holidays began to feel more like a dreadful obligation. December 22, 2015 8 Healthy Holiday Eating Tips Maybe you’re the kind of person who binges over the holidays. That can be miserable. Take some concrete steps to ensure you won’t be unbuttoning your pants before the soup is served. December 15, 2015 9 Thing Powerful People Never Say Powerful people talk in a healthy way, combining the right blend of confidence and humility. They share authentically with their hearts and inspire others to action.  December 15, 2015 Here is My Confession Botox was first used to treat certain medical conditions before it was ever injected for cosmetic purposes. It wasn't until Botox was being used to treat strabismus, that it was discovered to improve the wrinkles around the eyes as well. December 15, 2015 My Latest & Greatest I have recently found several products that I have become obsessed with and have pretty much reached my MUST-HAVE status. November 9, 2015 10 Life Lessons You Should Unlearn
In the past 10 years, I've realized that our culture is rife with ideas that actually inhibit joy. Here are some of the things I'm most grateful to have unlearned:
November 9, 2015
Why Texting = Wrinkles: All About Modern Agers The modern world presents a skin-damaging obstacle course for anyone with a smart phone or laptop. November 3, 2015
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