Department of Ophthalmology

Cosmetic Procedures

The Oculoplastic Section of the Emory Eye Center performs cosmetic facial surgery on the structures and area around the eyes that aesthetically enhance the appearance of patients. Our oculo-facial surgeons are specialists in nonsurgical, cosmetic facial services that counteract the normal effects of aging to create a natural, healthier, more youthful appearance.

Surgeons in this section are trained in the following cosmetic procedures:

  • Botox® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA), Dysport®, and Xeomin®
    Botox® Cosmetic , Dysport®, and Xeomin® are FDA-approved for the treatment of facial wrinkles. They are used to soften laugh lines, "crow's feet," forehead wrinkles, lip wrinkles and more in both men and women. Ted Wojno, MD, director of Oculoplastics, Orbital and Cosmetic Surgery at Emory Eye Center, co-authored the seminal paper, in 1984, on the groundbreaking research on the clinical use of Botox® in the eye area.
  • Forehead/Eyebrow Lift, Eyelid Lift (Blepharoplasty); Asian blepharoplasty (double eyelid surgery)
    Surgeons surgically remove excess skin and fat from the patient's eyelids, and where indicated, also raise the eyebrows. In addition to improving appearance, this addresses upper eyelid sagging which can significantly obstruct range of vision. 
  • Facial Fillers: Restylane® Juvederm® Ultra Juvederm® Ultra Plus
    Facial fillers provide needed filling in or contouring of the face. They are used to minimize facial wrinkles and folds, such as lines from the nose to the corners of the mouth (nasolabial folds), deeper frown lines, and shadows around the eyes.
  • Facial Peels 
    Facial peels are nonsurgical cosmetic resurfacing techniques that can be performed as outpatient procedures. Removing facial wrinkles doesn't have to mean stretched skin and a plastic look. Sun damage, fine wrinkles, acne scarring, age spots, uneven pigmentation and other facial imperfections can be erased or improved with facial peels, which remove the damaged top layers of skin to restore a more youthful appearance.
  • Laser Treatments
    Laser facial resurfacing is used to decrease facial wrinkles by tightening the skin.
  • LatisseTM
    LatisseTM is a topical medication used to grow longer, thicker, and darker eyelashes.