John L. LeRoy, M.D., F.A.C.S., P.C.
5673 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd., NE Suite 375
Atlanta, Georgia 30342

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Band Aid Facial Procedures Featured in Atlanta Magazine

As a double board-certified plastic surgeon, I’ve found that while each patient is very unique, there are a few priorities that hold true for every patient: they all want results that make them feel more confident in their appearance, and they all want their procedures and recovery to go as smoothly and easily as possible. Realizing that there was a need for procedures that better balanced these two priorities led me to develop my Band Aid Facelift nearly 20 years ago. While most of my patients are familiar with my mini facelift, fewer patients realize the many other procedures I’ve developed since then, all following my signature Band Aid procedure pattern: minimally-invasive procedures that can correct mild to moderate imperfections using gentle numbing in a comfortable and safe office setting. Below is a brief explanation of my Band Aid procedures for patients who want facial rejuvenation but may not yet need the comprehensive results of more traditional plastic surgery.

Jan2014_ATL MagBand Aid Brow Lift
As its name suggests, a Band Aid Brow Lift focuses on the area around and above the eyebrows. Creases on the forehead and sagging skin around the eyebrows can age anyone’s appearance, and in the case of skin that causes a drooping effect over the eyes, can make a patient look tired or unfriendly. Using significantly smaller incisions than a traditional brow lift allows me to remove the excess skin and provide a rejuvenating lift to the remaining skin with local anesthesia and minimal downtime.

Band Aid Eyelid Surgery
Often referred to as blepharoplasty, eyelid surgery can address eyelids that have a hooded appearance, puffy “bags” under the eyes, or both. My Band Aid Eyelid Surgery uses minimally-invasive methods to address the same concerns by removing sagging excess skin or the small fat deposits that cause under-eye bags, creating a more rested and rejuvenated look.

Band Aid Laser Skin Resurfacing
Unlike my other Band Aid procedures, Band Aid Laser Skin Resurfacing doesn’t remove or re-position tissue, but focuses on enhancing the quality of the skin itself. As a procedure that is especially helpful for patients who have subtle signs of aging (like age spots from sun damage or fine lines and wrinkles)but not enough skin laxity to warrant a surgical solution, Band Aid Laser Skin Resurfacing uses a DOT laser to send tiny columns of light into the skin. The perforations created by this process activate your body’s natural healing process, which produces a protein called collagen that restores elasticity and youthful firmness to the treated area.

Band Aid Skin Tightening
Like laser skin resurfacing, Band Aid Skin Tightening is a method of non-surgical facial rejuvenation. Rather than using a laser, this procedure uses the Protégé skin rejuvenation system, which sends precisely controlled heat energy into the skin. By promoting collagen growth which restores the skin’s youth, Band Aid Skin Tightening produces results that continue to improve for up to 6 months after treatment.

Besides noticeable, natural-looking results with minimal cost and downtime, Band Aid procedures offer versatility. For instance, they can be used once to address the concerns of patients with mild to moderate aging, or they can be used as part of a multi-step rejuvenation plan, or they can be used to enhance and maintain the results of previous plastic surgeries. Whether it’s through a minimally-invasive procedure or a more comprehensive cosmetic surgery, I’m honored to help my patients become their most confident and beautiful selves. For more information, schedule a consultation with me or connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+.


Your Band Aid Skin Tightening Questions Answered

As a double board-certified plastic surgeon, I’m primarily known for my surgical procedures, especially my line of minimally-invasive procedures like the Band Aid Facelift. However, fewer patients realize the many non-surgical procedures available at our office. One such procedure that helps many patients to see younger, firmer skin without the cost and time involved in surgery is my Band Aid Skin Tightening. To help patients have a better understanding of this treatment option, I’ve answered several of the most common questions patients ask about Band Aid Skin Tightening.

atlanta plastic surgery discountsHow does Band Aid Skin Tightening work?
The Protégé skin tightening system is instrumental in this procedure. The innovative Energy Flow Control (EFC) system sends gentle yet targeted heat energy into the deeper layers of the skin in the treatment area. This warmth causes the body to produce more collagen, the protein that gives our skin its elasticity and firmness but decreases as we age. This new collagen smooths wrinkles, re-firms the skin, and adds a youthful glow.

When will I see the results of Band Aid Skin Tightening?
While some patients experience noticeable results after one treatment, patients who get the most out of their treatments are those who complete up to five treatments. The collagen growth stimulated by the treatment is gradual, so results gradually appear in the weeks and months following the procedure. In fact, patients typically see the full results between three and six months after their last session.

What recovery time is involved after Band Aid Skin Tightening treatments?
One of the reasons patients find Band Aid Skin Tightening so appealing is that it involves no downtime. Like my other Band Aid procedures, the treatment can be performed in my office. Because the procedure doesn’t impact the skin’s surface and carries no patient discomfort, there is no anesthesia necessary, and patients can return to their normal activities immediately after the treatment. I do, however, encourage patients to drink more water in the days before and after their procedure to avoid dehydration and help the results to appear sooner.

Am I a good candidate for Band Aid Skin Tightening?
Patients who find Band Aid Skin Tightening to be a good fit for their cosmetic needs are often those who are unhappy with the effect that aging has had on their face, neck, or chest. Fine lines, wrinkles, and even mild skin laxity can be minimized for patients of all skin types. Band Aid Skin Tightening is also highly beneficial for patients who have had other procedures, like my Band Aid Facelift, as an effective yet non-invasive way to maintain their surgical results. While no cosmetic procedure can stop the aging process, using an appropriate combination of plastic surgery and non-invasive or minimally-invasive procedures can help patients to restore youth to their face and maintain their rejuvenated look consistently.

For some patients, Band Aid Skin Tightening can be an ideal way to minimize signs of aging and to help them become their most beautiful and confident selves. For other patients, a minimally-invasive procedure or a more comprehensive surgical rejuvenation may be a better fit. To discuss your cosmetic goals and start establishing a plan toward have an appearance you love, schedule a consultation with me, Dr. John LeRoy. Or, to learn more about your aesthetic options, explore my website and join me on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.


Atlanta S.E.E.D.s Wins Social Media Charity Contest

At the offices of Atlanta plastic surgeon John LeRoy, MD, we feel fortunate every day that we’re able to pursue our passion and help our patients be their most confident and beautiful selves.  In an effort to spread the joy and give back to our community, we asked our patients and supporters to help by nominating and voting for charities who would put our $1,000 donation to good use. The votes are in, and we’d like to wish congratulations to the winner: Atlanta S.E.E.D.s!

contest-winnerS.E.E.D.s stands for Self-Esteem, Education and Empowerment through Dance. As a program that was conceptualized in New Mexico in 2000, S.E.E.D.s was brought to Atlanta by local founder Liezel Lane in 2012. The unique after-school program serves girls in the pre-teen and teenage years. Using a combination of American Tribal Style dance instruction, guest speakers, conversational forums, and other educational experiences, S.E.E.D.s works toward its mission “to mentor young women in order to create healthy and strong individuals who are socially and fiscally responsible to themselves and their community.”

As an organization that is dedicated to helping those whom they serve to become the best and happiest versions of themselves, Atlanta S.E.E.D.s helps young girls to get a step ahead in life by being more knowledgeable and well-adjusted, and we’re honored to be a part of their mission.

We would like to thank all of our patients and supporters who nominated and voted for each of the deserving organizations in our social media charity contest, and we look forward to helping other worthy organizations in the months and years to come. To stay up-to-date on future charity contests and other updates and helpful information from our office, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.


Which Charity Will Receive a $1,000 Donation? It’s Up to You!

At the office of Dr. John L. LeRoy, we have deep gratitude for our patients who allow us to do what we love every day and to help them become their most confident and beautiful selves. To pay it forward, we’re donating $1,000 to a charity who can use the funds to make the world a little better. Over the past few weeks, you nominated many deserving charities, and now it’s time to vote for a winner!

dr-leroy-charity-contest-300x200The four finalists are all organizations who make a difference in many people’s lives, including the lives of those who nominated them. The finalists include:

The Cookie Mom’sters – This charity is proof that you don’t need a large organization in order to make a powerful difference. As a group of moms who coordinate bake sales to raise money for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, the Cookie Mom’sters are helping to fund research and support to end pediatric cancer.

Atlanta S.E.E.D.s (Self-Esteem Empowerment and Education through Dance) – The Roswell branch of this nationwide organization has taken a unique yet effective approach toward helping young girls become more confident, knowledgeable, and responsible. A combination of dance instruction, mentoring, guest speakers, and other activities come together to help local young girls and teens become well-rounded citizens.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – One of the many challenges in fighting cancer is the sheer amount of variation in the disease. By focusing their efforts on blood cancers, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is able to fund powerful research and support efforts toward eradicating this branch of the disease while also making life a little easier for those affected by blood cancer in the meantime.

The American Cancer Society – While this charity is a powerful force in the large-scale fight against cancer, with its headquarters in Atlanta, The American Cancer Society is a source of pride for our community. From preventative education to research funding to legislative action to patient support, this organization is dedicated to both the long-term goal of treating and curing cancer, as well as the short-term goal of improving the prognosis and quality of life for cancer patients everywhere.

 

How Do I Vote?

Voting is easy and involves nothing more than a few clicks of the mouse. Between today and Monday, March 23rd at 12pm, follow these simple steps:

  1. Visit the John L. LeRoy Facebook page and “like” the page (if you haven’t already).
  2. Find the post pinned to the top of the page and click on the link.
  3. Select which of the four charities you think should receive our donation and click “Submit.”

On Tuesday, March 24th, the winning charity will be announced and will receive a donation of $1,000 to continue their valuable mission. To everyone who has already nominated a charity or voted for a winner, we would like to extend a special “thank you.”


Savings for Younger Skin

St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday that is known for its lightheartedness. It’s a day we can all embrace our youthful spirit by dressing up in bright colors, celebrating with friends, and enjoying a few green beverages. Fun holidays like this remind me once again that our age is not a number that defines us. Every day, I have the pleasure of helping patients look as young and vibrant as they truly feel, so they can present a more honest image of themselves. So, in honor of the youth in each of us, our March specials highlight a few procedures that can give patients’ faces a splash from the fountain of youth.

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Band Aid Laser Resurfacing
While most of my procedures focus on the skin’s contours, my Band Aid Laser Skin Resurfacing focuses instead on the quality of the skin itself. The name of this treatment is a perfect summary of how it works—by utilizing lasers that emit columns of light, I can stimulate the healing process that causes the body to discard damaged surface skin and reveal younger, fresher skin. The laser treatment also causes the body to produce collagen, the substance that gives the skin its elasticity and firmness, to strengthen the treated skin and give it a more youthful appearance. Band Aid Laser Skin Resurfacing not only helps patients to minimize signs of aging like wrinkles and age spots, but can also help patients to further enhance the results of plastic surgery, like a Band Aid Facelift.

Band Aid Skin Tightening
As another method of non-surgical facial rejuvenation, Band Aid Skin Tightening simply stimulates the body’s natural processes to produce tighter, firmer skin. The Protégé skin tightening system combines heat with its unique Energy Flow Control (EFC) technology to stimulate the body’s production of the natural skin-firming substance, collagen. This allows for precise treatment of the desired areas in order to minimize the appearance of wrinkles and lax skin on the face, neck, and chest.

Regardless of whether patients need Band Aid Laser Resurfacing or Band Aid Skin Tightening to correct the subtle aging that has already occurred, or whether they’re using these procedures in conjunction with plastic surgery in order to maximize their results, my commitment is to helping my patients be their most confident and beautiful selves; your  first step is to schedule a consultation to discuss your best cosmetic options. To stay up-to-date on our future specials and developments, follow John L. LeRoy, MD on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+.


Dr. John LeRoy’s Band Aid Facial Procedures Featured in Atlanta Magazine

Many Atlantans know Dr. John LeRoy as the pioneer of Band Aid plastic surgeries – minimally-invasive versions of traditional, comprehensive cosmetic surgical procedures. Recently, he was featured in Atlanta Magazine with a focus on his Band Aid procedures for facial rejuvenation. While Dr. LeRoy is perhaps best-known for his Band Aid Facelift, there are many other ways he provides his patients with optimal cosmetic results using minimally-invasive techniques. Below are several of these procedures that combine facial rejuvenation with safety and convenience.

  • John LeRoy MD facial plastic surgeonBand Aid Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)—Though the affected areas are small, signs of aging around the eyes can have a significant effect on the appearance of the face overall. Band Aid Blepharoplasty specifically addresses bags under the eyes and excess skin around the upper eyelid that gives the eye a “hooded” appearance. This procedure is often ideal for patients with milder aging around the eyes who want a more rested appearance.
  • Band Aid Brow Lift –For patients whose most bothersome wrinkles and creases are in their forehead, a Band Aid Brow Lift can provide exceptional results. Using small incisions hidden in the hairline, Dr. LeRoy smooths the muscle and tissue of the forehead to give the patient a more youthful and relaxed look.
  • Band Aid Skin Tightening—Some patients may not be ready for surgery or may want to maintain their surgical results, so Dr. LeRoy also offers non-surgical Band Aid Skin Tightening for non-invasive rejuvenation. Using the Protégé system’s Energy Flow Control (EFC), this procedure breathes youth back into the skin by smoothing fine lines and wrinkles while also promoting the growth of collagen, a biological material that supports the skin’s firmness and elasticity.
  • Band Aid Laser Skin Resurfacing—Another non-surgical option is Band Aid Laser Skin Resurfacing. This procedure restores youth by removing damaged surface skin to allow younger, fresher skin to shine through. Band Aid Laser Resurfacing goes beyond simply an anti-aging treatment, as it can also be effective for treating sun damage and facial scarring. The optimal control that the DOT Therapy™ laser offers allows Dr. LeRoy to customize each patient’s procedure, leading to satisfying results.

This list of procedures, though varied, only represents a few of the options we provide for facial rejuvenation. The sheer number of possible treatments is one of the key reasons why scheduling a consultation with Dr. LeRoy is so important. Meeting one-on-one will allow you to discuss your goals, needs, and procedural options, so that Dr. LeRoy can customize a plan to allow you to find and embrace your most beautiful and confident self. To stay up-to-date on our ever-growing list of minimally-invasive procedures, join us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.


You Could Win $1,000 for Your Favorite Local Charity

At the office of double board-certified Atlanta plastic surgeon Dr. John LeRoy, we’re grateful every day to be part of such a supportive and wonderful community. So, every year, we make it a priority to give back by hosting our social media charity contests. That time has rolled around again, so from now until Friday, February 27th, 2015, you can nominate your favorite local charity to win a $1,000 donation in your name.

pursue your passionHow can I enter the charity contest?

  1. Go to LeRoy’s Facebook page and click “Like” if you haven’t already.
  2. Find the post pinned to the top of the page instructing you to enter the contest.
  3. Under the photo, comment with the name of the charity you are nominating, as well as 50 words or less explaining why you think they deserve the donation.
  4. Nominations will close on Friday, February 27th.

Does it cost anything to enter the contest?

No, entries are completely free! This donation will be a combined effort between our office and our patients and fans: you help us choose a deserving local charity, and we’ll provide funding that will help the winning organization better serve the community.

What criteria need to be met for my nomination to be considered?

We are only able to consider nominations that meet all of the following qualifications:

  • The charity must hold a 501 (c)(3) non-profit distinction.
  • The charity must be in Georgia.
  • The nominator must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Each nominator may only nominate one charity.
  • The charity must contribute to a greater good, identifiable through a published mission statement.
  • The charity may not be a previous charity contest winner. For more information on our most recent contest winners, check out our charity contest eblast.

How will the winner be chosen?

After we have all your nominations, we will select the four finalists, based on the organization’s impact on the nominator, as well as the organization’s ability to put the funds to a good use to have a positive impact on the community.  Between Monday, March 2nd and Monday, March 23rd, you can visit our Facebook page to vote on which of the top four charities should receive the donation. We will announce the winning charity on Tuesday, March 24th, 2015.

Joining us on social media is a great way for you to not only help us give back to the community by participating in our charity contests, but to also stay up-to-date on the latest developments in our office and to receive great information about the procedures we offer. The collaborative relationship with our patients is one of the ways we make sure that every patient has a great experience with us, and we would love for you to be a part of it by following us on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+.


Why Collagen Should be Your Valentine

While I’m best known in the Atlanta plastic surgery realm for my signature Band Aid Facelift, my commitment is to helping each patient be as confident and happy with their appearance as possible. This means that none of my procedures are “one size fits all.” Each of my patients receives a customized plan, decided upon during a one-on-one consultation with me, Dr. John LeRoy, of one or more procedures that are tailored to fit their needs and desired results. For February, we’ve decided to have our monthly specials highlight some of the options for those patients who either are not yet ready for a traditional facelift or who would like to enhance their surgical results.

John L. LeRoy MD specials for 2/2015You may notice that two of my highlighted procedures for this month, Band Aid Laser Skin Resurfacing and Band Aid Skin Tightening, both involve stimulating collagen production. This is no coincidence – collagen is a vital part of combatting the signs of aging. While many people are familiar with the word “collagen,” few patients actually realize what collagen is and why it is so effective in metaphorically rinsing patients in the fountain of youth. Collagen is a protein that makes up a large part of the dermis (the deeper layer of the skin). Your body produces collagen naturally throughout your life, although collagen growth gradually declines beginning around age 40. Collagen is also damaged and reduced more quickly by smoking, sun exposure, and consuming high amounts of sugar.

So how does collagen affect the skin’s appearance? As the substance that adds firmness and connectivity to the dermis, collagen provides support that gives the skin its strength and elasticity. The sagging skin that we see as we age is the result of having too little collagen, so the skin loses its plump, “springy” appearance. Beyond elasticity, collagen also helps the body to replace and restore dead skin cells. Our outermost skin cells are constantly dying and being shed throughout our lives, but when there is less collagen, the body is not able to replace the dead cells as quickly, contributing further to the aging appearance. Because of the many ways that it affects our skin’s youthfulness, stimulating collagen growth is one of the most effective ways to reduce the appearance of aging, which is why it’s part of so many anti-aging cosmetic treatments.

Revitalizing your skin by rebuilding collagen is an essential part of most patients’ cosmetic needs, and I can help you to restore your appearance to one that makes you feel confident and empowered. You can learn more about the many procedures and services I offer by connecting with me, John LeRoy, MD, on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. Or, to jump in and start working toward a more self-assured version of yourself, contact me to schedule a consultation.


Technology and Technique: Two Pieces of the Same Puzzle

Which of these doctors would you choose: the one who has the latest in medical technology but has no clue how to use it or how to do the procedures without it, or the one who has great knowledge about the procedure but must rely on outdated equipment and methods that have proven less than effective? For most people, the answer is “neither!” Fortunately, with John L LeRoy, MD, FACS, PC, that isn’t a choice you need to make. I recognize the importance of both technique and technology. In fact, neither one is very effective without the other, which is why I focus on optimizing both daily in my practice. Below are just a few examples of how we’re blending technology with expertise to give you the best possible care.

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Band Aid Skin Tightening

I was recently featured in Atlanta Magazine for my Band Aid Skin Tightening procedure. By combining my own technical skills with the Protégé skin rejuvenation system, my Band Aid Skin Tightening treatments can give patients the perfect balance of youthful yet natural.

Injectables

One of the reasons it’s so important to have experience and knowledge to accompany new technology is because not every new development in the medical world has been shown to be safe and effective. For example, injectables (like BOTOX® and Restylane®) are currently very popular, so it’s a market that many pharmaceutical companies would love to join. But it takes a knowledgeable plastic surgeon to evaluate new products on the market and to discern which ones will best benefit their patients. Check out the wide variety of trusted cosmetic injectables we offer.

Band Aid Laser Skin Resurfacing

DOT Therapy™ is a more advanced form of CO2 laser skin resurfacing which not only allows for faster healing but also allows the doctor to have more control over the actions of the laser. In the hands of a highly skilled and experienced board-certified plastic surgeon, this permits me to adjust the treatment as necessary to customize it for my patient’s needs.

These are just a few examples of how the marriage of technology and surgical expertise gives patients greater care with optimal results. Set up a consultation in which we can create a personalized plan to soften your aging process. For the latest updates on our ever-growing toolbox of cutting-edge technology, follow me, Dr. John L. LeRoy, on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.


Which Cosmetic Facial Injectable is Right for Me?

It used to make headlines when celebrities revealed they’d had cosmetic facial injections to keep their youthful looks. But in recent years, injectables are no longer newsworthy and they’re no longer just for celebrities—they’ve become a common way for us to continue looking as young and energetic as we feel. What’s not so common, though, is the understanding of just how varied injectables are. At the office of John L. LeRoy, MD, FACS, PC, we have a large selection of products, each with its own features and focuses, so there’s bound to be one that meets your needs.

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In this ever-changing field there are constantly new products and developments, so be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ for the latest updates. Remember that a decision about any cosmetic facial injections should be a collaborative decision between you and your plastic surgeon, so contact us to set up your next appointment.