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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Alzheimer’s Association Wins $1,000 Charity Donation from Dr. John LeRoy’s Office

Our second social media contest of 2014 has come to a close! In late September, double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. LeRoy invited patients and Facebook fans to nominate their favorite charity for a chance to win a $1,000 donation. When the nominations were in, Dr. LeRoy and his staff picked four finalists and gave patients and the general public two weeks to vote for their favorite. While all of the nominees and finalists were excellent and very deserving causes, the voters have spoken. Congratulations to Alzheimer’s Association!

alzheimers-association-chairity winnerAs part of his dedication to providing beautiful, natural-looking cosmetic results for all of his wonderful patients, Dr. LeRoy believes firmly in the importance of giving back generously to his community. He and his staff are pleased and grateful to have such charitable patients and supporters who appreciate the value and importance of supporting nonprofit work.

The mission of Alzheimer’s Association is threefold: “To eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.” Founded in 1980, Alzheimer’s Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with local chapters all over the United States.

Alzheimer’s is a devastating condition that affects millions of Americans. The disease has been rather grimly nicknamed “the long goodbye” for the steadily debilitating cognitive effect it has on sufferers. There is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s, but with the passionate and devoted work of Alzheimer’s Association, every day brings us closer to a world without it.

Dr. LeRoy is proud to offer this charitable contribution to Alzheimer’s Association, which focuses its efforts on research, advocacy, and patient care. In addition to a 24-hour helpline for both patients and caregivers, the organization provides an enormous assortment of free online resources and supports the creation and maintenance of over 4,500 support groups nationwide. Alzheimer’s Association prides itself on fiscal responsibility and regularly exceeds the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance’s minimum standards for program spending; most recent available numbers show that the organization is 12 percentage points above the minimum.

We are grateful to all who took part in the contest! Future contests are in the works for 2015, so check back often for the chance to nominate and vote for your favorite nonprofit. Don’t forget to connect with Dr. LeRoy on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for all the latest cosmetic surgery news and information.


Rejuvenate Previous Cosmetic Procedures with Band Aid Facelift

After serving as a double board-certified plastic surgeon for over two decades, I’ve seen thousands of patients leave my office very pleased with their plastic surgery results. However, as time goes on, so does the natural aging process. For this reason, it’s very important to undergo treatments periodically to refresh and rejuvenate your results.

laser resurfacing in atlanta gaMy minimally invasive Band Aid Facelift may be the ideal solution to perfect aging skin. Though I created the innovative Band Aid Facelift to help patients whose signs of aging may not require a full facelift, it is also a great option for those seeking to rejuvenate earlier plastic surgery results. It works by utilizing small incisions and gentle numbing in place of general anesthesia, meaning that the procedure can be performed in-office and with far shorter recovery than a traditional facelift.

Many of my past and present patients have been very happy with the subtle and natural-looking results they obtain from Band Aid plastic surgery procedures. For mature patients, the Band Aid Facelift comes with fewer risks due to a less invasive nature. However, individuals with more advanced signs of aging may benefit more from a traditional facelift, which can yield more dramatic results.

Individuals who have not undergone a surgical procedure before may find that another cosmetic treatment available, Band Aid Laser Skin Resurfacing, provides just the right amount of rejuvenation. Using cutting-edge DOT Laser Therapy™, Band Aid Laser Skin Resurfacing stimulates collagen production and eliminates fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, and even sunspots. Whether it’s your first treatment or a regular maintenance treatment to recharge your previous facelift results, Band Aid Laser Skin resurfacing can help restore the skin to a younger-looking complexion.

If you seek to evolve and enhance your beauty without extensive downtime, our non-surgical treatments may be your answer. You do have options, and I can help you decide which treatment is most effective for you. To determine your candidacy for a Band Aid Plastic Surgery or traditional procedure, contact our office to schedule a consultation. You can also learn more about my minimally invasive procedures by connecting with me, Dr. John LeRoy, on FacebookTwitter, and Google+.


Keep Your Summer Glow All Autumn Long!

The temperatures are dropping and the days are slowly getting shorter. Summer is done and autumn, the season of steamy spiced beverages and frosty mornings, is upon us. At our office, we’re kicking off October with specials designed to help you hold on to summertime radiance and guard against the chill of fall. Treat yourself to one of our gentle cosmetic treatments and reap the benefits of beautiful skin!

atlanta facial plastic surgeonDuring the entire month, take advantage of Dr. LeRoy’s signature Band Aid Laser Skin Resurfacing, included at a discount when you purchase a full face treatment (normally $2,250). No harsh chemicals or surgery here, just a gentle laser treatment that works to reduce and even eliminate fine lines, wrinkles, and sun damage. The laser stimulates collagen production to help return youthful elasticity to your skin. Our extensive menu of Band Aid treatments is an excellent choice for patients who prefer a non-surgical, minimally invasive approach to anti-aging facial rejuvenation.

Beauty is more than skin-deep. That’s why we’re inviting you to take advantage of the Band Aid Skin Tightening treatment. This month, get five (5) Band Aid Skin Tightening treatments for just $1,250. That’s only $250 per session! The treatments target deep dermal layers and promote collagen production with gentle, controlled heat while correcting the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Address sagging skin and imperfections from deep within the skin to get beautiful, natural-looking results. No surgery, anesthesia, or downtime necessary.

If cosmetic injectables are more your preference, help return lost fullness to your face with one of our trusted facial fillers. Until October 31, 2014, save with special rebates on our most popular fillers. Enjoy a discount of $35 off each mL of Restylane® and Perlane®(up to 5 mL) and say goodbye to smile lines. Keep in mind that even if you aren’t looking to surgically restore facial fullness, our fillers are a great option for cheek and lip enhancement! Please contact our office at (404) 843-0840 for full details on our rebate offerings.

These specials last only as long as October does, so don’t wait! Book your consultation or appointment today and take advantage of the savings. We look forward to working with you to address your skincare concerns and invite you to stay updated on the latest news and specials by connecting with me, Dr. John LeRoy, on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. Stay tuned next week for our charity contest final four!

 


Win $1000 for Your Favorite Charity Through Our Social Media Contest!

The time has arrived again—our social media charity contest has officially begun. We are extending our fondest gratitude for trusting double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. John L. LeRoy’s expert team with your cosmetic care once more. Your dedication to our practice over the past two decades has encouraged us to perform cosmetic surgery and anti-aging treatments for Atlanta-area patients to the best of our abilities, something we are extremely thankful for!  The drive that pushed us years ago to create beautiful, natural-looking plastic surgery results that enhance the overall confidence of patients of all ages remains our top passion every day.

pursue your passionTo show our appreciation, we want to give back to you.  Now through Friday, October 3rd, 2014 you can nominate your favorite local, Atlanta-area non-profit for a chance to win a $1,000 donation.  As one of our Facebook fans you will have the opportunity to vote for one of the top four charity finalists that we will select through our survey until 12pm on Monday, October 20th 2014.

We have been inspired by the nominated organizations submitted by our fans and patient base in the past and look forward to the upcoming nominations!  We ask that there not be any repeat entries submitted for previous winners and if you didn’t win in the past, we encourage you to enter again. Nominating your favorite charity is easy:  just follow the instructions below and keep checking our blog and social media for the latest plastic surgery news and updates including the winner announcement on Tuesday, October 21st, 2014.

What’s required of you?

Entering into our charity donation contest is free!  Every qualifying charity* that is nominated receives free publicity on our blog and social media profiles in addition to the winning charity collecting a $1,000 donation in their nominators’ name.

How to Enter the Charity Contest:

1.) Go to Dr. LeRoy’s Facebook fan page and “Like” the page if you don’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 and why you think they deserve a $1,000 donation from our office. Entries MUST be 50 words or less.

4.) Nominations will close on October 3rd, 2014 and we will select the top four charities based on how the group has impacted the nominator and ability for the resources to go to a good use.

5.) Fans will then have the chance to vote on their favorite of the top four charities through a survey on Dr. LeRoy’s Facebook until October 20th, 2014.  The winning charity with the most votes will then be announced on Monday, October 13th, 2014 on our blog and social media.

Contest Timeline:

October 3rd, 2014:  Deadline of charity nomination on our contest post on Facebook.

October 6th, 2014:  Voting begins to select winner out of top four charities.

October 20th, 2014:  Voting closes for our Facebook contest survey. 

October 21st, 2013: We will announce the winning charity to receive $1,000 donation.

 

*Contest Rules:

To be considered a qualifying applicant for our contest, nominations must meet the following criteria:

  • Hold a 501 (c)(3) non-profit distinction
  • Charities must be in Georgia
  • Nominators must be over the age of 18
  • Nominators may only suggest one charity
  • Charities must contribute to a greater good identifiable through a published mission statement
  • Once a charity wins a donation, they may only win once

 

To keep up with contests and events from our office, be sure to connect with us on FacebookTwitter, and Google +.


See Stunning Change with Band Aid Procedures in the September Issue of Atlanta Magazine

New month, new you? As a double board-certified plastic surgeon, you may be surprised to learn that I don’t completely agree with this statement that I often see in advertisements. Here’s why.

I remain firm in my belief that plastic surgery does not have to make you look like a completely different person, a person who barely resembles your former likeness. Rather, I believe that less-invasive procedures can fine-tune imperfections to help restore youthful confidence and essentially make you look more like yourself. Your unique appearance doesn’t need to disappear—Band Aid Plastic Surgery can help you embrace and love your look all over again.

Each day, I see beautiful patients who wish to restore the youthful confidence they once had with cosmetic procedures. After all, change is natural over the years. We begin to see smile lines around the mouth as everlasting reminders of our facial expressions over the years. To be able to visibly see the emotions of our lives is not a negative thing, however, many patients wish to merely reestablish the slightly more vibrant look of youth. Band Aid Plastic Surgery is an ideal way to do this without completely changing your appearance.

My unique menu of anti-aging, preventative treatments is all accomplished with gentle numbing and little to no downtime. By addressing small concerns today with Band Aid Blepharoplasty, Band Aid Facelift and more, comprehensive surgical alternatives of the procedures may be preventable later on. I want you to feel comfortable and timelessly stunning in your skin—you deserve it after all.

Fine-tune the sophistications of your appearance that make you who you are on the outside while restoring confidence on the inside. View the piece to educate yourself more on some of the procedures I perform to address signs of aging with less downtime. Contact us to learn more about our Band Aid procedures and schedule a consultation. For more insights into my minimally-invasive procedures, connect with me, Dr. John LeRoy, on FacebookTwitter, and Google +.

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Bliss, Beautiful Skin, & Band Aid Plastic Surgery

A new season of possibility begins this month, along with the opportunity to take advantage of Band Aid Skin Tightening and Band Aid Laser Skin Resurfacing treatment packages. I use these effective treatments to reduce signs of aging for those just beginning to see wrinkling and hyperpigmentation as well as those who’ve previously had Band Aid procedures and are seeking to rejuvenate their initial results.

facial plastic surgery atlanta gaMy Band Aid Skin Tightening technique provides a distinctive approach to facial rejuvenation. Purchase a package of 5 Band Aid Skin Tightening Treatments for an excellent value now through September 30th, 2014. The power of Protégé skin firming technology works to warm the deeper dermal layers of the skin, resulting in increased collagen production. Optimal results appear after just five treatments. My comprehensive line of minimally-invasive plastic surgery procedures are specially designed for patients who may not be primed for traditional facelift procedures, but seek natural-looking rejuvenation results.

In addition to treating mild to moderate areas of lax skin on the face, Band Aid Skin Tightening may be used in conjunction with other Band Aid treatments such as Band Aid Laser Skin Resurfacing, also available as a special this month.  To top off our selection of specials valid this month, you can receive $35 off each mL of Perlane® or Restylane® (maximum 5mL per patient) to rejuvenate areas of facial sagging and wrinkling. For more information on the Band Aid Plastic Surgery packages and facial fillers available this month, please see the flyer below.

To learn even more about the minimally invasive Band Aid Plastic Surgery procedures that I perform along with the benefits of fillers, be sure to contact our office today.  You can also stay updated on the latest minimally invasive anti-aging treatment options by connecting with me, Dr . John L. LeRoy, on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.


Can Eyelid Surgery Prevent Migraines?

More than 37 million people in the United States experience migraine headaches, with 2-3 million of them suffering from them chronically. With the throbbing pain, light and sound sensitivity, and nausea they often cause, it’s no surprise that sufferers often have to miss work, family functions, social events, and productivity as a consequence. New studies published in the journal, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery indicate that cosmetic eyelid surgery can actually relieve migraine symptoms.

Atlanta Eyelid SurgeryThe team of plastic and reconstructive surgeons that conducted the study included professionals from LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Medicine, who collectively reported the benefit of a specific eyelid surgery technique for migraine sufferers. In fact, over 90% of patients who had the surgery experienced relief after the nerves that trigger migraines were decompressed.

While endoscopic approaches exist to address migraines, many people often experience problems due to lack of experience with endoscopy from many surgeons. In the group of patients within the study, upper eyelid incisions caused a proportionately successful release due to the deactivation of the nerves associated with migraine headaches. Though larger studies are certainly needed, this could be a breakthrough for migraine suffers to address discomfort as well as benefit from cosmetic eyelid surgery.

Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty or Band Aid blepharoplasty for less drastic cases, is a procedure that renews an alert, youthful appearance of your most rested state. By removing excess skin and fat from the upper and/or lower eyelids, the eye area can be completely revitalized. If you experience bags under the eyes, sagging upper eyelids, a puffy appearance, or obstructed vision due to any of these issues you are likely a candidate for either traditional blepharoplasty or my focused Band Aid version of the rejuvenating procedure. Lifting the eyelids is not limited to either gender or being performed alone—I frequently combine brow lifts or forehead lifts. I perform eyelid surgery on both men and women who are interested in facial anti-aging or relieving eye sagging.

To schedule your consultation to learn more about blepharoplasty, contact my office. Stay updated on the latest cosmetic surgery news by connecting with me, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. LeRoy, on FacebookTwitter, and Google+.


Restore Unique Beauty: Band Aid Plastic Surgery Featured in August Issue of Atlanta Magazine

It can be disheartening in some circumstances to look in the mirror and see new fine lines, hyperpigmentation, and sagging skin. With skin damage and lax skin being common beauty concerns after a summer of fun in the sun, I believe it’s important to offer solutions to restore your ideal appearance. However, contrary to popular belief, these solutions don’t have to be in the form of traditional plastic surgery. My Band Aid Plastic Surgery line offers minimally-invasive plastic surgery alternatives to undergoing more drastic procedures.

atlanta mini facial plastic surgeryI find purpose and meaning out of showing patients their natural beauty instead of transforming them into different people than who they once appeared to be. With small modifications to the face and/or body, women and men alike are often surprised by the amount of restored confidence they feel. When they look into the mirror, they no longer shy away or stare at imperfections. Rather, they see the effects of years passed that once appeared on their faces diminished. The faded appearance of youth has been restored once again.

As a double board-certified plastic surgeon, I’m spreading the message of maintaining your natural beauty with minimally-invasive plastic surgery in the August issue of Atlanta Magazine. There, you’ll discover a special feature about my uniquely formulated Band Aid Plastic Surgery procedures. With treatments such as Band Aid Facelift, patients often feel a sense of peace after reconciling with their cosmetic concerns. Gone are the worries of wrinkles, fine lines, and more–minimally-invasive versions of traditional plastic surgery procedures are an ideal solution for those looking to prevent further signs of aging.

Restore the intricacies of your appearance that make you who you are on the outside. Contact us to learn more about our Band Aid procedures and schedule a consultation. For more insights into my minimally-invasive procedures, connect with me, Dr. John LeRoy, on FacebookTwitter, and Google +.


Get Rid of Summer Sun Damage with August Specials

August is the last full month of summer before the hectic schedules of fall begin again. Before the seasons change, let’s all frequently take moments to reflect on the amazing memories made in the summertime. Just one request: don’t let skin or aging stress affect your happy reflections. If an increase in wrinkles and sun damage from harsh UV rays has you searching for a solution, I’ve got you covered with Band Aid Plastic Surgery specials!

I understand the damaging effects of the sun can be hard to avoid while spending extra time outside, even with the recommended application of broad-spectrum, minimum SPF 30 sunscreen in efforts to protect your skin. To help aid in the reversal process, we’ll continue to offer great savings on our results-maintaining Band Aid Skin Tightening  and Band Aid Laser Resurfacing procedures. If hyperpigmentation and uneven skin is particularly your problem, Band Aid Laser Resurfacing is a great option to diminish resilient fine lines, wrinkles, and surface imperfections with accuracy. We will offer special rebates just for you on some of our most popular facial fillers: you can save on Perlane®, Restylane®, and Dysport® through August 31st.

If you seek beauty revolution, our non-surgical anti-aging treatments may be what it takes to get you there without extensive downtime, pain, or surgery. To learn more about the minimally-invasive procedures I perform, contact our office today. Be sure to follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Google +. for the latest plastic surgery news and information.

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Band Aid Procedures vs. Facial Injections

Through the years, facelifts have remained an increasingly popular option for women and men alike. Just last year, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reported 133,000 facelift procedures, a 6% increase from 2012. However, these numbers can seem small when compared to facial injections, which dominated the top of the minimally-invasive cosmetic procedure chart with over 8.5 million injections received. So, what’s the difference between the results of more invasive procedures versus popular minimally-invasive treatments?

LeRoy BAlaserThe question lies in your chosen procedures’ durability.  Years of experience have allowed me to develop a smaller, minimally invasive version of the traditional facelift called Band Aid Facelift, which gives you a smaller scale of the more dramatic results of a facelift without the associated downtime.

Performed in-office with local anesthesia with gentle numbing, the Band Aid Facelift is distinctly advantageous versus other procedures because I am able to target the underlying cause of very specific areas of concern.  Unlike dermal fillers, injectables, or even facial lasers that treat only the surface layers of the skin, Band Aid facelifts work to physically address lax muscles that cause the drooping appearance and crepe wrinkles associated with aging.  There is no way to stop the process of aging—the skin continues to age after any cosmetic facial procedure. However, by addressing the root issues with Band Aid procedures and practicing a bit of prevention, patients can see and feel the difference with more significant, long-lasting cosmetic results.

That being said, wrinkle-releasing substances and fillers do provide some longevity.  Botox® and Dysport® produce temporary results that typically last 4 to 6 months, while wrinkle fillers like Juvederm® and Restylane® can produce results that last up to a year. Regardless of your chosen injection, you will inevitably require some revision later on. Keeping up with injections regularly is a good idea for those who wish to prevent wrinkles getting more severe while treating those already in existence.

Overall, cosmetic surgery patients are considering cosmetic treatments at a younger age than those in the past.  In an effort to address the more localized concerns of a younger demographic, I have developed other minimally invasive versions of traditional body and facial cosmetic surgeries including Band Aid Blepharoplasty, Band Aid Liposuction, Band Aid Browlift, and more.

To learn more about cosmetic procedures and anti-aging procedures I perform or to schedule your consultation to determine which procedure will best meet your cosmetic needs, contact our office today.  Connect with me, Dr. John LeRoy, on FacebookTwitter, and Google + for the latest plastic surgery updates.