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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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use it or how to do the procedures without it, or the one who has great knowledge about the procedure but must rely on outdated equipment and methods that have proven less than effective?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.


A Guide to Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation

How many television commercials have you seen promoting a skincare product that miraculously turns back the hands of time for a fraction of the price or one that is considered an “at-home” treatment?  While these price tags and convenience may seem worthwhile, there is much caution that should be taken.  As we start the New Year, the John L. LeRoy, M.D., F.A.C.S., P.C. team understands the importance of maintaining healthy, vibrant skin and wouldn’t want any of our current or potential patients to cause more harm to their skin than good.  If you’re looking for non-surgical rejuvenation, look no further than with Band Aid facial procedures:

LeRoy_Jan2014FINALQ: I am a religious sun worshiper and my skin’s starting to pay the price.  What can I do?
A: With extensive time spent in the sun comes the sometimes less than desirably increased speed of aging.  From sun damage to wrinkles, the harmful UV rays that the sun gives off can make you age much faster than you really are.  I like to recommend the non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatment I call Band Aid Laser Skin Resurfacing.  Using the advanced technology of DOT Therapy™, I am able to use precise laser light to increase collage production and decrease the appearance of sun damage, wrinkles and even facial scarring.  Skin resurfacing treatments are performed in my office and don’t require anesthesia (I prefer to use gentle numbing) in order to minimize my patient’s downtime.  Even for those who don’t spend a lot of time in the sun but are aging faster, laser resurfacing is great for those looking for subtle cosmetic changes but may not yet be ready for traditional facial plastic surgery.

Q: I want to get rid of wrinkles and tighten the skin around my face and neck.  Is there a non-surgical way instead of facelift?
A: Yes, absolutely!  Skin tightening treatments are ideal for targeting aging concerns of men and women of all ages.  Using the Protégé skin rejuvenation system’s innovative Energy Flow Control (EFC) system, precisely controlled heat energy passes through the skin to gently heat the layers below.  It offers visible, long lasting results for anyone who wants to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while also tightening skin that has started to sag with age (it’s safe for the face/neck, around the eyes and for all skin types).  The purpose of my Band Aid Skin Tightening with Protégé treatment is to promote collagen regrowth non-surgically to provide a more youthful, rejuvenated look.  Best of all, since this treatment doesn’t require anesthesia as well, patients can get back to their normal routines immediately after treatment.

Instead of trusting skincare products and at-home treatments that may not have your best interest at heart (like your safety or actual effectiveness), I always recommend patients consult with a skilled board-certified plastic surgeon with many years performing treatments that you are interested in.  It not only keeps you from wasting your money, but ensures that your results are in line with your cosmetic facial rejuvenation goals.  This month, I am offering special savings on both Band Aid skin resurfacing and Band Aid skin tightening.  Feel free to check out the flyer before for details.  If you’re ready to take the first steps in anti-aging the nonsurgical route, don’t hesitate to contact me, Dr. John L. LeRoy, to get started!


A Holiday Wish from the John L. LeRoy, M.D. Family!

We have officially started the countdown to reaching a new year!  2015 is just around the corner and we couldn’t be more thrilled than having the opportunity to experience another year of great things.  At the John L. LeRoy, M.D., F.A.C.S., P.C. office, we are so grateful to have spent the last year further getting to know all of our patients, old and new!  Thank you so much for trusting us with helping you become your most beautiful, confident self over the past 20 years because we know that you could have entrusted anyone else besides us.  For that, we are most grateful!

happy holidays from dr john leroyWhile we may be known for providing minimally-invasive Band Aid Facial Procedures to help patients reach their goals for turning back the clock on wrinkles and imperfections, not many know that we also expand our interests throughout the year.  Friendship, happy patients and giving back are three of the interests we hold dear aside from plastic surgery.  Patients help make what we do so special and the friendships we have formed through the year are invaluable.  With your help, we were able to learn about many great non-profit organizations and your participation in our social media charity contest selected both CURE Childhood Cancer and the Alzheimer’s Association to each receive $1,000 donations from our office.

2015 is sure to hold a special place in our hearts and we look forward to spending another great year together.  From all of us at the John L. LeRoy, M.D. office, we wish you and your family a very wonderful holiday and a great New Year!


I Spy: Dr. LeRoy’s Band Aid Procedures Featured in Atlanta Magazine

Do you ever get excited when the latest edition of your favorite magazine arrives in the mail?  There’s something thrilling about folding back the cover and diving into an issue full of new things soon to discover!  This month, my Band Aid Facial plastic surgery procedures are featured in Atlanta Magazine to share a few facts about the wonders Band Aid procedures can do for rejuvenating the face and combatting signs of aging.

facial plastic surgery atlanta gaBand Aid Facelift – What is it?
What I like to call a “mini facelift,” my Band Aid Facelift is an original technique that I developed in 1997 to help you combat early signs of aging.  If you are looking to remove excess fat in the jaw and lower neck area this procedure may be right for you.  The procedure itself is completed in my office with the use of gentle numbing so the patients that prefer this like the idea that they may be able to drive themselves home after their procedure!  Band Aid Facelifts provide a refresher for the face and are beneficial for helping patients just starting to show signs of aging or who have previously received a traditional facelift maintain their plastic surgery results.  Since the incisions made during a Band Aid Facelift are much smaller than ones made during a traditional facelift procedure, patients experience less bruising and swelling.

Band Aid Browlift – How can it help?
A brow lift, which is also called a forehead lift, is a cosmetic plastic surgery procedure that address areas along the upper face that are showing signs of sagging skin, furrows and creases and additional signs of aging that can make your appearance seem more aged or stressed than it really is.  With my Band Aid Browlift I have finessed a new technique that removes any excess skin that tends to droop over the eyes so that the result is a rejuvenated appearance of the eyebrows, in a subtle way.

Band Aid Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) – What’s your technique?
The techniques I use during Band Aid Eyelid Surgery utilize some of the same principles as the Band Aid Facelift.  First, and perhaps the biggest plus my patients like, is that the procedure is performed right here in our office and takes less time to perform than traditional eyelid surgery.   This means you won’t need general anesthesia but instead a local anesthetic of gentle numbing.  Plus I do rather enjoy having the patients awake during the procedure to be able to chat with them and explain the process as we go.  My main goal is to gently remove excess fat and sagging skin around the eyes and smooth out the remaining skin during Band Aid Eyelid procedures.

The beauty of the Band Aid procedures is that you can reveal your true, confident beauty and regain your youthful vibrancy!  Each procedure offers great benefits and can be tailored to help you achieve the look you want.  To familiarize yourself with what Band Aid procedures can do for you, contact us with any questions you may have because we love to talk to new and existing patients any time we are in the office!  For all the latest on minimally invasive cosmetic procedures, connect with me, Dr. John LeRoy, on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.


December Savings with Dr. John LeRoy

“I only have one regret…not having done this sooner!” – M.D. of Atlanta, Georgia

atlanta facial plastic surgeonThe holiday season has been a great start for us so far and we are excited for what’s to come in 2015!  As we get another day older, and wiser, now is a great time to do something that you’ve perhaps put off for a while.  As a double board-certified plastic surgeon with over 20 years having the pleasure of working with many remarkable patients, the biggest regret some of them have is that they waited so long to renew the beauty of their youth.

To help make your season brighter, we are kicking off December with specials to renew your radiance and have you feeling and looking your best:

Treat yourself to five (5) Band Aid Skin Tightening treatments for just $1,250 which comes out to only $250 per session!

  • Target deep dermal layers and promote collagen production.
  • Our Protégé system uses gentle, controlled RF heat.
  • Correct the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Address sagging skin and imperfections from deep within the skin.
  • No surgery or anesthesia; we’ll have you out of the office in no time.
  • Beautiful, natural-looking results with no need for extensive downtime.

Band Aid Laser Skin Resurfacing, $1000 OFF when you purchase a full face treatment (normally $2,250).

  • Reduce and even eliminate fine lines, wrinkles, and sun damage.
  • Our laser technology stimulates collagen production to rejuvenate youthful elasticity to your skin.
  • An excellent choice for those of you looking for a non-surgical, minimally-invasive anti-aging procedure.

There’s still time to take advantage of special in-office rebates we are offering.  Save on our most popular facial fillers, including Perlane® and Restylane®, and on the 5mL Latisse® eyelash enhancement BOGO special.  These are just a fraction of the great savings we have for the month so be sure to check out the flyer below for all the details or contact the office of Dr. John LeRoy by giving us a call at 404-843-0840 to get your facial rejuvenation journey started.  Don’t wait because rebates are limited while supplies last and are first come, first serve!   You can also stay updated on the latest news and specials by connecting with me, Dr. LeRoy, on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.


The Perfect Trifecta: Band Aid Procedures for the Entire Face

You don’t have to be superstitious to believe that good things come in 3’s.  A common misconception many of my patients have is that just because your signs of aging are leaving the look of youth to be desired, a traditional facelift must always be the solution; however, this is not always the case.  With over 20 years as a double board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in facial plastic surgery, I have finessed a line of minimally-invasive Band Aid facial rejuvenation procedures to precisely target the areas of most concern for my patients.  Imagine dividing your face into three parts: upper (eyebrows and up), middle (eyes and nose) and lower (anything below the nose):

facial plastic surgery in atlanta georgia by Dr John LeRoyUpper: Also known as a forehead lift, a brow lift is designed to address the upper part of the face by eliminating sagging skin, deep furrows and creases that often make us look older or more stressed than we actually are.  With all of my Band Aid procedures, Band Aid Browlift doesn’t require general anesthesia but instead uses gentle numbing!  I start by making small incisions within the hairline and contours of the ears before I remove excess skin and tighten the remaining skin for a subtle, more rejuvenated appearance of the eyebrows.

Middle: The eyes are a vital part of your appearance as they are often the first facial feature that another person notices.  As we age, our skin becomes lax and can often cause excess bagginess to form around the eyes.  Whether experiencing obstructed views due to hooded eyelids or if you’re tired of looking tired because of under-eye bags, Band Aid Eyelid Surgery can have a positive effect on your entire face.  This less-invasive procedure, in comparison to traditional eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), removes excess fat and sagging skin around the eyes before the remaining skin is smoothed to create your rejuvenated look.  Depending on the severity of your facial aging, eyelid surgery can also be performed on the upper, lower or both eyelids.  As an added bonus, since my Band Aid procedures are performed in my office, Band Aid Eyelid Surgery is beneficial in that it creates dramatic, natural-looking results with significantly less downtime.

Lower: As you travel down the face you may notice that the skin along the jaw and neck has started to hang lower than it once did.  The Band Aid Facelift procedure was innovated to provide maximum results in a simpler fashion than that of traditional facelifts.  When I first developed the Band Aid Facelift in 1997, I wanted to not only address the early signs of aging but provide an effective procedure that could serve as a “refresher” for patients that had already had a facelift.  During a Band Aid Facelift I use liposuction to remove fat from the cheeks and jawline followed by tightening underlying muscle and addressing remaining skin.

The main goal with any of my Band Aid plastic surgery procedures is to reveal your true beauty without creating a wind-blown appearance that signals you had cosmetic plastic surgery work done.  It doesn’t matter what point in your aging you are at, there is never a time when it’s “too late” to turn back the hands of time and I will diligently work with you to create the best plan of action to produce the results you most desire.  If you’re ready to get started on your journey to facial rejuvenation, please don’t hesitate to contact my office to set up a consultation.  For more news and updates, be sure to follow me, Dr. John L. LeRoy, on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.


A Renewed You: Atlanta Magazine’s November Issue Features Band Aid Procedures

We’ve all known or seen someone who’s hadA Renewed You: Atlanta Magazine November Issue Features Band Aid Procedures so much plastic surgery they barely resemble their younger self. As a double board-certified plastic surgeon, I couldn’t disagree more with this kind of approach to cosmetic procedures.

facial plastic surgery atlanta gaI’ve always thought of plastic surgery as a way to enhance – not dramatically alter – an individual’s natural and unique look. As the late Dr. Seuss wrote, “You are you. That is truer than true. There is no one who is you-er than you.” I agree wholeheartedly with that sentiment. Cosmetic surgery should not make you look like a different person; rather, it should simply help reinstate the confidence and poise you had as a younger person and correct small imperfections caused by age and stress. You shouldn’t have to sacrifice your signature smile just to get rid of the lines around it, and Band Aid Plastic Surgery doesn’t require you to.

Many of my patients tell me that they are often surprised by the reflection in the mirror; after all, they certainly don’t feel any different than they did 20 or 30 years ago. I understand that completely – I’ve changed too over the years! These patients want to get back some of the smoothness, firmness, and vibrancy of their younger years, and many of them turn to Band Aid Plastic Surgery to accomplish their aesthetic goals.

My Band Aid procedures are minimally invasive and performed in office with very little recovery time. I use a gentle numbing product instead of general anesthesia so that you can get back to your life as soon as possible after the surgery is complete. Procedures like Band Aid Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) and Band Aid Skin Tightening are comparatively small adjustments that may help reduce or eliminate the necessity of more comprehensive surgeries later in life.

Making small changes on the outside can have an extremely positive impact on the inside. I encourage you to take a look at the advertisement below to familiarize yourself with Band Aid procedures and contact us to schedule a consultation. For all the latest on minimally invasive cosmetic procedures, connect with me, Dr. John LeRoy, on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.


Put the finishing touches on your Band Aid Facelift with these special offers from Dr. John LeRoy

There’s no denying that the last two months of the year are pretty special. Almost everyone looks forward to the holidays; the family get-togethers, parties, and shopping are hallmarks of those eight festive weeks, and you’ll want to look your best for every minute of it.

If your skin is looking a little dull or saggy this year, you’re in luck! It’s not too late to experience one of Dr. John LeRoy’s Band Aid Facelifts before the first holiday party. If you are not quite ready for surgery or have already had surgery and would simply like to enhance your results, this month Dr. LeRoy invites you to take advantage of a very special pricing on Band Aid Laser Skin Resurfacing. Enjoy a discount of $1,000 off the regular price of $2,250 with a full face treatment. You can also get a five-treatment Band Aid Skin Tightening package for just $250 per treatment. No anesthesia, surgery, or downtime necessary. See our November 2014 specials flyer below for more details!

In addition,  Dr. LeRoy is offering buy one get one free (BOGO) on  Latisse® until supplies last. Simply purchase one box of Latisse® 5ml for our special pricing of $180 per box and receive a free box of Latisse® 3ml. Please note, we only have 24 redemption forms and this will be first come, first serve. Patient will be responsible for mailing in redemption certificate with their receipt for the box of Latisse® 5ml that was purchased through Dr. LeRoy and SkinMedica will ship you your free box of Latisse® 3ml. As an added bonus, you are not limited to one offer and can purchase up to 3 of the 5ml and get 3 free 3mls! (only 1 form needed per patient even if 2 or 3 Bogo’s are purchased).

Please contact us for any questions about our specials or to schedule your consultation.   Be sure to also connect with Dr. John L. LeRoy, on FacebookTwitter, and Google + for the latest plastic and cosmetic surgery news and information.

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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.