Dr. LeRoy’s Blog
Importance of Patient-Centric Surgeons with Botox Injections like those of Reality TV Star Kate Gosselin
Us Magazine readers and Gosselin gossipers have probably already seen the photos of Reality TV star and famed mom of sextuplets Kate Gosselin’s before and after images from her recently reported dermal injections to remedy facial wrinkles. The images capture Gosselin’s newly “super-arched” eyebrows, and have readers raising theirs at her dramatic appearance. Medical resources of the magazine speculate that Gosselin’s overly dramatic results can be attributed to her surgeons’ injection of the muscle relaxing Botox® or Dysport® in a “v” shape between her eyes to eliminate frown lines and the non-treatment of the muscles above the brows which have caused them to over-work.
Dr. John LeRoy, an experienced Atlanta plastic and cosmetic surgeon, urges potential facial rejuvenation patients to use Gosselin’s reported experience as a warning to avoid less experienced surgeons who might opt for a similar template driven surgical plan.
Regardless of the media coverage and speculations, Dr. LeRoy stresses to patients the importance of a thorough consultation in stating, “It is of upmost importance for potential facial rejuvenation patients to seek only those certified Plastic Surgeons who will invest in a quality consultation with their patients. Your surgeon needs to become acquainted with your specific needs. Even if you are receiving a small treatment like dermal injections of Botox® or Dysport®, it’s only those surgeons who make a point to observe your specific problem areas and the causes of those issues (repeated facial expressions in the case of forehead wrinkles) that deliver effective, natural looking rejuvenation results. “
In addition to minimally invasive dermal injections, Dr. John LeRoy has developed a series of “Band Aid” procedures to address facial aging which provide the added benefit of being performed in-office requiring only local anesthesia. If you are interested in pursuing a facial rejuvenation procedure contact Dr. John LeRoy’s office today or visit his website.
Dr. LeRoy will be out of the office the first two weeks in August and is devoting this week only (July 26th-July 30th) to seeing consultations for in-office procedures like dermal injections such as Dysport® and Botox®. If you’ve been thinking about coming in, now is a great time to do it!
- Each Dysport® patient will receive a $75 rebate upon their first treatment and an additional $75 off any subsequent Dysport® treatment ($150 total discount.)
- Every new Latisse® (clinically-proven to re-grow eyelashes) patient will also receive a FREE bottle of Vivite® Vibrance Therapy ($119 value.)
Vivite® has been clinically proven to produce the following when applied to the face:
> Reduction of fine lines and wrinkles
> Improve skin texture (reducing roughness)
>Evening skin tone
>The first 10 patients to schedule Botox® injections (used to diminish facial wrinkles) will also be eligible for a $50 rebate.
>Complimentary consultations this week only for cosmetic procedures such as Band Aid Lipo and Band Aid Facelift!
Contact our office if interested in scheduling a consultation or learning more about our special offers.
Recently featured on CNN was Susan Depiro, a self proclaimed smoker and breast augmentation patient. After warnings from her doctor, Susan decided to quit smoking 2 weeks prior to her cosmetic surgery procedure; but once the procedure was complete, she began smoking cigarettes again just days after surgery. The result? Susan ended up with necrosis, or an infection caused by the dying of the skin, under one of her new breasts.
While this is an extreme case, Susan’s case highlights the potential negative effects of smoking and surgery. Her necrosis was due to lack of circulation, a side effect of nicotine in the blood that can be devastating to surgical patients.
Knowing the negative effects of smoking and plastic surgery, Dr. John LeRoy insists that all of his cosmetic surgery patients quit smoking AT LEAST 2 to 4 weeks before and 2 to 4 weeks after their procedure. Smoking not only causes a lack of circulation, but can lead to problems with healing, increased scarring, and possible infections.
For more information on post surgical care and the procedures that Dr. LeRoy has to offer, contact his office today.
Atlanta Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. John LeRoy offers several minimally invasive facial rejuvenation procedures including his originally developed Band Aid Facelift, Band Aid Blepharoplasty (eyelid lift), and Band Aid Brow Lift. Dr. LeRoy also offers Latisse® to patients who wish to revitalize the appearance of their eyes through increased eye lash growth.
The topical prescription treatment works to increase the length of the anagen, or growth phase of the eyelashes, to lengthen existing lashes and increase the amount of new growth over 12-16 weeks of daily application. If you suffer from hypotrichosis (an insufficient number of eyelashes) and have thought about trying the product now is a great time to start.
The makers of Latisse® are offering a $20 rebate to patients who register for the “Lash Perks” program on the Latisse® website before the end of August. Registering is simple: requiring only a short application and mailing in the coupon they give you once you submit the application along with the UPC label from your Latisse® prescription.
In addition to the rebate, Lash Perks members will also have access to news and any subsequent specials from Latisse® contact Dr. LeRoy’s office to schedule a consultation and find out if Latisse® could be right for you.
Most people agree that cosmetic surgery is more synonymous with women than with men, but the fairly recent trend of male plastic surgery procedures may disrupt that preconceived notion. Seventeen percent of men (according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery) look at plastic and cosmetic surgery more favorably than they did 5 years ago – an indication that men are beginning to close the gender gap in the plastic surgery industry.
There is no question that there has been a decline in the number of plastic surgery procedures in recent years, due to the economy-dependent nature of the industry. But despite this fact, plastic surgeons everywhere, including Dr. John LeRoy, have been seeing a rise in the number of males coming into their practices and opting for cosmetic procedures.
According to a study by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), the top five most popular cosmetic surgery procedures among men are liposuction, nose surgery (rhinoplasty), eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), male breast reduction (gynecomastia), and hair transplantation.
There also remains a preconceived notion that cosmetic surgery is a luxury for those that have enough money to indulge. However, with industry advancements, plastic surgery has become more affordable than ever. In fact, the largest group of cosmetic surgery consumers is made up of middle class women. With the rising popularity of male cosmetic surgery, middle class men are also opting for more and more procedures – with “average” guys going in for procedures that, in the past, they would not have considered.
If you are a man considering plastic surgery, but have more questions, including expected cost and recovery time, contact Dr. LeRoy’s office today.
After well over 90% of patients choosing to “love it” in the Dysport® “Love it or Leave it Challenge”, the makers of the wrinkle removing product are choosing to extend the special until September 30, 2010!
If you missed Dr. LeRoy’s first blog about the challenge, here is how it works:
Patients who wish to try Dysport® can receive a $75 rebate on their first 300 unit injection. If they “Love it” they can follow steps on DysportUSA.com to receive an additional $75 rebate on their next Dysport® injection. If for some reason patients decide they are unhappy with the results, they can “Leave It” and can be treated with the competition product, Botox®.
Dysport® is a wrinkle removing injectable made with the purified toxin Botulinum. It works by relaxing facial muscles to reduce and remove existing wrinkles and furrows as well as prevent further wrinkling from forming.
To date, 49,000 patients have taken the challenge, and with over 90% choosing to love it – there really is nothing to lose! Contact the office of Dr. John Leroy and schedule your appointment to receive your first injection by September 30!