Lawrence G. Kass M.D.

OCULOPLASTIC & FACIAL

COSMETIC SURGERY


727.522.3223

St. Petersburg / Clearwater

Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Gallery

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Laser Skin Resurfacing

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This 52-year-old woman presented because of the sagging skin on her upper eyelids. But even more than this, she disliked the lines around her mouth which she felt aged her prematurely. For her, Dr. Kass performed laser skin resurfacing and upper eyelid lifts. She was so satisfied with the results that Dr. Kass achieved that now, her primary concern was what others might think when she was seen with such an older appearing man (her husband)! So, she insisted that he see Dr. Kass to have HIS eyelids done!


 



Chemical Peel/Hetter Peel

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This 43 year old woman was concerned about the drooping of her upper lids, loss of definition of her cheeks, and she "hated" the bags under her eyes. For her, Dr. Kass performed bilateral mid face lifts, bilateral upper and lower eyelid lifts, bilateral eyelid ptosis repairs, and a full face Hetter resurfacing chemical peel procedure.


Although this patient developed some temporary symptoms related to dry eyes and had to use moisture drops for a few months while wearing her contact lenses, she was extremely impressed with the results of her surgery. She was amazed that the surgery so successfully restored a youthful fullness to her cheeks, that the upper lids were lifted so successfully and were symmetric and natural appearing, that the bags beneath her eyes were all gone, and that all of these problems could be addressed at the same time. Her husband volunteered that when he looked at her now, "it was almost like being married to a different (younger) woman."

 



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This 65 year old woman presented because her eyes felt heavy. But even more, she hated the lines around her mouth. For her, we performed medically necessary surgery on her upper eyelids (ptosis repair), combined with lower eyelid surgery, and Hetter chemical peel with facial resurfacing. What did she think of her results? She said that after the surgery she felt great! She was amazed that no one could see any scars! She stated that she thinks Dr. Kass is a "miracle worker."

 



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This 70 year old woman wondered what could be done to improve her jaw line, jowls, and lines around her mouth. She was fearful of surgery because she had previously had non cosmetic surgery for cancer of the neck and specifically requested that we avoid the sternocleidomastoid muscle area entirely (the large fold at the bottom of the photo heading up toward her earlobe<).


For her, we performed the Weekend Lift, the Neck Lift with liposuction and a limited suture platysmaplasty, and a Hetter chemical peel for facial resurfacing. We avoided the area of her understandable concern. Yet, she was delighted with her results! She said that we had achieved exactly what she wanted. By working within her stated goals and concerns, she remains one of our most grateful and happy patients.

 



OBAGI

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Obagi NU-DERM Skin Treatment for correction and restoration is a comprehensive program used to treat skin problems on most areas of the body. It is effective in treating men and women of all ages and all types and colors of skin. Each patient receives a customized regime. The program is specifically designed to correct:

  • Uneven pigmentation
  • Unsightly blemishes
  • Sun damaged skin
  • Some fine wrinkles
  • Photo-aged skin
  • Outcomes due to acne
  • Age spots
  • Large pores

The Obagi skin care system can transform your skin by improving the appearance of blemishes, age spots, wrinkles, and scars. This treatment can be tailored to fit the requirements of your specific skin type, exfoliating layers of dead skin cells to reveal the healthy cells beneath. It can be performed on the face as well as the neck, arms, hands and legs. It promotes and restores healthy skin and can remove many of the sun damage spots and fine lines.

 



Photorejuvenation

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Wrinkles, age spots, sun spots and spider veins – medically known as rhytides and pigmented and vascular lesions, are outward manifestations of aging or sun damaged skin. Once accepted as a fact of growing older, these skin imperfections can now be safely and easily treated.

LHE has demonstrated a clinically proven ability to safely deliver more youthful looking skin and a high level of client satisfaction. Another term often used to describe LHE is photofacial rejuvenation.

 




Photofacial Rejuvenation

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In today's world of advanced medicine and technology, people are living longer, healthier and more active lives. Skin degradation and imperfections, and unavoidable aspect of time, are not just the bane of old age.

Premature aging of the skin from exposure to the sun, heredity, hormones, and rosacea, can often have a negative impact on careers, social life and self image. Due to the ever-growing call for procedures that improve appearance, eliminate sunspots, pigmentation, facial veins and red blotches, and minimize lines and wrinkles, a practical, efficient and safe solution is more in demand than ever before.

Initially branded as IPL (intense pulsed light) when it was a brand new technique using laser and light energy to treat each skin imperfection safely and with minimal risk, the improved version of IPL is referred to as LHE or light heat energy. Photorejuvenation takes just ten minutes with no preparation or downtime. It gives you the opportunity to squeeze in a lunch hour appointment and still have plenty of time for lunch.

Noticeable improvement in pigmentation, facial veins, red blotches, and fine lines and wrinkles occur after just a few treatments.


 





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