The effects of time and sun exposure can often be seen in the skin of the face. CO2 laser resurfacing is without question the most effective way to rejuvenate the skin, while at the same time achieving a significant level of skin tightening. The results can take over ten years off your appearance.
By adjusting various parameters on the laser settings Dr Massey has perfected a technique that allows him to blend the treated areas into the surrounding skin of the neck, the earlobes and into the hairline so avoiding any “cut off” lines that may otherwise make the treated area stand out.
Laser resurfacing can also be used to erase old acne scars on the face and even improve the appearance of old surgical scars.
While teaching at Columbia University, Dr Massey published one of the first studies showing the potential benefit of laser resurfacing in lowering the risk of skin cancer in selected patients. Separate from its cosmetic benefits, resurfacing is now becoming better recognized as a potential method for skin cancer prophylaxis.
Using a computerized CO2 laser Dr. Massey is able to individualize the treatment to the needs of each patient and each area of the face. As soon as one week after the procedure a new, tighter, healthier and rejuvenated skin will emerge!”
Loose extra skin on the upper eyelids or bags and wrinkles of the lower lids can make you look tired and add years to your appearance. This can be corrected with a safe cosmetic surgery called blepharoplasty. This surgery can rejuvenate your eyes and take away that sleepy, tired look. Dr. Massey has perfected an “electrode blepharoplasty” that can be performed under the safety of local anesthesia, with practically no down time. The procedure take about 45 minutes and patients can usually be back to full activity after one week.Learn More
With time the effects of gravity can show themselves as loose extra skin on the cheeks and jowls. These can add years to your appearance. The old fashioned type of face-lift required general anesthetic, many weeks of down time and often left patients looking “unnatural” with their skin pulled much too tight. With the new “Lipo-Lift” Dr. Massey has integrated a new, less invasive face-lift procedure with the tissue contraction gained from micro-liposuction and the benefits of tumescent anesthesia, to produce amazing results. As soon as ten days later, patients don’t look like they have just had surgery, they just look better!Learn More
Until recently, procedures for body contouring through fat removal involved extensive operations. These resulted in large scars and significant safety risks. Several years ago, dermatologists developed tumescent liposuction. This allows fat removal through tiny incisions that do not leave significantly visible scars. A large volume of extremely dilute local anesthetic is infiltrated into the area to be treated. Then utilizing straw like, extremely thin metal tubes (cannulas) and a high-pressure suction system, the fat cells are extracted through tiny incisions.Learn More
A heavy, drooping forehead and eyebrows (rather than just eyelids) can give a sleepy, tired look. Many of these patients are mistakenly treated with a blepharoplasty alone, which takes extra skin from the upper eyelids, still leaving them with their flat, “heavy” eyebrows shadowing their eyes. If these patients are correctly diagnosed preoperatively, they can get a much better cosmetic result from a brow lift, either alone or in combination with blepharoplasty. This is the type of careful analysis and deeper knowledge that allows Dr Massey to guide patients towards the best procedure for them.Learn More