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Leading Chicagoland Oculofacial Surgeon Champions Comprehensive Approach to Cosmetic Eyelid and Facial Procedures

Revitalizing areas of the face though aesthetic and reconstructive surgeries results in long-lasting youthful appearance with minimal healing time.

GLENVIEW, IL, December 4, 2012 – Putting one’s best face forward no longer means putting up with the hallow appearance of lower eyelids, a sagging brow and droopy eyelids. Aesthetic and reconstructive surgeries such as blepharoplasty, better known as an eyelid lift, are increasingly popular and long-term methods for improving appearance and self-esteem.

Adam J. Cohen, MD, FACS of The Art of Eyes says restoring and revitalizing areas of the face that convey personality – eyes, eyebrows, forehead, and cheeks – helps diminish that worn-out and tired look that inevitably comes with age.

Patients are often surprised to learn the healing time for most procedures involving the face and eyes is minimal, he said.

“There is very little downtime for a big result,” he said. “Everybody will notice that you look better but no one will know you had work done.”

Dr. Cohen, whose private practice debuted in Glenview this past spring, is among a handful of board-certified ophthalmologists in the Chicagoland area specializing in oculoplastic and facial plastic surgery. He is also skilled in reconstructive surgery and neuro-ophthalmology.

Unlike most cosmetic surgeons, Dr. Cohen measures and maps each individual’s face upon consultation. This personalized and comprehensive approach to surgery allows him to determine whether an effective combination of procedures is necessary to create the most natural, desired look.

Most modifications around the eyes involve making small incisions from within to leave patients with positively altered, scar-free skin. Procedures like upper eyelid lifts don’t require a trip to the hospital and can be performed on site at the office.

Dr. Cohen’s newest treatments utilize blood-derived growth factors to revive the shape of skin while repairing and strengthening its quality. Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, therapy spins the patient’s own blood at a rapid rate to separate platelets from white and red blood cells. By replacing only the platelet-rich plasma, patients receive a youthful volume to their skin with a beautifully restored shape. Because the cells are retrieved exclusively from the patient there is virtually no risk of an allergic reaction or intolerance. Current treatments include the Vampire Face Lift, as well as Derma Pen skin rejuvenation and PRP epidermal repair. 

In addition to surgical remedies, The Art of Eyes helps men and women of all ages achieve younger features through BOTOX and DYSPORT, soft tissue fillers, and laser treatments. The practice’s in-house Aesthetician Aggie Chapsky also provides facials and chemical peels, skin resurfacing, acne treatments, skin tightening, hair removal and waxing, and mineral makeup services.

While advanced operating tools help make cosmetic surgeries less complex, such work still demands the skills of a highly trained medical professional.

“Advances in eyelid and facial surgery aren’t as groundbreaking as in other medical fields because techniques are techniques,” Dr. Cohen said. “No matter how great the technology, you still need a surgeon with a steady hand who can consistently obtain flawless results for patients.”

Dr. Cohen, who hails from Brooklyn, New York and graduated from the Albany Medical College, has lectured and presented extensively across the United States over the past decade. In addition, he has authored two textbooks and over 50 articles for medical journals and online publications. His professional training and surgical competence have earned him the distinction of Fellow with The American Society of Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery, The American Academy of Ophthalmology, and American College of Surgeons.

Currently Dr. Cohen is the only ophthalmologist ever elected to the Young Fellows Association within the American College of Surgeons.


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