Eyelift / Blepharoplasty
If you look tired even after a good night's sleep, you may consider having an eyelift or blepharoplasty to remove extra skin and the sag below the eyes. By removing excess fat from the upper and lower eyelids, blepharoplasty can rejuvenate puffy, sagging or tired-looking eyes. It is typically a cosmetic procedure but it can also improve vision by lifting excess droopy eyelid skin and underlying fat. Blepharoplasty improves the appearance of the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both, and gives a rejuvenated appearance to the surrounding area of your eyes, making you look more rested and alert.
Dr. Manjoney is pleased to offer CT patients the latest techniques in blepharoplasty. Dr. Manjoney customizes your cosmetic procedure to your exact goals. Dr. Manjoney specializes in giving a natural look, you will look naturally rested, refreshed, and younger.
These procedures are performed in our state-of-the-art center at Connecticut Eye Surgery Center or St. Vincent’s Medical Center using local anesthesia. A board-certified anesthesiologist gives intravenous sedation to guarantee your safety and comfort.
BOTOX & Cosmetic Fillers
Dr. Delia Manjoney has extensive experience with BOTOX. Botox, trade name for botulinum toxin, acts as a nerve impulse blocker, preventing muscles from contracting. In an extremely dilute form, botulinum toxin has many cosmetic applications and can be injected directly into muscles of the face with minimal risk. Botox causes the overactive muscles to relax and is highly effective for eliminating unwanted crow's feet and frown lines without surgery.
Botox is used in ocular conditions such as blepharospasm which is an excessive contraction of the eyelid muscles that forces the eyelids closed. Botox works well in decreasing or eliminating migraine headaches over its duration of action. Wrinkles also become less prominent if injected with Botox.
Side effects of the injection are temporary. They can include a droopy upper eyelid, double vision, and inability to close the eyelids. It usually takes a few days for the therapeutic effect to be noticeable. The injections may need to be repeated every 4 to 6 months.
Dr. Manjoney has been using BOTOX injections to reduce the signs of aging by flattening wrinkles on the forehead and eliminating crow’s feet as well as deep furrows and wrinkles between the eyebrows and above the nose.
Botox is minimally invasive and hassle-free way to rid of early signs of aging. Botox is increasingly become popular, thanks to its results. The patient is able to resume his or her normal activities within an hour of the injections. The injections take about 7 days to reach full effectiveness and significant improvements are visible for several months.
Call our scheduling department at (203) 576-6500 to inquire about Botox. Initial consultations are complimentary.
Dr. Manjoney offers her patients several different dermal fillers (Juvederm, Juvederm UltraPlus, Restylane) in order to provide the best possible results for her patient’s individual needs. Dr. Manjoney has been performing filler procedures for over 5 years and has extensive knowledge of this field.
When you smile or laugh, you contract the muscles of your face and as our skin ages, these contractions produce permanent furrows and deep wrinkles around the eyes mouth, eyebrows and forehead. These lines can make you look older, sad, angry or tired.
Dermal Fillerss (Juvederm, Restylane) are becoming increasingly popular as a means to help reverse the changes associated with aging. Because the goal is to return the dermis to its original youthful state, Dermal Fillerss can give a more natural appearance than surgical face lifts. Dermal Fillerss are being used to reduce or eliminate wrinkles, raise scar depressions, enhance lips, and replace soft-tissue volume loss. Dermal fillers not only prevent deepening of these lines during facial movements, they also soften these marks of aging, leaving you looking younger and refreshed.
Dermal fillers are FDA-approved and safe for use. Many of the fillers are made from substances found naturally in the body, or synthetically made to mimic natural substances or stimulate collagen production. These fillers are injected directly into the skin of the targeted area to restore volume and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Dr. Manjoney offers various FDA approved Dermal Fillers options to her patients’, some of which are listed below:
Restylane is the most well known Dermal Fillers in the United States, known for its safety, efficacy and longstanding results. Restylane is made out of Hyaluronic acid which closely resembles the same substance that occurs naturally in the body. Restylane will immediately soften lines and wrinkles seen with aging (such as the nasolabial folds) and enhance natural features such as the lips or cheeks.
Restylane is injected with a very fine needle during a comfortable procedure that requires no downtime. Because Restylane does not contain any animal-derived ingredients, no skin test is required. Restylane lasts 6-12 months.
Juvederm Ultra™ and Juvederm Ultra Plus are fillers consisting of a smooth gel that when injected help to instantly restore your skin's volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds such as the nasolabial folds—the creases that run from the bottom of the nose to the corners of the mouth). Juvederm is made of Hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body that helps to hydrate and add volume to the skin.
The hyaluronic acid in Juvederm supplements the body’s natural supply of this substance. Juvederm comes in two formulations, Juvederm Ultra and Ultra Plus. The latter formulation is more robust, giving us the ability to better treat deeper folds and wrinkles. It may last a bit longer as well. Juvederm can last up to one year.
Latisse® is the first prescription treatment approved by the FDA for the treatment of small or thin eyelash growth. When applied regularly on a daily basis, the Latisse product can result in the growth of significantly longer, fuller, darker upper eyelid lashes. It can also treat hypotrichosis, a condition that includes having inadequate or not enough eyelashes.
You should not use Latisse if you have an active eye infection or broken skin or irritated skin on the eyelid. Consult with Dr. Manjoney to find out if Latisse is right for you
Latisse is a prescription product which you apply yourself at home. Prior to applying the product, you should wash your face and remove any makeup or creams.