Dr Oz did a segment called The Fix: Plastic Surgery to talk about some of the most revolutionary plastic surgery procedures for eliminating under-eye bags, spider veins and years of sun damage. Doctor Oz was joined by Dr Adam Scheiner who did a Festoon Laser Treatment and an Under-Eye Bag Laser Treatment, as well as Dr Anne Chapas who did an Asclera Spider Vein Laser Treatment.
Dr Oz: Eye Bag Laser Treatment
Dr Oz found a lady named Donna who has very bad Under-Eye Bags. She has tried makeup, concealer, anti-histamines, cucumbers, tea bags, caffeine and every cream on the market. But it just keeps getting worse over time. She does not like to look in the mirror because her Eye Bags dominate everything. Donna also has Festoons, which are not caused by poor diet or a lack of exercise. Festoons are mainly caused by sun exposure. A Festoon is a swollen mound that forms on your cheek right under your Lower Eye Bag.
Dr Oz: Festoon Laser Treatment
Dr Oz asked Dr Adam Scheiner what makes him so passionate about the Festoon Laser Treatment? He loves that his patients end up without baggy skin and appear smoothed out so that people do not think they always look tired. Dr Oz said that Eye Bags run in his family, so he is especially interested in this topic. He asked Dr Scheiner what makes the Festoon Laser Treatment so unique? He said that before this there were no great treatments for Festoons, and they would just stretch the skin out to try to make it look better. With the Festoon Laser Treatment, it is like pushing a reset button and creating brand new skin.
Dr Oz & Dr Adam Scheiner
Dr Adam Scheiner did a demonstration with the laser and an avocado to show what happens during the Eye Bag Laser Treatment. The laser takes off the top layer of the avocado and the color started to change and the skin looked a bit more smooth. Then, Dr Scheiner went through to the middle layer of skin to get to the deep layer of skin which is a lime green color in an avocado. This is where your skin will create new elastic collagen fibers. From this point, a person will grown new skin all over again from the bottom layer up.
Dr Oz showed some footage of Donna’s Eye Bag Treatment. Dr Scheiner first made an incision to take out the lower level fat and then used a Resurfacing Laser to resurface the skin. After just 2 weeks, Donna looked spectacular. Her Festoons were gone and her Under-Eye Bags were gone. She said that people are amazed by the difference and that she does not look tired anymore. The Lower Eye Bag Treatment, fat pad removal and laser resurfacing of Festoons takes around 30 minutes and costs between $3000 and $5000. The result will last as long as she does not expose her skin to the sun.
Dr Oz: Spider Vein Injection Procedure
Dr Oz brought Dr Anne Chapas to help a mother of 3 who hates showing her legs in public because of her unsightly spider veins. She wears pants only and avoids shorts. Up until now, she tries to wear self-tanner on her legs and never leaves her home without pantyhose. Dr Anne Chapas said that what makes her treatment so special is that Asclera is a single painless injection that was found in the 1950’s in France, so it has been used for a while. The cost of Asclera is $400 – $700 per treatment.
Dr Oz: Asclera Spider Vein Procedure
Dr Anne Chapas cleaned the skin with alcohol first. She then looked for the main branch of a spider vein cluster, because the leg veins are kind of like a tree sprouting from one main branch. The Asclera Injection makes the main trunk collapse, and the little branches disappear along with it. So after Dr Chapas has injected the Asclera, she pushes it up into the feeder veins. Then she applies pressure for a while and place a cotton ball on top. The patient wears compression stocking for a while to make sure that the veins stay closed. Once the Spider Veins are gone though, they are gone forever!