Eyelids don’t lie. They know how old you are and they show it, by drooping, sagging and looking – well – old. Dr. Sara A. Kaltreider with Oculoplastics and Orbital Consultants, PLC understands eyelids. They are here specialty.
“My surgical practice involves reconstructing eyelids, cosmetic eyelid work, repair of tearing problems, removal of eyelid lesions,” she said. Recently I have added CO2 laser resurfacing of the skin which removes wrinkles, pigmented areas, scarring, and sun damage.”
With cutting edge technology, the MiXto laser is applied with a remarkable computer generated hand-piece that minimizes or eliminates pain and discomfort associated with the procedure. With a topical anesthetic cream – and local anesthetic if needed for higher settings – the procedure can be pain-free. The technology exceeds any other instrumentation on the market – and the results are also superior, giving a long-term benefit of 10+ years to the patients.
According to Dr. Kaltreider, back in the old days (1990’s), CO2 laser resurfacing required a surgery center, heavy sedation by way of i.v., enormously expensive equipment, a very long down time for patients (1-2 months), and a risk of scarring. Now this treatment can be done safely and comfortably in the office with minimal social down time (5-7 days depending on level of treatment), and no pain after the procedure. Risk of infection or scarring is extremely low.
“I’m an old-fashioned doc who has depended upon word of mouth for referrals, and have been reluctant to advertise, but I’m realizing that I need to step out a little to get the word out to the community that this new technology is here in Charlottesville,” she acknowledged. “ I believe the MiXto will appeal to those patients of my vintage (baby boomers) who are competing in the work force, just wanting to look refreshed, or trying to back-track on years of sun damage.”
For more information, visit www.kaltreidermd.com.
Sara A. Kaltreider, M.D.
Oculoplastics and Orbital Consultants, PLC
630 Peter Jefferson Pkwy, Suite 140
Charlottesville, VA 22911