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How To Break Up With Your Wrinkles Before Valentine’s

Non-Surgical Options Chicago ILBreaking up is hard to do, especially when the love and romance of Valentine’s Day are in the air. But you have been unhappy with your lines and wrinkles for a long time, and you deserve true happiness. If you have been searching for a way to say good-bye to those signs of aging, we can help with our dermal filler treatments.

Practice Self-Care

The chances are that your wrinkles will miss you more than you will miss them, and this can make letting go difficult. Practice self-care, and focus on what makes you happy. Dr. Tresley helps you understand the benefits of saying good-bye, and we are here to offer the support and encouragement that you need.

Keep It Short and Sweet

Your wrinkles know how to tug at your heart strings, so keep the break-up short and sweet. They may try to reminisce by bringing up memories of the time that you have spent together. Try not to engage. Just keep imagining how life will open up once they are gone. Dermal filler treatments help you keep it short and sweet. The procedure takes less than one hour, and most people can relax during the injections.

Move Forward Sooner Rather Than Later

Once the good-byes are done, it is time for you to move forward with your life. Fortunately, dermal fillers require no downtime, so plan on having lunch with a friend, shopping for Valentine’s Day outfit or treating yourself to a new hair style. However, you choose to spend the rest of the day, make sure that you feel special and pampered because you deserve it.

Embrace Long-term Happiness

Now that the break-up is over, you can look forward to long-term happiness. The results of your dermal fillers treatments will last for several months or longer.

Learn More About Dermal Fillers. Contact Dr. Daniel Tresley.

Are you ready to say good-bye to your wrinkles? Contact Dr. Daniel Tresley to learn more about dermal fillers, brow/forehead lift, Sciton Micro Laser Peel, Kybella®and our other cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. Our Chicago-area office is located in Northbrook, and you can call us directly at (847) 291-6900. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Skin Care By Daniel S. Tresley, M.D.

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You invest time and money into your skin to keep it healthy, youthful and hydrated. Professional treatments contribute to how well your skin responds to the aging process, as well as environmental factors. Your at-home skin care is just as important, as this is how you give your skin the essential nutrients that it needs to fend off damage. High-quality skin care products are one of the most important investments that you can make for your skin at any age.

About Skin Care Solutions by Daniel S. Tresley, M.D.

As an oculofacial plastic surgeon and board-certified ophthalmologist, Dr. Tresley understands skin and how aging and other factors lead to fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, dull complexion and other problems. He has dedicated his expertise to the development of his own line of skin care products. The line includes products for your face with a special emphasis on the needs of the delicate skin around your eyes.

Safe for All Skin Types

Dr. Tresley has carefully considered the formulations for his skin care products to ensure that the line is gentle enough for sensitive skin, yet effective in cleansing, nourishing and hydrating the skin. Botanicals, antioxidants, green tea, lipids, vitamin C, vitamin E and white tea, are just some of the skin-friendly ingredients that are found in his products. The formulations are free of fragrance, preservatives and other ingredients that are often added to skin care, but unnecessary and irritating.

Comprehensive Skin Care Regimen

You will find a comprehensive range of products in the Daniel S. Tresley, M.D., the line of skin care. By addressing every stage of skin health, Dr. Tresley ensures that the products work together to improve and maintain skin health. The line includes products for:

  • Aged skin
  • Oily skin
  • Dry skin
  • Acne-prone skin
  • Rosacea

The products can be used after your professional skin care treatments to promote healing.

Learn More About Daniel S. Tresley, M.D. Skin Care Solutions. Contact Dr. Daniel Tresley.

To learn more about Daniel S. Tresley, M.D. skin care, cosmetic eyelid surgery, Sciton Pro Fractional Laser Therapy, treatments for tearing disorders and our other cosmetic and reconstructive procedures, contact Dr. Daniel Tresley to schedule a consultation. Our Chicago-area office is located in Northbrook, and you can call us directly at (847) 291-6900. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Understanding Ptosis

Ptosis Treatment Chicago ILPtosis is an eye condition that causes the eyelid to hang over the eye. In mild cases, only a small portion of the eye is covered, and more advanced cases involve an eyelid that covers approximately half of the eye. Because the field of vision may be affected, ptosis treatment is considered as both cosmetic and medical.

What Causes Ptosis?

In younger patents, ptosis is considered a genetic condition. The muscles that control the eyelid may not fully develop. In adults, the condition may be caused by muscle atrophy due to age or trauma to the eye that damages the muscles. Some types of eye surgeries may result in adult ptosis.

Does Ptosis Require Treatment?

Treatment for ptosis in children is recommended if the condition significantly interferes with vision or if the cosmetic effects of ptosis are causing a child to have issues with self-esteem. Surgery is recommended for most cases of childhood ptosis.

Adults who develop ptosis that is not congenital should be evaluated by Dr. Tresley to determine the nature of the muscular abnormality and benefits of treatment.

How is Ptosis Corrected?

Ptosis treatment for children involves several considerations, such as the child’s age and characteristics of the eyelid and associated muscles. Surgery for childhood ptosis aims to strengthen the muscles. Dr. Tresley also recommends routine eye exams for children with a history of ptosis.

Treating ptosis in adults may involve changes to the muscles, as well as removing excess skin from the eyelid.

What Happens After Ptosis Surgery?

Healing from ptosis surgery may take up to four months. Some general guidelines for proper healing are:

  • Apply cold compresses for the first three to four days and then use warm compresses
  • Monitor the area for any signs of changed vision, abnormal healing, and infection
  • Use lubricating eyedrops before going to bed
  • Avoid wearing contact lenses and wearing makeup for the first few weeks
  • Rest at home for at least one week

Learn More About Ptosis Treatment. Contact Dr. Daniel Tresley.

To learn more about treatments for ptosis, orbital conditions, tearing disorders and our other services, contact Dr. Daniel Tresley to schedule an appointment at our Chicago-area office located in Northbrook. You can also contact us directly at (847) 291-6900.

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Make 2018 An Eye-Opening Experience

Cosmetic Surgical Services Chicago ILThe eyes are the most extraordinary feature of the human body. They not only allow us to see the world, but the eyes also capture people’s attention and share a piece of our personal stories. The aging process makes subtle changes to the eye area that miscommunicate how we feel. We may look tired, angry or frustrated when we are feeling joyous, delighted and beyond happy. Fortunately, Dr. Daniel Tresley can help. As a board-certified ophthalmologist and oculofacial plastic surgeon, he offers cosmetic surgical procedures, as well as non-surgical eye rejuvenation treatments.

The Effects of Aging on Your Eyes

The aging process affects the eye area just as it does other parts of your face and body. The delicate skin around the eyes may lose elasticity, which causes it to sag and develops fine lines. Facial fat also shifts, and this is most obvious in the upper eyelids.

Common Signs of Aging Around the Eyes

The most common signs of aging around the eyes are:

  • Fine lines at the corners of the eyes (crow’s feet)
  • Sagging upper and lower eyelids
  • Vertical lines between the eyes
  • Horizontal creases across the forehead

Popular Eye Rejuvenation Treatments

Dr. Tresley offers several eye rejuvenation treatments.

  • Blepharoplasty: Eyelid surgery helps with sagging of the upper and lower eyelids. Performing the surgery on the lower eyelids also helps with fine lines and bags under the eyes.
  • Brow/Forehead Lift: The brow and forehead area may sag with age, and this creates horizontal lines on the forehead and may also make the eyes look tired and less alert.
  • Botox®, Dysport®, and Xeomin®: These injectable treatments provide temporary anti-aging benefits for several months and work by relaxing muscles that pinch the skin. Treatment takes less than one hour, and no downtime is required.

Want to Learn More About Anti-Aging Eye Treatments? Contact Dr. Daniel Tresley.

To learn more about anti-aging eye treatments, eyelid scar revision, dermal fillers and our other services, contact Dr. Daniel Tresley to schedule an appointment at our Chicago-area office located in Northbrook. You can also contact us directly at (847) 291-6900.

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How to Get Rid of Swelling After a Blepharoplasty

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Having bags under your eyes and always looking tired isn’t something worth bragging about or updating your Facebook status over. And although you can try your hand at a few topical eye creams, nothing will do the trick quite like a blepharoplasty from Dr. Daniel Tresley. By removing excess fat and skin from either the upper or lower eyelids, a blepharoplasty gives patients a more youthful appearance.

Once you are sent home from surgery, you will experience some swelling for the first week or so which is very common. To help you alleviate this swelling, we have created a few useful and easy tips.

Ice It As You Mean It

Now, you’re not going to want to grab a giant bag of hard ice and place it over your eyes— look for something gentle like a soft gel ice pack. Remember that the skin around your eyes will be very sensitive, so you don’t want to put too much pressure on it. Try icing your eyes for about 10 minutes every 30-60 minutes depending on the severity of swelling.

Take Ibuprofen

Ibuprofen and other over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications may as well be your BFF after a blepharoplasty. By helping ease pain and get rid of inflammation, these types of pills are great. Make sure to consult Dr. Tresley before surgery if you suffer from any health conditions in which anti-inflammatory drugs aren’t recommended.

Raise It Up

Try to keep your head elevated as much as possible during the first week or two of recovery. We recommend patients use about two pillows to prop their head up every night— this will help get rid of fluid and inflammation in the process.

 

Ready to take the next step and get rid of your bags under your eyes? Schedule your consultation at our Northbrook office today!

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How Can I Tell What Fillers Are Right for Me?

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Why would you go under the knife to correct fine lines and wrinkles when you don’t have to? Facial fillers like Juvederm, Restylane, and Radiesse can give patients similar results without having to undergo any surgery. And, with an expert injector like Dr. Daniel Tresley, you know that you will get great and natural results every time. So, how can you tell what fillers are right for you? Let’s take a closer look.

Consultation

Which filler that’s right for you? During you initial consultation Dr. Daniel Tresley to take a closer look at your skin and skin care concerns to help determine what exactly the best filler or combination of fillers is for you. For some, the granular texture of Restylane may be better for them whereas the smoother texture of Juvederm may be better for someone else.

Juvederm

Juvederm can be used to treat fine lines and wrinkles, add contour to cheeks, and even enhance your lips. Composed of hyaluronic acid, Juvederm is considered to be naturally derived.

Restylane

Although Juvederm can be used to add volume to the lips, Restylane is typically the better option because of the texture which allows Dr. Daniel Tresley for molding and shapes it into and around your lips— giving you the

Why would you go under the knife to correct fine lines and wrinkles when you don’t have to? Facial fillers like Juvederm, Restylane, and Radiesse can give patients similar results without having to undergo any surgery. And, with an expert injector like Dr. Daniel Tresley, you know that you will get great and natural results every time. So, how can you tell what fillers are right for you? Let’s take a closer look.

Consultation

Which filler that’s right for you? During you initial consultation Dr. Daniel Tresley to take a closer look at your skin and skin care concerns to help determine what exactly the best filler or combination of fillers is for you. For some, the granular texture of Restylane may be better for them whereas the smoother texture of Juvederm may be better for someone else.

Juvederm

Juvederm can be used to treat fine lines and wrinkles, add contour to cheeks, and even enhance your lips. Composed of hyaluronic acid, Juvederm is considered to be naturally derived.

Restylane

Although Juvederm can be used to add volume to the lips, Restylane is typically the better option because of the texture which allows Dr. Daniel Tresley for molding and shapes it into and around your lips— giving you the

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Keep Your Eye on the Prize: 3 Questions to Ask Before Getting Eyelid Surgery

Ptosis Treatment Chicago ILHow many likes you get on Instagram, how many friends you have on Facebook, and how many views you get on your blog may all seem relative, but they do give you the satisfaction of feeling popular. As one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries, eyelid revision surgery or a blepharoplasty was reported by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons as one of the most popular surgeries last year— with over 200,000 men and women electing to get this procedure. To help you determine whether or not this popular procedure is right for you, this article lists three considerations to make beforehand.

Lower Eyelid Droop: Is Surgery Necessary?

Having bags or excess skin under your eyes can make you look more tired than you are and require more concealer than you likely care to admit. As you age, your skin becomes thinner which creates the appearance of circles under your eyes. Although a blepharoplasty is the only permanent way to get rid of bags and excess skin under your eyes, it is not for everyone. Depending on the severity of your condition, Dr. Daniel Tresley may recommend alternative non-invasive treatments such as microneedling, chemical peels, or even laser.

Is It More Than Cosmetic? Is It Ptosis?

Ptosis is a condition that causes the upper eyelid to hang and droop a little lower which can ultimately result in vision impairment. During your initial consultation with Dr. Daniel Tresley, he will be able to examine you and determine whether or not you have ptosis or if the droopiness you are experiencing is merely caused by aging.

If you are diagnosed with ptosis, Dr. Tresley can perform a surgical procedure to help correct both the cosmetic and medical portions of your upper eyelid.

Is Surgery Alone Good Enough?

Depending on the complexity of your eyelid condition, Dr. Tresley may recommend the use of fillers like Restylane and Juvederm to add more volume to the skin under your eyes in conjunction with surgery.

Schedule your eyelid surgery consultation with our Northbrook office today!

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What to Know About Excessive Tearing

Tearing Disorders Treatment Chicago ILTears make you look compassionate, help you demonstrate emotion, and depending on your acting abilities, may even get you out of the occasional speeding ticket. However, if you have started to tear for no rhyme or reason, you may be suffering from an underlying medical condition.

Your tears are what keep your eyes lubricated and prevent them from drying out. They are drained through a complicated pumping mechanism and then flow into a tear drain called the lacrimal duct. Sometimes, the lacrimal duct can get clogged which causes excessive tearing.

What Causes Excessive Tearing?

Excessive tearing can be caused by a variety of issues including:

  • Dry eyes
  • Blepharitis: This condition typically occurs when the oil glands in the eye become clogged.
  • Topical medications: Facial medications such as retinol sometimes exacerbate the tear glands.
  • Misdirected eyelashes (entropion)
  • Loose or lax eyelids (ectropion)
  • Blocked tear ducts

How Is It Treated?

During your initial consultation with Dr. Daniel Tresley, he will perform a basic evaluation to determine the cause of your tearing. Once he has identified the cause, he will then be able to create a customized treatment plan for you. With years of training and experience, Dr. Daniel Tresley can perform minor eyelid repairs to restore normal tear-pump function or to reposition the eyelid. Additionally, he can also perform a Dacryocystorhinostomy or DCR, which creates a new tear drain to bypass the blocked lacrimal duct.

Excessive eye tearing can impact patients who are as little as a few months old to the elderly. Although tears serve their purpose, if they go into overdrive for whatever medical reason, they can cause discomfort, irritation, and just interfere your overall quality of life. If you or one of your loved ones have started to experience excessive tearing, schedule a consultation with our Northbrook office today!

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3 Benefits of At-Home Facials

Skin care Northbrook, ILTaking care of your skin has never been easier. Not only can you get fillers like Juvederm and Restylane from Dr. Daniel Tresley, but you can also take care of your skin from the comforts of your own home with frequent, at-home facials. By performing one of these at-home facials once every week, you can reap many benefits including relaxation, increased circulation, and cleaner pores. To learn more about the benefits of at-home facials, we have created a brief article. Read on to learn more.

  1. They Are Relaxing

The more relaxed and stress-free you are, the easier you will be on all parts of your body— including your skin. Stress is one of the number one contributors to serious diseases like heart disease, diabetes, and strokes. Additionally, stress can also cause an increased amount of fine lines and wrinkles across your face. By taking the time to pamper yourself on a regular basis, you can cut down on stress.

  1. They Increase Circulation

As long as you are performing the right facial massage techniques on your skin, you can help to improve the circulation. And, the better the circulation your skin has, the more voluminous and youthful it will be. When performing an at-home facial, enhance your circulation by washing and applying creams in a circular motion— focusing on areas such as around your eyes and forehead that are more prone to developing wrinkles.

  1. They Cleanse Your Pores

An at-home facial isn’t complete without a combination of a face mask and face scrub— both of which are designed to cleanse your pores and get rid of harmful germs and bacteria in the process. When looking for a face mask and scrub, try to find one that contains ingredients such as salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide because they target acne and blackheads from the inside-out.

An at-home facial is an easy way to stay relaxed and enhance your skin overall. If you would like to learn more about how you can take better care of your skin or schedule a consultation, contact Dr. Daniel Tresley today!

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How to Combat Dry Skin Under Your Eyes

eye careUnfortunately, we are in the thick of winter, and although spring is just around the corner, you still have to bundle up for at least another month or two. As one of the worst parts about winter, the skin on your face and body can dry out and start to itch. Specifically, the skin around your eyes. Luckily, with these few tips from Dr. Daniel Tresley, you can restore the moisture back to the skin around your eyes and help combat wrinkles while doing so. Read on to learn more.

Cucumbers

You may have thought that the cucumbers your facialist places on your eyes are for a snack, but those cucumbers are doing wonders for the skin under and around your eyes. Containing both ascorbic and caffeic acid, cucumbers help to bring in moisture to these dry areas— leaving you feeling more restored than ever.

Eye Serum

An eye serum is a lightweight gel-like lotion that is designed specifically for the skin under your eyes. Because the skin around your eyes is particularly delicate and sensitive, eye serums are created with those concerns in mind. Use an eye serum both morning and night to help lock in the moisture, get rid of circles under your eyes, and combat fine lines and wrinkles. Additionally, some people say that if you put on a serum over your eyeshadow, it will help give you a natural looking glow.

Drink More Water

One of the easiest and most natural ways of helping deal with dry skin around your eyes is to drink more water throughout the day. The more hydrated your body is, the more hydrated your skin will be— meaning that you can get rid of that chapped skin feeling.

Restoring the moisture to the skin around and under your eyes is relatively simple. By using cucumbers, an eye serum, and drinking more water, you can combat the curse of winter once and for all. To learn more about how you can take better care of your eyes, contact Dr. Daniel Tresley today!

 

 

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