Newport Beach, CA – Richard A. Weiss, M.D., a cosmetic Botox and eyelid surgery expert, was selected by Allergan, Botox’s manufacturer, to be a National Trainer for Cosmetic Botox. Weiss has been using Botox since 1989 – well before it was used for cosmetic purposes. As an ophthalmic plastic surgeon, he originally used it for its initial FDA indication – treatment of blepharospasm (uncontrollable blinking of the eyelids) and facial spasms. Recognizing his experience and technique, Allergan will send other doctors to him for training from across the U.S..
Dr. Weiss, Medical Director of Weiss Cosmetic and Laser Vision Procedures, has been practicing in southern California since 1986 and has offices in Los Angeles and Newport Beach. He received an undergraduate degree at New York University, a medical degree at Temple University School of Medicine and went on to complete an ophthalmology residency at Georgetown University.
He has also taken special fellowship training in ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Toronto, one of only twenty training positions available in this field yearly in North America. In 1995, Dr. Weiss traveled to South Africa to perform a complex reconstructive eyelid procedure for then-President Nelson Mandela.
For more information on Richard A. Weiss, M.D. call 949-720-1400 or go to www.drweiss.com