Welcome to my blog!

Welcome to my blog! My goal here is to get more personal – and simply share stuff with my friends, family, and patients!  You can expect some posts on the latest advances in cosmetic surgery (although it seems like there’ll be a fair amount of music-related posts – they’re too much fun to make!) I also expect that we’ll have more contests and free stuff, special events and even very special guests!

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Dr Weiss explaining how a skin rejuvenation laser works

How Does a Skin Rejuvenation Laser Work?

April 2, 2019

There's a famous law from famed science-fiction author Arthur C. Clarke along the lines of "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."  I think that law describes lasers quite well!  What else would you call a machine that shoots light at your skin in order to remove wrinkles and brown spots? I'd like to take you on a behind-the-scenes look at the "magic" behind the laser I use for skin rejuvenation. Hopefully you too will appreciate the cool science and technology operating in the background!
Patient on operating table explaining her happiness with choosing eyelid surgery

If You’ve Ever Been Afraid of Eyelid Surgery…

March 8, 2019

Whether you're on the fence about scheduling a procedure or nervous because you've already decided to proceed with one, I hope you'll watch this particular testimonial. This patient was quite nervous before her surgery, but was so thrilled at the outcome and the relative ease of the procedure that she wanted to share her experience with everyone!  I occasionally ask patients to speak about their results, but it is certainly less common for a patient to ask if they can give a testimonial! While every patient's experience will be slightly different, if you're afraid of eyelid surgery this testimonial is worth a listen.
Photo of the week December 2018

Introducing the Photo of the Week!

December 7, 2018

Welcome to an exciting new feature we're sharing with our family of patients - the Photo of the Week!  In addition to our musical blogs and special offers and medical explanations, we'd like to share with you example cases of the procedures we are most famous for! Today's spotlight is on a patient who had both upper and lower eyelid surgery. Patient before upper and lower eyelid surgery. Patient after upper and lower eyelid surgery. I'm planning on making this a recurring feature (much like Weiss Medical Minutes and Weiss Music Minutes), so that patients and prospective patients can see the very visible benefits that our procedures can provide. More medicine and music coming soon!
Blepharoplasty vs. Ptosis Surgery

Blepharoplasty vs. Ptosis Surgery – Medical Minute

November 28, 2018

Eyelid surgery can be a fairly quick and often painless procedure to quickly look years younger.  But did you know that eyelid surgery isn't always just about cosmetics?  Sometimes droopy upper eyelids can actually impede your vision and be a fairly serious medical issue! Today I'm excited to talk briefly about the difference between general eyelid surgery and specific types such as ptosis surgery.  The key takeaway is the following: Blepharoplasty is a general term referring to all types of eyelid surgery. Ptosis surgery is a type of eyelid surgery that corrects droopy upper eyelids. Thanks for watching!  And feel free to share this post on your favorite social media site! :)
Weiss Music and Medical Minute

Local Anesthesia for Best Blepharoplasty Results!

November 26, 2018

Today's Weiss Medical Minute discusses the benefits of local anesthesia for lower eyelid surgery. If you're a part of our "family of patients", you probably already know how passionate I am about local anesthesia providing the best results. If you're a prospective patient, I hope this provides a quick but comprehensive look into why I feel the way I do.
Lunchtime peel laser skin image

Younger-looking skin with 30 minute laser treatments!

September 14, 2018

We’re pretty sure you heard us talk about the benefits of laser skin rejuvenation.  It’s great for restoring that youthful look to your skin; it can erase wrinkles and stimulate collagen production to give your skin a smoother, more supple appearance. But sometimes, it can be challenging to find the time to devote to a full-face procedure.  The “lunchtime laser” series of treatments might be your answer!  Now instead of devoting weeks to healing and recovery, you can achieve comparable results with much less downtime! The “lunchtime laser” treatments are a series of approximately 5 treatments that can be performed in around thirty minutes.  After the treatment you’re free to resume basically normal activities (though staying out of the sun is highly encouraged). But don’t take our word for it! Listen to our patient Andrea give a glowing testimony about the procedure and her results! 🙂

Importance of Needle Selection for Botox injections

March 15, 2018

As many of you know, I’ve been injecting Botox Cosmetic since 1989.  As an oculoplastic surgeon I have used Botox before it was approved for cosmetic uses – treating blepharospasms and facial spasms with the then-novel product.  As a result I have become familiar with the nuances of the product and techniques for performing injections. One of the things I have noticed is that needle selection plays an important role in the efficacy of the Botox injections and patient comfort.  Enjoy this brief but hopefully informative presentation on how important needle selection has become to me. Now for a little dessert after that medical main course!  I did a cover of the classic country standard Tennessee Waltz!   This cover is dedicated to Cheryl L., who informed me that (in a rather wonderful coincidence) it has been rumored her relatives were involved with the composition of the Tennessee Waltz!

Before you get eyelid surgery, get tested for dry eyes!

January 9, 2018

Eyelid surgery is an effective way to turn back the clock and quickly look years younger. But before you sign up for surgery, it’s important to see if you are indeed a candidate for the potentially rejuvenating procedure! Learn more about the three tests we administer (Schirmer tear test, Fluroscein dye examination, and a Slit lamp examination) to make sure you’re going to get the great results you expect from Dr. Weiss!