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While you may feel youthful and attractive on the inside, it can be difficult to look in the mirror and see wrinkled, crepe-like skin staring back at you. The eyes are an area of the face hit especially hard by the aging process, as they are prone to ptosis, discoloration, wrinkles, fine lines and under eye bags. A skin pinch with Dr. Leong in Morgantown WV is a cosmetic treatment that helps to reduce the unsightly paper-like skin around the eyes, helping you to recover your looks and feel great about your appearance once more.

What is a skin pinch?

A skin pinch is performed under local anesthesia to ensure your total comfort during treatment. Sagging, drooping skin is surgically removed, giving the area around the eyes a smooth, refreshed look that will uplift your spirits. This procedure is often paired with blepharoplasty to achieve comprehensive improvement in the upper face.

What are the benefits of the procedure?

  • Effective, safe procedure
  • Elegant, organic results
  • Creates a more well-rested and relaxed facial expression
  • Boosts one’s self-confidence
  • Removes and reduces crepe-like skin around the eyes
  • Gentle and minimally invasive
  • Often combined with a brow lift or blepharoplasty
  • Quick recovery time of 3-5 days

Who makes a good candidate for a skin pinch?

If the skin beneath your eyes is too delicate to receive treatment with a chemical peel, ultherapy or laser therapy, a skin pinch may be ideal for removing the crepe-like skin that distracts from your smile. Clients should be of sound mind and body, be free from smoking, and be realistic in what they hope a skin pinch will be able to achieve. Dr. Leong will meet with you in Morgantown WV for an initial consultation, during which he will make a final decision regarding your candidacy.

Is there any downtime or recovery involved?

A skin pinch is technically a surgical procedure, but since only local anesthesia is used you will be able to return home immediately and heal within about 5-9 days. Minor bruising and redness can be camouflaged with makeup, and any discomfort can be treated with pain medications prescribed by Dr. Leong as well as the application of ice or a cold compress.

Why choose Dr. Leong for a skin pinch in Morgantown WV?

Dr. Leong’s Morgantown WV office is like a second home to so many of his patients, thanks to his authentically caring demeanor that instantly sets clients at ease and makes them feel welcome. Even though Dr. Leong is among the most lauded and skilled surgeons in the country, his only focus is to be of service to the patient and deliver organic, elegant results. Dr. Leong will listen without interrupting, and will create a plan for resolving your aesthetic issues that is perfectly tailored to your goals.

Through Dr. Leong’s rigorous training, he received the tools needed to dedicate his career exclusively to procedures for the face and neck. He honed his abilities at among the highest ranked training facilities in the United States, including Yale University School of Medicine, the University of Pittsburgh and the Oregon Health Sciences University, completing two fellowships in Advanced Oncologic Surgery of the Head and Neck and in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

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Important message to all of our patients

Dr. Leong and his team are happy to announce, we are open and seeing patients for all surgical and non-surgical consults. The summer surgery schedule is rapidly filling up. Please call or contact us today to schedule your consultation.

We are following all state and federal guidelines for your protection and safety, including but not limited to: wearing gloves and masks, providing hand sanitizer, frequent cleaning, wiping down and sanitizing of all contact surfaces. As well as will maintain all standard Social Distancing protocols. Patients should not come in if achy, feverish or coughing or COVID positive test for active infection.

We are still utilizing virtual consultations, including to obtain initial information about treatment plans for new and returning patients. Our goal is to find the best balance between being available to our patients and maximizing their safety.

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