Throughout our lives, we put our bodies through a lot. Whether it’s from a life full of experiences or aging, our eyes and the skin around them have the potential to change in appearance.
Some common reasons patients are interested in eye aesthetics are:
Anti-aging eye care goes hand in hand with aesthetic procedures used to restore a youthful appearance. At Tarr Eye & Vision Center, we have incorporated a 3-step approach to eye care and eye aesthetics.
We specialize in providing eye care with the latest innovations to help our patients see, look, and feel their best.
Checking your eye health and vision yearly helps to prevent unnecessary vision loss and keep your eyes feeling youthful. In addition to comprehensive eye exams and thorough testing, we offer products and treatments that can help you both see and feel your best.
Disposable Multifocal Contact Lenses
We offer all the latest innovations in disposable multifocal contact lenses that can drastically improve symptoms of presbyopia. Presbyopia is a natural stiffening of the eye’s natural lens, creating difficulty in focusing on close-up objects. Multifocal contact lenses can help make changing focus from distance to near vision feel more natural. They can also help you feel more youthful because you will not need to increase the font on your phone and buy reading glasses.
Colored Contact Lenses
Cosmetic or colored contact lenses are a fun, subtle way to change up your look. However, costume lenses are not always safe for the eyes, and ill-fitted lenses can lead to corneal damage and vision loss.
We offer all FDA approved colored contact lenses in a variety of lens powers so you can change up your look without sacrificing eye health and vision.
The OPTILIGHT IPL™ is a state-of-the-art laser technology that is used to treat a multitude of skin conditions such as age spots, hyperpigmentation, redness and other skin imperfections. Interestingly, this non-surgical advanced laser treatment can improve many skin appearance and texture issues that cannot be corrected with more invasive procedures with no downtime or discomfort. It is also the first and only IPL device approved by the FDA to safely and effectively treat Dry Eye.
The OPTILIGHT IPL™ pulsed light technology uses a series of light pulses that gently penetrate into the deeper skin layer where inevitable signs of aging begin. This in turn speeds up skin cell renewal, breaking up pigmented areas.
The body’s natural healing process removes pigment and improves skin texture through collagen stimulation resulting in brighter, younger-looking skin.
IPL dry eye treatment involves flashes of light to the skin around the eyelids and face. Light gets absorbed by the mitochondria of the meibomian glands. This helps to switch on the glands. They become ‘younger’ and more active.
OptiLight reduces the inflammation that is typically associated with dry eye disease, increases meibomian gland functionality, and improves tear break-up time.
This application can significantly relieve dry eye indicators and has a multi-factorial effect, including:
Increasing Tear Break-Up Time
Reducing the Amount of Demodex Mites & Bacteria Living Around Your Eyes
Eliminating Blood Vessels that Contribute to Inflammation
Improving Meibomian Gland Functionality
When you finally decide to have the procedure, you will need to adhere to pre-treatment instructions to ensure optimal results. You will be advised to avoid prolonged sun exposure and tanning creams on the areas needing treatment. Photo rejuvenation (IPL) sessions last anywhere from 15-30 minutes. During the procedure, a cooling gel is applied to the treatment area, and you will be provided protective eyewear. Most patients report a warm sensation as the handpiece touches the treatment area, but the treatment is gentle and should not feel uncomfortable.
After treatment, you may experience redness around the treated areas similar to a sunburn that usually disappears quickly. Since the procedure has no downtime, you can immediately resume work and daily activities.
For best results, a series of treatments is recommended. Because every patient is different, Dr. Tarr will work with you to develop a treatment plan to meet your needs.
Contact Tarr Eye & Vision Center to learn more about this skin rejuvenation treatment or to set up a consultation.
Restore youthful looking skin texture and reduce or eliminate brown spots, redness and sun damage with Lumenis OptiLight IPL treatments available at Tarr Eye & Vision Center. Text or call (865) 475-6565 to schedule your treatment.
LATISSE is one of the easiest ways to rejuvenate your eyes. It is an FDA-approved prescription product to lengthen, thicken and darken eyelashes.
LATISSE™ is brushed on the lash line nightly at home and is safe for most people.
Patients typically see results in as little as two months with full results in three to four months.
After four months, study participants achieved these results:
How is LATISSE different? Only LATISSE has been approved by the FDA as a prescription treatment for hypotrichosis used to grow eyelashes. It also has been studied in clinical trial to demonstrate its safety and effectiveness.
Beauty products are touted to make us look younger, thinner, etc. We only prescribe products that have evidence-based research to back up their claims. In medicine that is how doctors make decisions in how to treat patients. Dr. Blake Tarr feels that cosmetics and cosmetic procedures should be no different. These are decision that he can help you with so that you can make an informed decision.
Stop messing with fake eyelashes or trying to fill in gaps with heavy mascara. Get beautiful, long, natural eyelashes from Latisse, the only solution proven to work. Available by prescription from Tarr Eye & Vision Center. Call or Text us today at (865) 475-6565.
Because TempSure Envi is non-invasive, no-one needs to see your treatment, only the results. Most patients begin to see results shortly after the first treatment.
As we age, the body’s ability to produce collagen slows down causing our skin to lose elasticity and firmness. This leads to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles.
Skin tightening with TempSure works by using radiofrequency energy to gently heat your skin for a defined amount of time. The heat triggers the body’s natural reaction to produce new collagen. The denser collagen fibers generated through the treatment result in tightened skin and reduced wrinkles giving you radiant, youthful looking skin.
Collagen Synthesis Begins
TempSure Envi uses radiofrequency to gently heat the skin. Increasing the skin’s temperature for a defined, therapeutic time will trigger your skin’s natural response to create new collagen.
Collagen Remodeling Occurs
New collagen fibers are dense and tightly organized giving you tighter and younger-looking skin
When you come in for your consultation at Tarr Eye & Vision Center, we will discuss your aesthetic goals and create a custom treatment plan for you. During a face-only treatment, you will experience a gentle warming sensation around the target area(s). During a body-only treatment, you will experience gentle warming and massage sensations around the target area(s). After the treatment, there is usually only a slight amount of redness on the skin, which quickly subsides.
Treatments last about 30-45 minutes, depending on the area being treated. After the treatment you may experience slight redness due to the raised temperature of the skin, which will subside quickly. There is no downtime, allowing you to return to your normal activities immediately!
You’ll see some tightening effects after your first treatment, but the real results are noticeable after four to six weeks. For best results, a series of treatments is recommended. TempSure is safe and can be performed on all skin types and levels of sun exposure, so it can be performed year-round. Because every patient is different, the optimal number of treatments may vary. Dr. Tarr will work with you to develop a treatment plan that is right for your needs.
Considering Skin Tightening? Contact Tarr Eye & Vision Center to learn more about this skin rejuvenation treatment or to set up a consultation. Call or text (865) 475-6565.
It’s a simple question that can be answered with a yes for many reasons. Some of our patients tell us they don’t like how their eyelids weigh down their eyes, making it harder to see. Others tell us they feel their drooping eyelids make them look older.
If your eyelids bother you, there are both surgical and non-surgical solutions that can turn back time to eliminate or remove sagging, drooping and hooded eyelids.
If your eyelids bother you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Tarr to learn which eyelid lift solutions are best for you. Call or text us at (865) 475-6565.
Having more birthdays is a primary reason for drooping eyelids, yet there can be other reasons like these:
Ptosis is a weakness in the muscle that controls the opening and closing of the eyelid.
There are several muscles around the eye and damage to the nerves controlling these muscles can cause droopy eyelids.
Compared to Ptosis where the eyelid muscles weaken, with blepharochalasis, only the eyelid skin sags, not the entire lid.
Non-surgical options for lifting eyelids include radio frequency and Intense Pulse Light (IPL) treatments.
Tempsure Envi uses radio frequency to regenerate collagen, tighten the skin and reduce sagging.
Similarly, IPL stimulates collagen production through a series of light pulses that gently penetrate the top layers of skin. Some patients have been able to delay or avoid surgical blepharoplasty all together because they have been so happy with how they look and feel after IPL treatment.
Patients with heavy eyelid sagging may not be candidates for a non-surgical eyelid lift. In those cases, Dr. Tarr can provide referrals to blepharoplasty specialists.
If you want to have more youthful looking eyes without surgery, schedule a consultation with Dr. Tarr to learn which options are best for you. Contact us at (865) 475-6565.
Non-invasive eyelid lift sessions last anywhere from 15-30 minutes. During treatment, you will experience a warming sensation around the treated area(s).
After the treatment you may experience a slight redness of the treated area which is caused by the raised temperature of the skin during the procedure. This subsides quickly and will be able to return to your normal routine immediately following treatment.
You’ll see some tightening effects after your first treatment, but the real results are noticeable after four to six weeks. For best results, a series of treatments is recommended. Because every patient is different, the optimal number of treatments may vary. Dr. Tarr will work with you to develop a treatment plan that is right for your needs.
Considering a non-surgical eyelid lift? Contact Tarr Eye & Vision Center to learn more about this eyelid rejuvenation treatment or to set up a consultation. Call or text (865) 475-6565.
UPNEEQ is the first and only FDA-approved eyedrop for acquired blepharoptosis (droopy eyelid) in adults and Tarr Eye & Vision Center is proud to offer this to our patients.
If droopy eyelids have affected your vision or appearance and surgery isn’t an option for you, talk to us about UPNEEQ. Many patients have noticed results in as little as 2 hours.
Look younger and see better. Droopy eyelids can interfere with daily tasks like reading, computer use, and driving. Droopy eyelids can even cause you to tilt your head back just to look up.
UPNEEQ is a topical treatment that lifts droopy eyelids with just a single eye drop applied daily.
Contact our office today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Tarr to see if UPNEEQ can help you look younger and see better. Call or text (865) 475-6565.
The cosmetics that people use in and around their eyes daily may increase eye irritation, meibomian gland dysfunction, blepharitis, corneal epithelial cell toxicity and may cause or exacerbate dry eye disease.
The Breast Cancer Fund reported that the average woman in the United States uses 12 cosmetic products daily. Unfortunately, most cosmetics have not been proven safe and effective through rigorous clinical trial studies. Cosmetics may act as carcinogens, neurotoxins, mutagens and endocrine disruptors. Check here to see if your beauty products are toxic to you.
Everyday your eyes are assaulted by harmful invisible toxins. Now you can consciously protect them with a clinically tested cosmetics and skincare created for sensitive eyes, contact lens users, and sufferers of dry eye and digital eye strain.
If you have been disappointed by the results from store bought skin care products, isn’t time to find out for yourself the difference clinically tested, doctor prescribed skin care can make?
Dr. Blake Tarr is ready to help you achieve your skin care goals. Whether you want to maintain healthy-looking skin, delay signs of aging, or minimize skin imperfections, ask about our professional skin care line at your next appointment.
Beauty does not have to hurt. The more we understand the dangers lurking in plain sight, the more success we’ll have in defeating dry eye and ocular surface disease.