At Idaho Eyelid and Facial Plastic Surgery, Mark Boerner M.D. personally performs all cosmetic and reconstructive eyelid and facial surgeries. His focus is to provide a comprehensive approach to achieve natural results. Eyelid surgery, bleopharoplasty surgery, and all the other types of reconstructive medical procedures are Dr. Boerner's areas of expertise. These surgeries can be combined with other procedures to maximize aesthetic results, such as wrinkle prevention techniques, laser skin resurfacing, chemical peels, neck liposuction, and fat transfer to the face. Our areas of expertise are further described below.
Cosmetic and Reconstructive Eyelid and Facial Surgery
Comprehensive Care, Natural Results
As we age, eyelid skin stretches and muscle tone weakens. Our upper eyelids often begin to droop and lower eyelid bags begin to fill in. The aging process of the eyelids can make us appear tired or unfriendly. In advanced cases, our field of vision may be impaired. Blepharoplasty is eyelid surgery to remove excess skin and fat. This surgery can be performed on both the upper and on the lower eyelids and can improve a person's vision as well as enhance the appearance of youth and vitality. In some cases, this eyelid surgery is cosmetic and in other cases functional. Dr. Boerner has conducted thousands of blepharoplasties over the course of his career and has an aesthetic eye to achieve the best results for you. Photos in our Before and After Gallery show the difference blepharoplasties can make after surgery...Facebook posts provide additional images to show you great results.
Short Incision Facelift - The short incision facelift is a cosmetic facial surgery for men and women who are starting to see some laxity in their lower face around the jaw. It is a procedure best suited for those in their 30s through 50s who generally have good skin tone. Before/after photos show reduction of jowls, sharpening of the jaw line, and tightening of the neck that results from this cosmetic surgery. Also called a mini-facelift, it enhances key facial areas with less risk, less stress, and shorter recovery time than standard facelift surgery. Dr. Boerner is available for consultation to determine whether you might be a good candidate for this type of cosmetic facial surgery. See images below....again, visit our Facebook site for more before/after examples of the short incision facelift.
Endoscopic Forehead Lift - The endoscopic forehead lift is a cosmetic facial surgery designed to smooth the forehead, raise the brows, and minimize frown lines. The impacts of time and gravity are visibly reduced through the brow lift. Before and after photos below show results of direct and endoscopic forehead and brow lifts. As you can see, scarring is minimal (directly below, nearly imperceptible forehead lift scar at six months).
Fat Transfers - Another procedure used to rejuvenate the mid-face is transfer of a patient's own fat to areas that have lost volume due to the aging process. Dr. Boerner uses this cosmetic facial surgery to smooth and repair wrinkles and creases on the face, and to elevate depressions which can exacerbate the appearance of lower eyelid bags. The combination of fat transfer and blepharoplasties can produce amazing results. For example, the before/after image directly below combine lower lid blephs, fat transfer, and upper eyelid fat pad removal.
Reconstructive Oculoplastics - Our surgeons deal with the surgical management of tumors, trauma, and disorders of the face and eyelid. A variety of these surgeries involve skin grafting and precise stitching. Below is an example of a patient who had basil cell carcinoma removed and required eyelid reconstruction. The younger patient received a dog bite to the lower lid.
Wrinkle Prevention/Reversal Procedures
Comprehensive Care, Natural Results
Botox Injections () - Botox Cosmetic is a natural purified protein that functions by relaxing overactive muscles that cause wrinkles to form. When properly used, Botox Cosmetic can make a dramatic change in appearance. Dr. Boerner is the only Idaho member of the Botox National Advisors Board, and has the experience and know-how to get great results. Botox works well on crows feet, laugh lines, lip lines, forehead wrinkles -- as shown in the before/after photos.
Filler Injections - Fillers are used to smooth out folds and fill in wrinkles. They can also be used to enhance lips and other areas by adding volume. Fillers such as Perlane and Restylane (), Juvederm (), Radiesse (), and Artefill () can result in smoother, younger looking skin. Artefill ()is different from temporary injectable wrinkle fillers. The unique microspheres in Artefill are not absorbed by the body and provide the support your skin needs for natural, long lasting results. Before and after photos for Restylane are below, Artefill in the series of four below Restylane. Ask Dr. Boerner which filler is right for you.
Comprehensive Care, Natural Results
Fractionated CO2 Laser Resurfacing - With our fractionated laser, treated columns are surrounded by undamaged tissue. Most of the skin surface is left intact and healing is complete in as little as four to seven days. This cosmetic surgery is ideal for mild to moderate wrinkles and areas of irregular pigmentation. The fractionated CO2 laser can be used to treat isolated areas of the face and is even safe for more tender areas such as the neck, chest, and hands.
Ablative CO2 Laser Resurfacing - Ablative resurfacing is a type of cosmetic facial surgery that reduces medium and deep wrinkles associated with aging/sun-damaged skin (also reduces the appearance of acne scars). This involves removing the epidermis and injuring the dermis in a controlled fashion. After a two-week healing process, marked reduction in even the deepest wrinkles is apparent. Certain types of skin are better than others for this laser, and Dr. Boerner can help you determine skin type/sensitivity to this cosmetic facial surgery.
Procedures for Eye Socket/Tear Duct Disorders
Our surgeons see patients from around the Intermountain West for problems such as eye socket tumors and trauma, as well as blockages of the tear drainage system.
Latisse - A prescription treatment used to grow thicker, longer, darker lashes.
Epionce - Skincare line that delivers powerful therapy where you need it most with botanical ingredients, patent pending formulas, and a 5 phase system. This line enhances the lipid barrier of the skin and quells inflation caused by the environment. Very well tolerated by sensitive, dry skin.
Obagi Prescription-strength skincare line designed to improve skin function and transform skin so that it looks and acts younger and healthier. Especially ideal for evening skin tone and improving skin texture. See below for results.
Kybella is an FDA approved injectable treatment for adults that destroys fat cells under the chin to improve profile. It dramatically reduces the appearance of fat underneath the chin. This product is used whether patients have a moderate amount of chin fullness or a bit more.