Surgical Procedures

Target specific age-related concerns with surgical techniques and precision


The brow lift procedure is centered around correcting three common problems: fullness in the upper eyelid and lower eyebrow, frown lines, and forehead wrinkles. Different approaches can be used based on individual needs and concerns.

Neurotoxins are an excellent nonsurgical choice for forehead lines and wrinkles but must be repeated every few months to maintain results. Although a brow lift requires surgery, it is the only procedure that can address the gravitational brow descent that causes eyebrow and eyelid fullness. It is also a much longer-lasting treatment that should diminish or eliminate the need for neurotoxin in this area for many years.


Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that refreshes the appearance of the eyes to create a more alert, rejuvenated look. When performed on the upper eyelids, it corrects loose skin, sagging, drooping and wrinkles by removing excess tissue that weighs the eyes down. Beneath the eyes, it targets fat bulges to eliminate bags and dark circles and tightens the lower lid skin. Upper and eyelid surgery can be done separately or together, depending on your needs and goals.

Erbium Laser Resurfacing

Erbium laser resurfacing is one of the best treatment options for rejuvenating the skin, but it is reserved for moderate to severe wrinkles and sun damage. Patients often describe the results as extraordinary and life-changing.

Dr. Burns is world-renowned for his expertise in this procedure and instructs colleagues worldwide through direct teaching and publications on this topic. His results and his techniques are the gold standard for laser wrinkle reduction.

Erbium resurfacing is an ablative procedure, meaning that it removes the damaged upper layers of skin. This results in a deeper targeting of fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, discolorations, and uneven tone or texture. It is most often used in challenging areas, such as the mouth and eyes, with a significant improvement rate. This procedure has replaced the CO2 laser resurfacing that was popular in the late 90s, providing better outcomes with fewer complications.