Maehara Eye Surgery & Laser was founded by Honolulu eye doctor Dennis Maehara. He wanted to provide the highest quality eye care using the most sophisticated technology available. Today, Dr. Maehara and his son, Dr. Jeffrey Maehara continue to provide quality ophthalmology services to patients at their Honolulu and Waipahu locations.
With their friendly staff, our eye doctors offer an array of ophthalmology services in a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere. They work to lead the way with new eye care technology to ensure every patient enjoy the best possible vision. Our eye doctors and our staff at Maehara Eye Surgery & Laser are excited to help you to maintain and restore your eyesight.
Belotero Balance is an injectable facial filler that temporarily smoothes out and fills moderate-to-severe nasolabial folds and moderate-to-severe etched-in lines and wrinkles around your lips and mouth. Belotero Balance is made from hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body responsible for plumping and hydrating the skin. Hyaluronic acid does this by binding with water molecules. As we age, our natural production of hyaluronic acid decreases, so our skin loosens. Decreasing collagen production, which drops one percent every year after the age of 20, is equally to blame.
BOTOX is a cosmetic injectable made from the botulinum toxin type A. While this is the same bacteria responsible for botulism, it is not harmful. Decades Ago, scientists discovered that a tiny inject tiny injection of the botulinum toxin type A into a muscle can temporarily stop that muscle from contracting. Initially, BOTOX was used to stop problems such as involuntary eyelid spasms and excessive sweating for decades. However, in 2002, it became the rock star of the cosmetic world.
Dysport is an FDA-approved injection used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by relaxing facial muscles in the forehead. Similar to BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport is injected directly into the site of wrinkles to prevent the underlying muscles from contracting. Dysport injections are made from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, the same protein used in Botox injections.
Injected directly into targeted areas of the skin, Juvéderm reduces the appearance of wrinkles and folds while also smoothing skin for an overall enhanced appearance. Juvéderm XC is a new, FDA-approved formula of the effective Juvéderm dermal filler that contains lidocaine, a local anesthetic, to minimize the mild discomfort previously associated with this treatment. This eliminates the need for additional anesthetic, as well as the wait time of up to 30 minutes for the numbness to take effect.
Perlane®-L is an injectable filler used to soften wrinkles and reduce the appearance of lines and folds for patients unhappy with the effects of aging on their skin. Perlane®-L can be used for lines around the lips, mouth, nose and forehead, and is especially effective for the nasolabial folds, which stretch from the nose to the corners of the mouth. Perlane®-L is made of hyaluronic acid, as is Restylane®, but contains larger gel particles that can more effectively fill deep depressions on the skin.
RADIESSE® Volumizing Is a synthetic injectable filler that has been U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved for reducing moderate-to-severe wrinkles, folds and creases around the nose and mouth by augmenting the skin’s natural collagen supply. It is a safe, effective and long-lasting alternative to injectable collagen and other dermal fillers for smoothing wrinkles and adding facial volume and contour. RADIESSE filler is composed of microspheres in a water-based gel; the microspheres are made of a substance called calcium hydroxylapatite, which stimulates the production of collagen.
Recently approved by the FDA, Restylane®-L takes the popular hyaluronic acid dermal filler to the next level by adding lidocaine, a local anesthetic used to reduce the pain of the injection for a more comfortable experience. The gel particle structure is the same as traditional Restylane® injections, producing the same level of results in smoothing away moderate to severe wrinkles and lines. Most patients now prefer treatment with Restylane®-L for its added benefits.
Xeomin® is a prescription medication used to effectively treat intramuscular conditions such as blepharospasm, or abnormal involuntary closing of the eyelid. Xeomin is composed of botulinum toxin type A, a naturally occurring protein that is produced by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. Xeomin is injected into the affected muscles in order to reduce their activity. Xeomin does not stop the muscle from moving entirely; instead, it modifies the contractions.