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Under-Eye Bags

Under-eye bags are a common reason people seek out the care of an oculofacial plastic surgeon.  Our patients often complain that their puffy lower eyelids make them look old or tired. What Causes Under-Eye Bags? Puffiness of the lower eyelids is most commonly caused when fat in the eye socket bulges forward. Heredity, age, allergies, […]

June is Acne Awareness Month at the Aesthetics Center

Join the Aesthetic Center in acknowledging National Acne Awareness Month for the month of June! Did you know that acne is the most common skin condition in the United States? Even though 85% of young adults have experienced acne, acne and acne scarring can still pop up at any age of someone’s life. At the […]

Dr. Langelier – New Chief Of Ophthalmology At St. Mary’s

Congratulations to Dr. Nicole Langelier on becoming the new Chief of Ophthalmology at St. Mary’s Hospital in Richmond, VA! Nicole A. Langelier, M.D., M.B.E. is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the eyelids and orbit as well as cosmetic laser surgery of the skin. Dr. Nicole Langelier also […]

Congratulations Dr. Langelier!

VEI Aesthetics would like to congratulate one of our oculoplastic surgeons, Dr. Nicole Langelier, on being appointed to serve a two-year term on the Young American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (YASOPRS) Committee. Way to go Dr. Langelier, you ROCK! YASOPRS is an ASOPRS member who has 8 years or less experience after […]

VEI Aesthetics at the 2019 AAO Annual Meeting

At The Virginia Eye Institute, we believe it’s our duty to keep up to date with the latest in medical technology. Recently, several of our doctors made the trek to San Francisco to participate in The American Academy of Ophthalmology’s annual meeting. The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) is the world’s foremost association of eye […]

VEI Aesthetics At The Annual ASOPRS Meeting

At The VEI Aesthetics Center, we believe it is our responsibility to stay up to date on the latest developments in cutting edge oculoplastic technology. Recently, Drs. Bearden and Langelier made their way out to San Francisco to participate in the annual American Society Of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) symposium. This year was […]

Dermal Fillers vs. Neurotoxins: What’s The Difference?

Facial injections are extremely popular. According to the ASPS (American Society of Plastic Surgeons), there were more than 9 million procedures done in 2015 alone. However, most people are unaware that there are bonafide differences between dermal fillers (like Juvederm) and neurotoxins (like Botox). Both terms are often tossed around when discussing facial injectables that […]

Acne Scars

Let’s be honest, if pimples were the only part of an acne problem, life wouldn’t be so bad. Unfortunately, your acne cycle doesn’t begin and end with them. The scars that certain pimples leave you with can feel like someone is pointing a big, flashing, sign to the spot where it previously existed. However, with […]

Patient Testimonial: Mimi Heringon

We love hearing feedback from our patients about their results, especially when it has made such a big impact on their everyday lives! Check out Mimi Heringon’s testimonial video about her experience with Dr. Will Bearden III at The Aesthetic Center at Virginia Eye Institute. To see more videos, visit the Virginia Eye Institute YouTube […]

Age Spots: What They are & How to Get Rid of Them

Age spots are commonly found on adults, aged 50 or older, with a light complexion. They appear as flat, small, dark areas on your skin. They come in different shapes, sizes, and colors. However, they usually: Are a close variation of an oval shape. Are tan, black, or brown in color. Range from the size […]

VEI Aesthetics Celebrates One Year in Business!

We are excited to celebrate our first year in business! If you haven’t already, come see our board-certified oculofacial plastic surgeons who offer a range of treatments from skin care to surgery to provide natural-looking results just in time for Summer!

Dark Circles: What They Are And How To Fix Them

Dark circles are an annoying cosmetic blemish that most people will face in their lives. A range of factors can lead to the formation of temporary dark circles. Such as: Fatigue Dehydration Allergies Sun overexposure These temporary circles and eye bags can be cured with at-home remedies or rest. However, when faced with permanently formed […]

Physicians Got Fashion

May 4th, 2019 from 7PM – 10PM at The Hippodrome Theater $100 Early Bird Tickets ($120 per ticket after April 20th) Richmond Academy of Medicine Alliance Foundation Invited you to cheer on Dr. Nicole Langelier with Virginia Eye Institute as she and other RVA physicians walk the runway to raise proceeds for Access Now. Be […]

Southern Women’s Show

The Southern Women’s Show opens tomorrow at the Richmond Raceway Complex! Give yourself a much-needed Girl’s Day Out complete with shopping, pampering, fashion shows, cocktails, tastings and more! Here’s a little sneak peek. HOURSFriday, March 22: 10am-8pmSaturday, March 23: 10am-7pmSunday, March 24: 11am-5pm Parking is FREE! TICKETS: $12 at the doorYouth (6-12): $6 Kids under 6 get in […]

15 Ways To Get Glowing Skin

You and your skin may not always see eye to eye. Sometimes it seems like whenever you want it to do one thing, it does the exact opposite! What many people don’t realize is that an ongoing, long term, commitment is necessary to obtain the great skin you’ve always dreamed of. Here are 15 tips […]

Richmond Weddings Winter Show!

Stop by our booth at the Richmond Weddings™ Winter Show this Sunday, March 10th, at Main Street Station! We will be there from start to finish (11:00am-4:00pm). Receive a free walk-up consultation when you visit our booth. See you there!

Why Are My Eyes Watery?

Have you ever wondered why your eyes water so much? Even if it seems like there is no particular reason? Tearing or watery eyes, medically known as epiphora, occur when the eyes become too wet with tears. Although it is a common problem, it can be extremely frustrating; making it difficult to perform daily tasks […]

6 Tips On Preventing Skin Cancer

According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, one in five Americans will develop some form of skin cancer by the age of 70. Skin cancer is the most commonly occurring form of cancer in America. While it can be easily treatable if caught in the early stages; prevention is the smartest and most cost-effective strategy available. […]