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Oculoplastics in Lancaster

Cosmetic procedures are a way for you to shine through.

Dr. David Silbert’s approach and Conestoga Eye’s youthful beauty philosophy is to keep you feeling beautiful. We do this, by discussing your goals and expectations and tailoring your surgery and treatments for you. Learn a bit more about the cosmetic procedures we provide below.

Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery 

BeforeAfter_Silbert04Looking to improve your appearance with your eyelids, eyelid surgery can rejuvenate your eyes and have you looking more youthful and awake. Dr. Silbert specializes in laser eyelid surgery – an elegant approach which often leads to less swelling, bleeding, and quicker recovery time. Cosmetic eyelid surgery can be performed on both the upper and lower eyelids, as well as the brow.

CO2 Laser eyelid surgery can be performed on the upper or lower eyelids and can be combined with full-face or peri-ocular CO2 Laser resurfacing to tighten the skin of the face and/or the skin around the eyes. Dr. Silbert performs the surgery at Physician’s Surgery Center LGH with light sedation to enhance patient comfort.

Instead of using a blade, a laser is used on cutting mode to remove the skin and the fat during the procedure. The laser serves to both cut and cauterize the skin and fat and is able to close blood vessels while it cuts, minimizing bleeding. The laser is also able to make a very precise incision that heals with minimal scarring. Using the laser Dr. Silbert is able to minimize bleeding and bruising, which can help patients heal more rapidly.

The procedure is used to remove excess skin from the upper eyelids and to remove fatty bags of the upper lids and below the eyes. Although results of eyelid surgery can be very good using a blade to make the incisions, Dr. Silbert believes that the laser provides for a more exacting surgery with less black and blue, and quicker healing.

Cost: The cost of cosmetic eyelid surgery depends upon several factors. Pricing is discussed at your consultation visit.
There is a $200 consultation visit fee. Should you proceed with surgery, that amount goes toward the cost of your procedure. 

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Other Cosmetic Offerings

Botox & Juvederm

Botox’s smoothing effect on skin is effective in eliminating or reducing wrinkles on the face, such as crow’s feet, smile line, forehead lines caused by raising eyebrows, and the space between the eye brows over the bridge of the nose. Botox injections relax the muscles in these areas, causing them to not move as much while the patient makes certain facial expressions.

Juvederm is a “next-generation” filler that is made from hyaluronic acid. This naturally occurring substance in your skins helps to add volume and hydrate the skin. The effects can last up to one year. A Juvederm injection flows easily into the skin and a provides a smooth, natural look and feel as it fills wrinkles, laugh lines, or other areas where wrinkles are prevalent. Conestoga Eye utilizes the suite of Juvederm fillers, such as Vobella, Voluma, and Ultra.

Cost: Botox $15/unit, Juvederm $675/vial
Patients looking to schedule cosmetic Botox or filler outside our evening cosmetic hours will be charged a convenience fee.

Laser Skin Resurfacing

As we age, our skin ages with us. Laser Skin Resurfacing impacts the top layers of the dermis, promotes collagen growth, tightens the skin, and can help soften fine lines, wrinkles, and skin discoloration.

This procedure can be done in our Lancaster office under local anesthetic, or can be performed at the Surgery Center under general anesthesia. It can also be added at the Surgery Center to other medical or cosmetic procedures.

Cost In Office: between $550-1550, depending on area resurfaced.
To learn more about LSR as part of an out-patient surgical center procedure, please schedule a consultation.

Medical Peels

A Medical Peel at Conestoga Eye is a unique chemical peel that enhances a good skin care routine. It is for patients who might not want the intensity or downtime of laser skin resurfacing, but want more than a basic exfoliant.

Medical-Grade Peels impact the outter-most layers of the dermis and can provide an evening of overall skin tone and texture, a softening of fine lines and wrinkles, and impact acne scarring.

Our Medical Peels are self neutralizing. Peel results take 7-10 days to actualize.

Cost: $250
Quarterly peel package (4x year), $900

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Our office proudly sells Alastin products for your skincare routine.

ALASTIN Skincare® formulates products with TriHex Technology®, a proprietary blend of active peptides and botanicals specifically engineered to work with the skin to help clear out old collagen and elastin proteins that have been damaged by sun exposure and aging while supporting the skin’s natural ability to produce new collagen and elastin. (x)

Conestoga Eye sells a full host of Alastin products at both the Lancaster and Hershey location, including: Regenerative Skin Nectar, Restorative Eye Cream, Renewing Retinol, and Gentle Skin Cleanser.

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David Silbert, MD, FAAP

David I. Silbert, MD, FAAP, graduated from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut in 1984 and is board certified in by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He completed his medical training at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio in 1989, with an area of concentration in clinical decision analysis.

Dr. Silbert completed an internship in internal medicine at the Washington Hospital Center in 1990, and an ophthalmology residency at Georgetown University Hospital, Center for Sight, Washington, DC in 1993. This was followed by a fellowship in oculoplastic and orbital surgery at Wills Eye Hospital in 1994, and a second fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Holy Redeemer Hospital and Wills Eye Hospital, finished in 1995.

Dr. Silbert has practiced for more than 25 years and has completed thousands of upper and lower eyelid surgeries. He was one of the first doctors to use Botox around the eye orbit.


Dr Silbert is an experienced and professional surgeon of the highest caliber. He treated me as a “whole” person. Mentally, physically, spiritually, socially and emotionally. Not just an eyeball. He and his staff are friendly and professional while being understanding human beings. I cannot say enough to be able to completely express my gratitude to all of them for their exceptional care both pre and post operative.

J Welch, Patient  

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Updated on 2022-06-09T20:24:04+00:00, by admin.