Triad Ophthalmic Physicians – Growing Options for Lifelong Results

In addition to offering patients in the Winston-Salem area the very best vision care for the past nine years, you may not know Triad Ophthalmic Physicians also specializes in a cutting-edge array of cosmetic procedures.

To some, it may be a curious combination, but to devoted patients of Dr. Chanda A. Griessel, the combination of pursuits makes perfect sense. They know she and her professional team strive for state-of-the-art care and the most thorough treatment options when it comes to having patients feel – and look – their very best.

A board certified ophthalmologist, Dr. Griessel performs oculoplastic surgeries every week which includes detailed procedures that deal with the eyelids such as blepharoplasty, entropion, and ectropion repairs. In addition, blepharospasms – or the involuntary closing or spasms of the eyelids – is also typically treated with Botox.

Given her expertise and success with these types of treatments, moving into Botox and Juvederm injections for cosmetic purposes was a natural progression, and patients have been thrilled with their broadening range of options with the same team they have trusted with eye care through the years.

Triad Ophthalmic Physicians now also offers a notably unique laser – the Icon – which is the only one of its kind available in the Triad area. Known as a multi-faceted treatment option, the Icon laser can deliver fractional lasers that minimize wrinkles, offer skin rejuvenation, minimize acne scars, treat pigmented lesions and are also used for hair removal, particularly popular with female patients. Treatment with the Icon laser can also be used on teens as young as 15 years old for acne or surgical scars and Rosacea, as the procedure is completely safe and requires very little downtime.

Also very much in demand and especially popular with male patients, the Picosure laser removes tattoos in half the amount of treatments, compared to the traditional Q-switch laser. It can also tighten the loose skin around the neck area and, by promoting collagen growth in the face, the beautiful result is a tighter, softer complexion.

The third distinctive laser the practice now offers is the Sculpsure laser which melts 24-25 percent of fat cells from the area being treated! As a laser, it has some dispersion of fat cells being destroyed making it advantageous over some of the other current sculpting techniques. With no downtime involved and procedures lasting only 25 minutes, it’s especially convenient for people who need to fit in an appointment during their lunch hour on a workday. All laser treatments offered at Triad Ophthalmic are designed to need very minimal downtime, if any, with completely safe results.

With approximately 20 percent of their practice now geared towards cosmetic procedures, Dr. Griessel and the staff have fine-tuned the all-important initial consultation to make patients feel completely at ease. While meeting with the team’s laser technician – who has more than 18 years of experience in the field – a patient expresses what areas he or she would like to improve and if he or she chooses to do so, can even begin treatments that day. (Multiple types of laser procedures can actually be performed on the same day with no side effects or added risk.)

To see what this new trio of laser options can do to improve your face and eye structure, schedule a consultation with Triad Ophthalmic Physicians, PLLC at 336.760.2240. They are located at 150 Kimel Park Drive, Suite 200 in Winston-Salem with office hours that include Monday through Thursday 8am-4:30pm and Friday 8am-noon. Visit them online to learn more about their staff and services at