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Deborah Kessler Hudak, MD, MHA

Raleigh-Durham Ophthalmologist
8311 Bandford Way, Ste. 103
Raleigh, North Carolina 27615 US
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5 out of 5 stars Eyelid Surgery

Under Eye Bags, Blepharoplasty, Definitly Worth It - Raleigh, NC

Dr. Hudak is an expert in these surgeries. I highly recommend her. She gave me lots of tips on minimizing bruising so after 2 weeks almost all the bruising and swelling was almost gone. Honestly, I wish I had done it earlier and saved time and money. It worked great! I had tried expensive creams, Exillis, and also Dysport/Botox near the bags. They all helped a little, but finally as I...

Personal Statement

I love bringing back youthful features and skin to people, and seeing the resultant improvements in their lives and health (due to mind - body - spirit interaction). This is an exciting and wonderful time for restorative medicine and facial rejuvenation.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology

Awards & Recognition

Patients' Choice Awards
Continuing Education Award
Professional Recognition:
Presenter, Aesthetic Procedures for Duke Health

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Hudak has hospital affiliations at Duke Health Raleigh Hospital.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BS, Mississippi Univ. for Women, Univ. of Cincinnati College of Engineering
    Graduate: MHA, Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Kenan - Flagler Business School and Gillings School of Public Health
    Medical: MD, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: Internal Medicine, Kettering Medical Center
    Internal Medicine, Kettering Medical Center
    Ophthalmology, St. Louis University Hospital
    Fellowship: Molecular Virology, Washington University School of Medicine

Treatments offered at All About Aesthetics

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What is the recovery like for Kybella injections?

As an injector of deoxycholate (aka Kybella) for TEN YEARS, I can review for you the series of symptoms and signs that are typical of these injections... READ MORE

Cost per visit for Kybella?

Kybella (aka injectable deoxycholate) is extremely pricey from the distributer, Allergan....and therefore the cost is passed onto the patient. Tje... READ MORE

Swelling has increased 6 days after kybella injection. Will my results be the same? (Photo)

That is a bit unusual. See your injector this week. One does not need to be symmetric in the injections if the fat was not symmetric to begin with.... READ MORE

After how many Kybella treatments do patients usually start to notice a difference?

One. The results most typically are notable starting 1-2 months after treatment, and continue to improve for 3-5 months after treatment. It first... READ MORE

After a Kybella treatment, does drinking water help remove the fat more quickly?

The dead fat, located in the "hard lump(s)", needs to be ingested by your immune system's macrophage cells and mobilized to enter the blood stream... READ MORE

Would Botox help with my droopy eyelid & uneven eyebrows? And how many units? (photos)

Yes it can. I have been injecting Botox products for more than 20 years.First, treating the "1's" between the brows, ie. the glabellar, corrugator,... READ MORE

Which is more effective: Kybella or CoolMini?

Both offer permanent fat reduction, which is evident starting about a month after treatment and continues to improve for 3-5 months. Permanent is... READ MORE

Kybella vs. CoolMini

Both offer permanent fat reduction, which is evident starting about a month after treatment and continues to improve for 3-5 months. Permanent is... READ MORE

I have deep neck wrinkles at 25. Any suggestions?

You are in luck!! There are many ways to deal with neck wrinkles!Some medical-grade creams can be very helpful, such as Nectifirm and the Obagi Neck &... READ MORE

Submandibular glands swell quite large when eating. Will botox help?

Botox has been used for years successfully to treat hypersecretion from glands, such as sweat glands. I have been injecting Botox since 1992, and yet... READ MORE

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