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Four Non-Surgical Options For Revitalizing Your Skin

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Posted February 07, 2014 in News

shutterstock_100176818-200x300 (83x125)Winter time is an excellent time to focus on your skins health. Were inside, subjecting our skin to drying indoor heat. Were tired from all the holiday stress, and its showing on our faces. While youre spending all this time inside, why not use it to rejuvenate and revitalize your skin? Use the winter to recover from the holidays and get ready for the spring and summer! And it doesnt have to mean surgery- here are a few non-surgical options for getting your great skin back:

1. Laser Resurfacing. A laser resurfacing, also known as a laser peel, uses heat to remove dry, damaged, rough skin to reveal the newer, younger, undamaged skin underneath. It also encourages collagen production, leaving you with tighter, firmer skin. Along with these benefits, laser resurfacing can be used to fight the appearance of acne scars, wrinkles, and discolored age spots.

2. Broadband Light Therapy (IPL). A Broadband light treatment uses filter light wavelengths to target specific problem areas in the skin. The heat from the light damages the skin temporarily, encouraging it to renew and tighten. The result is a more even skin tone, reduced fine lines and wrinkles, and a tighter, firmer look. BBL treatments are very precise, so you can treat exactly the areas that concern you.

3. Dermal Fillers. Dermal fillers are simple injections of formulated substances for filling in wrinkles or plumping selected areas of the face. They can be used to fill in deep wrinkles around the mouth and on the brow. These wrinkles are caused by facial expressions over time, combined with gravity, genetics, and sometimes sun damage. Dermal fillers can often be done in the office over a lunch break.

4. Botox. Botox injections are used to relax the muscles under deep wrinkles. As the muscles move to make repeated facial expressions, the skin above takes on the shape of the muscle crease. When the muscle relaxes from Botox injections, the skin above also relaxes, softening the look of the wrinkles. Botox can also be done quickly, and in office, and there is no down time afterwards.

These are all excellent options for clients who want to have younger, healthier-looking skin without the months-long recovery time of surgery. For many of these treatments, you can go on about your regular routine as soon as you leave the office (as long as youre careful about sun protection). Call our offices today to schedule a non-surgical skin care procedure in Northern Virginia at (703) 574-2588.

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