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PRF Hair Restoration for Thinning Hair

Potomac Plastic Surgery is always exploring new solutions to help Washington DC plastic surgery patients look their best. We’ve been using stem cells with fat transfer for facial rejuvenation, now we’re looking into the use of stem cells in hair loss treatment. Both our male and female patients have reported issues with thinning hair and are looking for natural improvement. What are PRF Injections? PRF stands for Platelet Rich Fibrin. A small amount of blood is taken for your arm. The blood is immediately processed in the office to separate its component platelets, stem cells, and fibrin from the red … Continue reading »

Jeuveau, a new alternative to Botox

Washington DC Botox® patients now have another option for a smoother forehead. Jeuveau has recently become available in plastic surgery and dermatology practices. We at Potomac Plastic Surgery have had the opportunity to be one of the first cosmetic surgery practices to offer this office treatment. Botox®, one of the most popular cosmetic procedures worldwide, is so common that patients may come to plastic surgery offices asking for Botox specifically, rather than wrinkle reduction. Sometimes referred to as a “lunchtime lift”, wrinkle reduction treatments have provided safe cosmetic results with minimal downtime. Other wrinkle relaxers, such as Dysport® and Xeomin®, have … Continue reading »

Choosing a Sunscreen

While summer usually means long days outside, sun protection should be part of daily life regardless of season, weather, or activities. Choosing a sunscreen can appear daunting with all the different kinds, terms, and brands commercially available. Sunscreens not only help reduce the incidence of skin cancer, but also help prevent wrinkles better than Botox®. The smoothest skin has been protected from sun damage. Understanding your sunscreen and the terms on the bottle, can help you choose a better product to protect your skin. Sun Protection Factor, SPF SPF is a number that measures the ability to block out the … Continue reading »

Facial Feminization Plastic Surgery

Facial feminization is a group of cosmetic surgical and nonsurgical procedures that modify features from typically male to more female. Facial feminization is not necessarily a single procedure, but rather may involve various procedures on skin, fat, muscle, and bone as appropriate. Each person is unique and plastic surgeons tailor procedures based on multiple factors. Generally, feminine facial features include more open eyes, rounder cheeks, fuller lips, smaller nose, and smaller jawline. Cosmetic treatments focus on different aspects of the face to achieve feminization appropriate for each individual. Looking one’s best is a goal with any plastic surgery. Reducing gender … Continue reading »

Relaxing a Dimpled Chin Muscle

Washington DC plastic surgery patients may have various complaints of the their chin. A double chin and weak chin are common, but also a dimpled chin or wrinkled chin. Chin concerns are due to various causes. Patients may have been born with a cleft chin, weak chin, or dimpled chin. Some receding or double chins can gradually occur over time with age. One group of patients include those with an overbite, who are predisposed to a double chin or weak chin. As with many aspects of plastic surgery, underlying anatomy is a very important factor. One anatomic aspect of chin … Continue reading »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.