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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 »

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 »

We’ve Moved the Plastic Surgery Practice

A word from Dr. Chaboki: I am pleased to announce my new office Potomac Plastic Surgery in Washington DC! This private practice continues my effort to provide the best in service and experience. It is with you, our devoted patients, that this premier practice has become a reality. I wanted to extend my appreciation for your loyalty and trust in our practice and look forward to continuing to serve you in the future. Now that renovations are complete, we’re ready for you to visit our new location! Health and happiness, Dr. Chaboki Announcement Dr. Chaboki recently moved his cosmetic surgery … Continue reading »

How much does Plastic Surgery cost?

With the new year, patients are seeking plastic surgery to look refreshed or are already thinking about their appearance for the spring and summer. Did you already read our New Year’s post on 7 things to know before having plastic surgery? A common question cosmetic surgery patients often ask is “how much does plastic surgery cost?”. There isn’t a single answer, but patients can empower themselves with information to make an appropriate decision for themselves. What is included in determining plastic surgery costs? The cost of plastic surgery involves a variety of possible factors: Surgeon fee – physician performs the procedure, surgical … Continue reading »

Laser skin rejuvenation in cosmetic dermatology

The field of cosmetic medicine and dermatology has exploded from three main factors: wrinkle relaxers (i.e. Botox®, Dysport®, Xeomin®), facial fillers (i.e. Restylane®, Juvederm®, Belotero®), and laser rejuvenation. We’ve previously discussed how the non-surgical cosmetic treatments have grown exponentially and will likely continue to grow in the foreseeable future. Patients can be overwhelmed with variety of choices to improve their appearance. With laser rejuvenation, there is an additional layer of complex, technical information that can be hard to decipher. The traditional ablative laser surgery with a CO2 laser used to be the only option to rejuvenate the skin. The CO2 laser would remove … Continue reading »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.