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“Maskne” Tips and Tricks

Face masks are essential during the pandemic. We are no exception here at Potomac Plastic Surgery, since we require face masks in the office, among many other safety measures! Masks, however, can come with unwanted side effects of increased oil production and the dreaded "maskne", skin flare-up related to mask-wearing. Maskne Skin irritation from masks …

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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®. …

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Nonsurgical Millennial Makeover in Plastic Surgery

Millennials, also known as Generation Y, are the younger patients in a cosmetic surgery practice. Everyone wants to look their best regardless of age. Millennials have some overlapping and specific needs relative to other generations. While they don't need a facelift, plastic surgeons have seen more millennials coming to the office for a number of …

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Understand your Sunscreen to Protect your Skin

Summertime means long days and outdoor activities. It's time to enjoy the beach and pool, even for dermatologists and plastic surgeons. It's common knowledge that using sunscreen is the most basic of skin care routines. Sunscreens help prevent wrinkles better than Botox®. More important than appearance, sunscreens reduce the incidence of skin cancer. Understanding your …

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Top 8 methods to reduce Winter Skin

No one wants dry skin. Supple, moist, hydrated skin is healthy skin. The cold weather, breezy winds, and dry forced air from heating systems all promote skin dehydration. It takes extra effort during the winter to properly keep moisture in the skin. Not only does good skin care help treat winter skin, it can help …

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What to Expect during your first Botox® visit

Taking the first step and visiting a plastic surgeon can bring a certain level of anxiety in some cosmetic surgery patients. Some patients may not be sure what they need in order to look better and don't want to appear uninformed in the office. Some may feel embarrassed or not be comfortable sharing their concerns with …

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What is healthy skin?

Patients often ask their facial plastic surgeon for skin care advice to get healthy skin. Facial plastic surgeons have an added perspective as they treat all the tissues of the face, eyes, and neck and perform both surgical and nonsurgical treatments to help one look their best. Healthy skin has various qualities. It's not just youthful …

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How Plastic Surgeons and Dermatologists Enjoy the Sun

Summer is a time to be outside and enjoy the sun. However, sunlight is the main reason many develop skin cancer and wrinkles. Patients with fair or sensitive skin are even more at risk to the sun's rays. But how do plastic surgeons and dermatologists manage sun exposure in the summer while minimizing risks such as …

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Make your Botox and filler last longer

Non-surgical cosmetic procedures, such as a liquid lift, are popular for a many reasons. These office treatments with Botox® and Restylane® can be performed quickly with minimal, if any, downtime. One downside to non-surgical procedures, as compared to plastic surgery, is that they are not permanent. Depending on the specific treatment and patient, liquid lift procedures should be …

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The Power of Prejuvenation in Facial Cosmetic Surgery

What if you could have stopped a wrinkle before it developed? According to the 2016 member survey from the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), men and women are trying to preserve their youth via “prejuvenation”. This new, buzz word refers to starting non-surgical cosmetic treatments (i.e. Botox®, facial fillers, and advanced skin care) at an …

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