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At what age is it OK to start Botox Cosmetic?

As cosmetic surgery becomes more popular, the patients who come to the plastic surgeon's office become increasingly younger. Adults of all ages are looking to improve themselves with cosmetic procedures. Plastic surgery is already considered appropriate for younger patients who may have structural concerns with bone, cartilage, or fat. Rhinoplasty, chin implant, neck liposuction, and …

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5 Tips prior to your first Botox Cosmetic treatment

The holidays bring many patients who want to look fresher and younger before the big family gatherings. Who doesn't want to look their best? While many Washington DC Botox patients are already comfortable and familiar with the treatments, many patients come to the plastic surgeon's the first time during the holidays. Here are 5 tips …

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Botox Cosmetic FDA approval for Crow’s feet wrinkles

Recently, Botox Cosmetic has been approved by the FDA for the cosmetic improvement of wrinkles on the sides of the eyes, ie. Crow's feet. What does this mean for patients? Not much immediate change really, only that the FDA has officially approved this cosmetic treatment. Plastic surgeons, facial plastic surgeons, and dermatologists have been safely …

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Topical Ointment after Facial Surgery – Vitamin E

I had an interesting conversation with my dermatology colleague in the DC office. The dermatologist recommended Vitamin E ointment to help reduce scarring after surgical procedures, such as excisions, skin biopsy, and mole removal. The dermatologist claimed facial incisions looked better after using topical Vitamin E. I've already talked a bit about ointments to help prevent facial scars in …

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Cost-Effective Skin Care without Expensive Laser Treatment

Lasers are everywhere and play an important role for Washington DC area skin rejuvenation patients. However, cosmetic laser treatments aren’t the only or the best answer for every aesthetic patient. I’ve already spoken a bit about basic skin care and sunblock. Now let’s focus on another great option for DC, Maryland & northern Virginia skin …

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More Wrinkles with Tanning & Sun Exposure

Everyone should know sun exposure contributes to facial aging and wrinkles over time. Even worse, sun damage is the leading cause of skin cancer. Tanning from either indoor beds or outside direct sun exposure is the most harmful, especially with sun burns and sensitive skin. Maryland skin care patients are always put on sun blocks …

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Chemical Peel: Spa or Physician Office?

Where should I get a chemical peel? Some patients are confused by skin care peels. Salons and medical spas are offering chemical peels, in addition to other non-surgical cosmetic treatments such as Botox Cosmetic or injectable fillers (collagen & hyaluronic acid). Generally, very superficial skin treatments such as fruit peels or microdermabrasion may be performed …

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Chemical Peel: When Can I Excercise?

Each resurfacing procedure and individual patient vary, so there isn't a single answer. Most resurfacing procedures (laser, CO2, chemical peel) may be superficial to medium depth in the skin. Deeper resurfacing is less commonly used. Depending on the actual depth of peel, healing may be anywhere from a couple days to a week or more. …

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Makeup After a Chemical Peel?

A common question with chemical peels, or any laser resurfacing procedure for wrinkle reduction. The answer largely depends on the depth of the chemical peel and the rate at which your skin heals following the cosmetic procedure. You want to minimize skin irritation after any peel or resurfacing procedure. Lunchtime peels are generally very superficial …

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