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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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Micro Botox Facial for Smoother Skin

Skin relaxers such as Botox®, Dysport®, Xeomin®, and Jeuveau® are top treatments in our cosmetic surgery office. These relaxers are used to smooth the skin and sculpt the face. Dr. Chaboki utilizes innovative techniques for natural results with relaxers. Read about our advanced relaxer options with Botox or similar treatments. The next advancement in aesthetic …

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Current Newsletter

Rejuvenating the eyes are common requests in our plastic surgery office. While nonsurgical options with injections and peels increase in popularity, surgery remains the preferred option for many patients. Nonsurgical Eyelid Rejuvenation Injectables and skin peels are the main methods to improve the appearance of the eyes. Wrinkle relaxers, such as Botox® and Dysport®, work …

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Botox vs. Fillers in Plastic Surgery

  Nonsurgical treatments continue an upward trend, even in plastic surgery offices. Patients enjoy the reduced downtime as compared to surgery, even if results might be less dramatic. Injections are the most common nonsurgical treatment with Botox and fillers, but patients are sometimes confused between these two office treatments. Plastic surgery and dermatology offices may …

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Botox® or Filler for forehead lines (or both!)

Forehead lines can be some of the first wrinkles patients notice. Wrinkles of the forehead and around the eyes may make one look tired or angry. Smoother skin is goal for others seeking treatment. Regardless of the reasons treatment, improving forehead lines is common in a cosmetic surgery practice. Botox for forehead lines Botox has …

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The End to Antiaging

The term antiaging is out, as promoted by the beauty publication Allure. Problems with Antiaging What's the problem with anti-aging? First, this language of antiaging is often vague. Various creams, peels, injections, devices, and cosmetic treatments claim to be anti-aging. What does antiaging actually mean? Less eye bags, lifted skin, smoother wrinkles, etc? We know …

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Botox® vs. Dysport®, is one better for facial wrinkles?

Botox is one of the most popular treatments in a plastic surgery office. As part of a liquid facelift, it can be used for a variety of treatments to smooth forehead wrinkles, raise eyebrows, soften smoker's lines, slim the jawline, and lift the neck. These office procedures have minimal downtime to prevent and treat wrinkles. Over …

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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 …

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Chemical peel for rejuvenated skin

Skin care can be thought of as the foundation to many other cosmetic treatments for facial youth and beauty. We've discussed basic skin care in a previous blog post, including topical ointments such as tretinoin. Once you've done all the basics, what is the next step for improve skin tone and smoothness? Other than wrinkle …

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I need Botox Cosmetic to prevent wrinkles!

We often hear from our Washington DC patients that not only do they want aesthetic treatments to improve current wrinkles, but they also want to help prevent future wrinkles down the road. Everyone wants to look their best, but they also want to look their best in the the future too. Preventative skin care can help achieve this goal. Anecdotal …

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