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    Fantastic Review for Medalase

    Last updated 7 months ago

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    • I have nothing but positive things to say about Dr. Ginnan and the entire staff at Pentagon Row Medalase. I just had my first cosmetic procedure--Juvederm fillers--and was completely relieved (I was stressed about taking that first step) and happy with the beautiful, natural results. Dr. Ginnan is truly skilled as well as being caring and... More

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    Reasons to Have a Chemical Peel

    Last updated 8 months ago

    Chemical peels are versatile skin treatments that address a number of cosmetic issues. Depending on the depth and type of peel you choose, you can address conditions such as acne, aging, and discoloration. The skin care experts at Medalase Aesthetic Centers can help you determine the right treatment to provide the rested, rejuvenated look you want.

    Skin Discoloration
    Uneven skin coloration can be a serious cosmetic concern. Age spots, rough texture, and melasma can all be improved with the application of a chemical peel. Chemical peels lighten and even out the color of your skin to reduce the appearance of dark spots and promote a healthier complexion. The best chemical peels for discoloration include a mixture of different acids to work synergistically for the best results.

    Acne
    Chemical peels containing salicylic acid are ideal for managing acne. Treatment with a chemical peel helps to clear out your pores, preventing the buildup of oil and dead skin cells that causes acne lesions. You will see a reduction in acne occurrence as well as an improvement in your overall complexion. While may be effective in reducing the appearance of older acne scars, dermal micro-needling is generally a superior treatment for helping to re-establish smooth skin long after acne has occurred.

    Sun Damage and Aging
    Chemical peel treatments can also be used to target wrinkles and fine lines caused by sun damage or the natural aging process. The chemical solution applied to your face promotes shedding of the damaged outer layers of skin and improves cell turnover, making your skin appear younger and more radiant. The type of chemical peel you choose will depend upon the aspects of your skin you wish to address. You should plan to minimize sun exposure after your chemical peel to allow your skin to recover and reduce any future signs of aging.

    Would you like to find out how a chemical peel can improve the appearance of your skin? Find out by scheduling a free consultation at any one of Medalase Aesthetic Centers’ two locations, serving Northern Virginia and the DC area. Call (877) 365-9875 or click on our web contact form to reach us.

    Understanding the Basics of Chemical Peels

    Last updated 8 months ago

    Chemical peels are a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that address aging, discoloration, and acne. During a chemical peel, an acid solution is applied to your skin to remove the outer layer and reveal newer, fresher skin beneath.

    In this video, you will learn about the different types of chemical peels and their uses. You can choose a light, medium, or deep chemical peel depending upon the skin issues you want to address. The deeper the peel you choose, the more peeling and downtime you should expect.

    At Medalase Aesthetic Centers of DC, we provide a variety of cosmetic options to help your skin look its best. You can schedule a free complimentary consultation at any one of our locations by calling (877) 365-9875. Click through our website to learn more about how we can help you look and feel more energetic and confident today.

    What to Expect from a Tummy Tuck

    Last updated 9 months ago

    A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, targets your midsection. This cosmetic surgery procedure creates a firm, flat stomach by removing excess fat and skin from around the waist while also tightening the abdominal musculature. If you have questions about whether a tummy tuck is the right cosmetic procedure for you, talk to your plastic surgeon about your aesthetic goals.

    Personalized Consultation
    Before surgery, you will meet with your plastic surgeon to discuss your medical history, future plans, and goals. Tummy tucks are best for individuals who are already at or near their target weight and are in good health. If you plan to become pregnant in the future, it is generally best to wait and have your procedure after you are through with all planned pregnancies.

    Tummy Tuck Procedure
    A tummy tuck is most often performed under general anesthesia, meaning you will be asleep during the procedure. An incision is made along the natural curve of your lower abdomen, in an area hidden by most underwear and bikini bottoms. Excess fat, tissue, and skin are removed before the muscles and skin are sutured in place to heal.

    Recovery Process
    After surgery, you will wear a compression garment to prevent swelling and provide support. Drains are often left in place for a few days to prevent fluid from collecting in the abdomen. Strenuous activities should be avoided for four to six weeks. Your surgeon will provide you with prescription medication such as antibiotics and painkillers; follow all instructions regarding medication during the recovery process.

    Final Results
    The final results of your tummy tuck will be long-lasting with a lifestyle that includes a healthy diet and regular exercise. Excess fat and skin will be gone from your abdomen, leaving a firm, flat stomach. While the main goal of a tummy tuck is not to remove stretch marks, the main areas where most women develop them during pregnancy will be removed during the surgery, giving the abdominal skin a much tighter, cleaner look.

    If you’d like to learn more about what to expect from a tummy tuck or other cosmetic procedure, call Medalase Aesthetic Centers at (877) 365-9875. We provide a variety of treatment options in the D.C. area, including cosmetic surgery, skin treatments, and laser hair removal. Click through our blog for more information about popular cosmetic surgery procedures.

    Signs Laser Liposuction Might Be Right for You

    Last updated 9 months ago

    Laser liposuction is a treatment technique that uses a laser fiber in conjunction with traditional liposuction. If you are dealing with stubborn fat deposits such as love handles, back bulges, and stubborn tummy fat, laser liposuction can eliminate these areas quickly and with long-lasting results. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia, meaning general anesthesia and its associated risks are not a concern. The lack of general anesthesia also lowers the cost of the procedure, so you can receive cosmetic treatment even if you are on a budget. If you don’t have much time to spare for recovery, laser liposuction is an ideal choice. Laser liposuction produces less bleeding and bruising than traditional liposuction, making your recovery faster and more comfortable.  The vast majority of people are back to work in 2 days.  Additionally, if you are concerned about sagging skin after your procedure, the laser energy stimulates collagen production to eliminate dimpling or sagging that might otherwise detract from your results.

    You can find out more about laser liposuction procedures at Medalase Aesthetic Centers by calling (877) 365-9875. Click through our website to check out a full listing of our cosmetic procedures, and don’t forget to take a look at our Pumpkin-liscious October specials!

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