A healthy appearance begins with great skin. Quality medical grade skin care products and cosmeceuticals are like preventative maintenance for your face. Often working in concert with one another, the following treatments can maintain youthful complexion longer, and help you minimize visible signs of aging.
The latest skin care technology will promote natural turn over of new skin cells. It's an investment that truly pays off for young people wanting to preserve their youthful complexions. And for those in their 30's and 40's it can help undo past damage without invasive techniques.
At Hess Plastic Surgery we are experienced with and have seen outstanding results from the Obagi and Nia 24™ skin care systems with and without the addition of Retin A.™ After patients see the results, they notice that:
These are powerful skin care products you can only acquire from a skin care professional. When applied with our guidance the, results are extremely satisfying to our patients.
Latisse is applied to the base of the lashes on the upper eyelid. By keeping hairs in their growth phase, Latisse produces darker, thicker and longer eyelashes. The effects of Latisse appear after a few weeks but they are not permanent. Patients must continue using it or the eyelashes gradually return to their original state.
Botox can treat or prevent the formation or progression of both dynamic and static wrinkles. By temporarily inactivating the muscles that cause wrinkles, the lines disappear or diminish dramatically. Botox treatment is quick, typically requiring just 10 - 15 minutes in our Fairfax plastic surgery office.
Dysport is an injectable product commonly called a neuromuscular wrinkle blocker or acetylcholine release inhibitor. It blocks the nerve impulses that cause your facial muscles to contract and form lines.
Juvederm a wrinkle filler made with a high concentration of hyaluronic acid gel. It is a smooth gel filler, used for contouring and volumizing depressions and wrinkles, such as nasolabial folds, forehead wrinkles, cheeks and nasal furrows and is an ideal option to plump thin lips.
Radiesse is made out of smooth calcium hydoxylapatite microspheres in a water based gel. When injected, the microspheres in Radiesse create a scaffolding effect on which your own body's collagen grows, producing a long-lasting correction of wrinkles and folds.
Restylane is a popular wrinkle filler made of non-animal stabilized hyaluronic acid (NASHA). Hyaluronic acid exists in the human body and provides volume and fullness to the skin. Restylane is FDA approved to correct a variety of facial wrinkles and folds.
Prevelle Silk is an injectable filler that contains anesthetic for enhanced comfort. The product is made with a relatively low concentration of hyaluronic acid, and is used for correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds.
The Vi Peel® is a chemical peel that is effective for treatment of unwanted pigment changes caused by acne scarring and photodamage. We often recommend this peel for patients with age spots, freckles, melasma and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. It can tighten your pores, improve skin texture, and smooth out uneven complexions.