Category: Non-Surgical

Double chin fat-melting injection might be the next big non-surgical breakthrough

Some serious buzz is growing around a fat-melting injection called ATX-101, a synthetic version of deoxycholic acid, which naturally occurs within the body that breaks down dietary fat. 1600 people participated in the clinical trial, which according to The Daily Beast and other sources, yielded positive results for reducing submental (under the chin) fat. The ATX-101…

Sneak preview of CoolSmooth, coming soon from the makers of CoolSculpting

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Here’s a look at what’s next from the makers of CoolSculpting, the wonderful fat-freezing device that we have here at our Fairfax office. CoolSmooth is not available in the US yet, but it is in the UK and reporter Ingeborg von Lotringen for Cosmopolitan UK did a pretty great job describing the new treatment in this…

Your Botox secret is safe with us

Because of the confidential nature of many DC-area jobs, most of us in Northern Virginia area understand why someone would want to keep their Botox (or any appointment with a cosmetic surgery professional) under wraps. Northern Virginia, if you want a little Botox, we’ll keep your secret safe. Video: Plastic Surgery Confessions: I Hide Botox…

Growth in Cosmetic Procedures Despite Economy

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According to a recent story in USA Today, cosmetic procedures rose 5% across the board between 2011 and 2012. ASPS President Dr. Greg Evans of Irvine, CA was quoted from a statement, saying “for the third consecutive year, the overall growth in cosmetic surgery continues to be driven by a significant rise in minimally invasive…

New CoolFit applicator for CoolSculpting

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CoolSculpting (our favorite non-surgical fat reduction treatment) is gaining headway with new upgrades to the technology. The new “CoolFit” applicator used during CoolSculpting treatment is evolving to attack more fat cells at the same time and be more capable of treating the most difficult trouble areas. Although the FDA only cleared the device for treatment…

Do your friends look younger than they used to?

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If so, it’s possible that they are having filler treatments, which are very effective at restoring volume to the face which is lost as we age. In 2011 the popularity of such procedures increased by 7%, totaling 1.9 million. Popular injectable fillers include products like Juvederm, Restylane, and Belotero. Here at our Fairfax office, we…

What’s the science behind CoolSculpting?

If you like to know how stuff works (we do!), in this very short video (only 41 seconds) you can get a basic idea of how CoolSculpting works to eliminate fat.

Belotero now available in Northern Virginia

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Introducing the newest injectable filler – Belotero® dermal filler! We’re pleased to now offer Belotero at Hess Plastic Surgery and we’re encouraging our clients to try it in place of some of the fillers they’ve previously used. Belotero is a new hyaluronic acid-based injectable filler, much like Juvederm or Restylane. Approved by the FDA in…

Fat Freezing Featured on Fox News

CoolSculpting was recently shown on Fox News NY. The February 2012 segment features Montclair, New Jersey plastic surgeon Dr. Barry DiBernardo, who explains how CoolSculpting was discovered (through kids and popsicles) and how the ideal CoolSculpting candidate is in good shape with some trouble spots. Learn more about CoolSculpting in Fairfax, VA or contact us…

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