Medical Spa and Skin Care

Hess Medical Spa and Skin Care in Fairfax, Virginia

A healthy appearance begins with great skin. Quality medical-grade skincare 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.

Our aestheticians have the knowledge and experience to help patients treat a myriad of skin problems, from acne to wrinkles. We will help you design a medical-grade skincare program that is tailored to your skin type and targets your skin concerns safely, effectively, and affordably.

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In the meantime, we invite you to view the following pages for more information about the skin conditions we treat at Hess Medical Spa in Fairfax and our advanced non-surgical treatment options.

What’s My Skin Type?

Skin types are divided based on the Fitzpatrick classification. This scale was developed as a way to classify the response of different types of skin to ultraviolet radiation. Although skin colors can be found completely through this spectrum they can be grouped into different types.

Adult Acne

Acne is a skin condition that typically occurs in the teenage years, but adults can have acne as well. Pores in the skin are openings for small glands that secrete oil, which lubricates the skin. When too much oil is produced, the pore can become blocked. Dirt, debris, bacteria, and inflammatory cells build up behind this blockage and may appear as a whitehead or blackhead.


Hyperpigmentation is the result of excess production of melanin, the pigment in the body that provides color. This condition can cause your skin to look uneven, and it is often difficult to conceal with make-up. There are many ways to treat hyperpigmentation, and we offer several of these options at our med spa.


Rosacea is classified as a swelling of the blood vessels beneath the surface of the skin. Due to the higher than normal concentration of blood at the site, the skin can appear to take on a more pink or reddish hue. It can also be associated with small red bumps, spider veins, pimples, eye irritation, and burning, tingling or stinging sensations.


While there are many factors that can cause aging in your face, the most common reason for wrinkles in the skin is sun damage. Wrinkles and lines in the skin can add to your apparent age and may even make you appear tired or unhealthy. Wrinkles and other signs of aging are classified according to the Glogau scale. This scale was created in order to objectively measure the severity of photoaging, in particular wrinkles.

Professional Facials & Skin Resurfacing at Hess Plastic Surgery

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels, also called chemexfoliation or derma peeling, are acids (mostly) that penetrate the skin to different depths, creating a wound. The cells are injured and can no longer stick to each other, thus the skin peels. This wound stimulates the growth of new skin cells and collagen, leading to new, healthier skin.

Vi Peel

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.


Microdermabrasion is a process of mechanically exfoliating the skin. In the medical setting, this is performed via a device that consists of a diamond tip on a wand attached to a vacuum. The tip is passed over the skin and the vacuum removes the exfoliated skin.

IMAGE Skincare

Image pharmaceutical grade skincare products give licensed physicians and aestheticians the ability to offer professional treatments and products that yield unparalleled results. Hess Medical Spa in Fairfax offers a wide range of these professional-grade skin renewal treatments. Depending on your skin conditions, many different treatments can be recommended.

Skincare Products

The latest skincare technology will promote the natural turnover 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™ skincare systems with and without the addition of Retin A.™ After patients see the results, they notice that:

  • Wrinkles and fine lines are visibly reduced
  • Skin is brighter and smoother
  • Less make-up is needed
  • Skin becomes naturally more beautiful

These are powerful skincare products you can only acquire from a skincare 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.

To discuss these topics with a master aesthetician, call Hess Medical Spa in Fairfax, Northern Virginia at 703-752-6608. You can also email us with questions or comments.
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