Facials in McLean Virginia
Pigment Treatments (brown spot, age spots and brown patches)
Hyper pigmentation is the deposition of melanin by triggering melanocytes (pigment cells) due to the stimulation of melanogenesis. A process by which pigment is produced and duplicated in the skin. It is the end result of an excessive inflammatory response which can be triggered by hormonal, and or inflammation from the heat, trauma and sun. The result is brown spots and or melasma light to deep brown patches over the face, neck, or body.
The treatment of brown spots, age spot or melasma is a judicious combination of AHA ,BHA peels,and or Micro Dermabrasion plus brightening serums and creams.
Evaluation is critical because some treatments can worsen the condition.
Rosacea is a chronic sensitive skin condition involving inflammation, redness and itchiness of the cheeks, nose, chin and forehead. Surface dryness, dehydration and barrier dysfunction will worsen the symptoms of rosacea if not treated. Treatment is via dermatological anti-inflammatory medications and by facial treatments, photo facials.
Consultation is key to assessing the type of therapy.
Acne is a disorder of the skin marked by papules (pimples) closed and open comedones (blackheads) and or cysts. Mechanism is due to increased sebaceous(oil) activity and inflammation(redness) in the skin.
Acne is graded from 1 to 4, higher the number more complex skin condition.
The treatment starts with deep pore cleansing with an enzymes gel to help soften the sebum(oil) and keratinization within the follicular walls (pores)for gentle extractions while controlling the inflammation (redness) pigmentation( brown spots) scarring and dehydration, (lack of water) in the skin’s surface. Subsequently, serums are applied to calm and rehydrate the skin and manage the active oil glands.
The type and number of treatments will vary depending on the type/grade of acne and the age of the patient. Home care is a must to compliment the results of professional treatments.
Chemical Peels have been used for centuries by the ancient civilizations, from soaking in baths to layering the skin as mask to improve the appearance of the skin.
What is a Chemical Peel? Chemical Peel is a topical application of an acidic solution to the skin with the goal of regulating and enhancing the cell turnover process causing the shedding of dead skin cells which results in making the skin’s surface brighter, lighter and tighter.
Patient Consultation in our McLean, VA office:
Patient consultation plays important role in determining the type, strength, depth and series of chemical peel treatments needed to address specific problems such as blemishes, wrinkle lines, etc.
AHA BHA JESSNER RETINOIC ACID TCA
Diamond microdermabrasion is an exfoliation treatment using a diamond tip (crystal free modality) with the vacuum suction to dislodge the dead skin cells removing the superficial layers of the skin’s surface. Consequently, skin’s texture, tone and pores are remedied producing an overall brightening of the skin. The treatment involves multiple passes over the face and neck. Adjunctive serums and moisturizers are then applied to hydrate and nourish the skin according to skin concerns! Finally, sun protection is applied to protect the skin from sun damage. This is a great add on to any of our facials.
A series of multiple treatments are recommended for varying skin conditions and concerns. Please ask for a complementary skin consultation to help determine the best treatment for your specific skin needs.
As we age our skin loses the ability to use and hold oxygen. Less oxygen in the dermis of the skin results in more wrinkles, fines lines and dull lifeless skin.
Oxy-Mist treatment contains medical grade oxygen plus Amino Plex serum with over 100 ingredients containing amino acids, trace minerals, electrolytes micellized Vitamin E to help increase skin oxygen transport and utilization providing favorable conditions for collagen synthesis and re-epithelialization of tissue. Promoting healthier skin cells, reduced lines, more hydration and accelerated skin healing after being compromised or Traumatized. Excellent for all skin type. Great combination with chemical peel and or Micro Dermabrasion
Post Cosmetic surgery, wound healing, scars, dull dry skin, smokers.
Oxygen Trio Deep Cleaning Facial
A combination of topical oxygen with fruit acids AHA and BHA detoxifies and purifies the skin.
It breaks down the keratinization build up within the pores while exfoliating skin’s surface.
promotes clear complexion. The anti-oxidant serum strengthens and hydrates the skin. All skin type.
Great for all skin types these treatments are a mixture of natural acids derived from fruits, peptides, vitamins, retinol and epidermal skin growth factors, these products provide supplement and maintenance therapy.
The treatment focus on the oily T zone to remove the blackheads and refine the pores followed by water base anti-oxidant and inflammatory hydrating serum to replenish moisture and SPF to protect the skin. Great treatment for all skin types. Add on to any of our facial treatments.
Lymphatic fluid is a slow moving circulation system of vessels, lymph nodes and ducts. Lymph system delivers nutrients to the cells and carries away cellular waste and toxins. When the lymphatic system is traumatized by any type of surgery and or lifestyle it causes the system to get stagnant, which in turn causes swelling and puffiness in the tissue.
The lymphatic massage helps drain the tissue by a systematic manual massage of excess lymph edema (fluid) in to the drainage system, thus helping accelerate the body’s ability to repair itself and reduce swelling.
Lymphatic massage is excellent for pre and post facial cosmetic surgery and or any trauma on the skin that causes fluid retention and inflammation. Acne skin, Rosacea, Sun damaged.
The AHA fruit acid peel improves the appearance and texture of the skin by exfoliating the dead skin cells, increasing hydration, brightening skin complexion. The final result is over all smoothing and tightening the skin.
All skin types. Great for off shoulder and backless dresses sun damaged, brown spots.
We use award-winning Jane Iredale Skincare Makeup at ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery because of their non-reactive and pure ingredients which do not compromise tissue healing. Jane Iredale cosmetics are recognized by beauty industry professionals for their high-quality ingredients and high-performing natural skincare formulas. This multitasking mineral makeup is cruelty-free and provides effective, targeted solutions for a healthy and radiant complexion.
• Quality formulas with skincare benefits enhance your natural radiance
• Highly pigmented pure mineral powders offer superior, long-lasting coverage
• Multitasking makeup maximizes and simplifies your beauty routine
• Our SPF products are recommended by The Skin Cancer Foundation as effective broad spectrum sunscreen
• Free of parabens, talc, phthalates, synthetic fragrance, fillers and GMO ingredients
• Extensively tested for safety, stability, efficacy and performance
• Non-comedogenic formulas won’t clog pores
• Dermatologist and allergy tested
• Preserved using only highly effective, natural ingredients.
• Cruelty-free makeup has always been the core of the brand
• Certified cruelty-free by CCIC (Leaping Bunny)
• Animal-free testing
• They do not sell their products in markets where animal testing is required
At ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery We offer the latest and the best in cosmeceutical skin care products to help treat various skin concerns and conditions for all different skin type and ethnicity.
Cosmeceutical grade skincare products are formulated with higher active ingredients to help treat skin conditions at surface and deeper layers of the skin.
There are many factors that play a role in how the product penetrates into the skin.
First the active ingredients, all ingredients are not the same where and how they are grown and harvested determines the quality of the ingredients which is the foundation of any skincare line.
Second the molecular weight of the ingredient how big or small the size of the molecule is important. Smaller the size faster and deeper the active ingredient will penetrate into the skin.
Last but not least the delivery system which is the vehicle for how and where an active ingredient will penetrate. Many times one product will have different actives for varying skin conditions and concerns some ingredients work best at superficial levels to protect and hydrate the skin’s surface and others are delivered at deeper layers to target skin concerns and conditions to achieve the best results.
Skin consultation will help determine the best products for your needs and concerns.
Rhinitis medicamentosa describes the severe rebound nasal congestion after long-term use of topical nasal decongestants. These include Oxymetazoline (Afrin) or Phenylephrine sprays. In many instances, the nose needs to be “weaned” off these sprays with use of other sprays or oral medications.