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Chemical Peel in Virginia Beach

Question : What is a TCA peel? Answer : TCA (trichloric acid) is a chemical used for skin peel. It comes in different concentrations with higher concentration being more potent or deeper penetrating into the skin. Most skin care clinics offer 10-20% TCA peel or superficial peels. Anything stronger than 20% would need sedation or pain […]

Botox for Horizontal Lines

Question: I live in Virginia Beach and I’d like to know what the general price range is for Botox to treat horizontal lines on the forehead. Answer:  Botox is priced either by units injected or by areas of treatment. For forehead lines you can expect to pay anywhere from $295-$350.

How to choose a chemical peel

Question: There seem to be so many different types of chemical peels. How do you choose the right one? Answer: The type of chemical peel really depends on many factors such as skin type, texture, and quality/damage. It also depends on oiliness of skin, whether there is active acne and other skin conditions. The best thing to […]

Fillers underneath the eyes

Question: Are fillers effective in treating hollows around the eyes? Answer: It depends. In addressing hollowness in the tear trough area, they can be very effective, as well as cheek/eye junctions. However, fillers should be used with extreme caution just under the eyes where the skin is very thin. You can have an unwanted ‘lumpy-bumpy’ appearance.

Treating jowl lines with Ultherapy

Question: Are non-invasive skin tightening procedure like ultherapy effective at all in treating jowls? Answer: It depends on skin type, thickness, quality, and severity of jowls. Ultherapy is not a replacement for lower facelift or neck lift. The results tend to be more subtle than surgical results.

Radiesse Filler for Youthful Hands

Question: Can fillers be used to plump up aged looking hands? Answer: Yes. Radiesse is a calcium based filler that is used for aged looking hands. Most patients need 1-2 syringes of Radiesseper hand and the result lasts just over a year. This is an off-label use of Radiesse.

Is it safe to have Botox at a medspa instead of at a plastic surgery center?

Question: My spa offers BOTOX treatments for half of the cost of the doctors here in Virginia. Why would going to a doctor’s office be a better option? Is it really worth the money? Answer: This is a very common question. It all comes down to the reputation and technique of the injector. Anyone can […]

Achieving a natural face lift result

Question: I would love to have a facelift at your Virginia Beach practice. I have been thinking about it daily. I want very natural looking results so that no one can tell that I have had a facelift. Will this be possible? I am 57 years old, and still have very youthful skin. Answer: Yes. […]

Ethnic rhinoplasty with natural results

Question: I’m African American and I’d love to get a nose job because I’ve never really liked how wide and flat my nose is, but I’m terrified of looking like so many black celebrities who have such obvious nose jobs. Is there any way to make sure that I get a natural result and not […]

Radiesse as a Non-Surgical Alternative

Question: Do you recommend Radiesse as an effective alternative to more invasive facial rejuvenation procedures? Answer: It depends. Radiesse is a calcium-based filler used to treat facial lines (i.e, smile lines) or hollow areas (i.e, cheeks). It is a type of filler used for volume enhancement. If you need volume then Radiesse will be beneficial.