Skin Care Procedures Information in McLean, VA
ABOUT MICRONEEDLING WITH RF
PS Contouring in McLean, VA and Emporia, VA is excited to offer microneedling with RF to local men and women. Microneedling RF is a minimally invasive procedure that punctures tiny holes in the skin on your neck, face, or chest to stimulate skin repair. As an extra benefit, your body will produce your own collagen to help fill out the skin and increase the skin’s firmness to aid in tissue healing and stimulate new cell growth. This procedures can decrease the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, scars, dark spots, large pores, rough skin texture, and other skin issues. If you'd like to find out about how microneedling with RF can help improve your complexion, schedule a one-on-one consultation with a Specialist at PS Contouring.
CANDIDATES FOR MICRONEEDLING WITH RF
Ideal candidates for microneedling with RF is anyone looking to improve the appearance or texture of the top layer of their skin. Dry skin, uneven tone, coarseness, age spots, wrinkles, acne, and surface scarring are skin conditions that may benefit from a microneedling with RF treatment. This therapy can also be employed to help fight the effects of sun damage that might have caused your skin to have a rough texture or hyperpigmentation.
MICRONEEDLING WITH RF TREATMENT
Before the microneedling portion of your treatment, a member of our team will at PS Contouring utilizes modern technology to make small holes in your skin. The little needles used won't harm your skin but will instead help stimulate the creation of collagen. The microneedling is combined with RF and light suction to ensure the adequate amount of depth is used to reach penetrate the epidermis layer of the skin. After the microneedle and RF procedure is fully absorbed, we'll apply cooling to sooth the skin and cleanse your skin.
AFTER YOUR PROCEDURE
After your microneedling with RF treatment, you may encounter some ordinary effects, such as swelling, redness, and bruising. We recommend that patients do not wear makeup, use exfoliating skin cleansers, or submerge in chlorinated pools for approximately 72 hours post-treatment. Activities like this could expose your treatment area to strong chemicals and bacteria, which may cause negative reactions. You also ought to reduce exposure to the sun or use protective steps when going outside. Full results are usually noticed within the first month as the skin works to repair and heal itself.
MICRONEEDLING WITH RF FAQ
How effective is microneedling with RF treatments?
Microneedling with RF treatment results may not be visible right away, but the healing factors in the body naturally reacts to the direct laser administered to the various skin layers to boost growth for a stronger, healthier complexion. To get your optimal results, you should get multiple treatments right away and then maintain your results with semi-annual treatments. Your technician will go over what to expect during your consultation — so you know what improvements to look for after a session.
How many microneedling with RF treatments should I get?
At first, you may want to get a few microneedling with RF treatments scheduled every 4 weeks. Based on the initial condition of your complexion and your concerns, your technician will develop a treatment plan to restore the health of your complexion. In between treatments, you may want to schedule another skin treatment to remove dead skin layers and nourish the new growth.
How often should I get microneedling with RF treatments?
Following the initial series, you should get maintenance sessions 2 – 4 times every year. These will vary based on the health and age of your skin as well as your goals, so our team will help decide on your custom microneedling with RF plan. Your aesthetician will be able to make suggestions on how frequently you should get microneedling with RF maintenance treatments — so your skin remains fresh.
RESTORE AND REVITALIZE
Microneedling with RF can be quite beneficial for individuals seeking to restore the look and feel of their skin. Microneedling RF can help the skin to appear younger, smoother, firmer, and luminous. We urge patients to learn more about this treatment by speaking to a member of our skilled team or by scheduling a consultation at PS Contouring in McLean, VA, or Emporia, VA today.
ABOUT BROADBAND LIGHT THERAPY
At PS Contouring in McLean, VA serving DC, Maryland, Virginia and Emporia, VA, we offer BroadBand Light Therapy. This procedure uses regenerating technology to improve the aesthetics of the skin for a younger-looking profile. It works by applying therapeutic light energy that mildly warms the skin and stimulates collagen production. Those with an array of dermal concerns may benefit from BBL since it works to fix unwanted freckles, rosacea, broken blood vessels, and sun damage. Also, it can help create a smooth and even-looking texture to reveal a fresh, glowing complexion. BBL could be added to other cosmetic treatments to fulfill your unique needs and goals. Contact our office today to meet with a Specialist at PS Contouring to learn more about this innovative therapy.
CANDIDATES FOR BBL
A great candidate for BBL is any woman or man dealing with hyperpigmentation or poorly textured skin. This may be due to acne, sun damage, broken capillaries, or rosacea. BBL can also help to make the skin seem more youthful by igniting the production of collagen. By varying the type of filter and modality used for the treatment, BBL can be used as a one-time therapy or maintenance regimen for a wide array of skin issues. Before undergoing treatment, a Specialist from PS Contouring will discuss how BBL technology can help you reach your cosmetic goals.
After creating the appropriate treatment plan, the programming of the BBL system will be adjusted to fit your unique needs. Before beginning the treatment, your eyes will be covered to protect them from the flash-light therapy. Your Specialist will then softly pass the BBL system over your skin while concentrating on the problem areas. The amount of time needed for the therapy will vary, depending on your unique skin condition and whether any additional services are being performed during your session. BBL treatments can ordinarily be completed in about an hour or less.
AFTER YOUR PROCEDURE
Following your BroadBand Light Therapy treatment, a soothing lotion will be applied to your skin. Your Specialist will also provide post-treatment care instructions and often advises reducing your exposure to the sun. Otherwise, patients are typically able to return to their normal daily activities. Outcomes from BBL may be noticed the same day and the next 3-5 days following the initial treatment, but optimal results will generally be observed after multiple BBL treatments. PS Contouring Specialist generally recommends multiple treatments spaced 3-5 days apart, but this will vary, depending on your specific goals.
BROADBAND LIGHT THERAPY FAQ
How much does BBL cost?
Your PS Contouring Specialist should be able to discuss your costs in your initial consultation once your BBL plan is created. BBL costs will depend on where you want to get the treatment, the size of the treatment area(s), and the number of appointments you need. After your PS Contouring Specialist assesses the health of your skin and listens to your concerns, we will work with you to develop your treatment plan. PS Contouring frequently offers specials on skin treatments such as BBL — so watch our website or ask about our current deals when you make your appointment.
How many treatments will I need?
Generally, patients achieve their goals after three appointments. However, if you have serious pigmentation, sun damage, or discoloration, you might require more treatments. During your initial consultation, your PS Contouring Specialist will consider your goals and develop your BBL treatment plan. Your BBL appointments will be scheduled about 3 – 5 days apart to allow your skin to rest.
What areas can be treated with BBL?
All areas of skin can be treated with BBL; however, some of the most commonly treated are the face, hands, neck, chest, shoulders, and back. These are the areas that tend to have the most visible damage since they're frequently exposed to the sun. The face, neck, and hands are also most often affected by natural aging and lifestyle, so a BBL treatment in these spots can help improve your overall appearance. During your consultation with your PS Contouring Specialist, tell them about all your areas of concern so we can develop your ideal BBL plan.
How is BBL different from other lasers?
PS Contouring uses innovative BroadBand Light which is a high-powered intense pulsed light (IPL) skin treatment. The dual lamps and wide range of energy wavelengths allow Specialist to personalize your BBL treatment to match your skin concerns. Utilizing different wavelengths, BBL can improve red and brown lesions, as well as light and dark spots, without damaging nearby skin and tissues. Safe and effective, BBL can give you a rejuvenated complexion in fewer sessions compared to many other laser skin treatments.
Is BBL safe for all skin tones?
Since the energy wavelengths in a BBL treatment can be adjusted for your unique needs, BBL can be used on all skin tones. To get your best results, your Specialist at PS Contouring suggests avoiding ultraviolet (UV) light exposure (tanning beds and natural sunlight) for at least two weeks before your treatment. Tanned skin has higher levels of pigment (melanin), which can absorb the energy and impact your results. Your skin will be especially sensitive to UV exposure, so you should not use tanning beds and limit sun exposure throughout your treatment and for at least 10 – 14 days after your last treatment.
REGENERATE YOUR SKIN
This exciting therapy utilizes advanced technology to improve the appearance and texture of your skin. If you are struggling with hyperpigmentation, acne, or sun damage, BroadBand Light Therapy may be an ideal treatment for you. To learn more about how BBL can help restore your complexion, call PS Contouring in McLean, VA, serving DC, Maryland and Virginia to schedule a cosmetic consultation with our team. We look forward to serving you and helping you achieve younger, smoother-looking skin.
ABOUT LASER SKIN RESURFACING
Laser skin resurfacing with PS Contouring in McLean, VA is a nonsurgical cosmetic procedure that uses pulsating beams of energy to exfoliate damaged surface skin one layer at a time. PS Contouring uses is a hybrid fractional laser that delivers non-ablative and ablative wavelengths to the skin. This therapy is used to help reduce facial wrinkles, address pigmentation, soften acne scars, and more. Sometimes referred to as a laser peel, laser skin resurfacing is considered an ideal procedure for patients desiring softer, clearer, younger-looking skin. This treatment can be customized to address your unique dermal concerns and cosmetic goals by a skilled Specialist. Reach out to our office in McLean, VA, serving DC, Maryland and Virginia to schedule a consultation with our team. We look forward to helping you achieve beautiful, healthy skin.
CANDIDATES FOR LASER SKIN RESURFACING
Laser skin resurfacing is geared toward patients who are unsatisfied with their overall complexion. If you see sun damage, acne scars, age spots, wrinkles, pigmentation, or redness, a laser skin resurfacing treatment can help improve these cosmetic flaws. In addition, it is an ideal treatment for those who have a rough skin texture, scaly patches, or other dermal irregularities. This treatment isn't recommended if you have a skin infection or active acne. During your initial consultation, your PS Contouring Specialist can perform a full skin assessment to determine if you are a good candidate for laser skin resurfacing.
LASER SKIN RESURFACING TREATMENT
A huge benefit of PS Contouring’s equipment is that it is safe and effective for all skin types and is typically more comfortable compared to other laser skin resurfacing systems. It incorporates an advanced cooling system that emits cold air across the treatment zone after every pass of the laser. In addition, innovative thermal control is built to adjust the power of each pulse according to the temperature of the patient's skin. Other features include precise speed tracking, sophisticated software to map treatment areas, and the ability to adjust the laser beam to the exact size and position needed for safe delivery.
During the procedure, we'll have you lay comfortably in one of our private treatment rooms as your skin is cleansed and prepped for the procedure. The handpiece will then be applied to the target areas to remove dead and damaged skin cells while also prompting new collagen production. The treatment usually only takes about 30 – 60 minutes to complete, depending on the number of areas being addressed.
AFTER YOUR PROCEDURE
With advanced PS Contouring technology, patients generally only need 1 – 2 treatments to achieve their desired results compared to traditional laser peels that require 3 – 4 treatments. In addition, patients can return to work the same day and wear makeup after 24 hours. Other laser systems generally require more downtime. You may experience redness and mild discomfort after your session, but these symptoms will subside in 1 – 2 days and noticeable results are evident after a each treatment.
All patients should reduce their UV exposure following their treatment and apply sun protection frequently. Since laser skin resurfacing targets dead skin cells to promote new healing growth, the dermis will naturally flake, crust, and peel off. It is crucial to avoid peeling off your own skin to prevent scarring and unwanted discomfort. After the natural peeling process is complete, your skin will look younger, smoother, and refreshed.
LASER SKIN RESURFACING FAQ
How much does laser skin resurfacing cost?
Laser resurfacing costs depend on the treatment type you get. In your initial consultation, your Specialist will ask about your skin problems and goals before explaining the types of resurfacing treatments. Then, he will help you select your resurfacing method and talk to you about costs. PS Contouring regularly offers skin treatment specials and discounted packages, so ask about current specials in your consultation.
How can I help my skin recover after a resurfacing treatment?
A PS Contouring Specialist on the team will give you recommendations on how you can speed skin healing after a laser treatment. The number one rule is to not pick or peel flaking skin. This can lead to lasting damage like scars. You need to forgo all hair removal methods in the treatment area, which means no waxing, shaving, or depilatory creams. We can suggest a cream to help soothe and heal treated areas.
How often should I get laser resurfacing treatments?
Based on the laser resurfacing options you and your PS Contouring Specialist select for your procedure, you might need to wait weeks or even months between appointments. Deeper treatments will provide longer-lasting results; however, they do require a longer recovery period. You should tell your Specialist about how frequently you are willing to come back for treatments so he can consider this when suggesting a treatment plan during your initial consultation.
A SOFTER, CLEARER COMPLEXION
Laser skin resurfacing provides excellent results if you want to treat sun damage, hyperpigmentation, acne scars, and other dermal concerns to attain a rejuvenated appearance. If you are considering a laser resurfacing treatment and want to learn more, call PS Contouring in McLean, VA, serving DC, Maryland and Virginia to schedule a consult. This innovative therapy has helped countless men and women attain healthier, radiant-looking skin.
CANDIDATES FOR LASER VEIN REMOVAL
Laser vein reduction sessions at PS Contouring may minimize the visibility of small- or medium-sized veins on the face and body. Commonly known as spider veins, these blood vessels are not usually a medical problem, but they are considered unwanted. Affected people avoid certain clothes (like swimsuits and shorts) or use a large amount of makeup to attempt to hide these spider veins. Laser vein treatments are great for people who are in overall good health, don't have blood clots, and aren't pregnant. If you wish to also remove dermal lesions, be sure to talk to your Specialist about this during your consultation.
LASER VEIN REMOVAL TREATMENT
Nonsurgical laser vein removal with is performed in our office as an outpatient procedure and generally takes about 20 – 40 minutes based on the number of areas being addressed. During your laser vein procedure, you will be asked to relax in a reclined position in a private treatment room as the skin is prepared. At your request, a topical numbing cream can be applied before your treatment to minimize any discomfort. The laser handpiece is passed over the skin so that the wavelengths can reach the spider veins with multiple pulses that don't harm the surrounding tissue. The laser energy causes the vessels to collapse and shrink. During your session, lesion removal can also be incorporated if it's a part of your treatment plan. Once your procedure is complete, you will be free to go home and get back to your usual activities.
AFTER YOUR PROCEDURE
After your laser vein removal treatment, you may experience bruising, swelling, and redness; however, these symptoms should dissipate within 1 – 2 days. For faster healing and optimal blood circulation, we often recommend that patients wear a compression garment. It's also necessary to avoid extended sun exposure, and you should apply sunscreen frequently to the areas that have been treated. Certain patients notice improvements quickly, but outcomes will be different for each person. In your initial consultation with your PS Contouring Specialist, realistic expectations will be reviewed along with recommendations on the number of treatments necessary to reach your optimal results. New spider veins will likely form over time so follow-up treatments may be performed as needed.
LASER VEIN REMOVAL FAQ
What causes spider veins?
Various factors can make someone more susceptible to spider veins, including:
Sitting/standing for long periods of time
During your consultation at PS Contouring a Specialist will talk with you about what could be causing your spider veins and provide the best course of treatment to diminish them.
Can veins come back after laser treatment?
The likelihood of veins returning after laser treatment is low. However, there is no guarantee they couldn't come back. It is important to stick to a healthy lifestyle and take the necessary precautions to ensure that spider veins don't return.
Is laser vein removal painful?
Prior to laser vein removal, a numbing cream can be applied to help make the treatment as comfortable as possible. Your Specialist will also be there to talk you through every step of the procedure. Our goal is to help you experience an optimal treatment that is also comfortable.
REMOVE SPIDER VEINS
If you've been concealing or covering unattractive blood vessels on your face and body, try nonsurgical laser vein removal treatments at PS Contouring in McLean, VA, serving DC, Maryland, and Virginia to help improve the appearance of your skin. During your initial consultation, your certified Specialist can examine your skin and develop a laser vein treatment plan to best fit your goals.
ABOUT NONSURGICAL SKIN TIGHTENING
When you are born, your body has a full supply of collagen and elastin that helps to make your skin smooth, soft, resilient, and healthy. In time, this stock of nutrients becomes depleted and the skin on the body and face decreases in elasticity, leading to lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. If you want to improve the tightness and overall appearance of your skin without cosmetic surgery, consider nonsurgical skin tightening technology at PS Contouring. With state-of-the-art equipment, nonsurgical skin tightening stimulates the natural generation of collagen and elastin in the areas treated so you can have firmer, healthier skin. To learn more, reach out to our office in McLean, VA, serving DC, Maryland and Virginia to schedule a private consultation with seasoned certified Specialist. During your consult, your Specialist can assess your skin to determine if nonsurgical skin tightening is right for you.
CANDIDATES FOR NONSURGICAL SKIN TIGHTENING
Skin tightening procedures, like facelifts and neck lifts, remain the best way to correct sagging, loose skin. However, nonsurgical skin tightening can be a good option if you don't wish to have cosmetic surgery. Nonsurgical skin tightening treatments may be used on many areas of the body and face, such as the neck, stomach, thighs, and arms. The best patients for this procedure:
Are in good overall health
Are near or at a healthy, stable weight
Have mild or medium loose skin on the face or body
Have lines or wrinkles on the body or face
Want to enhance the health and appearance of their skin
NONSURGICAL SKIN TIGHTENING TREATMENT
Before the procedure, the area(s) being treated will be cleansed to remove any oil, makeup, and lotion. Thanks to the advanced technology, a topical anesthetic is not needed as the system has a built-in sapphire contact cooling system for optimal comfort. Once you are ready, the handpiece will be passed evenly over the skin several times for an efficient session. The laser energy stimulates the body’s natural healing properties to start producing collagen and elastin, which firms and tightens the skin. The procedure can take about 30 – 90 minutes based on the size and number of areas being treated. Once the procedure is complete, you will be able to leave and resume your daily activities.
AFTER YOUR PROCEDURE
Following your nonsurgical skin tightening session, the affected skin may be slightly red, swollen, or numb. This is expected and will resolve on its own in 2 – 3 days. During your consult, your Specialist will go over the best ways to care for your skin at home after your treatment, such as keeping the skin moisturized and protected from the sun. Many patients will not have visible improvements right after their procedure. Since the elastin and collagen stimulation and production is a gradual process, you can expect to see the full results after about 2 – 6 months. However, these results should last a long time and improve the general health and appearance of your skin. Multiple treatments may be needed to attain your cosmetic goals. During your consultation, your PS Contouring Specialist can create your custom treatment plan based on your unique needs.
NONSURGICAL SKIN TIGHTENING FAQ
How many treatments will I need to achieve the look I want?
The correct number of treatments will depend on the initial looseness of your skin, as well as your aesthetic goals. During your exam, your Specialist will ask about your needs and goals — so that he can ascertain how many appointments would be beneficial.
Can I have nonsurgical skin tightening with other treatments?
Most definitely. Nonsurgical skin tightening can be performed as the only treatment or as an enhancement to other procedures. Quite a few of our patients prefer to have nonsurgical skin tightening at the same time as additional effective options.
Does nonsurgical skin tightening hurt?
At PS Contouring, we work hard to ensure you are comfortable throughout your procedure. While many men and women find that nonsurgical skin tightening isn't painful, our team can give you topical anesthesia to help you feel at ease and ensure that you have a great experience.
KEEP IT TIGHT
When you want to keep your skin tight and firm without having to undergo cosmetic surgery, make an appointment with your PS Contouring Specialist to learn more about nonsurgical skin tightening. A noninvasive and effective treatment that calls for no downtime after the appointment, nonsurgical skin tightening can help you rejuvenate the tone and health of your skin at the first signs of wrinkles, lines, and looseness. Get a customized treatment plan for noninvasive skin tightening at PS Contouring in McLean, VA, serving DC, Maryland and Virginia or our Emporia, VA location.
If your skin isn't as firm as you'd like, PS Contouring can help to increase its laxity using Ultherapy, a nonsurgical treatment for loose facial, neck, and chest skin. Approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), Ultherapy's energy from ultrasound waves can change the laxity of your skin with a 30 – 90-minute session. When the treated skin begins to heal, your body goes into a natural collagen production mode to strengthen the tissue. PS Contouring is pleased to offer Ultherapy to local women and men. This procedure may be performed along with other nonsurgical skin treatments, such as laser skin resurfacing or an injectable to leave your skin appearing softer and younger. Contact our office in McLean, VA, serving DC, Maryland and Virginia to schedule your Ultherapy appointment today.
CANDIDATES FOR ULTHERAPY
If you are beginning to notice that the skin on your face has become looser with light to moderate lines (in the areas around the brows, eyes, and mouth), or noticing a light jowl droop, you might be an ideal candidate for Ultherapy treatments. If you have more severe sagging or etched lines and wrinkles, a surgical facelift or neck lift could be a better procedure for your needs. During your initial consultation, your PS Contouring Specialist will assess your areas of concern and take his time to understand your cosmetic goals to determine if Ultherapy is right for you.
Ultherapy is an outpatient procedure that is performed on-site in one of our private treatment rooms. To start, one of our aestheticians will cleanse your skin to remove any oil, dirt, and makeup. Once your skin is prepped, the Ultherapy handpiece will be passed over your skin as it emits ultrasonic energy to the treatment area. Ultherapy gently heats the skin so that it visibly contracts for a more youthful contour. The treatment also stimulates collagen formation to improve the results over time. Depending on the number of areas being treated, your procedure can take 30 – 90 minutes. After your treatment, your skin may look slightly pink and inflamed, but these symptoms can be eased with over-the-counter pain medication or a cold compress.
AFTER YOUR PROCEDURE
Ultherapy does not yield results right away. The treated skin will need time to adjust after your procedure. With the boost of collagen, patients may notice mild improvements within three months with optimal results appearing at around 6 – 8 months. Many patients decide to have a secondary treatment around 12 months after their initial session. The number of treatments needed will depend on your skin condition and aesthetic goals. Generally, most patients will experience great results with a single treatment. For those who show more symptoms of aging, several treatments may be needed to achieve your desired outcome.
How much does Ultherapy cost?
The cost of your Ultherapy treatment depends on your skin condition and how many treatment areas are being addressed. During your consultation, your Specialist will assess your skin to determine the ideal number of treatments to achieve your desired results. PS Contouring accepts various types of payments and will assist you in finding low-interest financing options.
What areas does Ultherapy treat?
Ultherapy is an FDA-approved treatment to tighten loose skin of the face, neck, and chest for a rejuvenated, more youthful-looking appearance. It’s a great treatment to help address fine lines, wrinkles, and signs of aging.
Is Ultherapy painful?
No, because Ultherapy uses soundwaves to help improve skin laxity, most patients report only feeling a mild warmth and tingling sensation deep in the skin of the treatment area.
How long will it be until I see results from Ultherapy?
It will take time before your Ultherapy results will be noticeable. As your body begins to produce more natural collagen, you will see improvement over the next few months after your treatment. Most patients will schedule a follow-up treatment 12 months after their first session.
AGE GRACEFULLY WITH ULTHERAPY
Take advantage of Ultherapy treatments at Mesbahi Plastic Surgery to treat the skin on your face, neck, and chest without having to undergo a surgical lift. Our Ultherapy technique can tighten your skin to reveal a tighter and younger-looking contour. We would love to talk more about the benefits of Ultherapy with you in a private consultation with the PS Contouring Specialist at our facility in McLean, VA, serving DC, Maryland and Virginia or our Emporia, VA location serving Central Virginia and North Carolina. Contact us to schedule your appointment today.
*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.