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The Fountain of Youth: 10 Ways a Dermatologist Can Make You Look Younger

    Procedures to enhance your beauty have come a long way. What once used to require surgery and days of recovery can now be done with a simple injection. You are in and out of the office with no recuperation time required. As these new methods became more common, the price to have these procedures became affordable for a lot more people. For those new to this territory, here are 10 ways to help you look your best:


    1. Botox

    To treat deep wrinkles around the eyes and mouth, injectable solutions, such as Botox, offer dramatic, long-lasting results. This procedure can reduce deep lines on your forehead, between your eyebrows, and minimize crow’s feet for up to four months.


    In a 15-minute treatment, deep lines between the eyes can nearly be eliminated. There’s a good chance you’ll be surprised at how much of a difference you might see when comparing before and after.


    Botox is a medical procedure and medical experience is essential for successful outcomes. Any treatments you receive should be done by a dermatologist.


    1. Dysport

    An injectable solution similar to Botox, but usually provides a more natural look. To help alleviate frown lines between the eyebrows, Dysport temporarily treats the muscle beneath your skin while still allowing normal facial movement. Dermatologists can evaluate the target areas and decide on the best needle placement for the nearly painless injections.


    1. Juvederm

    The injectable derma filler, from the makers of Botox, can add volume for a more youthful look. This can be achieved after receiving one to three injections. Juvederm treatments can be done at the same time as Botox to help achieve even more dramatic results. It’s a relatively safe way to reduce lines and wrinkles.


    1. Voluma

    Made using hyaluronic acid, a sugar that occurs naturally in your skin providing hydration, fullness, and elasticity. This injectable solution bonds with your skin’s natural collagen and elastin for a smooth and youthful appearance. You can also receive Botox at the same time if desired.


    1. Restylane Refyne

    Helps to reduce laugh lines and fill moderate creases. This hyaluronic acid filler lasts for up to one year.


    Restylane is usually very effective in smoothing out and filling in bothersome wrinkles and lines, particularly in the lower part of the face. It has numerous benefits over other filler-type materials such as collagen. It tends to last longer and causes a very little adverse reaction. It is easy to administer and once its effectiveness has diminished, the body safely absorbs it.


    Restylane and Botox are often used in a corresponding way. While Restylane can be best for the lower face, Botox is often great for wrinkles that occur in the upper face.


    1. Skin Rejuvenation

    Options such as Skintyte, used to tighten loose and sagging skin, Profractional, a laser resurfacing treatment, Rejuvalaz, laser therapy that helps to minimize pores and redness, and MicroLaserPeel, for skin imperfections, are used to help rejuvenate skin.


    These treatments work particularly well for those with rosacea or sun damaged skin. There is minimal risk, little discomfort and requires no recovery time.


    1. Ultherapy

    This procedure uses ultrasound technology to treat deep layers of skin tissue. It helps lift and tighten skin around problem areas such as the chin and neck. It’s a non-invasive treatment that can also be used to help improve your skin’s texture, reducing the appearance of wrinkles.


    For those who have loose skin under the neck and under the chin, or lines and wrinkles on the chest, this might be a good choice for you. This option is typically used on those in their 30s and older who have mild to moderate skin laxity.


    1. Facials and Peels

    There are multiple options to help revive your tired and blemished skin. Everyone’s skin is unique, so have a dermatologist examine your skin and see what they recommend.


    Chemical peels usually produce excellent results. They can help improve the skin’s appearance. In some treatments, a chemical solution is applied to the skin, which makes it “blister” and eventually peel off. The new skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin. Chemical peels can be done on the face, neck or hands.


    Microdermabrasion is a gentle, non-invasive way to help achieve a healthy glow. Tiny crystals are sprayed onto the skin to gently remove the outer layer of your skin. This technique is less harsh than dermabrasion, so you won’t need numbing medication. Ultimately, it is an exfoliation and skin rejuvenation procedure that leaves skin looking silkier and brighter.


    DermaPlane can aid in obtaining a flawless look by gently exfoliating skin. Some of the benefits include deeper product penetration, removal of soft facial hair that traps dirt and oils, promotes smoother skin, it’s a safe procedure for removing dead skin cells and “peachfuzz,” it reduces the appearance of acne scars, it diminishes the look of fine lines, it works on all skin types, and you can usually see instant results with no downtime.


    1. Skin Care Products

    There is a wide range of products out there that can help protect and rejuvenate your skin. When visiting your dermatologist, ask them to recommend products that will work best for your skin type. At you can view several brands that come highly recommended.


    1. Laser Hair Removal

    If you want the freedom to know you never have to shave again, you will definitely want to consider laser hair removal. It’s a permanent solution with minimal discomfort and risks.


    This treatment helps to permanently remove unwanted hair. On your face, you won’t have to tweeze your eyebrows or worry about waxing. Your legs can have that freshly shaved feel permanently, only taking several treatments to achieve. Laser hair removal can also be effective with removing hair from your underarms, back and bikini area.


    Now that you know some of the secrets to look young, call your Dermatologist in Northern Virginia to schedule a consultation. They are the experts and will be able to help you decide what treatments and procedures would be best for you.