Cosmetic dermatology procedures can help you look and feel your best. These procedures help to rejuvenate damaged skin and focus on repairing the problems that interfere with the good health of our skin.
With cosmetic procedures, dermatologists treat the skin, hair, or nails to improve appearance, rather than treat a disease. The improvements cosmetic procedures create can dramatically boost a patient’s confidence and self-esteem.
River Ridge dermatologists are board-certified and experienced in performing cosmetic dermatology procedures.
If you are scheduled for or considering a cosmetic dermatology procedure, take a look at some of the post procedure information sheets below. Please feel free to call us at any time if you have a question or concern.
Y LIFT® and Y LIFT Plus®
Giving your face a long-lasting, refreshed appearance.
Restore lost volume and rejuvenate your skin with the minimally invasive Y LIFT®. This facial contouring procedure focuses on giving you a natural, refreshed look that addresses lost facial volume due to aging. Replenish cheekbones and the under-eye area, give your jawline definition, and tighten your upper neck. Y LIFT® gives you instant results that last 1-2 years with just a 15-30 minute procedure.
The Y LIFT Plus® achieves the same outcome, but is longer-lasting, preserving results for 2-3 years.
Y LIFT® and Y LIFT Plus® are effective procedures for both men and women. Both are performed with no incisions under local anesthetic, and require little to no downtime following the procedure.
Dr. Aleksandra Brown is the first certified Y LIFT® provider in the state of Virginia. She was trained by founder, CEO and creator of the Y LIFT®, Dr. Yan Trokel.
BODY CONTOURING PROCEDURES
Slim down and tone up.
Eating right and working out are essential for weight loss, but some fat can be difficult to lose. Using our new body contouring procedures, you can melt fat, tighten skin, and improve the body's natural fat-burning capabilities.
Our package combines three effective services that help you see fast, long-lasting results. The UltraShape Power® uses noninvasive ultrasound to selectively destroy fat cells and works 30% faster than any other product. It's painless and requires no downtime. The VelaShape® contours the body using a combination of technologies, reducing trouble spots in as little as three treatment sessions. The B12 shots and MIC injections increase energy and metabolism, boosting the body’s natural fat-burning capabilities.
Diminish fine wrinkles and rejuvenate your upper face. Soften forehead lines and crows feet around the eyes.
BOTOX® and Dysport® are popular, non-surgical injections that temporarily reduce frown lines, crow’s feet, and other creases. This prescription injection of botulinum toxin provides a natural look for adults aged 65 and younger. The injection blocks muscular nerve signals, which weakens the muscle and diminishes unwanted facial wrinkles.
The doctor uses a very thin needle, and injects the solution so it weakens only wrinkle-producing muscles. The procedure takes only 10-20 minutes and many patients see improvement within two or three days. Results can last up to four months.
Juvéderm® and Restylane® are both hyaluronic acid treatments. This acid is a natural substance and is found in every living thing, including your body. When the liquid is injected, it acts like an inflated cushion to support facial structures and tissues, which may have lost volume or elasticity due to normal aging. The process also brings water to the surface of the skin to keep it looking fresh and supple.
We offer these dermal fillers: Juvéderm, Restylane, and Restylane Lyft.
rejuvenation and resurfacing
Brighten your complexion. Refresh, revitalize and rejuvenate damaged skin.
Chemical peels smooth the texture of your skin by removing the damaged outer layers. Peels are used mostly on the face, but can also be used to improve the skin on your neck and hands.
Microneedling (with Collagen PIN) creates controlled micro-injuries to the skin producing collagen and elastin. The result is plumper, firmer skin for improved tone and texture.
Dermaplaning is an exfoliation technique that removes dead skin cells and fine hairs, making skin smoother and more absorbent. The provider gently scrapes your skin with a small dermaplane tool, then applies an alpha hydroxy acid peel. After two minutes, the peel is removed and you have a hydrating treatment. Your skin will flake off for a day or so, and you must take care to protect it from the sun. By day three, your skin will be noticeably softer and luminous.
Laser hair removal
Remove unwanted hair.
Unwanted body hair is a common nuisance. Our lasers rapidly heat the follicle, destroying its root. Achieve long-lasting results after 15-minute treatments every 4-6 weeks.
The laser has an adjustable wavelength capability, which allows your provider to create a customized approach for every patient. Treatments are suitable for darker and lighter skin types. It also has a cooling system built in, so treatments have minimal to no discomfort, unlike other laser treatments. Treatments are also faster because they can target a larger spot size.
Laser treatments are also available for leg veins, brown spots, lesions, and tattoos. We can create a plan that best suits your needs and desired outcome.
Show some skin.
Our laser treatments remove unwanted tattoos more safely, and faster than ever before. There's little discomfort, no downtime, and no damage to the surrounding skin. Gradual results show after just a few sessions.
Self conscious about spider veins?
Effectively eliminate spider and varicose veins. Sclerotherapy injectsa solution into the vein that irritates and destroys the blood vessels. Over time, the vein collapses and fades, while your blood flow shifts to healthy veins.
Fall is the ideal time to start Sclerothreapy and achieve noticeable results by spring. The procedure typically requires 2-3 treatments that are 6 weeks apart. Patients need to wear compression stockings for about 48 hours and should return to full activities as soon as possible, including exercise.
Rosacea redness, cherry angiomas, broken capillaries, and birthmarks can easily be reduced or removed with our various treatments. In addition to oral and topical medications, we also offer laser therapy. The procedure takes just a few minutes and you can see results with just one treatment.
Minimize sunspots and age spots.
Malasma, dark spots, and birthmarks are common skin conditions. We target these pigmentation issues with creams and chemical peels, in conjunction with state-of-the-art laser treatments.