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.



Giving your face a refreshed appearance.

Restore lost volume and rejuvenate your skin with the minimally invasive Y LIFT®. This facial contouring procedure focuses on giving you a more 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. Results from the 15-30 minute procedure can last for a couple years.*

Before and After  (unedited photos of an actual River Ridge Dermatology patient).*  *INDIVIDUAL RESULTS MAY VARY

Before and After (unedited photos of an actual River Ridge Dermatology patient).*


Y LIFT® is an effective procedure for both men and women. Performed under local anesthetic, there are no incisions and there is 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.



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 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 results. The CoolSculpting® fat-freezing procedure is the only FDA-cleared, non-surgical fat-reduction treatment that uses controlled cooling to eliminate stubborn fat that resists all efforts through diet and exercise. VelaShape® helps contour the body using a combination of technologies, reducing trouble spots in as little as three treatment sessions. B12 shots and MIC injections can help increase energy and metabolism, boosting the body’s natural fat-burning capabilities.


Optimized light and laser technology

Technology goes beyond single-wavelength lasers to treat multiple skin issues.

The PALOMAR ICON™ aesthetic system allows us to provide a suite of popular treatments using one machine, including:



  • Facial vessel and pigment clearing

  • Surgical and acne scar treatment

  • Stretch mark treatment

The system achieves fast and excellent results using its high peak power and state-of-the-art cooling technology. It can be used for the chest, arms, hands, and the removal of finer and lighter hair. The best time of year to benefit from Icon™ treatments is winter or spring.

In addition to optimized light and laser technology, we also offer laser therapy. It can be used for leg veins, brown spots, and lesions.



Before and After (unedited video and photos of an actual River Ridge Dermatology patient).*


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 can temporarily reduce frown lines, crow’s feet, and other creases. This prescription injection of botulinum toxin provides a more natural look for adults aged 65 and younger. The injection blocks muscular nerve signals, which weakens the muscle and can diminish 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.*

Before and After  (unedited video and photos of an actual River Ridge Dermatology patient).*  *INDIVIDUAL RESULTS MAY VARY

Before and After (unedited video and photos of an actual River Ridge Dermatology patient).*


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 help keep it looking fresh and supple. 

We offer these dermal fillers: Juvéderm, Restylane, and Restylane Lyft.


Platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy



Help improve skin texture, stimulate hair growth, and soften lines and pores*

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is a natural product that is created by your own body. We offer two types of PRP procedures: microneedling and injections.

Microneedling PRP promotes your own collagen to grow, regenerates tissue, and acts to tighten and smooth the skin.* It can be used to diminish fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scarring. At least three treatment sessions are recommended for fine lines and wrinkles, and at least six sessions for acne scarring. 

PRP injections are used to combat hair loss, increasing hair thickness and stimulating new hair growth. During the procedure, your doctor withdraws a small amount of blood and spins it down in a centrifuge to separate the components. After the removal of red blood cells, the remaining concentrate of platelet rich plasma protein is injected into the scalp. Four injections once a month are recommended, then two to three per year for maintenance. 


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. Your skin may peel or flake for a day or more, and you must take care to protect it from the sun. Around the third day your skin should appear more soft and luminous.* Peels are used mostly on the face, but can also be used to improve the skin on your neck, chest, and hands.

Microneedling 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 helps remove dead skin cells and fine vellus hairs, making skin smoother, brighter, and more absorbent. The provider gently scrapes your skin with a small blade, then applies a soothing serum and SPF lotion.

CO2RE laser treatments resurface facial skin and encourage the production of healthy new skin cells, resulting in complete facial rejuvenation in as little as one treatment.

Never underestimate the rejuvenating power of a deeply cleansing facial. We offer customizable spa-level facials with exfoliation, extractions, and hydrating masks.



Laser hair removal



Remove unwanted hair.

Unwanted body hair is a common nuisance. Our lasers rapidly heat the follicle, damaging its root. Results are achievable 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, and lesions. We can create a plan that best suits your needs and desired outcome. 


Before and After (unedited video and photos of an actual River Ridge Dermatology patient).*


Self conscious about spider veins and broken capillaries?

Effectively reduce spider and varicose veins. Sclerotherapy injects a solution into the vein that irritates and minimizes blood vessels. Over time, the vein will start to collapse and fade, 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.



We also treat broken capillaries on the face and bodily extremities using Vbeam Pulsed Dye Laser (PDL) and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatments. Even the deepest facial vessels can be cleared with uniform heating across the vein and high peak power.


Scars and stretch marks

Resurface skin impacted by scarring.


Scars can be an unwanted reminder of a traumatic event or damage to the skin. Whether it was a difficult surgery or adolescent acne, you just want them gone. Our fractional, non-ablative laser resurfaces the skin and minimizes marks left by surgical scars, acne scars, and stretch marks. Using various microlenses, we can customize treatments for high-speed quick sessions or deeper penetration to smooth even the toughest scars. 

Our CO2RE laser is a powerful tool that can minimize acne and surgical scars, reduce wrinkles, and rejuvenate facial skin. Versatile and effective, the CO2RE can treat surface-level marks and deep scarring simultaneously.

Our Vbeam Pulsed Dye Laser (PDL) technology improves stretch marks and reduces scarring, dark acne marks, and red spots.

Reduce redness.

Rosacea redness, cherry angiomas, broken capillaries, and birthmarks can easily be reduced with our various treatments. In addition to oral and topical medications, we also offer laser therapy. 

Vbeam Pulsed Dye Laser (PDL) technology and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) can treat unwanted pigmented lesions and ease angry redness in stretch marks or sun damage spots on the face, chest, arms, and hands. These procedures take just a few minutes, and you can start to see results with just one treatment.*


BROWN SPOTS and pigmentation

Minimize sunspots, age spots, and discoloration.

Before and After  (unedited photos of an actual River Ridge Dermatology patient. INDIVIDUAL RESULTS MAY VARY.)

Before and After (unedited photos of an actual River Ridge Dermatology patient. INDIVIDUAL RESULTS MAY VARY.)

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.

The Perfect Derma Peel™  uses the powerful anti-oxidant Glutathione to lighten and brighten the skin. It's safe, effective, and works well for melasma or dark spots.

We also use optimized light technology to treat unwanted pigmented lesions on the face, chest, arms, and hands.

Medium-depth Trichloroacetic (TCA) Peel exfoliates and renews the skin on a superficial to deep level. TCA is commonly applied to the face, neck, décolleté, hands and legs. TCA is also an excellent spot treatment and can be used to target isolated areas of the skin, reduce brown spots, and minimize wrinkles.

We also use optimized light technology — Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), CO2RE, and Vbeam Pulsed Dye Laser (PDL) technology — to treat unwanted pigmented lesions on the face, chest, arms, and hands.