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Revance Theraputics – Exclusively at GlowMD Laser MedSpa!

We are now offering a new family of fillers by Revance called RHA2, RHA3 and RHA4. The trio of fillers have entered doctors’ offices stateside, and while their debut here makes them new to us, they’ve been available in Europe for more than five years. GlowMD Laser MedSpa is one of the very first to offer Revance RHA in Virginia!

RHA® stands for resilient hyaluronic acid. It is an effective and natural way to replace your skin’s natural Hyaluronic acid loss over time, bringing back its volume and softening facial wrinkles and folds in areas such as cheeks, under eyes and corners of the mouth.

This smooth gel substance, primarily made out of hyaluronic acid, has many cosmetic benefits to fit each patient’s needs. RHA2, 3 & 4 can replenish lost volume in the cheeks and lips, smooth, correct, and soften deep folds, wrinkles, and facial lines and shape and contour the face and cheeks.

Resilience is an important quality for fillers placed in dynamic areas of the face, including the cheeks, around the eyes, and around the mouth. The resilience in RHA dynamic fillers not only provides a more natural result as you move your face, the hyaluronic acid also takes longer to metabolize. Because the RHA products move with your face and more closely resemble the hyaluronic acid that naturally exists in your body, it will take longer for this product to break down, producing results that last longer than traditional fillers.

GlowMD Laser MedSpa offers free consultations to give patients the time to discuss concerns and allows our professional staff to focus on your personal goals. We evaluate the main areas of concern and work together to identify where the patient will receive the most benefit and provide a plan. Once an RHA® treatment plan has been determined, the patient has the option of moving forward with the plan provided.

Results are seen immediately after the procedure with better results a week or so later. There is minimal downtime associated with RHA®. Patients are typically very happy with the immediate results that fillers provide. There is some potential for swelling and bruising, but it should last no longer than a week. Cool packs are provided if needed. Treatment sessions take about 30 minutes.

Call us for your free assessment at 540.371.9098

COOLSCULPTING MODEL SEARCH!!!

CoolSculpting Cool Event Model Search!!
 
We have a new project that we are working on and we need a MODEL! We will perform up to six FREE cycles of CoolSculpting to desired areas on Aug 28th. (date subject to change)
 
How to Enter: Call the office at 540.371.9098 for a free consultation and assessment. The CoolSculpting Model Search will be held on August 13th from 11 to 7pm. Winner will be required to use the photos for marketing. Photo/Video consent required. Must be 18 years or older to enter. Winner must meet all requirements according to CoolSculpting nationwide medical history consent.
 
If you have stubborn tissue that wont go away, this is the perfect opportunity for YOU!
 
 

VOTED #1 BEST OF THE BURG!

Dr Terri Morris and staff at The Dermatology Center and glowMD Laser
MedSpa want to thank our patients for voting us #1 as “Best Dermatologist,
Dr Terri Morris” and “Best MedSpa” glowMD Laser MedSpa in the
Fredericksburg area. Dermatology and Cosmetic Services is our passion and
our team has worked hard to provide a consistent high quality
service Dermatology Practice and Laser MedSpa for the residents of
Fredericksburg and surrounding counties. Everyday we strive for excellence
with the best outcomes, safe and natural results, and a friendly
environment. Being recognized for this commitment is very humbling and
we”THANK YOU” from the bottom of our hearts!

Self Care and Rejuvenation During Stressful Times

We all can agree; this is an unprecedented time. The crisis we currently face has left us feeling helpless, overwhelmed, anxious, and scared. With all the chaos and instability, we tend to forget the importance of self-care and instead, succumb to stress, which can wreak havoc on the mind and body. Rather than dwelling on things you cannot control, it’s helpful to focus on areas of your life that are easily managed. Read on for tips for maintaining a healthy mind and body while practicing self-care during these uncertain times.

Keep Your Immune System Healthy

Keeping your immune system healthy and functioning at its best is important for your ability to fight viruses. First, we’ve all seen the best advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the global health community. It’s as simple as it is powerful: Wash your hands thoroughly. If you’re sick, stay home. And if you’re not, keep your distance from those who might have been exposed to, or are infected with, COVID-19 while they recover. Get your rest, eat right, stay hydrated and exercise regularly.

TAKE A BREAK FROM THE NEWS

Everywhere we turn there is endless amount of news and some that provide incorrect or inaccurate  information. It seems that we constantly see gloom and doom on television, social media and print. Massive and consistent doses of bad news contribute to depression and anxiety, which can manifest into physical illness. Although its important to stay informed of what’s happening in your community, its recommended to take breaks throughout the day. Clear your mind, take a nap, go for a walk or read a book. There will always be news but its more important to protect yourself and your mind. It shouldn’t take a Pandemic to make us reset our lives, slow down and spend more time with family and friends.

Lets take the good out if this and learn what’s more important in life.

EXERCISE REGULARLY

A new study conducted by University of Virginia cardiovascular medicine professor Dr. Zhen Yan suggests regular exercise can reduce a person’s risk of contracting deadly health complications, such as the coronavirus. He believes the pandemic is a reminder for people to exercise on a regular basis.
“This pandemic is a wake-up call so that everyone of us should pay attention to our lifestyle and we should exercise regularly,” said Yan. “At this moment, it is my recommendation for everyone if you can. “He said doing exercises that focus on cardio is better instead of strength. “The type of exercise that is relevant for this particular situation is aerobic exercise, which means the exercise will increase your heart rate and breathing rather than lifting weights,” said Yan. In addition to exercising, he said it is important to get good sleep while also having a healthy diet, which should complement your fitness efforts, along with maintaining social distancing while exercising.

NOURISH YOUR BODY

You might be surprised to learn that certain nutrients in foods have been shown to reduce anxiety or spur the release of neurotransmitters such as serotonin and dopamine — and we all want to feel as good as we can during these times of uncertainty. People are feeling a lot of stress right now, and the unfortunate reality is that stress worsens feelings of low mood or angst, and it also suppresses our immune systems. Therefore, targeting immune-boosting foods will have a dual effect — you may feel less anxious and boost your immunity. The body’s “happy hormones” like serotonin, dopamine, and oxytocin, found in foods like strawberries, nuts, and dark chocolate, can boost happiness while relieving stress and reducing pain.

STAY HYDRATED

Water is the most important nutrient for your body. It is needed for every biological function. Here are the top 10 benefits of drinking six to eight glasses of water a day. All organs, including our brains, need water to function properly. When you experience an emergency or crisis, the body produces cortisol, otherwise known as the “stress hormone.” High levels of cortisol contribute to several issues including high blood pressure, belly fat, muscle weakness, changes in mood, and weight gain. Staying hydrated can keep cortisol levels in check. So, grab a glass (or eight) of H20 and say goodbye to stress.

GLOWMD wants to help in any way that we can. Since we cannot offer our fleet of services yet, we can help you achieve your beauty goals at this time to help keep your skin fresh and healthy! We are still offering 10% off in stock products, iS Clinical Home Facial Kit, Curb Service and Virtual Consultations. Please call us if we can help in any way! 540.371.9098

And of course – WASH YOUR HANDS & WEAR A MASK IN PUBLIC! Stay Safe!

What is a Carbon Laser Facial?

Exclusively at glowMD Laser MedSpa – Our new Carbon Laser Facial that gives your complexion a clear, smooth and radiant glow.

Carbon Laser Facials are a revolutionary, non-invasive, painless with virtually no-downtime procedure that helps rejuvenate the appearance of aging and damaged skin. It gently removes the top layer of skin, leaving an amazing glow with a vibrant, youthful complexion.

Also known as a China Doll Laser Facial, Hollywood Peel, Black Doll Laser Facial or Charcoal Black Doll Facial, this gentle procedure is safe on all skin types. It is a great way to get a quick skin refresher without the longer downtime associated with other laser procedures. It evens skin tone, reducing appearance of pigment, fine lines, and acne scars.

How do Hollywood stars, models, and media personalities keep their skin glowing and unblemished year after year? This and many of our other laser skin treatments can leave you looking and feeling your best following the procedure. With this treatment, you’ll benefit from a procedure that has given many of our patients the results they want, through a safe procedure.

How it works.
We’ll apply a layer of liquid carbon to your face (or body), allowing it to penetrate deeply into your pores and let it dry. The carbon bonds with any debris that might be present, like dead skin cells, contaminants and oil.

We’ll then pass a laser across the surface of your skin. Because the laser light is super attracted to carbon particles, its energy and heat is absorbed by the carbon paste destroying the particles in your pores.

Light from the laser is attracted to the carbon. The carbon absorbs the light energy. The reaction causes a mini explosion. The explosion pushes the energy, in the form of heat, deep into the layers of the skin where elastin and collagen are activated and cells begin producing anew. Meanwhile, on the surface of the skin, as the explosion occurs the carbon is vaporized along with any dirt, oil or dead skin cells. Sounds kind of scary, with all the explosions and vaporizing, but don’t worry. There’s very little discomfort or pain. The sensation has been described as a mild tingling or very slight pinch.

Who can benefit from this treatment?

For those who want to combat the signs of aging, Carbon Laser Facials can rejuvenate your skin by:

  • Reducing the signs of premature aging
  • Improving skin integrity and radiance
  • Reducing fine lines and wrinkles
  • Increasing skin tone and texture
  • Stimulating collagen growth for firmer, plumper skin
  • Reducing oily skin or exfoliating dry skin
  • Erasing or fading yellow/brown pigmentation
  • Shrinking scars (must be young scars of a small diameter).

Which celebrities use them?

A-listers Kim Kardashian, who is also a fan of the vampire facial, is said to get a carbon laser facial. Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Aniston, both exes of Brad Pitt, are reported to have them done.

No matter by what name you might know it, the principle is the same. CLF (carbon laser facial) is a non-ablative laser skin treatment that uses the conductive qualities of carbon to quickly and painlessly exfoliate, cleanse, clear and tighten pores, brighten and even-out skin tone and activate a deeply rejuvenating skin reaction that produces skin that is smooth, plump and radiant!

Carbon Laser Facials are safe and effective for all types of acne and can:

  • Gently clear your pores to help reduce blackheads and whiteheads
  • Eliminates the need to extract comedones
  • Simultaneously targets acnebacteria and shrinks your sebaceous glands for reduced oil production, congestion and outbreaks
  • Decreases cyst size, papules and nodules

What can I expect?
Your skin will feel immediately smoother and look instantly refreshed. Better still, there’s zero downtime! You can return to your daily activities immediately following your treatment – your skin may appear slightly red but this should disappear within a few hours. We recommend you use SPF 30+ and avoid abrasive exfoliates or other invasive skin treatments for a few days.

How long do results last?
It will depend on the condition of your skin, your skin type and your lifestyle.

You’ll probably notice results after a single treatment. However, for long-term results, we recommend regular treatments – 4-6 treatments are optimal, spaced 2-4 weeks apart.

Please note: If you’ve recently had dermal filler or toxin treatments, we’ll recommend you wait a minimum of 2 weeks before undergoing Carbon Laser Skin Rejuvenation.

Will it hurt?
No! The treatment is gentle, non-invasive and painless. You’ll probably hear a small pulse as we target the carbon particles in your pores with the laser. Our clients describe the feeling as warm or prickly but not painful.

Call us for a free assessment to see if the Carbon Facial is good for you! 540-371-7118

 

 

DAY SPA VS MEDICAL SPA: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

 

Sometimes you just need a good spa day!  Going to the spa can be a great way to destress while rejuvenating your mind, body, and skin. For many people the difference between a medical spa (aka “med spa” or “medi-spa”) and a traditional day spa is a bit ambiguous. This blog explains some of the differences and benefits of a medspa vs a day spa!

DAY SPA

Traditional day spas provide personal care treatments focused on improving beauty, health, and relaxation. Common services at day spas include massages, pedicures/manicures, aromatherapy, facials, and mud wraps. Some Day spas offer specialized treatments like lava stone massage and reflexology, while others integrate hair salon and makeup services so spa-goers can get a new hair style while they relax.

Day spas are not under the supervision of a medical director, and treatments are not typically performed by medically trained professionals such as nurses or nurse practitioners. Day spa providers of some treatments are certified in the area of their expertise, such as a licensed massage therapist, or they may be trained as a spa tech or aesthetician.

MEDICAL SPA

At Glow MD Laser MedSpa, we are a specialized medical skincare medpsa operating under the guidance of Terri P Morris MD, our Board Certified Dermatologist with a PhD in Biochemistry. (Does it get any better than that in terms of having a skin expert in house?)  We are located adjacent to The Dermatology Center with easy access to our physician, or our PA Rob Sterling, and our NP Nikki West. Our medical spa focuses on providing medical-grade treatments to correct a variety of skin conditions including lines and wrinkles, pigmentation issues, acne, redness, volume loss, acne and broken capillaries. We also offer CoolSculpting for the permanent removal of subcutaneous fat.

MedSpa’s are less about relaxation and pampering, and more about providing lasting improvements to the skin with advanced skincare and treatments.

GlowMD Laser MedSpa treatments include:

  • Medical Grade Skincare. We pride ourselves on spending time with our clients to offer a customized selection of products that are developed according to latest scientific research with highest quality ingredients and standards. All products are dermatological and many are clinically tested for the best efficacy. We take many factors into consideration before recommending a skincare regimen for our clients. We have the ability to offer products that have been clinically proven to have a positive effect on the skin. Products sold outside of a medspa cannot offer the same.
  • Facials (Medical Grade): Facial treatments that can target a variety of different skin ailments including acne, redness, and aging symptoms. Compared to facials offered at a day spa, med spa facials can incorporate extractions and topical products with higher concentrations of active ingredients.
  • Chemical Peels: Topically applied formulations that trigger a controlled shedding of the skin to accelerate the growth of new and youthful appearing skin cells. Chemical peels are available in a variety of different types each using different active ingredients (peeling agents) depending on the condition being addressed with treatment.
  • Microdermabrasion/ Dermasweep: A physical exfoliation process that removes the outermost layers of the skin, revealing youthful under layers.
  • Skin Lightening: A specialized skin treatment (typically hydroquinone and retinol based) that addresses common pigmentation issues including dark spots, blemishes, melasma, and melanin imperfections. Skin lightening systems can also boost the texture and luminosity of the skin.
  • Skin Lightening – Botanical: We offer iS Clinical White Lightening Complex which helps treat pigment, age spots, melasma and lightens and brightens. Key Ingredients: White Willow Bark, Bark Extract, Glycerin Squalane, Imperata Cylindrica Root Extract, Sugar Cane Extract, Bilberry Extract.
  • Micro-Needling: Involves the creation of microscopic channels through the surface of the skin, which leads to formation of new tissue and releases the skin’s natural growth factors which promote scar and hyperpigmentation repair and healing. The treatment can be enhanced by adding topical treatments or the patient’s own platelet-rich plasma, which are better able to penetrate deeper into the skin with the channels created by the Micro-Needling.
  • Lasers: There are many laser treatment options available to address a variety of concerns, including wrinkles, loss of collagen, texture issues, discoloration and blemishes, and more. Some common laser treatments include IPL photofacial, Gentle Lase, Laser Hair Removal, Tattoo Removal, VBeam for hemangiomas and scarring.
  • Radio Frequency (RF): A device used to impart energy into the deep tissue to provide a tightening effect for face and neck.  Some commonly used RF devices are InMode Fractora and Forma. These services can also provide a nice resurfacing to the skin.
  • CoolSculptingThis device offers non-surgical body contouring using cryolipolysis (i.e., it freezes the fat). GlowMD is a Certified CoolSculpting Center of Excellence with certified clinicians to serve our area.
  • Botox or Dysport: Injectable treatments to address lines and wrinkles.
  • Kybella: The permanent reduction of submental fat (for double chin).
  • Dermal Fillers: Most commonly formulated with hyaluronic acid, dermal fillers help to volumize areas of the face that have hollowed or formed wrinkles due to a loss of collagen. Common fillers include Juvederm, Restylane, and Radiesse. There are many to choose from.
  • SK’s??We can also treat Seborrheic Keratosis in the MedSpa. Seborrheic keratosis is a common type of pigmented skin patch that is typically raised and can be treated in the MedSpa with eskata.
  • Blue Light for Acne: Blue light therapy is a noninvasive treatment for acne that uses light to kill certain bacteria on the skin. A form of phototherapy, blue light treatments are FDA-approved for acne vulgaris that is moderate or has not responded to other therapies

 

An important different between medical spas and day spas is that medical spas require professional oversight since treatments offered are powerful and have a risk of negative side effects if they are not performed by a skilled provider. In fact, many states require med spas to be overseen by a specially trained and licensed physician (such as a dermatologist ) and be staffed by medically trained providers to obtain proper operating licenses. The licensed physician that oversees the medical spa may supervise other providers to actually perform the treatments. These providers are often the physician themselves, nurse practitioners, certified physician assistants, medical assistants, or licensed aestheticians.

Take your skin and aging concerns to the next level at GlowMD Laser MedSpa. The safe and effective place to spend your time and investment. Call today for your free skincare analysis at 540-371-9098.