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Forma Dermal Tightener for Jowls and Neck!

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM FORMA RADIO FREQUENCEY AT GLOWMD Laser MedSpa?

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formaFORMA is a revolutionary innovation in treating wrinkles and sagging skin without the surgery, pain or downtime.   FORMA is one of the newest, most advanced non-surgical cosmetic procedures available. It is proven to be a highly effective technique for skin tightening and lifting. Using radio frequency, Forma targets deep layers of the dermal layer to improve skins elasticity, and firming the skin resulting in tighter more toned skin.  Forma can also spark collagen regeneration which results in younger looking skin. This collagen remodeling procedure is non-surgical and pain-free; without the need for numbing cream! Using the Forma system, we will make several passes on targeted areas to firm up your skin. After each treatment, there will be some slight redness in the treated area, which will subside within a couple of hours.
 
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FORMA is suitable for all skin types and is a nice option for a non invasive rejuvenation. Patients have reported that they really appreciate the improvements it makes on the jowls and neck areas. The procedure is very relaxing and we do suggest multiple weekly sessions for maximum results. Forma skin tightening treatments are virtually painless. Many people compare Forma skin tightening treatments to a hot stone massage. Because Forma skin tightening treatments are virtually painless, there is no need for topical or oral anesthesia, like there is with other skin tightening services. We see patients of all ages for difference reasons. Younger patients come in for prevention or a more defined look, and older patients coming in for the lift and tighten without needing invasive surgery.

Forma Radio Frequency is quick, convenient and painless, immediately revealing tighter skin,  younger looking skin just after one treatment, with no downtime. You can return to work and resume normal activities. Call us for your free consultation and assessment at 540.371.9098.

 

 

Why CO2 Lumenis For Rejuvenation?

Revolutionary CO2 lasers from Lumenis with a unique patented Acupulse™ technology to lessen side effects and downtimes of traditional CO2 laser. These CO2 procedures can offer total solutions in one treatment with minimal downtime for treatment of sun damage, fine and deep lines, and combines superficial and deep treatment of acne scars. This procedure can be used to effectively treat fine lines, wrinkles, and discoloration, as well as other effects of aging and sun damage. The laser beam is applied in a fraction pattern to create columns of thermal damage on the skin to stimulate new collagen. Columns are spaced out so that the remaining tissue is spared, resulting in faster healing. The AcuPulse system uses unparalleled high-power-short duration pulse technologies that maximize treatment effectiveness, safety and patient comfort, as well as minimize downtime and risk of complications resulting from treatments. Lumenis’ CO2 laser optimally treats a broad range of conditions from gentle superficial treatments to deep contracted scar revision. Fractionated laser resurfacing has become an important part of rejuvenating the changes that occur with aging and sun exposure. Non-surgical, minimal downtime!

Acupulse™ CO2 by Lumines is the new gold standard laser skin tightening and skin resurfacing system combining multiple levels in one device for improved efficiency. The high energy beams activates important healing cells called Fibroblasts which turn on and begin laying down strands of fresh collagen and elastin. This can also target melanin deposits in the skin which can also even out skin tone. For clear, healthy, beautiful skin, learn more about Acupulse™ CO2 by Lumines. 540.371.9098 for your free consultation and assessment!

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

Ultimate Trio – Microneedling+Dermaplane+Growth Factors

Although micro-needling is a safe and effective skin rejuvenation treatment by itself, studies have shown that using skin-enhancing serums in conjunction with micro-needling often optimize results. At glowMD, we offer multiple treatment options for micro-needling to address your specific skincare concerns, including Micro-needling with Dermaplane & growth factor serum.

What is Micro-Needling with Dermaplane & Growth Factors?

One of the safest and least invasive methods for skin rejuvenation, micro-needling involves moving a pen-like device with tiny needles over treated areas. The needles penetrate to a specific depth below the skin, stimulating a process known as Collagen Induction Therapy that restructures existing collagen and increases collagen production in the skin for continued improvement over time.

One of the latest developments in micro-needling is the use of growth factors to aid in the regeneration of fresh new cells and tissues to improve the skin at a cellular level beneath the surface. These factors can be found in the patient’s own blood and formulated into PRP using a sterile centrifuge process, but for clients who are interested in utilizing growth factors in their treatment but who do not wish to have their blood drawn can benefit from Biopelle Growth Factors which can be purchased at glowMD. SCA  growth factors, derived from snail secretions, dramatically regenerates skin tissue by stimulating youthful cell growth to smooth wrinkles, boost collagen and elastin and maintain moisture levels. Prescribed dosage of the individual ampules shows results in as little as 7 days.

Dermaplaning, also known as blading, is a safe and simple skin rejuvenation treatment intended to exfoliate the epidermis and remove vellus hairs (peach fuzz), leaving the skin smoother and looking healthier. This exfoliation allows for your skincare products to penetrate more readily into the deeper layers. Dermaplaning is an ideal treatment for those with excess vellous hair because this hair often causes dirt and oil to clog in the follicles. Removing this hair gives the patient healthier looking skin. This is the perfect add on for many aesthetic procedures including laser, microneedling, superficial chemical peels and facials. Dermaplaning is also a prime exfoliation treatment option for those who are pregnant or nursing and not allowed to use chemical peeling agents.

This procedure is not traumatic and is a non-invasive way to remove dead skin cells to renew the skin. Our licensed medical esthetician will use a blade to stroke the skin at an 45 degree angle similar to shaving.  This is a very safe procedure and only requires that you avoid taking any medications that could cause the blood to thin such as Accutane, Retinols, or any anti-inflammatory drug. Finally, do not wax before your treatment since this interrupts the hair growth cycle.  Other than this there is no special preparation before or after your procedure and you can combine the Dermaplaning with Micro-needling, a light peel or facial.

Call us for your appointment and assessment today! 540.371.7118

COLLAGEN P.I.N. DIFFERENT FROM LASERS?

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At GlowMD Laser MedSpa, we all know as we age our ability to regenerate new skin cells and collagen diminishes.

Years of trauma to our skin leaves a lasting mark, contributing to aging factors such as scarring, pigmentation, fine lines, and overall pore size and texture. There are a wide away of effective methods to treat and rejuvenate your skin from laser based treatments, chemical peels and finally micro-needling.

Micro-needling is a method of introducing a controlled wound into the skin triggering a release of natural growth factors, new collagen & elastin.

 This process causes much less damage to the epidermis than dermal rolling and other ablative treatments, which helps to protect the new skin cell growth providing for quicker healing and a much higher success rate for overall and longer lasting results.

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(Percutaneous Induction Needling, also referred to as PCIT, Percutaneous Collagen Induction Therapy… a.k.a. micro-needling, or automated micro-needling)

P.I.N. is a method of introducing a controlled wound into the skin triggering a release of natural growth factors, new collagen & elastin. This process causes much less damage to the epidermis than dermal rolling or lasers and other ablative treatments, which helps to protect the new skin cell growth providing for quicker healing, higher success rates and longer lasting results.

WHAT IS AUTOMATED MICRO-NEEDLING?

Automated Micro-Needling (also known as Percutaneous Collagen Induction Therapy or PCIT) is a new innovation in aesthetic medicine for the treatment of fine lines, acne scars and improvement of the skin’s appearance. During this procedure, tiny needles are used to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin in order to produce collagen and elastin. The skin’s repair process results in a thicker dermis with the appearance of softer wrinkles. Automated micro-needling also creates superficial micro-channels, which allow topical serums and creams to be absorbed more effectively into the skin. Collagen P.I.N. is the most advanced medical-grade automated micro-needling device on the market. Click below and let us help you find a Collagen P.I.N. provider in your area today.

HOW IS COLLAGEN P.I.N. DIFFERENT FROM THE DERMAL NEEDLING ROLLERS OF THE PAST?

Micro-needling rollers are the previous generation of needling devices. One of the many drawbacks of dermal rollers is the fixed needle or penetration depth (i.e. 0.5mm) which is not very conducive when treating an area like the face which requires different depths due to the varying thickness of skin tissue, depending on the area(s) being treated. Therefore, having a fixed needle depth or penetration level is a huge drawback when trying to customize a treatment for consistency. Collagen P.I.N. ™ has an adjustable needle depth that allows your skincare provider to adjust penetration depth throughout the entire treatment. This will allow the medical provider to properly address the specific needs of thinner skin on your lower eyelids, crow’s feet, and forehead. Additionally, where the tissue is thicker in other areas, like the upper lip, cheeks (due to fat pads), neck and décolletage, the necessary adjustments can easily be treated with 1 needle tip instead of 5 or 6 needle rollers. The other dramatic difference is in the type of injury that occurs using the Collagen P.I.N. versus a Dermal Needling Roller.

HOW IS COLLAGEN P.I.N. DIFFERENT FROM LASERS?

When used correctly resurfacing lasers can be a great tool for treating aging skin. However, lasers use focused light to produce heat to destroy certain colors of pigmentation and vaporizes skin. This is great for targeting dark spots but often leads to complications when treating patients with naturally darker skin. Collagen P.I.N. ™ breaks up pigment mechanically and remodels the collagen without heat or the light. When the heat is removed from the process, it makes for a much safer, more comfortable and more consistent treatment. No heat also equals less downtime! Most Collagen P.I.N. ™ patients have a healthy pink glow immediately after the procedure, which lessens dramatically within 24 hours or less. Most patients are back to work the same day and out to dinner the same evening and experience little to no downtime.

HOW IS THE PROCEDURE DONE?

A sterile needle-tip containing 12 to 36(optional) tiny micro-needles is attached to the Collagen P.I.N. ™. Your skincare professional will apply a thin layer of topical serum to your skin and select the appropriate treatment depth based on your unique needs. Next, in a single motion, the Collagen P.I.N. will be gently glided across the skin in one direction until the entire treatment area has been covered. This results in thousands of microscopic channels throughout the entire treatment area.

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DeepFX™ | ActiveFX™| TotalFX™

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Revolutionary CO2 lasers from Lumenis with a unique patented Acupulse™ technology to lessen side effects and downtimes of traditional CO2 laser. These CO2 procedures can offer total solutions in one treatment with minimal downtime for treatment of sun damage, fine and deep lines, and combines superficial and deep treatment of acne scars.

Fractionated laser resurfacing has become an important part of rejuvenating the changes that occur with aging and sun exposure. Non-surgical, minimal downtime!

Acupulse CO2 by Lumines is the new gold standard laser skin tightening and skin resurfacing system combining multiple levels in one device for improved efficiency. The high energy beams activates important healing cells called Fibroblasts which turn on and begin laying down strands of fresh collagen and elastin. This an also target melanin deposits in the skin which can also even out skin tone.

The Total Skincare Solution

DeepFX™ | ActiveFX™ are two fractional resurfacing solutions of the AcuPulse™ systems, developed by the pioneer of aesthetic medicine and trusted by leading professionals around the world.

WHAT IS ACTIVE FX LASER RESURFACING?

Active FX is CO2 laser skin resurfacing for the active person. It gets its name from the fast recovery time following the procedure, allowing for active individuals to get back to to living an active and exciting lifestyle. Only the outermost layer of skin is treated by the Active FX laser, leaving small parts of your skin untreated to allow for much faster healing. The treatment will result in the outermost layer of skin peeling off, revealing a fresh layer of healthy and vibrant skin.

WHAT IS DEEP FX LASER RESURFACING?

DeepFX is CO2 laser skin resurfacing for deeper scars, fine lines, or wrinkles, you may require a more serious treatment than the Active FX laser can offer. That is when Deep FX laser resurfacing treatment comes in. Deep FX laser resurfacing applies deep heat to your skin, promoting the production of collagen while smoothing out scars and wrinkles. This treatment can also improve the texture of your skin, giving you smooth and soft skin. The DeepFX treatment is fantastic for wrinkles around the mouth and eyes!

WHAT IS TOTAL FX LASER RESURFACING?

TotalFX combines the ActiveFX and the DeepFX systems. The results are fractional resurfacing of the surface of your skin, removing sun damage and brown spots, as well as deeper skin, removing wrinkles, scars and uneven skin tone.TotalFX is a complete resurfacing treatment capable of astounding results.

With DeepFX™ | ActiveFX™ we can offer you amazing results on a range of skin aging concerns, from deep wrinkles to fine lines and uneven skin tone and texture. DeepFX™ and ActiveFX™ affect different layers of your skin, depending on your specific concern.

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Lumenis® CO2 laser procedures are not suitable for everyone, for example patients who have taken Accutane® (Isotretinoin) within the past 6-12 months, or had a history of keloid formation. Risks may include change of pigmentation, infection, redness, textural changes or scarring. Be sure to consult your physician regarding treatment options available and related contraindications and risks based on your individual concerns and medical history, before choosing a treatment.

Butterfly IconWhat Should I Expect? When Will I See Results?

The main advantage of DeepFX™ and ActiveFX™ is that results are visible after one single treatment. As your skin heals following the treatment, you will begin to notice an improvement in wrinkles, fine lines, tone and texture.

Typically, you should expect to continue to see improvement for up to 18 months following the procedure.

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Immediately following treatment, your skin will be warm and may be slightly red and swollen, depending on your customized treatment settings. You will require some cool packs and vinegar soaks for several days after treatment.

To support you in the healing process, a daily skincare routine will be prescribed.

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The Lumenis® fractional laser creates microscopic channels that trigger the process of new collagen and elastic fibers production, while leaving some unaffected skin in between the channels to reduce healing time. The result is deep dermal regeneration that dramatically improves your skin elasticity and appearance.

The unique power and precision of Lumenis® technology enables your physician to customize treatments for your specific skin concerns and needs, with optimal comfort and healing time.

The Treatment

To minimize discomfort during deeper treatments, a local anesthetic will be applied to your skin for numbing, and oral medication may be prescribed if the treatment requires it. Depending on the treatment area, you can expect the session to last approximately 20-30 minutes.

During the treatment you may feel a warm sensation as the laser is applied but you may have medium, mild, or no discomfort.

If you aren’t sure which approach is right for you, simply schedule a consultation to pinpoint your specific needs. Whether you opt for Active FX, Deep FX, each procedure is performed in the comfort of our laser suite with both oral sedation (if needed) and topical anesthetics. The procedure can take anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes, and once complete; patients will experience a sensation similar to a sunburn. Post-treatment aftercare is carefully designed by our staff. The recovery process concludes with a comprehensive consultation and long-term skin care and available treatments to continue improving the health and beauty of your skin.

Call us to day for your consultation! 540-371-7118

HydraFacial™ For Women & Men – All Skin Types

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The HydraFacial is a specialty service of glowMD Laser MedSpa in Fredericksburg VA. It is deemed a safe and effective method of non-invasive skin resurfacing and dermal rejuvenation.  This exciting treatment can address and ease several cosmetic concerns simultaneously such as acne, hyperpigmentation, and wrinkles. Patients who have undergone treatments have noticed more radiant, youthful looking skin. The HydraFacial phenomena is a procedure using a clinically proven hydra-dermabrasion device that has been designed to cleanse, exfoliate, and infuse the skin with refreshing serums.

What Is HydraFacial?

HydraFacial treatments are a superior method for improving the skin’s appearance where common signs of aging are noticeable. Cosmetic concerns that can be corrected with this rejuvenating treatment include:

  • Fine lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Clogged/enlarged pores or blackheads
  • Oily/acne-prone skin
  • Hyperpigmentation (i.e., dark areas of the skin, such as brown age spots)

What Are The Benefits of Getting A HydraFacial?

Today’s technology makes it possible to receive state-of-the-art dermabrasion with gentle and easy care. Our expert team at glowMD offers you a gentle yet effective alternative for addressing clogged pores while treating your skin with potent solutions intended to moisturize, protect, and revitalize your skin.

We apply a patented, spiral type treatment tip using vortex technology to the skin.  The vortex pressure works in combination with a liquid clog-purging solution of salicylic acid, willow bark extract, and anti-inflammatory Tasmanian pepper. This mixture effectively and completely cleans pores without squeezing or pressing the skin.  Additional benefits include:

  • Customized treatments focusing on specific skin issues
  • Grants even greater results when combined with our other rejuvenating treatments
  • Quickly improves skin texture and tone
  • Instant visible results with zero downtime for recovery
  • Help conditions like acne without signs of any peeling or residual irritation
  • Patients experience a relaxing experience without side effects

HydraFacial? How Does It Work?

CLEANSE + PEEL
Uncover a new layer of skin with gentle exfoliation and relaxing resurfacing.

EXTRACT + HYDRATE
Remove debris from pores with painless suction. Nourish with intense moisturizers that quench skin.

FUSE + PROTECT
Saturate the skin’s surface with antioxidants and peptides to maximize your glow.

Nothing Compares

Only HydraFacial uses patented technology to cleanse, extract, and hydrate. HydraFacial super serums are made with nourishing ingredients that create an instantly gratifying glow. It is the newest advance in non-laser skin resurfacing. HydraFacial is the only hydradermabrasion procedure that combines cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, hydration and antioxidant protection simultaneously, resulting in clearer, more beautiful skin with no discomfort or downtime. The treatment is soothing, moisturizing, non-invasive and non-irritating.

HydraFacial Treatment & Results

HydraFacial uses patented technology to cleanse, extract, and hydrate. HydraFacial super serums are made with nourishing ingredients that create an instantly gratifying glow. Many people report seeing visible skin refinement and an even, radiant skin tone after just one treatment. Depending on your skin type frequency will vary, but it is suggested no more than twice a month is necessary.

A single treatment is perfect for those who need a fresh and glowing appearance for a special event or occasion.  For those wanting to maintain healthy skin and a vibrant look then monthly treatments would be recommended.

To learn more, or to find out if HydraFacial™ is right for you, call our office at 540-371-7118

MICRONEEDLING – POPULARITY IS STEADILY CLIMBING!

What is Collagen P.I.N. Microneedling?

The Collagen P.I.N. (Percutaneous Induction Therapeutic) microneedling device is a pen-like device that houses very fine, sterile needles. When passed over the skin, the Collagen P.I.N. creates a series of small punctures, or “micro injuries,” which effectively triggers your body’s natural healing response to injury.

As we age our ability to regenerate new skin cells and collagen diminishes. Years of trauma to our skin leaves a lasting mark, contributing to aging factors such as scarring, pigmentation, fine lines, and overall pore size and texture. There are a wide away of effective methods to treat and rejuvenate your skin from laser based treatments, chemical peels and finally micro-needling.

This process promotes an increased production of collagen and elastin in the treated area, which gradually increases the firmness of your skin, reduces blemishes, improves signs of aging and sun damage, and minimizes the appearance of scars—all without having to remove layers of skin with lasers or chemicals.

Aside from providing an overall improvement in the health and radiance of your skin, microneedling is a wonderful choice for improving the following skin concerns:

  • Signs of aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles
  • Sun damage, including discoloration
  • Scarring from acne, chickenpox, or surgery
  • Large pore size

Microneedling is a safe option for virtually every skin type and color, unlike other more invasive skin treatments. It can be performed almost anywhere on the body, including the face, neck, decolletage, hand, arms, and back.

Why The Collagen P.I.N.

The benefits of microneedling Collagen P.I.N. has made advancements in both the design of the device and application techniques. With three times more needles than other devices on the market and the ability to be customized to each patient, Collagen P.I.N. boasts superior results and a quick treatment.

Complimentary Consultation

A personalized skin evaluation and consultation will be performed before microneedling is scheduled. We want to make sure that you are an appropriate candidate for the procedure.

The Day of Microneedling Treatment

One the day of your session, we will take photos to follow your progress. We will prep the skin and, depending on your needs, apply a topical serum to enhance the benefits of treatment. Often, we will choose a product containing hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring protein that helps keep your skin soft, supple, and healthy.

The Collagen P.I.N. device will glide smoothly over your skin’s surface, creating thousands of very tiny punctures to stimulate your skin and deliver the applied serum. Your treatment will be fully customized to your skin type and concerns, from the ideal needle depth to number of passes required to provide you with optimal results. Patients report that treatment is quite tolerable, particularly when compared to older “rolling” microneedling devices.

After your Treatment with Collagen P.I.N. Microneedling

After your treatment, we will apply a special moisturizer to hydrate your skin and promote proper healing. For the first day or so, you may feel and look like you have a mild sunburn, but any discomfort and redness should dissipate very soon. By the following day, you can wear makeup on the treated areas, and most of our patients feel comfortable returning to work.

Because the skin’s healing and repair process will begin as soon as treatment is complete, you will begin seeing results quickly, and they will continue to gradually improve for up to a year. You’ll be enjoying firmer, younger, and healthier skin in no time.

Call us to see if you are a candidate for Microneedling! 540-371-9098

 

BOTOX – Want To Try It But Afraid?

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For over 20 years of service in Fredericksburg, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Terri Morris of glowMD Laser MedSpa has been providing our patients with fantastic results from their Botox injections. The Botox injection process is easy, quick, and relatively painless, and it offers long-lasting results.

If the lines in your face aren’t quite matching up with your age or your attitude, you might be considering a cosmetic treatment to smooth them out. The “crow’s feet” that develop around the eyes and “frown lines” between the eyebrows can make you appear older or more stressed out than you actually are. These inconvenient lines are no match for Botox, a popular cosmetic treatment to reduce lines and wrinkles.

How Botox Works

Botox is used as a cosmetic skin treatment aimed at reducing wrinkles and fine lines on the face. The Botox solution is administered by our board certified physician Dr Terri Morris using a tiny needle containing purified botulinum toxin. This naturally-occurring protein works by halting muscle movement under the targeted areas of the face. Wrinkles happen because the facial muscles are constantly in motion when chewing, talking, even reading or blinking. When those movements are restricted, however, the wrinkles diminish over a few days time. The effects of Botox on the muscles usually last between three and five months, but results vary with each patient.

Great Results

Botox is well-established as an aesthetic procedure, making it a safe, affordable, and minimally invasive procedure. While surgery can be expensive with a long-term recovery, Botox is an excellent way to achieve similar results without the cost or downtime. Typical results are subtle and the final result leaves patients looking younger and refreshed instead of constricted or “pulled.” Recently, a clinical study found that the vast majority of people who chose Botox were very pleased with their results; they all reported that their appearance had improved.

It only takes around 15 minutes to perform your Botox treatment. The injections themselves produce minimal discomfort, and there is no recovery period after the injection process. It will take about five to seven days to see your full results, and those results will last for around three to five months.

Call glowMd Laser MedSpa to schedule an appointment for your Botox injections today. Dr. Morris and our expertly trained staff can provide you with the outstanding aesthetic care and beautiful, natural results that you are looking for. 540-371-9098.

 

What Is Brotox and Why Is It Becoming More Popular?

At GlowMD Laser MedSpa, a new wave of men have been turning to Botox – playfully dubbed ‘brotox’ – in a bid to remain youthful.  A testament to the fact that cosmetic procedures like Botox aren’t just for women, Brotox has exploded in popularity over the last decade. As its nickname might suggest, “Brotox” refers to Botox procedures for men. And according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the number of men seeking Botox has risen by an astounding 355 percent in the last 15 years.

What Is Botox?

Despite its catchy name, Brotox is exactly the same procedure as the Botox injections that many women also utilize to smooth away fine lines and wrinkles. During the 15- to 20-minute procedure, a skilled professional will carefully administer injections to the desired areas while you simply relax. Because this treatment is generally quick and easy, it’s often referred to as a “lunchtime procedure,” meaning that it can be scheduled during your lunch break or a free afternoon, as it requires little to no downtime afterward.

Most people will notice their final results within 2 to 7 days following their treatment, and these results typically last anywhere from 3 to 6 months (The Dermatology Review). But because the procedure is relatively convenient, many men and women find that making regular appointments spaced several months apart is easy to fit into their busy schedules.

Top 3 Reasons Why More Men Are Getting Brotox

Each year, more men opt for cosmetic procedures like Botox to help them look and feel their absolute best. While lots of men choose Botox for reasons similar to women, there seem to be three common threads among men who are considering, or who have already had, injectable treatments.

  1. Men aren’t immune to the aging process. Historically, society has emphasized women’s physical appearances, especially as related to the aging process, over men’s. However, with changing societal norms and shifting focuses, women aren’t the only ones who wish to reverse the hands of time and look a little younger and more energized. Along with the skyrocketing popularity of social media, there is a greater emphasis on physical appearance for both men and women, making cosmetic procedures like Botox or “Brotox” highly sought after.
  2. A growing need to remain competitive in today’s job market. In a similar sense, the job market is constantly shifting and becoming more and more competitive. Countless studies have shown that there is a direct link between one’s physical appearance and his or her career success (Forbes Magazine). Many men who want to keep a competitive edge in their career goals decide to take advantage of Botox procedures to maintain a virile, energized look that matches just how vigorous they feel.
  3. Improve self-esteem and quality of life. On a more personal level, like many women, men can benefit from the self-confidence boost that Botox may be able to provide. When you look your best on the outside, you tend to also feel better about yourself on the inside, which can have a positive effect on your overall happiness and quality of life.

Taking the Next Step

If you’re among the thousands of men and women who consider Botox each year, the first step is to find the right professional with whom to work. Keep in mind that although Botox is a relatively simple and quick procedure, you should always work with an experienced, well-trained professional.

At GlowMd Laser MedSpa at The Dermatology Center, our board-certified Dermatologist and NP Ms Nikki West offers the highest-quality Botox injections to help you reach your goals.

For more information about your Botox options, or to schedule a complimentary consultation, please contact us at 540-371-9098. The staff at would be happy to sit down with you to discuss your unique needs and goals and design a custom-tailored treatment plan to help you achieve the youthful, energized look you want. Call us today at 540-371-9098.