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Maryland Plastic Surgeon serving Washington DC, & Virginia including Alexandria and Fairfax.

 

There are plenty of great reasons to contemplate plastic surgery in Maryland, but combating the effects of the sun doesn’t have to be one of them as long as you’re careful. Between June 1-8, the Sun Safety Alliance promotes Sun Safety Week. It’s a great time to prepare for the bright days ahead.

Maryland Plastic Surgeon | Washington DC, VirginiaWhile most people eagerly embrace summer’s warmth and fun-filled...

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At Bella Cosmetic Surgery, the safety of our Fairfax-area patients is our highest priority. We never offer a procedure without possessing complete confidence in its safety and effectiveness. BOTOX® is a commonly performed procedure and possesses an exemplary safety record.

Popular culture often presents a comically hyperbolic view of BOTOX® and its supposed "dangers". In reality, this treatment is safe, simple and presents no real risk to patients when administered by a properly trained and educated plastic surgeon.

Every year millions of Americans undergo...

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In Maryland, skin care goes far beyond the face. While many people take preventative care of their faces and bodies, the care of hands often goes overlooked. However, there are ways to protect the beauty of the hands with treatments that work to revitalize and rejuvenate aging skin.

Maryland Skin Care Aging in the hands starts to occur in your mid 40s and 50s. Dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons...

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Maryland skin care professionals offer a range of treatments and procedures to restore your skin after the summer season. These cosmetic procedures work with your everyday routine to treat uneven pigment problems and reduce the signs of aging. Whether you’re looking to prevent premature wrinkles or treat current symptoms, this is an effective way to look and feel younger....

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skin care maryland Maryland patients are now able to purchase high quality, prescription strength skin care products in our new online store: Spa Bella Skin Care Boutique. In fact, these high quality skin care products are now available to everyone, regardless of your zip code. Here at Spa Bella Skin Care Boutique, we feel that when your complexion is well cared for, your entire appearance is improved. Whether...

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During the summer months we’re always looking for ways to protect our skin from the sun’s harmful rays. Whether you were a sun worshiper in the past, now is the time to refresh your personal regimenSkin Care to diminish the signs of aging. Some skin care products that you use at home can help make you look years younger. In fact, some people feel that you can take 10 to 15 years off your age without extreme measures. Here are some...

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During the winter months in Maryland, skin care routines are often neglected, which cause your skin to feel dry, flaky and irritated. Now is the time to take charge of your winter skin care regimen. Here are some tips to keeping your skin looking radiant and healthy all winter long.

  1. Choose a cleanser specific to your skin type. Everyone’s skin is unique and will benefit from a cleanser targeting your skin’s needs.

MYTH: The stronger the cleanser, the better.

FACT: Stick with a gentle, fragrance-free cleanser. Soaps and stronger cleansers can strip...

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Dr. Michael Chiramonte—a Maryland plastic surgeon serving the greater Washington, DC, area—offers a new skin care option in the Sciton laser, which can be used for skin resurfacing, ProFractional treatments, and skin tightening.

National Harbor, MD (June 2009)—Residents of Maryland and Washington, DC, looking for advanced skin care have a new treatment choice with the Sciton laser, now available from Dr. Michael Chiaramonte, a board certified Maryland plastic surgeon who was recently voted President of the National Capital Area Plastic Surgery Society. Through the use of the...

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The effects of aging on the skin are familiar to all of us. Over time, the skin changes in four ways:

  1. It loses thickness.
  2. It loses elasticity.
  3. It loses adherence to the underlying tissue.
  4. It is affected by gravity.

At the same time, the deep layers of fat, muscle, and bone thin as well. The amount of elastic tissue and collagen present in the dermis (the deep layer of the skin) also decreases. One area where these changes are especially apparent is the upper arm. An arm lift—technically called a brachioplasty—can lift and tighten up loose skin in the...

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The effects of aging on the skin are familiar to all of us. Over time, the skin changes in four ways:

  1. It loses thickness.
  2. It loses elasticity.
  3. It loses adherence to the underlying tissue.
  4. It is affected by gravity.

At the same time, the deep layers of fat, muscle, and bone thin as well. The amount of elastic tissue and collagen present in the dermis (the deep layer of the skin) also decreases. One area where these changes are especially apparent is the upper arm. An arm lift—technically called a brachioplasty—can lift and tighten up loose skin in the...

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