Skin

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

 

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 skin is the largest organ in the body and often the one we spend the most money on over the years. Attempting to rejuvenate facial skin with the use of over-the-counter products is not very successful because they generally only affect the outer, superficial layers of the skin, whereas medically prescribed treatments reach the deeper layers of the skin and result in a more uniform improvement.

Different cleansers can produce different effects; make sure that the product you use to clean your face in the morning and evening is in line with your skin’s specific nutrient needs. If your skin is very sensitive, then a gentle and non...

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