June is the height of the wedding season, and that means spending time with friends, family, and celebrations. Highly photographed events create memories that will last a lifetime, and it’s important to feel your best with beautiful skin. For skin treatments that will help you reach your aesthetic goals in time for your or a loved one’s special day, head to the Aesthetic and Dermatology Center.
Cosmetic Consults and Skin Exams
The best way to know which treatments are best for you, we recommend getting a cosmetic consult or skin exam with a professional dermatologist or esthetician. During a cosmetic consultation, you will receive an evaluation of your skin’s health and history to determine which treatments and services would best help you achieve a healthy, youthful-looking appearance. A skin exam will determine the immediate needs of your skin and helps your dermatologist track any changes in your skin. Your board-certified dermatologist will thoroughly examine your skin from head to toe to determine whether you have any worrisome spots or moles on your skin.
Based on these examinations, a treatment plan can be made to individually address your skin’s needs.
Laser Skincare Treatments
There are many laser skincare treatments designed to target specific areas of the skin based on the recommendations of your dermatologist. At the Aesthetic and Dermatology Center, Dr. Sunny Walia is the preeminent expert in the DMV area in administering effective laser treatments to give her patients the natural and beautiful results they want.
This nonablative fractional laser is designed to treat pigmentation issues and discoloration on the skin, making it the perfect laser treatment for melasma. This nonablative laser is safe for almost every skin type, and because this treatment takes almost no time at all, it’s become known as a “Lunchtime Laser”- completed over a single lunch break.
The laser treatment works by creating micro-channels with minimal disruption to the first layer of the skin to deliver the chemical compound directly into the targeted area of the skin. The laser then seals these microchannels and the compound is absorbed into the skin, clearing away the discoloration.
The TotalSkin Solution™ the Genius™ treatment and the Lase MD™ laser to target all layers of the skin safely and effectively. By combining these two lasers, the skin is made more firm and younger-looking, this change taking effect even in the deep layers of the skin to reduce discoloration, photodamage, and fine lines. Both treatments are performed on the same day, one right after the other.
If you suffer from spider veins, skin discoloration, stretch marks, or rosacea, the VBeam ® Perfecta treatment is perfect for you! This pulsed dye laser delivers rapid bursts of gentle light which is then absorbed by blood vessels or melanin pigmented areas to remove spider veins or the appearance of discoloration and textured skin. This laser can be used on the neck, hands, and face, as well as many other areas of the body.
This laser treatment is perfect for those looking to rejuvenate their hair growth. KeraLase™ stimulates new hair growth by delivering nutrients to the scalp through very small micro-channels in the skin that encourages new hair growth. Dr. Walia also combines these micro-channels with the LaseMD™ treatment to deliver the nutrients more deeply into the dermis. The treatment requires about 30 minutes to conduct and is painless. We suggest patients wait six to twelve hours before washing their hair to let the scalp fully absorb the nutrients.
Getting You the Best Care on Time
With these skincare treatments, the earlier you schedule your treatment, the better. Most laser skincare treatments will leave the skin a reddish color for a few days after the procedure. This red color appears because the skin has interacted with the laser, and will disappear with no lasting impact on the skin. This skin can also appear slightly inflamed or swollen after treatment, but this too will disappear after your skin has had the chance to heal. After the skin fully heals, what is left is the beautiful and natural results you desire. However, this means that it’s important to schedule your skincare treatments well in advance of your event. We recommend calling to explain what treatment you are seeking and when your event is to make sure you have enough time for the results of your treatment to set in.
You can also see Dr. Walia’s laser treatments in action on her Instagram page here!