Skin Care Specialist

There’s no alternative to good skin care, if you want to fight the effects of time and keep your skin healthy. But natural age-related changes occur, so if you’re ready to revitalize your skin, the team at Fairfax OB-GYN Associates offers the aesthetic procedures you need to diminish wrinkles and other signs of aging. Contact us or book an appointment online at one of our offices in Fair Oaks, Gainesville, Woodbridge, and Dulles, Virginia, to learn about our cutting-edge aesthetic procedures.

Skin Care Q & A

What are the basics of good skin care?

Following a regular skin care routine slows down the damage of time and the environment. The benefits you’ll gain from good skin care include:

  • Healthy, bright complexion
  • Reduced fine lines
  • Firmer, more youthful skin
  • Less leathery skin

The two essential steps of good skin care are cleansing and moisturizing:

Cleansing promotes healthy skin by removing dirt and dead skin cells. Follow these tips:

  • Wash with lukewarm water, because hot water dries out the skin
  • Use a non-soap cleanser, not soap, which causes dry skin
  • Use your fingertips, because scrubbing with a cloth or sponge can irritate skin
  • Limit washing to twice daily and after sweating

Moisturizing traps water in your skin, which keeps it hydrated, reduces the appearance of lines, and makes your complexion look brighter. The outer layer of your skin forms a protective lipid barrier that keeps skin healthy and hydrated. When skin is too dry, the barrier becomes damaged, which further dehydrates and irritates the skin. Moisturizing maintains a healthy barrier.

Why is wearing sunscreen so essential for your skin?

Sunscreen is the basis of an anti-aging plan for your skin. Exposure to ultraviolet light, from the sun and tanning beds, is the primary cause of premature wrinkling. Ultraviolet light breaks down collagen and elastin fibers in your skin. As a result, skin loses strength, becomes less elastic and looser, and overall aging accelerates.

Always use a broad-spectrum sunscreen that’s at least SPF 30 and water resistant. Wearing a sunscreen also reduces your risk of:

  • Skin cancer, including melanoma
  • Precancerous skin growths called actinic keratosis
  • Signs of aging, such as age spots, wrinkles, leathery skin
  • Sunburn
  • Melasma (brown patches)

How can you repair and revitalize aging skin?

Noninvasive aesthetic procedures are available to diminish wrinkles, eliminate age spots, and remove visible veins. The providers at Fairfax OB-GYN Associates offer procedures that safely and effectively rejuvenate your appearance, including:

Smartskin+™: An advanced fractional laser that resurfaces skin and achieves the following:

  • Reduces wrinkles
  • Eliminates brown spots
  • Improves skin irregularities and uneven pigmentation
  • Treats dark circles under eyes
  • Reduces pore size
  • Rejuvenates hands and neck

Icon™ Aesthetic System: Laser system that treats multiple age-related problems such as wrinkles, age spots, sun spots, and facial veins.

Pellevé®: Uses radio-frequency energy to diminish wrinkles and tighten the delicate skin on your face.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

Fairfax OB-GYN accepts most major insurance plans. Please call any of our offices to inquire about your particular insurance. We also accept self-pay patients and out of network patients and would be glad to assist you in arranging for payment of services. After services are provided, we will be glad to file claims to your insurance company on your behalf. We will assist you in making sure that your insurance pays us timely and appropriately for services we have provided to you. However, please know that ultimately you are financially responsible for payment of bills incurred. Any patient who schedules an appointment and fails to keep that appointment without providing 24 hour notice of cancellation will be responsible for a $50 no show fee. Any inquiries should be directed to the Billing Department at (703) 391-1500.

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