Did You Know? Hormones May Be the Cause of Your Acne

While acne is most often associated with our teenage years, many of us find that acne continues to be a struggle throughout our 20’s, 30’s, and beyond. If acne lingers long into your adult years, it is likely that hormones are to blame. Our hormonal levels are in a constant state of fluctuation. As hormone levels rise, oil production is stimulated and results in sticky, clogged pores—thus causing acne flare ups. Unfortunately, hormonal acne is deeper, more painful, and more difficult to treat than that of what you experienced as a teenager.
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A Safe & Healthy Pregnancy Glow

Pregnancy is an exciting time for you and your growing family. As you look forward to what is to come, you are also sure to be wondering how you can look your best for the next nine months. With hormones in constant fluctuation, many expectant mothers find their complexion changes throughout their pregnancy. Seeking out a healthy glow, women come to Virginia Surgical Arts in hopes of safely treating their changing skin. Continue reading “A Safe & Healthy Pregnancy Glow” »

This Spring, Go Face First – Part I: A Laser Solution for Skin Rejuvenation

Vendetti, Facial Rejuve - Image Come spring, there is a sense of lightness in the air. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if your face too, could reflect this sense of freshness? Winter can be hard on the skin, often leaving the skin far from a desirous dewy complexion. At Virginia Surgical Arts, we can assist you in readying your skin for the season ahead. Leave your dull skin behind with our Palomar Lux1540 Fractional Laser—a minimally invasive skin resurfacing treatment. Rejuvenating the skin from the inside out, the Palomar Lux1540 is a non-ablative fractional laser. Utilizing hundreds of tiny, high-precision, and uniform microbeams, the Palomar Lux1540 creates a series of narrow columns deep within the skin. Advanced in its technology, the Palomar Lux1540 penetrates up to 1mm deeper than other non-ablative resurfacing treatments. Continue reading “This Spring, Go Face First – Part I: A Laser Solution for Skin Rejuvenation” »

Myths and Misconceptions of Microdermabrasion

Have you been thinking about Microdermabrasion (MDB)?

You’ve heard and read about it, but is it right for you?  That depends on your skin care concerns and goals.  It’s true that MDB can do some amazing things for your skin. However much of the consumer information is quite misleading.  While still being very helpful, you should know the limitations of MDB before choosing this treatment. Continue reading “Myths and Misconceptions of Microdermabrasion” »