Non-Surgical Procedures in Maryland
As we age, many of us want to turn back the clock and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, loose skin, or age-spots. Others would like to enhance certain facial features or body contours without the cost or stress of undergoing surgery. Fortunately, there are various non-surgical procedures in Maryland that are available to make this dream a reality. Our Board-certified plastic surgeons, Doctors Michael Somenek and Troy Pittman, are highly-trained in both surgical and non-surgical techniques. They can provide you with professional and quality service as you seek to enhance your physical appearance.
If you are looking to reduce visible wrinkles on the face, forehead, or neck, injectables such as Botox are among the most popular cosmetic procedures. A processed version of the botulinum toxin is injected into problem areas, relaxing the tissue and creating a smoother, youthful look to the skin. Injectable treatments are an effective way to reduce wrinkles, crow’s feet, frown lines, and brow furrows. Typically, these non-surgical treatments will need to be repeated every three to six months to maintain the effect. Microneedling with a Collagen P.I.N. can also produce similar results.
This procedure involves sanding away the top layer of the skin and is an efficient option for treating severe sun-damaged skin or hyperpigmentation areas. Our SilkPeel DermalInfusion procedure is a more advanced technique that operates without the usual chemicals or crystals, allowing for exfoliation without the irritation. Depending on the patient and the skin conditions being treated, it may take several sessions to achieve desired results.
Laser Therapy and Skin Resurfacing
Non-ablative lasers use the effects of heat to get under the skin’s surface without damaging the outer layers or the surrounding skin, stimulating the formation of collagen. In turn, it reduces the visibility of fine lines and improves tone and skin firmness. Ablative lasers are more invasive but more useful for treating severe skin issues, such as prominent scars and deep wrinkles.
At Somenek + Pittman MD, we provide Laser Genesis, Fractora, INTRAcel, and Fraxis PRO treatments.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)
This technology is similar to lasers but can penetrate deeper into the skin’s dermal layer. It works by sending short pulses of light that generate heat and destroys cells. Unlike lasers, IPL can treat several different kinds of skin issues at once. IPL is an effective treatment for reducing pigmented areas, unwanted color patches, and smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles.
Fillers are gel-like substances that we inject into problem areas, which act to smooth wrinkles and folds by bulking up the tissue underneath. The fillers are usually made up of natural collagen, hyaluronic acid, or even your fat cells from another part of your body. Depending on the filler that is used, the longevity of results varies. For example, collagen and hyaluronic acid injections can last up to almost a year, but maintenance treatments may be necessary for the future. Fillers are a popular treatment for lip augmentation.
The kinds of dermal fillers that we provide include: Juvederm, Restylane, Bellafill, and Radiesse. We can speak to you further about which filler will work best in your specific situation.
Enhance Your Image with Non-Surgical Procedures in Maryland
Non-invasive cosmetic procedures are a sensible option if you are looking for ways to smooth out problem skin areas and regain your youth. Board-certified plastic surgeons Michael Somenek and Troy Pittman can work with you to find the most effective path forward to revitalize your skin. Contact us today to set up an appointment.