Lewis Plastic Surgery: Gordon Lewis, MD
2331-A Robious Station Circle
Midlothian, VA 23113
Monday–Friday: 8:30 a.m.–4:45 p.m.
This facial is perfect for those interested in slowing down the aging process. Free radicals such as the sun, pollution and stress are major contributions to cell damage and early signs of aging in the skin. The ingredients in this facial will infuse the skin with mega-doses of antioxidants leaving your skin at its maximum ability to resist future cell damage and correct previously damaged cells. You will leave this treatment with skin that radiates freshness and beauty.
The treatment will begin with the facial, the ingredients of this treatment will vary based on patient’s needs but the results will be the same. During this step, your face, neck and décolleté will be thoroughly cleansed to remove excess dirt and oil; a toner will then be applied to the area to balance the skin’s pH levels.
The next step of this treatment is to apply an exfoliating mask; this will exfoliate the skin and promote healthy skin growth. Following the mask and if needed, extractions are performed. An extraction is the process of removing blackheads, whiteheads or pimples from the face.
A combination of vitamins, growth factors, and antioxidants are then applied to the face to infuse these ingredients with the skin. Vitamins, growth factors, and antioxidants all help promote healthy and beautiful skin, the deeper these ingredients penetrate the skin the better the results. This facial includes an arm and décolleté massage.
This facial helps correct photo-damage and hyperpigmentation also helping skin produce collagen, even out skin tone and improves skin elasticity.
Photo damaged or sun damaged skin is something few escape. Photo damage occurs with exposure to sunlight (UVA or UVB) whether or not we intentionally suntan. Twenty five percent of our lifetime exposure occurs before the end of our teenage years. Photo damage to skin manifests in a variety of ways including:
- advanced aging or wrinkling
- uneven or “pebbly” skin
- irregular pigmentation
- small blood vessels or red markings (telangiectasias)
- rough or scaly patches (actinic keratoses)
- freckles (ephilides)
- “liver spots” and “age spots” (lentigines)
- thinned or fragile skin
- pre skin cancers
- skin cancer (basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, malignant melanoma).
For the most part these changes occur most frequently on areas of chronic exposure including the face, ears, neck, backs of the hands, chest, arms and legs.
Hyperpigmentation is characterized by a darkening of an area of skin caused by the overproduction of pigment or melanin.
Collagen is the most abundant protein, accounting for around 30% of the protein content of the human body. It is often considered to be the “glue that holds the body together”
Collagen is vital for strengthening blood vessels and giving skin its elasticity and strength. The degradation of collagen causes wrinkles and other skin issues.
Elasticity is the ability of your skin to stretch and then return to its normal state afterward. Unfortunately, a loss of elasticity in the skin is a natural part of aging known as elastosis. Elastosis may be worse in people who spend a lot of time in the sun.
Recommended Course of Treatment
Facials are wonderful treatments that can be done as often as you would like.
$100 per treatment—with the purchase of 5 treatments, you will receive the 6th treatment at no charge.
This treatment will take about 50 minutes, so please plan accordingly when scheduling your appointment.
Gordon Lewis, M.D.
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