Botox & Facial Fillers
About 25% of people get skin tags: fleshy, bothersome dangling pieces of skin that, while harmless, aren’t very attractive. If your skin tags are bothering you, they can be safely removed at Radiance MedSpa DC in the Dupont Circle of Washington, D.C and Columbia, MD. To learn more about skin tags and make sure that yours are harmless, call or schedule an appointment online.
Laser Hair Removal
We are proud to use the new Motus AX Laser in our practice!
Unwanted or excessive hair growth can leave you feeling down and less-confident about your appearance, while ingrown hairs can cause a lot of pain and unsightly bumps. In the past, treatment for these issues was only effective for lighter skinned individuals with dark hair, but fortunately laser hair removal has become more accessible and advanced in recent years. At our practice, we are able to safely treat people with virtually all skin types and hair colors.
Cryo Slimming And Toning Treatments
The laser is a minimally invasive medical device used to treat cellulite. Unlike standard liposuction and fat grafting, cellulite lasers take a multi-dimensional approach, targeting the causes of cellulite beneath the skin.
First, the laser heats and disrupts the pockets of uneven fat under the skin. Next, the laser releases the fibrous bands that pull down on the skin and cause dimpling and unevenness. The laser fully releases these tethered bands (similar to a rubber band under tension), allowing the skin to bounce back and become smoother. Finally, the laser energy stimulates collagen production, which increases skin thickness and elasticity in the months following treatment.
Microneedling is a skin treatment that uses tiny needle pricks to stimulate collagen production in your skin. Collagen is the sought-after substance that promotes healing and structure in your body. While many people choose to directly inject collagen, your body is able to produce it naturally. The tiny microneedling pricks stimulate your body’s healing process, bringing collagen out to play.
At your microneedling appointment, Dr. Fripp applies a numbing cream to your skin if you are concerned about discomfort. About 30 minutes later, she runs a pen-like tool evenly across your skin. The device makes small enough pricks that you won’t be able to see them in a mirror and can go back to work immediately after if you choose. Your appointment should last about two hours.
A medical peel is a technique used to improve and smooth the texture of your skin. The peel gently removes the outermost layer of the skin, leaving you with completely fresh, untouched skin. Results include even-toned, smooth, tightened, and refreshed skin.
Peels are most often done on the face, but can also be used on the neck, chest, and hands.
medical peels can be used to treat acne scars, uneven pigmentation, rough skin, wrinkles, fine lines, and sun spots/damage.
Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive treatment used to improve your skin’s appearance. The procedure uses a gritty surfaced instrument to sand off the uppermost weathered layer of skin. While that may sound intimidating, it is performed gently so as not to damage your skin. A microdermabrasion procedure can reduce or eliminate:
- Discolored spots
- Acne and acne scars
- Sun damage
- Rough texture
- Dull complexion
- Stretch marks
IPL & Laser Photofacials
Lasers are incredible feats of technology, and they have a growing list of uses in cosmetic medicine. Radiance MedSpa DC, in Washington, D.C.’s Dupont Circle and Columbia, MD, offers several leading laser facials such as Laser Genesis and intense pulsed light (IPL) photofacials. To find out more about how laser facials can improve your skin, call or schedule an appointment online with Radiance DC today.
IV Nutrient Therapy
IV nutrition is the administration of potent blends of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and nutrients designed to deliver dramatic results, far beyond those of oral and other traditional medications. Based on the symptoms of the patient, our clinician can create a customized “drip” of IV vitamins for treatment. Due to this administration method via the blood stream, the onset of effect is usually very fast. A session is approximately 30 minutes.
Lipotropic Injectable Weight loss
Weight loss is something with which millions of people struggle. As you know, your weight doesn't just contribute to your physical appearance. Your weight and the amount of fat in your body can help or hurt your body by contributing to either a healthy physique or lead to medical issues such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease. Weight loss is not just about restricting calories, which is what most people try to do. Weight loss is really about correcting your nutrition, managing your stress, and for some, working with or around chronic diseases and medical conditions.
Many people suffer from B12 vitamin deficiency, especially with the growing popularity of veganism, vegetarianism, and other specialty diets and lifestyles. Others who may be more susceptible to vitamin B12 deficiency are patients diagnosed with Crohn’s disease or celiac disease, and those who have undergone intestinal procedures such as weight loss surgery.
Even though vitamin deficiency can go undetected, there are adverse effects if your body is not getting enough of the nutrition it needs to function at its best. In some cases, untreated vitamin B12 deficiency can lead to behavioral and health issues such as decreased brain function, depression, osteoporosis, and macular degeneration. One way to help combat the development of those conditions and fulfill your dietary needs is by supplementation.