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Aesthetic Expertise Focused on You.

En Santé Clinic and Medical Spa located in the heart of Tysons Corner in Fairfax Virginia is easily accessible by Metro and is minutes from Reston, Ashburn, Loudoun, Bethesda and Washington DC.  Your visit will include a consultation and treatment plan by a physician.  We offer skin resurfacing solutions with customized solutions for all skin types.

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Laser skin resurfacing

A laser is a device that stimulates that stimulates atoms and molecules to emit light at a specific wavelength. Each color of light has a different wavelength. Laser allows the precise targeting of specific molecules such as water, pigment and hemoglobin.  Fractionated laser is even more precise and safer because it hits targets while leaving surrounding tissue intact to hasten the healing process

Who is a candidate for Laser resurfacing?

Laser resurfacing is appropriate for all skin types, depending on the type of laser and wavelengths used.  Darker skin types (Fitzpatrick IV -VI) especially needed special attention and pre-treatments before and after laser skin resurfacing to reduce risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.  Results depend on the operator, type of laser used, the condition being treated and patient compliances to post-op care.

Intense Pulsed Light

Intense pulsed light sends scattered beams of light of varying wavelengths to its target area un like lasers which focus light at a specific wavelength at a specific target.  This makes IPL suitable for treating several conditions at the same time. This quality of IPL also makes it potentially unsafe is used inappropriately due to potential to affect other tissue and cause damage.  Not all IPL systems are made the same.  Some IPL systems have filters which filter out unwanted beams of light making it safer and more effective.  At En Santé Clinic & Medical Spa, your procedure will be performed by an MD who is well versed to handle the nuances and complexities of treatment modalities for specific conditions. or worsen pigmentation problems.  

Radiofrequency skin Rejuvenation

Radiofrequency is an energy on the electromagnetic spectrum measured by wavelengths per second.  Radiofrequency is the longest of the electromagnetic waves. Infra-red frequency is shorter but not as short as microwave, X-ray or gamma rays. Radiofrequency penetrates just below the skin tissue to the level where collagen production takes place and acts to stimulate collagen production. 

What is the difference between Radiofrequency (RF) and Ultherapy or Ultrasound frequency energy based devices?

Ultrasound or Ultherapy waves travel even deeper into the tissue, reaching the muscle where it stimulates thousands of muscle contractions within a matter of minutes.  It also has some effect on destroying fat and building collagen. These treatments are great for those who have less fat to lose and are interested in body sculpting.  

The easiest way to remember the benefits of different modalities is – 

Laser – Skin resurfacing, wrinkles and pigmentation problems, loose, sagging skin.

IPL -pigmentation problems, fine lines and wrinkles, loose skin, 

Radiofrequency – sagging skin, fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation problems

Ultherapy – muscle building, sagging skin, fat reduction and skin tightening 

The best way to get the optimal results is to discuss with your doctor the problems you are trying to improve.   Everyone is unique and so treatment plans and results depend on your genetics, lifestyle and the extent of the issue that needs addressing.

Aesthetic Expertise Focused on You.

En Santé Clinic and Medical Spa located in the heart of Tysons Corner in Fairfax Virginia is easily accessible by Metro and is minutes from Reston, Ashburn, Loudoun, Bethesda and Washington DC.  Your visit will include a consultation and treatment plan by a physician.  We offer skin resurfacing solutions with customized solutions for all skin types.

Request Appointment Today