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Men and women both suffer from the cosmetic effects of aging, as well as from the negative consequences of excess sun exposure, smoking, and poor dietary choices.  These factors can combine to result in facial wrinkles and lines, loss of facial volume, and particularly for men, loss of a well-defined jawline. A strong jawline is one of the primary masculine characteristics, and changes to this area as the result of...
Injectable dermal fillers are relatively well-known as effective ways to address lost facial volume and lines or wrinkles. Laser skin tightening is a more recent technique that can be used in several situations to achieve similar results. This blog post discusses the circumstances when each technique is recommended.  Which situations are best handled by laser skin tightening? Laser skin tightening is an effective way to reduce or remove fine lines...
Our specialty is performing non-invasive cosmetic procedures, and we have extensive experience over a wide variety of different procedures. Non-invasive procedures share significant advantages over traditional cosmetic surgery procedures – they don’t require cutting into the skin. They avoid conventional surgical techniques that imply hospitalization, anesthetic, and considerable recovery times, to say nothing of pain and discomfort. Here’s a summary of our most popular non-invasive facial cosmetic procedures, with particular...
Choosing the best dermal filler can be difficult – there’s considerable overlap between the various products, and this isn’t helped by somewhat confusing marketing messages.  Available fillers fall into three leading product families – Restylane, Juvederm, and Sculptra Aesthetic. Each family contains several different products, each optimized for use in a particular situation. Here’s a summary of the problems that can be addressed using dermal fillers, and our recommendation on...
Collagen and elastin contribute significantly to the overall texture and resiliency of the skin. Collagen contributes to the firmness of the skin, while elastin helps the skin remain tight and recover from deformation.  What Causes Loose Skin? Anything that damages or degrades these two proteins can lead to wrinkles, lines and the eventual inability of the skin to recover its shape. Loose or sagging skin is generally caused by the...
We regularly remind our clients that choosing a non-invasive cosmetic treatment is only the first part of the dilemma. The other part is selecting who will perform it.  Injectable dermal fillers are one of the most commonly performed procedures, but here’s why it’s worth paying particular attention to experience and medical qualifications when choosing who to perform your procedure.  Why Some Fillers May Stretch the Skin Dermal fillers use injectable...
We typically use the various dermal fillers for lip and cheek augmentation, and to correct uneven or wrinkled skin, especially on the face and neck. However, Juvederm and Restylane offer many different product formulations, allowing them to be used in a wide variety of different situations. These range from the correction of small blemishes to larger-scale contour enhancement. There are several lesser-known areas where these versatile dermal fillers can also...
Some common-sense tips can be applied to the use of dermal fillers, Botox, and other injectables to help you achieve the improvements you’re looking for while still keeping a natural look. We assembled the following list to help you achieve the best results. Understand the causes of a problem before trying to correct it. This is where an experienced practitioner will be able to supply invaluable help – often the cause (or causes)...
Hyaluronic Acid occurs naturally in the body, primarily in the skin, joints, and eyes. It performs a major role in lubricating joints and maintaining the healthy appearance of the skin. The body’s hyaluronic acid levels decrease with age, which can contribute to various age-related skin and joint problems. Hyaluronic acid is also the active ingredient that forms the basis of just about all popular cosmetic injectable filler products, as well as in many supplements and topically-applied...
Given the relatively large number of available injectable fillers, it’s not surprising that the best choice of filler largely depends on what exactly you’re trying to accomplish. Fillers can be used to fill in lines and wrinkles, they can add volume to areas that appear sunken, enhance lips, and they can also assist in firming up loose or sagging skin. The major fillers are described below, together with their primary usages. Restylane Product Family Restylane...
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Dr. Fedonenko is a member of the American College of Physicians and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine.

She completed her Residency at the University of Virginia School of Medicine in 1998 and since then has specialized in Cosmetic Dermatology.

She obtained additional training in aesthetic medicine procedures soon thereafter, and the results of her extensive training and experience show in each and every patient’s face. She’s a doctor that can truly been trusted with your skin care and anti-aging needs.

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