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Minimally Invasive Procedures to Look Your Best This Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day will be here before you know it, and if you’re looking for the perfect gift to give both yourself and your partner, consider a cosmetic procedure that can improve your appearance and self-confidence in time for Feb. 14. At Virginia Center for Plastic Surgery, we offer several such options, such as the ones described in this post.

Vi Peel

Aging skin can lead to a host of complaints, including wrinkles, discoloration, and uneven skin tone and texture. Traditionally, chemical peels have been one way to solve all these problems in one spa treatment. However, depending on the depth of the peel and the strength of the chemicals used, you might need to prepare for a recovery period of up to two weeks after this procedure, during which the most common side effects would be crusting, redness, swelling, and discomfort.

Enter the Vi Peel – a revolutionary treatment that provides many of the same long-lasting solutions as a conventional deep chemical peel, but with zero need for downtime, little to no discomfort, and no post-treatment activity restrictions. While the Vi Peel uses a blend of medical-grade chemicals to provide results, it’s gentle enough to use on the face, hands, chest, neck, and even the delicate skin around your eyes.

The Vi Peel is an in-office procedure that takes less than an hour to complete. Because of its mild nature, you won’t need to be sedated or anesthetized, unlike with a standard deep chemical peel. In the week following your procedure, you will notice the old, dead layers of skin flaking away, revealing the fresh, healthy, glowing complexion underneath.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers have become one of the most in-demand cosmetic treatments available today, and it’s easy to understand why when you consider all the benefits. In one brief appointment, we can use fillers to:

  • Erase fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth and lips
  • Volumize your lips and cheeks 
  • Fill in hollows at your temples and under the eyes
  • Create more definition in the lower third of your face
  • Improve the appearance of the backs of your hands, which sometimes become bony with age
  • Minimize acne scars

If you are dissatisfied with your appearance because you feel that you look older than your true age, or if your wrinkles have given you a perpetually angry, tired, or sad appearance, we can help you address all these worries with strategically applied fillers. By injecting the perfect amount and formulation of these products into targeted areas of your face (and hands), we can give you a subtly refreshed and rejuvenated appearance that’s sure to bring a new spark into your romantic relationship. Or, if you’re currently single, gifting yourself with dermal fillers can give you that confidence boost you need to find a date in time for Valentine’s Day!


An innovative new treatment called ThermiSmooth has become a go-to procedure for many people who are worried about wrinkles and skin laxity, but who are unwilling to undergo a more invasive anti-aging treatment such as a full surgical facelift. The secret to ThermiSmooth is gentle radiofrequency energy, which we use to tighten the tissues and stimulate your body to produce new collagen – a structural protein that helps support healthy, youthful skin.

Like the other procedures outlined in this post, ThermiSmooth has helped revolutionize the field of cosmetic medicine because it’s a pain-free, all-natural solution to many of the most common aesthetic changes associated with getting older. If you’ve been dissatisfied with sagging, crepey skin and are looking for ways to resolve it without pain, stitches, anesthesia, or lengthy healing time, ThermiSmooth should be on your shortlist of treatments to consider. In many cases, the results last a year or more, and you can maintain them with occasional touch-ups.

Yes, You Can See Dramatic Improvements Before Valentine’s Day

Are you ready to have your best Valentine’s yet? Virginia Center for Plastic Surgery, we can have you picture-perfect before Feb. 14 arrives this year, and provide you with minimally invasive solutions to many of the most prevalent complaints we experience as we get older.

Please contact us to schedule a consultation to discuss whether you are a good candidate for any of these treatments. Dr. Desman and his caring team are pleased to provide excellent service to women and men in the Washington, D.C., Alexandria, and Northern Virginia areas. We look forward to discussing your aesthetic goals with you in a private appointment.