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01.11.2020

Should I Get Facial Rejuvenation? 5 Signs to Consider Treatment

Getting through the day takes a toll on the skin. Over time, our skin begins to reflect the everyday stressors of our lives – and the years we’ve made it through. When aging begins to leave visible marks on your appearance, it can be a serious blow to self-esteem and your overall sense of happiness. At ProMD Health in Baltimore, MD our expert staff know the best way to help you – and your skin – look better than ever is with facial rejuvenation treatments.

Should I Get Facial Rejuvenation?

Is it time to be thinking about facial rejuvenating treatment to your appearance? Many women and men struggle to find the right timing for cosmetic treatments that rejuvenate and refresh the appearance; some think that getting the treatment too early isn’t worth the time, while others aren’t sure if their appearance-related concerns are severe enough to warrant cosmetic attention. But the truth is that the best time for you to get rejuvenation treatment is when you are no longer happy with your appearance.

5 Signs to Consider Treatment

There are 5 hallmarks of aging that make patients consider seeking rejuvenation treatment. Whether your symptoms or mild, moderate, or severe, having any one of these signs is a good indicator that it might be time to bite the bullet and sign up for your first treatment.

1. Fine Lines and Wrinkles

Fine lines and wrinkles can form on virtually every area of the face, although the wrinkles that are most commonly associated with aging include frown lines, wrinkles on the forehead and between the brows, expression lines, wrinkles around the nose and mouth, and lines on the chin. Wrinkles and fine lines generally form when collagen production within the skin begins to taper off, which for most adults is between 40 and 50 years of age.

2. Increased Skin Laxity

Skin laxity refers to the increased thinness, dryness, and looseness of the skin. Skin laxity is most commonly found beneath the eyes, on the brow, and in the cheeks, particularly the hollows of cheeks. Skin laxity refers to the decreased elasticity of the skin, or the skin’s ability to bounce back into shape. While some skin laxity can be contributed to chronic dehydration, skin laxity that increases with age is also a byproduct of low collagen and elastin levels in the sub-dermal layers of skin.

3. Uneven Skin Tone and Texture

Uneven skin tone and texture can happen to anyone of any age but are most commonly seen on those who are age 40 or older. Uneven skin tone is the distortion of your skin’s complexion, meaning you may have rosacea, ruddiness from broken capillaries, or other issues with the toning of your skin. Uneven skin texture generally refers to dryness of the skin, as well as a rough, bumpy, or dimpled texture on the skin surface.

4. Acne and Acne Scarring

Acne isn’t something that only young people deal with. Acne is perfectly common in adults in their 30s and 40s too, and especially women with hormonal acne. Acne can include pimples, whiteheads, blackheads, and enlarged pores that produce a large amount of sebum, or oil on the face. Acne scarring refers to both the dimpled appearance of the skin surface, or “pit-marks”, as well as enlarged pores and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

5. Dark Spots and Blemishes

Dark spots and blemishes are signs of skin damage finally showing up on the skin. Dark spots and sunspots are usually the results of unprotected sun exposure, and blemishes can be anything from pockmarks to melasma, increased freckling, or new moles on the face. Both dark spots and blemishes tend to show up in older adults.

Facial Rejuvenation FAQ

1. What Does Facial Rejuvenation Mean?

Facial rejuvenation refers to any cosmetic treatment that renews the surface appearance of the skin. Rejuvenation treatments are typically for superficial skin concerns such as wrinkles, dark spots, scarring, and skin laxity, which are all skin-related concerns that occur on the upper-to-mid layers of the dermis.

The purpose of a rejuvenation treatment is to incite the body’s natural regenerative abilities, specifically the skin’s ability to heal from energy and turn over new skin cells. You can think of rejuvenation treatments as fresh starts for your surface skin cells, which can help refresh your appearance for a youthful, radiant appearance.

2. What Rejuvenation Treatments Are Available to Me?

As a general rule of thumb, rejuvenation treatments are non-surgical and non-invasive with only a few requiring mildly invasive techniques, such as injectable treatments. There are several dozen of rejuvenation treatments for the face, but the most common and effective include:

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are injectable treatments that seek to restore lost volume on the face, which fills in fine lines, wrinkles, skin laxity, and facial hollowness. Dermal fillers are a diverse category of treatment that works by injecting special serums into the skin with active ingredients such as collagen and hyaluronic acid. Fillers are excellent options for many patients, including those with mild, moderate, and severe facial wrinkles. Although it is most common to use fillers on the mid-to-lower face, there are some fillers that can be used beneath and around the eyes.

Your dermal filler options include:

  • Bellafill (whole face)
  • Juvederm Volbella (mouth and lips)
  • Juvederm Vollure (nose and mouth)
  • Juvederm Voluma (cheeks)
  • Juvederm Ultra (whole face)
  • Restylane Lyft (whole face)
  • Restylane Defyne (nose and mouth)
  • Restylane Refyne (whole face)
  • Restylane Silk (lips)

 

Neurotoxins

Neurotoxins are injectable treatments that utilize specially purified toxins to disrupt the communication of muscle receptors in the face – you can think of neurotoxins as kind movement blockers. The purpose of neurotoxins is to relax the muscles in the face to stop the formation of wrinkles, which smooths the appearance of wrinkles on the face.

Neurotoxins can be used for both moderate and severe wrinkles on the forehead and between the brows, although it is becoming more common for neurotoxins to be used around the mouth, as well. Common neurotoxins include:

  • Botox
  • Dysport
  • Xeomin

 

Forever Young BBL

Forever Young BBL is a type of light-based treatment that is intended to correct uneven skin tone, texture, and skin laxity. By exposing the skin to broadband light, Forever Young BBL stimulates the body’s natural regenerative response to turn over new skin cells and stimulate the production of collagen. This treatment is ideal for patients with mild to moderate concerns including dark spots, sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles, and blemishes.

Halo Laser

Holo Laser is an energy-based treatment that combines ablative and non-ablative laser energy to perfect the surface of the skin. As a resurfacing and rejuvenating treatment, Halo Laser can correct many appearance-related concerns such as:

  • Sun damage
  • Rosacea
  • Uneven skin tone and texture
  • Enlarged pores
  • Scarring
  • Fine lines

 

HydraFacial

HydraFacial is a unique skin rejuvenating treatment that deep-cleans pores and provides nutrients to the skin for an all-over refreshed and glowing appearance. HydraFacial uses patented technology to cleanse the skin, extract oil, bacteria, and dirt, and apply special serums to the skin to encourage skin health. As an advanced facial, this treatment can be used to correct uneven skin tone, dark spots, fine lines, wrinkles, acne, and mild skin laxity.

Microneedling

Microneedling is a minimally invasive rejuvenation technique that works by creating micro-injuries on the skin surface. These micro-injuries stimulate the body’s natural regenerative abilities to heal and turn over new skin cells, as well as increase the production of collagen. Microneedling is a good option for patients with mild to moderate skin laxity, uneven tone and texture, scarring, dark spots, and enlarged pores. Microneedling is sometimes combined with PRP treatments to enhance results.

3. How Long Do Rejuvenation Treatments Last?

Each rejuvenation treatment can be expected to last for a varied length of time depending on the patient’s response to the treatment and the standard expectancy for results.

For example, dermal fillers can produce results that last from 6 to 18 months at a time, while neurotoxin treatments generally last for 3 to 4 months. Facials and peel treatments can last for several weeks, sometimes as long as 2 to 3 months per treatment. Laser treatments and other energy-based treatments can last from 3 to 6 months or more depending on the treatment being used. And the results of microneedling treatments, with or without PRP, can last for 1 to 3 months.

4. How Can You Enhance Facial Rejuvenation Results?

There are several ways you can enhance the results of any rejuvenating treatment. In fact, we strongly encourage patients to take good care of their skin and health in order to get the most out of each treatment. Some things you can do to enhance your results include:

Skincare Products

Using the right skincare product can help any anti-aging or skin-perfecting treatment last longer. Ideally, you should use prescription-strength skincare products or OTC skincare products with important active ingredients, such as AHA, Retinol, or hyaluronic acid. Skincare products include cleansers, moisturizers, serums, exfoliants, and sunscreen.

Hydration

Adequate hydration is one of the easiest things you can do to maintain your skin health. Your body relies on water to remove toxins from the body, including toxins from the skin – and your skin specifically requires adequate hydration to maintain elasticity and retain moisture.

Sleep

Sleep is essential to maintain the appearance of skin. When we are sleep deprived, we are more likely to have dry skin, acne breakouts, and dark circles beneath the eyes. Getting enough restful sleep each night will help tone the skin and ensure that the results from any cosmetic treatments are perfected.

5. How Do You Know Which Rejuvenation Treatment Is Right for You?

Not sure which skin rejuvenation treatment is right for you and your appearance-related concerns? No problem. During your initial consultation, we will examine your skin and go over all treatment options that can address your aesthetic concerns and goals. We will help you find the treatment or treatments that are ideal for your care.

Good candidates for skin rejuvenation treatments include any patient who is no longer satisfied with their appearance, including those with mild, moderate, or severe appearance-related concerns. There are no age limits or physical restrictions for any skin rejuvenation treatment, and the vast majority of treatments can be safely used on all skin types and tones, including darker complexions. You might be an ideal candidate for skin rejuvenation treatment if you want to correct:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Dark spots
  • Blemishes
  • Acne
  • Scarring
  • Enlarged pores
  • Skin laxity
  • Dryness
  • Uneven tone and texture
  • Sun damage

 

Refresh Your Appearance With Facial Rejuvenation Today!

Aging may be inevitable, but making peace with the signs of aging doesn’t have to be. There are many facial rejuvenation treatments that can help you refresh your appearance and reverse the signs of visible aging. If you think any of these treatments are the right option for you, call the experts at ProMD Health in Baltimore, MD to schedule your first appointment today!

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Katelynn is one of our Aesthetic Consultants, she joined the ProMD Health team in 2021. Katelynn graduated from University of Maryland with an Associates in Biology. She has over 8 years of experience in the medical field. Her attention to detail and care for each clients personal needs, provides our patients with a comfortable and pleasant experience.

Soraya Namazi

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Soraya Namazi, a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner, graduated from the University of Maryland with her Master’s in Nursing, Clinical Nurse Leader degree. Immediately after gaining her nursing license, she enrolled in a Nurse Practitioner program at Chamberlain University with the expected graduation date of Fall 2022. She fell in love with the world of aesthetics and loves being able to combine her medical knowledge with her artistic hand to make people look and feel their best.

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Max Lenowitz

CRNP

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Max is a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner that joined ProMD Health in June of 2021. He is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners who brings several years of experience in Dermatology, Cosmetic Dermatology, and Oncology focusing on identifying and treating skin cancers. Born and raised in Columbia, MD, Max returned back to the Greater Baltimore area after receiving degrees from Penn State University, Thomas Jefferson University, and Davenport University. He chose to specialize in cosmetics as he is passionate about how medicine and art can integrate to positively impact someone’s life. “Being able to make someone feel the best version of themselves is a unique and wonderful feeling.” Max’s bedside manner and attention to detail make him a great addition to the ProMD family.

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Molly Myers

Aesthetic Consultant

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Molly is one of our medical office assistants. She brings experience from the beauty industry and customer service to the team. Molly uses her experience and skillset to make sure every one of our patients is delivered the best care and leaves feeling satisfied and beautiful.

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Skyla Barnett

CRNP

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Skyla is a New England native who recently moved to Maryland in 2021. She graduated with her Bachelor’s of Nursing in 2014 from Keene State College. From there, she worked as a neurology/neurosurgery RN for 6 years at Boston University Medical Center. Skyla completed her Master’s in Nursing from Regis College in 2021 and received certification as a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner in the state of Maryland. Skyla approaches each patient encounter with enthusiasm. Her passion for making others feel great about themselves, along with her keen eye for detail generates beautiful patient outcomes.

Shannon Ballard

Aesthetic Consultant

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Meet Shannon, an accomplished Aesthetic Consultant passionate about helping people look and feel their best. Her journey began with a deep love for all things beauty-related.  After completing her education in Business Management, Shannon found her true passion in practicing cosmetology.  Shannon found that ProMD's core values aligned with her own and sought the opportunity to fulfill patient needs by providing direct patient care as an aesthetic consultant for ProMD. 

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Kelly Battista

Aesthetician

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Kelly is a board certified Registered Nurse and Skin Coach here at ProMD Health. She graduated with honors and earned her Bachelor of Science in nursing from George Mason University in 2010. With 9 years of nursing experience and a true passion for skincare, Kelly brings up-to-date, effective, results-oriented medical aesthetic services to ProMD Health. Kelly is an expert in comprehensive skin consultations, aesthetic laser treatments, micro needling treatments, and hydra-facials. She takes great pride in her work and strives to make every visit a rewarding experience for her patients. As ProMD Health’s Skin Coach, Kelly believes “that investing in your skin is a benefit that lasts a lifetime.”

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Katarina Markulin

Master Aesthetician

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Katarina has been practicing medical aesthetics for 15 years. After completing her education in Master Aesthetics from the prestigious Catherine Hinds Institute in Boston, she has gained extensive experience treating all different skin types. Katarina specializes in chemical peels and finds it very fulfilling to connect with her patients, establish trust, and give personal attention to detail and clientele needs. Katarina attends workshops and conferences with top vendors on a regular basis to widen her knowledge and improve her skills as she strives to offer the best possible level of service to her clients.

Tori Thursby

CRNP

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Tori graduated from Towson University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and began working at University of Maryland in the Medical Intensive Care Unit. She then went on to be a travel intensive care nurse until joining the ProMD Health team in October 2021. Tori is currently attending Chamberlain University to earn her Master’s degree as a Nurse Practitioner. Her desire is to make each patient feel comfortable and to take time to listen to each individual’s concerns. Tori sees both men and women for hormone related issues and is passionate about helping others feel their best and will use her clinical expertise to assist with our Hormone Optimization Therapy.

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Laken Tychostup

Director of Clinical Operations

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Laken Tychostup has been an integral part of our team since 2017, bringing over 10 years of experience in the field of aesthetic medicine. In her role as the Director of Clinical Operations, Laken collaborates closely with Dr. Gavrila to ensure the smooth functioning of our clinical operations while prioritizing the delivery of excellent patient care by our staff.
Laken's expertise extends beyond daily operations; she also plays a key role in supporting our franchise development team. Her involvement spans from assisting new franchises with space planning to facilitating operational strategies, training programs, and successful openings.
With a commitment to efficiency and quality care, Laken's approach is grounded in practical experience and a dedication to fostering a positive and effective working environment within our organization.

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Mario Nelson

Chief Growth Officer

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Mario is the Chief Growth Officer of ProMD Health and is primarily responsible for driving the growth of the ProMD Development Group by launching new franchise locations and identifying opportunities to strategically grow ProMD’s footprint nationwide. Mario graduated from Johns Hopkins receiving a master’s degree in Health Administration, a Bachelor of Arts in Public Health Studies, and a minor in Entrepreneurship and Management. Mario has an extensive history in startups, business development and healthcare. Prior to joining ProMD, Nelson worked at several firms and most recently was a senior manager at New York-based Cold Start Ventures, where he helped build and launch early-stage healthcare companies. In 2020, Nelson was CEO and Co-Founder of New York-based Micro Audio, Inc. He built the company and grew its platform to 10,000 users in the first 90 days of operation. From 2014 to 2018 Nelson worked at global consultancy Deloitte as a senior consultant where he spearheaded a $1 billion financial turnaround of a leading healthcare system. He also developed a five-year strategic plan for military hospitals in the Washington, D.C. area, and he executed a complete digital overhaul of a hospital system in the Midwest, resulting in 20 percent cost reductions. In his spare time, Mario is an avid Basketball player and fan and is passionate about education and volunteers as a tutor in New York City after school programs.

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Safa Aljuboori

Chief of Staff

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Safa Aljuboori is our Quality Assurance Manager. She joined the ProMD health team in 2018 after five years of business analytics and management experience. Safa holds a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics. As ProMD Quality Assurance Manager, Safa is responsible for developing and overseeing an effective quality management system to continuously identify opportunities for improving the patient’s quality of life.

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Abby Ramos

Chief Marketing Officer

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Abby is our Marketing Director. She joined the team in 2017 after graduating from UMUC with a Bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration and Marketing. She currently works remotely in Colorado Springs. Abby’s primary focus is to increase brand awareness and track and analyze marketing efforts to help drive business results. By managing and creating content for various marketing channels, she strives to use her skills and experience to keep ProMD Health’s patients well educated and informed about the latest and greatest ways to Look and Feel their best.

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Carla Cook

Vice President of Operations

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Carla, the Vice President of Operations at ProMD Health, is a pivotal figure in ensuring the company's seamless functioning. With her extensive experience dating back to 2006 and a background as a Certified Patient Consultant, Carla brings a wealth of expertise to her role.
Her commitment to ProMD Health's core values, especially in delivering top-notch patient care, shines through in her daily endeavors. Carla's responsibilities span managing all of the corporate offices, overseeing staff, and optimizing operations to guarantee the highest standards of patient experience.
What sets Carla apart is her fusion of administrative prowess with clinical understanding. Her background equips her to not only manage operations efficiently but also to comprehend and cater to patients' clinical needs. This unique blend enables Carla to recommend tailored treatments, procedures, and care plans, ensuring patients receive optimal care and support.
Carla's dedication to excellence makes her an indispensable asset to ProMD Health. Her role as Vice President of Operations ensures the organization's smooth functioning, benefiting both staff and patients alike. Through her leadership, ProMD Health continues to uphold its commitment to delivering exceptional healthcare services.

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Scott Melamed

President

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Scott has led the ProMD team to win many awards including the Torch Award for Business Ethics from the Better Business Bureau. Scott brings a wealth of experience from scientific research and a management consulting background. Scott has worked in academia studying pancreatic and urologic cancers at Weill Cornell, Columbia NY Presbyterian Hospital, Sloan Kettering, and Johns Hopkins. Scott attended the Johns Hopkins Medical Institution, where he earned his graduate degree and focused his coursework on Novel Drug Development and Large Firm Leadership. Scott is a published author in academic journals. In his free time, Scott sits on the Allergan Aesthetics Advisory Board and the Baltimore Child Abuse Center Advisory Board. Scott is a consultant and Faculty for Galderma's GAIN Business Unit. Scott is also an active volunteer with Johns Hopkins Alumni recruiting, the Baltimore Animal Rescue & Care Shelter, The House of Ruth, VOLO City, Pi Kappa Alpha, the Better Business Bureau, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, & several other organizations including ProMD Helps, which is the philanthropic foundation inside of ProMD Health, of which he is the Executive Director.

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George Gavrila, M.D

Founder & Medical Director

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Dr. George Gavrila is a native of the Greater Baltimore area and has spent time studying medicine, primary care, functional, aesthetic, and integrative medicine. Dr. Gavrila completed his residency at the University of Maryland and served as a Fellow at the Center of Integrative Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He’s currently a member of several prestigious medical organizations such as AMMG (Age Management Medicine Group), A4M (American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine), and AAAM (American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine).
Dr. Gavrila has treated a wide range of patients, including celebrities, models, athletes, and international royalty, and is renowned throughout the country as a trainer of other physicians.