Spider Veins: Causes, Treatments, and Answers to Common Questions

It’s 90 degrees and sunny…and you’re wearing pants. The truth is, you’d love to put on a pair of shorts or slip into a breezy sundress, but it’s just not worth it. You feel self-conscious, and it has nothing to do with your shape or weight. You’re hiding your spider veins.  The fact is, you’re not alone. More than 41% …

5 Steps to Keeping your Skin Healthy without Leaving the House 

When it comes to self-care, there’s nothing like a trip to the spa. But when you can’t get out, there are still plenty of ways to achieve happy, healthy skin. Here are 5 steps to keeping your skin healthy without leaving the house.   1. Stick to a daily regimen.  Consistency and routine are extremely important for our physical and emotional …

Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) Hair Restoration in Fredericksburg

If you suffer from unwanted hair loss, thinning hair, or have been diagnosed with alopecia, there’s a new and exciting hair restoration service you need to know about. Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) hair restoration treatment could be your answer to achieving the fuller, thicker, healthier hair you’ve been missing. Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) is an innovative treatment that is most commonly used …

Treating Sunspots with Laser Therapy

Let’s face it: some of us have been sunkissed one too many times and have the marks to prove it. Hyperpigmentation can take over in the form of large or small speckles, and it ages our aesthetic. Slathering on sunscreen and soaking in summer rays used to give us that even-toned, bronzed glow. But over time, the sun takes a …

R. Donald Doherty, Jr., M.D. Becomes First Physician in Fredericksburg to Earn Board Certification from the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine

FREDERICKSBURG, VA – July 1, 2019 – Virginia Interventional and Vascular Associates (VIVA) is proud to announce that R. Donald Doherty, Jr., M.D. is now triple board certified, having earned Board Certification in Aesthetic Medicine through the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine (AAAM). As the first physician in Fredericksburg to earn this certification, Dr. Doherty serves the community with the …

Keep the memories. Forget the frown lines.

Frown lines aren’t a sign of struggle. Those distinguished marks that stretch across the forehead are evidence of a job well done. You’ve spent years building a life you’re proud of and it shows. When it comes to enjoying the years ahead, why not keep the memories but forget the frown lines? What are frown lines? Frown lines are fine …

Crow’s Feet: Treating Eye Wrinkles with BOTOX®

Over the years, aging can take its toll on the delicate skin around our eyes. It’s no wonder those wrinkles form so quickly—our eyelids are actually the thinnest skin on our entire body. By the time we reach our 30s, our skin has already transformed significantly. It’s altered by gravity, impacted by genetics, accelerated by sun exposure, and even affected …

woman smiling and considering the differences between botox and juvederm.

BOTOX® vs. JUVÉDERM®: Filling in the Facts

Many people think that BOTOX® and JUVÉDERM®  are basically the same thing and that one product is better than the other. The truth is, BOTOX® and JUVÉDERM® work hand-in-hand to achieve optimal results. While BOTOX® is a relaxer and JUVÉDERM® is a filler, the two wrinkle treatments complement one another by relaxing the lines formed by facial muscles and restoring …

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Laser Hair Removal: Debunking the Top 5 Myths

Most of us have unwanted hair. Although there are dozens of at-home hair removal options from shaving to waxing and creams, these temporary solutions are only going to cause the hair to grow back thicker and darker. These can be inconvenient, cause skin irritation, and be very expensive in the long run (not to mention that unwanted hair can show …

woman applying facewash over acne

Acne treatment: One size doesn’t fit all.

A stroll down the skincare aisle makes one thing clear about acne treatment: there are so many choices. Dozens of products promise to cure oily skin, soothe dry skin, even out your skin tone, and clear breakouts. Sometimes all those promises are made by a single bottle. For those of us who suffer from chronic acne, we’ve tried everything and …