THE MONTH OF APRIL includes several notable dates, including April Fool’s Day, the opening of baseball season, Earth Day, and, of course, Tax Day, April 15. According to plastic surgeon Dr. Craig Dufresne, tax returns can mean expendable income. Which is one of the reasons his office chooses April to offer discounts on nonsurgical, anti-aging treatments. And then there’s the promise of springtime.
“Psychologically, people are looking forward to getting out of the winter doldrums. At the same time, they’re making plans to go to graduations, weddings and reunions and want some sprucing up.” Like his 70-year-old patient who’s getting married soon to her 80-year-old beau. Or his oldest patient, a 92-year-old, who still comes in for fillers, although she insists every time is her last.
During the Spring Botox and Filler promotion at the Chevy Chase and Fairfax offices of Dr. Dufresne, clients can save $50 off the $450 price of Botox per syringe (1cc or 25 units). The cost per syringe of fillers, including Juvederm, Restylane, Belotero and Radiesse, which restore volume around the nasolabial area as well as in the chin and eye areas, is $625, reduced in April by $100. Typically, a treatment of one syringe (most common application) or two is needed to achieve the desired outcome, but you can also get a fraction of a syringe for an adjusted price. For example, .8cc will cost $500. Voluma (for boosting volume in the cheek and cheekbone area) is reduced from $950 to $800 per syringe.
Other area plastic surgeons and dermatologists are also offering April specials.
At Sanctuary Cosmetic Center in McLean, Dr. Sohelia Rostami, Dr. Maryam Nazamzadeh and Dr. Ayman Hakki are discounting nonsurgical treatments by 15 percent. Try a personalized cocktail, say a syringe of Botox or Dysport (which normally ranges from $350 for one area to $750 for three) to decrease your forehead and squinty lines. A syringe or two of Juvederm or Restylane (regularly $750) will plump up laugh lines, while one of Voluma (regularly $1,100) will fill in facial hollows. A wrinkle-reducing treatment, a combination of laser, micro needling and plasma is $1,200, discounted during the promotion to $1,020. Another special: Buy one syringe of Restylane, get the second one for free until the end of the month.
Lucky you if you’re a patient of dermatologist Dr. Melda Isaac. April 18-22 is Patient Appreciation Week for Isaac’s established patients. Call to prepay for services during that week to get a discount of 15 percent. So, if you opt for $1,000 worth of injectables, the prepaid price would be $850.
Plastic surgeon Dr. Jules A. Feledy offers promotions every month. In April, $200 buys you a sclerotherapy treatment to get rid of spider and varicose veins, an Intense Pulse Light Therapy (IPL) treatment to improve the appearance of photo-aged skin and remove age spots (sun-induced freckles) and a Lip and Eye Special to increase skin firmness around eyes and lips, diminish fine lines and crow’s feet and decrease the appearance of dark circles.
Note: Botox and fillers can cause bruising. Don’t take aspirin or drink red wine several days before a procedure. And then immediately after, use an ice pack or a frozen bag of peas on the affected areas. Massage the bruise with witch hazel and warm water.
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