ALTHOUGH WE’RE RELUCTANT to admit it, summer is in its swan song. For your warm-weather wardrobe and dull skin — other things that, er, may be showing their age —see our suggested updates for your closet and advice on treatments for sun damage.
But clicking the refresh button for heading into fall may also call for replacing the volume of the face that’s lost as we age. Juvederm, Restylane and Voluma are in a class of fillers made from hyaluronic acid (HA), a natural substance in the body. But HA, which gives the skin a plump and dewy appearance, diminishes with age. The subtle, minimal changes that fillers offer are tailor-made for Washingtonians, in and out of the public eye. “You look so relaxed and well rested” is the ultimate compliment.
To help you achieve that more carefree look, area plastic surgeons are discounting the cost of fillers, as well as Botox, facials, microneedling and more.
On Sept. 7 and Sept. 12 in their Chevy Chase office and Sept. 9 in their Fairfax location, plastic surgeons Dr. Dufresne and partner Dr. Christopher Chang are offering an end-of-summer special. 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 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. Clients can also save $50 off the $450 price of Botox per syringe (1cc or 25 units). The price of a 5-mL Latisse kit (for longer eyelashes) is $30 off and there’s a 25% discount off any individual facial or select facial packages.
During the month of September, at the office of plastic surgeon Dr. Jules A. Feledy, one session of Dermapen (microneedling) is $299; three, $795. Dermapen stimulates the skin for natural collagen induction and helps with skin tightening, wound healing, improving wrinkles and fine lines and minimizing pore size. Book a package of three sessions and receive complimentary Dermapen on your neck, décolleté and hands. A package of one CO2 laser treatment, two IPL treatments and two facials are reduced from $4,050 to $1,999.
And on Sept. 29, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Sanctuary Cosmetic Center in McLean, while you’re being educated on their Top 5 Beauty Secrets, you’ll receive a 10 percent discount on all procedures booked that evening. Recommend a new friend to book a treatment and receive $100 off your treatment. The door prize: Join their mailing list, post a review online and to be entered to win a free year (up to three one-area treatments in a 12-month period or three total areas) of Botox. To reserve a spot, call 703-893-3937.
— Janet Kelly
Janet Kelly is the editor of MyLittleBird. She last wrote about transitioning your closet from summer to fall.