Neil J. Zemmel, MD, FACS * †
Kasandra R. Dassoulas, MD
Megan J. Goff, PA-C
Rachel M. Duke, NP, CANS
Caitlin M. Roop, LME
Short Pump Office
11934 W Broad Street, Suite 200
Richmond, VA 23233

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SkinMedicaSkinMedica™ is a medical-grade line of aesthetic products developed through years of research based on the science of the skin’s own healing abilities. Richmond Aesthetic Surgery and the dermlounge offer two amazing chemical peels from SkinMedica™:

The Vitalize Peel™ is a chemical peel that contains a combination of salicylic acid, lactic acid, resorcinol, and retinol. These key ingredients promote collagen production and epidermal thickening. This is a great treatment for those who suffer from mild-to-moderate skin imperfections such as fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, acne, acne scarring, hyperpigmentation, and melasma. You should see noticeable results after just one treatment. We recommend having a series of 3-6 treatments for impressive results.

The Rejuvenize Peel™ is a chemical peel that contains the same combination of key ingredients as the Vitalize Peel®, but about 5% stronger. This strongest formulation targets the deeper layers of the skin for enhanced exfoliation and penetration. This is a great treatment for those who suffer from moderate-to-severe skin imperfections that the Vitalize™ Peel does not properly treat. Therefore, it’s our protocol to have one previous Vitalize™ Peel – this will help our master aesthetician determine if you are a candidate for this peel. You should see noticeable results after just one treatment. We recommend a series of 3-6 treatments for dramatic results.

Contact Richmond Aesthetic Surgery

Schedule a consultation appointment with Brenda Clymer, our master aesthetician, to discuss which treatment is the best for you.

Male Cosmetic Surgery

MaleThe American male grooming market is worth $3.5 billion. Men seem to be changing their outlook towards a number of issues that seemed previously to be preserved for women. Feeling the need to look youthful and appear dynamic well into your 40s, 50s, and 60s has led many men to change their attitudes towards pills, diet, exercise, face-care products and cosmetic surgery. Statistics from the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) show that cosmetic surgery is becoming increasingly popular with men. It’s a way to deal with image maintenance and change, as well as the pressure to feel that you can still compete with the “young bucks” in the workplace. According to the ASAPS, the top 5 cosmetic surgery for men are:

Minimally invasive procedures like Botox and Juvederm injections, laser hair removal, and other related procedures, jumped 41% over 2002. You don’t need to feel ashamed or that you are alone. Men, you have just as much of a right to feel good about yourself as women do! Contact Richmond Aesthetic Surgery to learn more about your options today

Richmond Plastic Surgeon Offers In-House Med Spa Treatments

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Dr. Neil Zemmel provides patients with a variety of nonsurgical facial rejuvenation options

Richmond, VA – Dr. Neil Zemmel offers a variety of surgical and nonsurgical facial procedures at his Richmond plastic surgery practice. His goal is to provide each patient with safe, effective procedures that yield natural-looking results and boost self-confidence. Richmond Aesthetic Surgery’s Med Spa offers patients nonsurgical cosmetic treatments to replenish skin, reduce signs of aging, and improve common skin conditions to maintain a youthful, vibrant appearance.

Richmond Aesthetic Surgery’s Med Spa offers a wide variety of nonsurgical treatment options including:

  • BOTOX® Cosmetic
  • Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing
  • Chemical peels
  • Medical grade facials
  • Laser hair removal

Dr. Zemmel says surgical facial procedures are more invasive treatments that require incisions, anesthesia, and are performed in the hospital with an anesthesiologist. While surgical procedures provide a more dramatic change in appearance, some patients opt for less invasive, subtler approaches to facial rejuvenation. Dr. Zemmel notes that these nonsurgical treatments do not involve incisions or long recovery times, and serve as alternatives for patients who may not need invasive treatment to achieve their desired results.

Nonsurgical facial procedures provide benefits such as:

  • Reduction of minor wrinkles
  • Reduction of sun damage and age spots
  • Reduction of minor scarring
  • Soft tissue augmentation of the face
  • Lip augmentation
  • Treatment of thickened labionasal folds
  • Tightening of skin
  • Smoothing out discoloration or hyperpigmentation

Dr. Zemmel, a Richmond plastic surgeon, says that during their initial consultation at Richmond Aesthetic Surgery’s Med Spa, patients will be given an overview of their options and a customized treatment plan to achieve their individual needs. The Med Spa also offers packages that include a series of treatments to help patients attain healthier-looking skin with a smoother, more youthful sheen.

About Neil J. Zemmel, MD, FACS

A graduate of the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Dr. Neil Zemmel earned his medical degree at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center. He has also lectured on a wide range of topics including the latest techniques in liposuction, artificial skin technology, breast reconstruction, and new facial rejuvenation techniques. Dr. Zemmel currently serves as a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is the Director of Plastic Surgery Services at St. Francis Hospital. He is available for interview upon request.

Get Younger Looking Skin with Laser Skin Resurfacing

Laser Skin ResurfacingRichmond Aesthetic Surgery offers a variety of non-surgical options for healthy younger skin. One of many options is CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing. The treatments help your skin appear younger while restoring a healthy glow to your face. Using advanced laser technology, a carbon dioxide (CO2) laser precisely removes the outer layers of damaged skin to reveal the underlying healthy skin. This skin is softer, smoother, and younger looking. CO2 laser technology is the most commonly used laser skin resurfacing treatment option and is greatly used in treating deep facial lines and wrinkles.

With today’s technology, there is a wide variety of non-surgical options that can help improve your appearance. If you are interested in CO2 Laser Resurfacing or any other skin care options, contact our office for a consultation.

Seasonal Solutions

Breakouts and dry skin may mean there’s too much on your plate. Stress raises levels of cortisol, which in turn, ups oil production. Also, getting a bit too joyous with the cocktails can dehydrate you, resulting in dry skin; and winter air parches you from the outside, making skin flaky. Lack of sleep can bring on another problem: skin care laziness. Here are a few simple tips for tackling these issues:

  • Soothe stress, sleeplessness and skin with a 10-minute warm bath
  • Apply moisturizer while skin is wet, this will help trap moisture in the top two layers of your skin
  • Alternate drinking alcohol with water to slow your intake, and stay hydrated
  • Use a moisturizer/sunscreen combo, so you can save yourself an extra step

The cold and wind can really take a toll on your complexion. I like to use a thicker, more intense moisturizer during these winter months. I especially like Skin Ceuticals Emollience and Hydrating B5 Gel. And of course, I never forget my sunscreen. During this holiday season while you’re busy thinking of everyone else, don’t forget to take care of yourself too!

Contact us for more information on all of our skin care options (804)464-3801. We also have gift certificates that are perfect for the holiday season!