Balvant Arora, MD
Dr. Balvant Arora received his medical degree in Plastic Surgery from The
M.S. University of Baroda in India. After coming to the United States,
Dr. Arora completed General Surgery residency at the State University
of New York as well as a Plastic Surgery residency at the Oregon Health
Sciences University in Portland, Oregon. He then completed a fellowship
in Aesthetic (Cosmetic) Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York where
he focused on Cosmetic Surgery and non-surgical cosmetic procedures.
Theresa Conologue, DO, FAAD
Dr. Theresa Conologue is a board-certified Dermatologist specializing in
cosmetic dermatology at Mary Washington Healthcare. Her areas of expertise
include Botox®, injectable fillers, facial rejuvenation, laser surgery
for treatment of pigmentation, tattoos, hair, and vascular lesions, chemical
peels, treatment of birthmarks and scars, facial telangietasia and spider
veins, and sclerotherapy to treat leg veins.
BOTOX ® Botox® Cosmetic smooths unwanted wrinkles between your
eyes, on your forehead and at the corners of your eyes with just a few
minutes of treatment. FDA approved for frown lines between the brows,
the treatment is a purified form of botulinum bacteria that relaxes and
smooths the unwanted grooves caused by repeated facial actions and expressions.
The smoothing effects normally last 3-4 months.
Juvederm instantly brings back your skin’s volume and smooths away
facial wrinkles and folds for up to nine months to a year! With a quick
in-office procedure, Dr. Arora eases the injectable gel with hyaluronic
acid (HA) dermal fillers under your skin. You will see the difference
immediately, and best of all, there is no downtime!
Restylane replaces lost volume and restores your skin’s youthful
contours. This FDA approved dermal filler is injected through an ultrafine
needle and is great for smoothing away moderate to severe wrinkles and
folds, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth.
LATISSE™ will give you the longer, fuller, darker eyelashes you desire.
The first and only FDA approved prescription treatment for inadequate
eyelashes, LATISSE™ has an active ingredient: bimatoprost that prolongs
the lash growth phase. LATISSE™ is effective and easy to use with
a once-a-day treatment applied topically to the base of your upper eyelashes.
Have you noticed that drug and department store skin care lines don’t
produce noticeable or long lasting improvements in your skin? Without
prescription-strength ingredients, those products can only penetrate your
skin’s top layers. The benefits they can offer are superficial and
only temporary. To fully address his patients’ skin care needs,
Dr. Arora offers several product lines that are available only through
a physician. He and his staff are knowledgeable and experienced in using
these products and can tailor a skin care plan to address your needs and concerns.
Remove dull, damaged outer layers of skin to banish fine lines, blemishes
and areas of dry skin and discoloration. Dr. Arora offers mild to moderately
strong chemical peels ranging from glycolic acid, a good choice for those
seeking a refreshed complexion without downtime, and salicylic acid peels
specifically recommended for patients with acne. Some peels target the
surface layers of the skin and some are designed to safely penetrate the
deeper layers. A treatment plan is designed specifically to treat your
skin type and safely address your skin care concerns.
Dysport is a prescription injection that temporarily improves the look
of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines)
in adults under age 65.
Temporarily smooth out and fill in moderate-to-severe nasolabial folds
(the folds or wrinkles that go from the side of the nose to the corner
of the mouth) with a prescription injection of BELOTERO BALANCE®.
Correct shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds that appear with aging
by replacing lost collagen with Sculptra Aesthetic. This facial injectable
made from poly-L-lactic acid, is a biocompatible, biodegradable synthetic
material that has been used by physicians for decades.
Achieve vibrant, even skin tone, tighter pores and smoother skin texture
in a rejuvenating experience with no downtime. Available for men and women,
this advanced science treatment uses light to penetrate deeply into the
skin to stimulate an increase of new collagen production that continues
Laser Genesis safely, discretely, and effectively treats scars, uneven
textures, fine line wrinkles and large pores without destroying the upper
layers of skin (non-ablative). The skin is gently warmed as light reaches
the dermis where collagen is made. The treatment also targets the microvasculature
(tiny vessels) beneath the skin surface, decreasing diffuse redness and
ruddy complexions. Daily activities may be resumed right away. Because
treatment results are often subtle, you may require four to six treatments
to achieve optimal results. Every patient's condition and needs vary.
Save time and skin irritation by eliminating unwanted hair permanently.
The Cutera Coolglide laser is FDA cleared for permanent hair reduction
and can treat men and women of all skin tones, including tanned skin,
safely and effectively.
Because each hair is at different stages of growth, several treatments
with Cutera Coolglide are needed to reduce hair growth. The Cutera Coolglide
cools and slides along your skin to safely treat all parts of the body
including the face, legs, arms, underarms and back. It can also treat
sensitive areas like the chest, breast and bikini line. Talk to Dr. Arora
and his staff about how to banish your unwanted hair without the pain,
mess, or irritation of electrolysis, waxing, threading, shaving and creams.
Create changes beneath the skin to address rosacea, veins, sun damage,
and other cosmetic issues related to excessive or uneven pigment with
little to no downtime using Cutera Limelight®. This rejuvenation procedure
uses Intelligent Pulsed Light (IPL), a form of light that doesn’t
damage the skin’s outer layer (epidermis) as it passes through to
create changes below that will be visible on the surface.
During treatment you may experience a brief, mild sting (similar to a
rubberband snap) as the pulse of light is delivered. Most patients find
this sensation to be quite tolerable, and anesthesia or medication are
not necessary. Normal activities can be resumed immediately after a Limelight®
facial. Your skin may have a rosy flush and feel slightly sensitive to
the touch, but most patients feel comfortable in resuming normal activities.
Generally, dramatic results from Limelight® can be achieved in one
or two treatment, but unusually large or dark areas may require additional
treatments. Spots that have been successfully treated will not return,
however, continued exposure to the sun without sufficient sunscreen application,
can result in the appearance of new spots.
Enhance skin tone with an all-natural treatment that’s safe for patients
of any skin type or age. The Cutera Titan® uses light energy to heat
the dermis deep below your skin's surface. Without surgery, recovery
time, or injections, Titan is an ideal solution for your face, abdomen,
arms and more.
Titan uses a safe infrared light to heat the dermis layer of skin while
the skin's surface (epidermis) is protected through continuous cooling
with the Titan handpiece. Titan's light-based platform provides a
more uniform distribution of energy for heating the deep dermis than other
energy sources, such as RF (radio-frequency).
Gain a healthier, more youthful appearance with a light treatment that
addresses your entire face. In addition to replacing your top sun-damaged
layer of skin with new healthy skin, the Pearl laser treatment heats deeper
layers of skin stimulating new collagen growth for 4 to 6 weeks to continue
filling out your skin and decreasing fine lines and wrinkles. This whole
face approach minimizes the number of treatments you need, typically 1-2,
to renew your skin. During Pearl laser treatment, patients may feel a
series of brief pinches as the top layer of the skin (epidermis) receives
pulses of light. A portion of this surface skin is gently removed and
a natural protective dressing is formed on the skin's surface. After
3-4 days, the protective dressing peels off revealing new, healthy, vibrant
Unsightly facial and leg veins, including deeper blue leg veins, disappear
with Cutera CoolGlide laser treatment. Safe and effective for men and
women of all skin tones, Cutera Coolglide’s unique design uses the
most advanced technology to combine a longer, ideal wavelength with the
most flexible parameters to deliver superior results.
The Cutera CoolGlide laser treats a broad range of vessels from tiny spider
veins to deep blue reticular veins quickly, safely, and effectively with
minimal bruising or blistering. Pulses of light delivered to the vein
cause the blood within to coagulate and destroy the vessel which is later
reabsorbed by your body. Blood flow redirects to veins deeper below your
skin's surface, where it should be. Patients typically find that one
or two treatments are sufficient, however, the number of treatments necessary
depends on the number, color, and size of the vessels.
Since individual results vary, consult with Dr. Arora about your specific
condition. He will share complete information about the benefits and risks
Local anesthesia and pain medication are typically not required, but many
patients opt for a topical anesthetic prior to treatment which produces
a stinging sensation as the pulses of energy are delivered. Following
treatment pain is minimal to nonexistent. Patients report few if any side
effects such as slight reddening and local swelling of the skin for less
than 24 hours. Some patients may experience bruising and, in rare instances,
blistering may occur.
Most patients find the majority of treated veins improve significantly
within two to six weeks of treatment. However, your final results may
not be apparent for several months. Over time, new veins may appear, but
these too can be removed.