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By Ear, Nose & Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery Center of Fredericksburg
January 06, 2022
Tags: Laser HydraFacial  

Learn more about this popular cosmetic skincare treatment.

If you’re looking to give your skin a rejuvenating boost for the new year, then you’ve come to the right place. Our Fredericksburg and Stafford, VA, ENT physicians at Ear, Nose & Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery Center of Fredericksburg offer HydraFacial with laser therapy. By combining these popular cosmetic treatments we can target a wider array of skin issues while offering more dramatic results.

What is a HydraFacial?

This popular skin resurfacing treatment is used to exfoliate the skin while also delivering antioxidants and deep hydration to the skin through a variety of special serums. This type of facial is sometimes referred to as a hydradermabrasion. A HydraFacial involves four different steps: cleansing and exfoliating, a mild chemical peel, suction extraction and deep hydration.

What makes laser HydraFacials different?

The lasers used in a laser HydraFacial here in our Fredericksburg, VA, practice are non-ablative, meaning that it is non-invasive and less aggressive than an ablative laser, which means that there is no downtime. Combining lasers with HydraFacial means that our team can treat a wider range of skin imperfections including,

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Visible veins
  • Discolorations and dark spots
  • Sun damage
  • Rosacea
  • Superficial scarring
  • Enlarged pores

Combining cosmetic laser therapy with a HydraFacial provides incredible and dramatic results that you’ll see right away; however, these treatments do need to be spaced apart. Talk with our team about how long you should wait between treatments. Some patients choose to get a HydraFacial one month and then laser treatment the following month. After getting laser HydraFacial you will notice,

  • Tighter pores
  • Cleaner more rejuvenated skin
  • Glowing complexion
  • Incredibly soft skin

Is a laser HydraFacial right for me?

If you are looking for dramatic results to improve the overall complexion and appearance of your skin while also targeting anti-aging and other imperfections, then a laser HydraFacial could be right for you. If you are looking for a non-invasive treatment with no downtime, this treatment could be ideal.

A new year deserves a new you that you can feel confident in. If you’re interested in our laser HydraFacial, we have two practices in Fredericksburg and one in Stafford, VA, to meet your cosmetic needs. To find out if laser HydraFacial is right for you, schedule a consultation with the Ear, Nose & Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery Center of Fredericksburg at (540) 371-1226.

By Ear, Nose & Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery Center of Fredericksburg
November 12, 2021
Category: Otolaryngology
Tags: Tonsillectomy  

Do you have a sore throat, or do you need your tonsils taken out? You can rely on the doctors at Ear, Nose & Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery Center in Fredericksburg, VA, who also serve Stafford, VA to perform a full examination and determine how serious your symptoms are and what the course of treatment should be.

What Are the Symptoms of Tonsillitis?

As a general rule, the primary symptom of tonsillitis is a very painful sore throat. Typically, redness and puss on your tonsils accompany the sore throat. You will also likely have a stuffy or runny nose, fever, difficulty swallowing, and swollen lymph nodes.

What Are the Signs of Chronic Tonsillitis?

Chronic tonsillitis is generally classified as having anywhere between three and seven infections in the span of one year, five infections each year for two straight years, or three infections each year for three straight years.

Signs a Tonsillectomy May Be Needed

There are several different signs that you need to undergo a tonsillectomy in Fredericksburg, VA, or Stafford, VA. Here are a few of them.

Recurrent Strep Throat Infections

One of the main reasons that a tonsillectomy must be done is due to recurrent infections, such as strep throat. Every doctor will have their own number that they go by, but when you continue to have strep throat, surgery is often recommended.

Enlarged Tonsils

Swollen tonsils aren’t just uncomfortable, but they can lead to other health issues like sleep apnea. Therefore, if you are having trouble sleeping, it can be a result of enlarged tonsils. Long-term sleep apnea can result in high blood pressure, fatigue, and other health problems. If the enlarged tonsils are suspected to be contributing to your overall health and sleeping patterns, surgery may be recommended.

Tonsil Stones

Believe it or not, it is possible for food particles, dead cells, and many other substances to get trapped on your tonsils. When this happens, it creates what is known as tonsil stones. Although less invasive options are available, the permanent option to remove tonsil stones is a tonsillectomy.

Tonsil Cancer

It is possible to develop cancer in your tonsils. Roughly 70 percent of cancers in the oropharynx, which includes the tonsils, are related to HPV, which is a sexually transmitted virus. As part of your overall cancer treatment, a tonsillectomy may be recommended.

If you are concerned about your tonsil health, reach out to an ear, nose, and throat doctor like those at Ear, Nose & Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery Center in Fredericksburg, VA, who also serve Stafford, VA. You can give us a call at (540) 371-1226 to schedule an appointment for an examination.

By Ear, Nose & Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery Center of Fredericksburg
October 08, 2021
Category: ENT Health
Tags: Hearing Aids  

How your otolaryngologists and ENT specialists in Fredericksburg, and Stafford, VA, can help when you have tinnitus

Ringing in your ears is also known as tinnitus, and it can drive you crazy! The continuous buzzing sound can make it difficult to concentrate or think of anything else. Fortunately, your ENT specialist and otolaryngologist can help.

The otolaryngologists at Ear, Nose & Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery Center offer a wide range of ear, nose, and throat services, including tinnitus treatment and hearing aids. They have several convenient office locations in Fredericksburg, and Stafford, VA, to help you.

Over 50 million people in the United States suffer from tinnitus. If you are one of them, you deserve to know the facts about the causes and treatment of tinnitus or ringing in your ears.

Ringing in your ears can be caused by a number of factors, including:

  • Earwax buildup
  • Hearing loss due to aging
  • Excessive exposure to loud noise
  • High blood pressure or atherosclerosis
  • Diuretic or antibiotic medications
  • Sclerosis of your middle ear bones
  • TMJ issues or trauma to your neck or head

When you have tinnitus, ringing in your ears is just one symptom. Other signs and symptoms include:

  • Hearing a whistling or buzzing in your ears
  • Dizziness and loss of balance
  • Problems concentrating and focusing

Treatment begins with a hearing test to diagnose tinnitus. Your ENT specialist may also want imaging studies which can include an MRI or CT scan. Imaging can help determine if there is a structural problem within your ear.

Common professional treatments to stop ringing in your ears include:

  • Hearing aids to decrease or eliminate tinnitus symptoms
  • Cochlear implants to restore any hearing loss from tinnitus
  • Sound therapy, to help reduce background noise
  • TMJ treatment to reduce or eliminate tinnitus due to TMJ
  • Cognitive therapy, meditation, or relaxation techniques

You don’t have to suffer from ringing in your ears. Relief is just a phone call away. To learn more about tinnitus treatment and other ENT services, including hearing aids, call the otolaryngologists and ENT specialists of Ear, Nose & Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery Center, with offices in Fredericksburg, and Stafford, VA, at (540) 371-1226. Call today!

By Ear, Nose & Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery Center of Fredericksburg
August 13, 2021
Category: ENT Health
Tags: Sinus Infection  

Your ENT specialists in Fredericksburg, VA, can help you breathe easily again

When you have a sinus infection, your whole body can feel run down. It's tempting to wait and see if a sinus problem will go away on its own, but what if it doesn't? Your ENT specialist can help you get rid of a sinus infection, so you feel well again.

The ENT specialists of Ear, Nose & Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery Center of Fredericksburg in Fredericksburg, VA, offer a wide range of ENT services. They can help you breathe easily again.

So, how can you tell if you have a sinus infection? There are a few signs and symptoms to look out for. You may have a sinus infection if you:

  • Have chronic congestion and problems breathing through your nose
  • Feel a continuous throbbing pain deep in your sinuses
  • Experience pain in your jaw, nose, forehead, or upper teeth
  • Notice a yellow or green discharge coming out of your nose
  • Experience frequent severe earaches or headaches
  • Have a nagging, chronic cough or sore throat

Sinus infections are caused by viruses, a fungal infection, or bacterial spread. They can also happen as a result of allergies, nasal polyps, or dental problems in your upper teeth.

You can do a lot to prevent getting a sinus infection. Remember to:

  • Wash your hands often, with soap and water
  • Avoid touching your face to keep out bacteria
  • Put a humidifier in your bedroom to keep the air moist
  • Use saline solution to irrigate your sinuses daily

Don't wait for a sinus infection to resolve on its own. A sinus infection needs professional treatment for it to go away. Your ENT specialist may recommend:

  • Allergy testing to find out if an allergy is causing your sinus infection
  • Allergy treatment if necessary, including injections or sublingual therapy
  • Antibiotic medication to kill the bacteria causing the infection
  • Antihistamines and decongestants to open up your sinuses
  • Corticosteroid medication to reduce swelling in your sinuses

To learn more about the causes, prevention, signs and symptoms, and treatment of a sinus infection, talk with the experts by calling the ENT specialists of Ear, Nose & Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery Center of Fredericksburg in Fredericksburg, VA, at (540) 371-1226. Call today.

By Ear, Nose & Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery Center of Fredericksburg
May 05, 2021
Tags: HydraFacial  

Are you looking for radiant, smooth skin with fewer lines and age spots? At the Ear, Nose & Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery Center in Fredericksburg, and Stafford, VA, Our experienced team offers a wide range of services, including the popular and effective Hydrafacial. Appropriate for all ages and skin types, this simple, soothing treatment will rejuvenate your face.

What is a Hydrafacial?

Available in many types to suit your individual skincare needs, Hydrafacial is an in-office aesthetic treatment that targets the fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, and clogged pores typical of aging skin. In fact, our patients enjoy Hydrafacial treatments, touting their comfort, exfoliation of dead skin cells, and outstanding hydration.

Taking just half an hour at the Ear, Nose & Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery Center in Fredericksburg, and Stafford, VA, your Hydrafacial is a medical-grade skin resurfacing service which opens pores, removes excess oil and skin cells, and produces skin brightening effects immediately. After a gentle, but thorough, cleaning, we use a special instrument equipped with a suction tip to clear your pores of extraneous materials, such as make-up. The procedure targets areas like your chin crease and the folds alongside your nose where debris and oil easily collect.

Then, we add moisturizing lotions to your entire face to plump creases and lines. Finally, we increase the natural elasticity of your skin with collagen-boosting serums. Everyday Health reports that these serums also lighten areas of hyperpigmentation related to sun exposure and the aging process.

Who can get a Hydrafacial?     

Most adults in good health make excellent candidates for this wonderful process. Pregnant women should wait until they deliver their babies before they get a Hydrafacial, and those individuals with a sunburn or rash, such as rosacea or eczema, must postpone this service until the problem has cleared. Our team will answer any questions you may have, and they will help you determine how many facials you need and at what intervals. Most people get a once-monthly Hydrafacial to maintain their clear, radiant skin.

Learn more

Who wouldn't want bright, line-free skin? Love your skin again! To learn more about the many benefits of a Hydrafacial, call the Ear, Nose & Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery Center in Fredericksburg, and Stafford, VA, for a consultation. Phone us at (540) 371-1226.

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