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By Ear, Nose & Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery Center of Fredericksburg
May 13, 2022
Tags: Laser HydraFacial  

Looking for a quick procedure to boost the look and feel of your skin? A laser HydraFacial at Ear, Nose and Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery Center in Stafford and Fredericksburg, VA might just be the solution for you.

What Exactly Is a Laser Hydrafacial?

A laser HydraFacial is an all-in-one cosmetic procedure that cleanses, exfoliates, hydrates, extracts, and moisturizes to provide you with beautiful, healthy-looking skin. It involves the use of a handheld device that vacuums the pores, exfoliates away the dead skin, and infuses the skin with powerful moisturizers. This comprehensive skin care treatment can provide incredible, visible results in as little as half an hour.

Benefits of a HydraFacial in Stafford and Fredericksburg, VA

While there are many benefits to be gained from this procedure, the following are just a few.

Versatile

One of the great things about a laser HydraFacial is how many people can benefit from the procedure. It’s suitable for all skin types and very gentle. It can address everything from acne, blackheads, and clogged pores to fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin tones. It’s also beneficial for everyone from teenagers to older adults.

Extend the Results

If you have specific concerns, such as skin discoloration, the team at Ear, Nose, and Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery Center can add boosters to the laser HydraFacial to address them.

No Downtime

The procedure takes only about 30 minutes, and it requires no downtime. Therefore, you can squeeze it in on your lunch hour or in between other obligations.

Continuous Results

Depending on your specific concerns, you might need a few treatments to achieve optimal results. However, once your face has been refreshed with a laser HydraFacial, you can more easily maintain healthy, glowing skin. The team at Ear, Nose, and Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery Center in Stafford and Fredericksburg, VA can provide skincare tips to follow at home to help.

Interested in learning more or want to experience a laser HydraFacial yourself in Stafford or Fredericksburg, VA? Schedule an appointment with the team at Ear, Nose, and Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery Center by calling (540) 371-1226.

By Ear, Nose & Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery Center of Fredericksburg
March 29, 2022
Category: Otolaryngology
Tags: balloon sinuplasty  

Most people experience problems with their sinuses at some point in their lives. From colds to allergies or other respiratory infections, sinus problems are a minor nuisance for most people. However, some people suffer from chronic sinus problems and may need balloon sinuplasty in Fredericksburg, VA, or Stafford, VA, to get relief. Contact our team at the Ear, Nose and Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery Center to see if you’re a candidate for this minimally invasive procedure.

What Is Balloon Sinuplasty?

A balloon sinuplasty in Fredericksburg, VA or Stafford, VA unblocks sinus passageways using a tiny balloon that's inserted through the nostrils. Under general anesthetic, doctors perform the procedure by guiding a small wire equipped with the balloon through the nasal passageways.

Once inserted, doctors inflate the balloon to open the passageways. Once the passageways become fully open, doctors will deflate the balloon and withdraw it from the sinus passageway. After the procedure, a patient's nasal passageways will start to drain and function normally.

Balloon Sinuplasty Benefits

Any surgical procedure under general anesthetic poses some risks. However, a balloon sinuplasty is a safe and effective way to restore proper sinus function. Additionally, doctors don't need to cut tissue or make any incisions to insert the balloon. So, the procedure results in less pain, bruising, swelling and bleeding. Recovery times are also far less than those of patients who've had traditional surgery.

Are You a Good Candidate?

If you suffer chronic sinus problems for more than six months, you may be a good candidate for the procedure. Other symptoms that might make you a good candidate include:

  • Chronic nasal mucus discharge or blockage
  • Persistent sinus infections (four or more) during a 12-month period
  • Frequent pain around the eyes
  • Problems breathing through the nose
  • Persistent coughing/throat irritation
  • Chronic fatigue/sleep disruptions
  • Frequent sinus headaches

If you have chronic sinus problems as a result of polyps, you may not be a good candidate for the procedure. Additionally, you may not be suitable for the procedure if you have a deviated septum.

To find out if you're an ideal candidate for a balloon sinuplasty in Fredericksburg, VA or Stafford, VA, schedule your comprehensive evaluation with our team of doctors today at the Ear, Nose and Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery Center by calling (540) 371-1226.

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!





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