I cannot say enough great things about Rebecca. I have used her services for years and she does (by far) the best work of anyone I have seen in the past (and I have seen many people including plastic surgeons and dermatologists). She listens so well and is conservative in her approach: does as much or as little as you want. And she always follows up to be sure that you are satisfied. I feel so well cared for by Rebecca and so appreciate that she is a true artist...meticulous.
- Jill H.
Rebecca is a confident, experienced injector with unparalleled precision who takes pride in her holistic approach to aging gracefully and remaining naturally beautiful. She is thoughtful, thorough, and knows how to truly connect with each and every patient. She uses a proven, systematic methodology with her lasers and medical skin treatments. Rebecca earned her Master’s Degree in Nursing from Catholic University in 2012, her B.S. in Nursing from Syracuse University in 1990, and she trained at prestigious Yvonne De Vilar Scientific Skin Care Institute. As a nurse and practitioner for 25+ years, Rebecca brings a wealth of knowledge, expertise, and care to plastic and reconstructive surgery and skin rejuvenation treatments.
On a personal level, Rebecca is a present and engaged mother of three (12-year-old twin boys Luke & Jack, and a 10-year-old daughter, Lyla) and lives in Bethesda, MD.
Neurotoxins are injectable compounds that relax muscles, smoothing out lines and wrinkles. There are several brands of neurotoxins that can be used to treat various areas such as: forehead lines, 11’s, and crow’s feet. It can also aid in slimming the jaw and treating excessive sweating.
XEOMIN® is a neurotoxin designed to reduce facial lines and wrinkles by blocking the muscle contractions that cause them. It is one of several neurotoxin brands on the market. According to the manufacturer, XEOMIN is produced with a unique process that isolates the therapeutic component of the molecule, removing unrelated proteins. This may provide the patient with a more precise application of the treatment to the desired treatment area. XEOMIN is a popular choice because many people have reported that it helps them achieve a fresher, natural, younger appearance.
Dysport® is one of several injectables that belong to a class of treatments called neurotoxins or neuromodulators. This class of injectable treatment is designed to reduce wrinkles and fine lines on the face and neck and works by relaxing muscles.
Dysport can be use to target specific treatment areas and you can still express yourself naturally.
One of the most well known neurotoxins is BOTOX® Cosmetic. BOTOX Cosmetic targets specific areas of the face and neck to relax muscle tension and smooth lines and wrinkles. All neurotoxins generally last 3-4 months.
Dermal fillers are injectable treatments that improve the appearance of the skin. They are typically used to restore volume and add definition to the face. Different brands and types of fillers utilize different active ingredients. The most common ingredient is hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body that hydrates the skin.
A variety of dermal fillers that are safe and effective for multiple areas of the face are offered. After your consultation, Rebecca will determine which filler is best for you, ensuring a natural result.
Collagen P.I.N. Microneedling
The Collagen P.I.N. (Percutaneous Induction Therapeutic) microneedling device is a pen-like device that houses very fine, sterile needles. When passed over the skin, the Collagen P.I.N. creates a series of small punctures, or “micro injuries,” which effectively triggers your body’s natural healing response to injury.
This process promotes an increased production of collagen and elastin in the treated area, which gradually increases the firmness of your skin, reduces blemishes, improves signs of aging and sun damage, and minimizes the appearance of scars—all without having to remove layers of skin with lasers or chemicals.
Aside from providing an overall improvement in the health and radiance of your skin, microneedling is a wonderful choice for improving the following skin concerns:
Signs of aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles
Sun damage, including discoloration
Scarring from acne, chickenpox, or surgery
Large pore size
Microneedling is a safe option for virtually every skin type and color, unlike other more invasive skin treatments. It can be performed almost anywhere on the body, including the face, neck, decolletage, hand, arms, and back.
Sculptra is injected into the skin to diminish facial wrinkles. It contains PLLA, which acts as a collagen stimulator, helping to gradually restore fullness to facial wrinkles and folds. This results in a softer and more youthful appearance. You may notice immediate results, but it can take a few months to see the full results of your treatment. Most people can return to their normal activities immediately after Sculptra injections. Swelling, bruising, and other side effects are usually mild and subside within a few days.
Clear + Brilliant ®
Clear + Brilliant is the first FDA-approved laser resurfacing treatment to not only correct signs of aging but actually prevent them. With no downtime, Clear + Brilliant helps illuminate and improve skin tone, smooth texture, shrink pores, and boost your skin’s radiance. Clear + Brilliant is the most gentle, least downtime type of resurfacing and is commonly recommended to stimulate collagen and improve overall skin appearance.
What Can I Expect with Clear + Brilliant?
A typical Clear + Brilliant procedure:
Takes around 20 minutes (not including numbing time).
Includes applying a topical numbing before treatment to provide additional comfort.
Utilizes the patented Intelligent Optical Tracking® technology to deliver a uniform application to all treated areas.
On average, one to two days of mild redness and tenderness, along with one to four days of a “sandpaper” feeling or skin dryness, are standard.
What Can I Expect with Clear + Brilliant?
The results of treatment are both immediate and progressive. A few days after the treatment, the skin will start to feel softer and have improved tone, texture and radiance. Results can last for months and are complemented by regular application of medical grade skin care products.
The Perfect Derma™ Peel
This is a safe, effective medium depth peel for all skin types & ethnicities. This product is virtually painless, with no pre-peel skin preparation and little downtime. The Perfect Derma™ Peel is the only peel that includes the powerful anti-oxidant Glutathione, which lightens and brightens the skin, slows down the aging process and helps prevent wrinkles.
• Improve the overall clarity, tone and texture of the skin
• Reduce or eliminate hyperpigmentation, sun damage and Melasma
• Improve acneic skin conditions and reduce acne scars
• Stimulate the production of collagen, resulting in firmer, more youthful skin
• Reduce the appearance of pore size
Ingredients: TCA, Retinoic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Kojic Acid, Phenol, Glutathione and Vitamin C
Skin Care Consulting
It is never too soon to start a proper skin care regimen. The key is knowing what products to use and when. Every skin type is different, so we recommend an in-person skin consultation. This ensures the right products to meet your specific needs.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy or BHRT is the process of replacing or supplementing the body’s depleted hormones with natural identical hormones.
Why is BHRT important for women?
Bioidentical hormones are created to identically resemble the natural hormones secreted by the ovaries. During a woman’s reproductive years, her ovaries produce major hormones including estradiol, progesterone and testosterone.
Estradiol is the predominant estrogen and is necessary for most reproductive and sexual function and has wide ranging effects on other organs.
Progesterone plays a major role in maintaining the uterus.
Testosterone is present in a woman’s body but in smaller amounts than in men. It serves to maintain sex drive, keep bones healthy, manage pain levels and preserve cognitive health.
Many women begin to experience hormone decreases as early as age 35, during their perimenopausal years. Reductions in hormone production can also occur due to lifestyle and environmental factors such as eating unhealthy food, lack of physical activity, chronic stress, obesity and exposure to artificial hormones in food.
Benefits of BHRT for Women?
Decreased risk of heart disease
Eliminates hot flashes and night sweats
Improves sleep and energy level
Improves bone strength and density
Reduces overall body fat
Improves sex drive
Reverses vaginal atrophy, dryness, and pain with intercourse
Improves concentration, memory and mood
Enhances exercise performance
Improves muscle mass, tone and strength
Prevents chronic disease, illness and urinary tract infections
Improves cholesterol levels