Wrinkle Treatments

How to Get Rid of Chest Wrinkles

The chest is one of the first areas to show signs of aging, due to sun damage and the natural aging process. Often called the décolletage, the chest commonly develops wrinkles and thin, crepey skin over time. This is caused by a decrease in collagen production and less elasticity. Lines and wrinkles on the chest are especially common in women as a result of breast tissue pulling the skin. While it’s well-known that facial wrinkles can be minimized with certain products and treatments, many people may not realize their chest wrinkles can also be improved.

At the Dermlounge, our aesthetic professionals offer a variety of anti-aging treatments for the face, chest, hands, and other areas that can make a patient feel self-conscious. Those wanting to target their chest wrinkles may benefit from treatments such as laser therapy, chemical peels, filler injections, and medical-grade skin care products. Two of the most common solutions recommended for our patients tend to be fractional CO2 laser resurfacing and micropeels.

Our fractional CO2 laser technology creates microperforations in the skin to help stimulate the creation of new collagen. As more collagen is produced, skin tone and texture gradually improve to create a more youthful look. Micropeels, on the other hand, are a less invasive treatment that addresses the outer layer of skin. A superficial type of chemical peel, the micropeel can help brighten and smooth the outermost skin for a rejuvenated chest appearance.

The best treatment for wrinkling on your chest will ultimately depend on the extent of your needs and your aesthetic goals. When you come in for a consultation with one of our aesthetic professionals, they can help you find the most appropriate treatment option(s) for helping turn back the clock on your aging décolletage.

How Can I Get Rid of My Frown Lines?

Frown lines, also known as 11s, are the vertical lines that develop between the eyebrows over time. They’re caused by overactive facial muscles that are used while making expressions, like furrowing your brow. Frown lines may be deeper or develop earlier for some people based on factors like genetics, sun exposure, stress, and smoking. Non-invasive skin treatments, such as chemical peels, can often help diminish the appearance of frown lines, but these solutions do not address what is causing the lines to develop.

One of the most effective ways to treat frown lines is with BOTOX® injections. As a neurotoxin, BOTOX Cosmetic relaxes the overactive muscles that are creating the frown lines. As these muscles relax, the lines are softened and become less obvious when the face is resting. Although BOTOX injections are a temporary solution, lasting about three to four months, with repeated treatments, the solution can help slow or prevent the development of frown lines in the future.

To learn if BOTOX Cosmetic is right for you, or if an alternative treatment is more appropriate for your aging concerns, please contact our team at the Dermlounge to schedule an appointment.

How Long Do Cosmetic Injectables Last?

cosmetic-injectablesCosmetic injectables can be a great solution for those wishing to achieve a more youthful facial appearance. The non-surgical treatment method proves to be an effective alternative to surgical procedures like the facelift or forehead lift. Injectables like BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport®, or dermal fillers work well for those with mild to moderate signs of aging who are interested in facial rejuvenation.

Although they are temporary solutions, injectables can provide long lasting results with the help of touch-up treatments. Since each injectable is composed of a different formula, the duration of results will vary. See below for more details about how long our different injectables typically last:

BOTOX® Cosmetic

BOTOX® Cosmetic helps smooth lines and wrinkles by preventing the target muscle from fully contracting. The injectable is often used to treat horizontal forehead lines, crow’s feet, and the vertical creases between the eyebrows. Results typically last anywhere from three to six months, but our team recommends touch-up treatments every three to six months to maintain optimal results.


Dysport® is similar to BOTOX® Cosmetic in that it relaxes the target facial muscles to smooth aging lines. The most popular areas treated with Dysport® are horizontal forehead lines, crow’s feet, and vertical lines between the eyebrows. The injectable typically lasts three to five months, at which point patients can receive additional treatments to extend their results.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers can successfully diminish fine lines and wrinkles by filling in areas that have gradually lost collagen over time. Common areas treated with dermal fillers include hollow cheeks, marionette lines, around the lips, and nasolabial folds. At Dermlounge we offer state-of-the-art fillers, each with its unique benefits. Results from Perlane® have shown to last about four to eight months, while Radiesse® typically lasts a year or more. We also offer JUVÉDERM®, which can last up to a year, and JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC, which is designed to treat aging in the midfacial region, lasting up to two years.

Contact Dermlounge

For more information about how our cosmetic injectables can rejuvenate your appearance, please contact us to schedule your consultation. Our team of experienced professionals – Neil Zemmel, MD, and Erin Stratton, NP-BC – looks forward to helping you achieve your cosmetic goals!

Richmond Medical Spa Offers Non-Surgical Treatments to Address Signs of Aging

Dermlounge at Richmond Aesthetic Surgery offers a wide variety of non-surgical treatments to help patients achieve a younger-looking appearance through less invasive means.

Richmond, VA – Dermlounge, a medical spa in Richmond, provides customized treatment plans to address patients’ unique concerns and help them achieve their desired outcome. From injectables to skin care treatments, the team at Dermlounge is proud to help patients rejuvenate their appearance through a variety of non-surgical options. In the medical spa’s recent blog series, their services are highlighted for the different ways they can reduce signs of facial aging.

In “The 2 Major Types of Injectables to Treat Wrinkles,” patients can learn the difference between botulinum toxin type A injectables, like BOTOX® Cosmetic, and dermal fillers, like JUVÉDERM® or Restylane®. Patients interested in the anti-aging effects of injectables are educated on the different types during their consultation with Dr. Neil Zemmel, who performs the injections at Dermlounge. Depending on the area of concern and the extent of their needs, your doctor may recommend a specific injectable or combination of different injectables to help them achieve their aesthetic goals.

For the medical spa’s second blog post, “Skin Care Treatments for a Youthful Complexion,” the topic of improving the skin’s appearance and health is discussed. Treatments like the photofacial and microdermabrasion are both presented as effective solutions to various signs of aging, like age spots or wrinkles. Additionally, Dermlounge’s licensed esthetician can help patients find a medical grade skin care line, should they be interested in adopting an advanced skin care regimen to improve their complexion.

The team at Dermlounge recommends anyone interested in anti-aging procedures to do their research and find a qualified professional with which to consult. By doing so, they can learn what options are most appropriate for their individual needs.

Dermlounge at Richmond Aesthetic Surgery

Dermlounge is the medical spa of Richmond Aesthetic Surgery, founded by Neil J. Zemmel, MD, FACS. Everything from injections to laser treatments to spa services are offered at the medspa to help patients look and feel their best. With a board-certified plastic surgeon available and a licensed esthetician, patients can be confident they are receiving the highest standards of safety and care. The professionals at Dermlounge are available for interview upon request.

For more information about Richmond Aesthetic Surgery and Dermlounge, visit richmondplasticsurgery.com, vabreastsurgery.com, and dermlounge.com/.


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The 2 Major Types of Injectables to Treat Wrinkles

photo345As we get older, our skin seems to lose its vitality. Fine lines and wrinkles gradually develop as a result of lost volume and skin elasticity. To help patients achieve a more youthful appearance, our plastic surgeon, Dr. Neil Zemmel, performs two types of injections to address these signs of aging.

Botulinum Toxin Type A

Injectables in the botulinum toxin type A category help patients look younger by relaxing facial muscles and preventing them from fully contracting. As a result, the appearance of lines and wrinkles fade. These injectables can also help prevent wrinkles from getting worse in the future. The most common brand of this injectable type is BOTOX® Cosmetic, but Dysport® is also available at our practice.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are used to add volume to areas of the face where tissue has diminished over time. Our patients have seen beautiful results from this type of injectable, as it enhances the contour of the face, often restoring the youthful appearance that patients once had. At Dermlounge we offer JUVÉDERM®, JUVÉDERM Voluma™, Restylane®, Perlane®, BELOTERO BALANCE®, and Radiesse®.

Each type and brand of injectable has its unique benefits. When you meet with Dr. Zemmel, he will help you determine which injectable or combination of injectables is the most appropriate for your unique concerns. To schedule your consultation, please contact us today. Stay tuned for our next blog post to learn how skin care treatments can help you achieve a healthier, younger-looking complexion.