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How Does Microneedling Work? May 4th, 2021

Microneedling harnesses your body’s own ability to heal to create smoother skin, regenerate lost hair, and reduce the appearance of scars. It’s a fabulous alternative to more invasive treatments, like a facelift, but still gives you a tighter, smoother, more youthful look. Here’s what we at Lansdowne Aesthetic Center in...

Get Your Beach Body Ready With Laser-Assisted Liposuction Apr 18th, 2021

Liposuction has long been used as a way to shape areas of your body where fat collects but also resists the efforts of diet and exercise when you’re unhappy with the contours. Using a hollow tube-like instrument called a cannula, along with a vacuum to remove fat, little has changed...

6 Benefits of Minimally Invasive Hair Transplant Mar 4th, 2021

Men and women suffer thinning hair, which interferes with your self-esteem and quality of life. Hair transplants are a method to restore lost hair. The procedure takes hair from areas of your scalp that still have hair or from other parts of your body and places it in the thinning...

Chest Reduction for Men Feb 3rd, 2021

Do you feel like you’re the guy who always keeps his shirt on in the locker room or at the pool? You aren’t alone. Gynecomastia affects hundreds of thousands of men in the United States each year. Although not medically serious, the condition results in abnormal enlargement of the breast...

Benefits of Botox® and Fillers Jan 1st, 2021

Aging brings wisdom and experience, but also fine lines, wrinkles, and lost facial volume. Botox® and dermal fillers are antidotes to the unwanted effects of aging, so you look youthful, confident, and beautiful. These nonsurgical solutions to complaints like wrinkles, lines, dark shadows, and mild scarring are available in short,...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Dec 23rd, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

What Does Cosmetic Surgery Offer Men? Dec 9th, 2020

Women aren’t alone in their pursuit to look their best. About 1.3 million men underwent cosmetic procedures in 2019. These procedures included everything from surgical fat reduction to nose surgery to cosmetic injectables. At Lansdowne Aesthetic Center, we believe men deserve to look their best and to feel confident and...

How Laser-Assisted Liposuction Can Help You Feel More Confident Before the Holidays Nov 18th, 2020

Do you want to show up at holiday parties with family, friends, and colleagues with a sculpted physique that you’re proud to show off? Are you ready to wear that fitted dress or shirt with confidence?  All the diet and exercise possible can’t trim the stubborn trouble spots that prevent...

Post-Op Recovery Tips for Your Facelift Oct 8th, 2020

A facelift revolutionizes your look. The procedure gives you a more youthful appearance, lifting slack skin, erasing lines and wrinkles, and enhancing contours. By selecting Yaqub Baraki, MD of Lansdowne Aesthetic Center, you can rest assured that you’ve opted for a well-trained, experienced surgeon. Have faith that your procedure will...

How You Can Keep Your Body in Bikini Shape After Summer Is Over Sep 21st, 2020

Don’t let cooler temps and pumpkin spice derail the summer bikini bod you worked so hard to achieve. Keep your sexy bikini body all year long with a little help from the team at Lansdowne Aesthetic Center in Leesburg/Ashburn, Virginia. Yaqub Baraki, MD and his team offer a slew of...

Is a Breast Augmentation Right for You? Aug 14th, 2020

Pregnancy, advancing age, and weight loss can change the look of your breasts. Or maybe, you’ve always felt self-conscious about the size of your chest?  Regardless, breast augmentation may help you feel sexy and confident. Breast augmentation increases your cup size, but can also increase breast fullness and projection. Yaqub...

Be a Beach Stud This Summer With Chest Reduction for Men Jul 17th, 2020

If you have the dreaded man boobs, you know it isn’t a serious medical problem, but it sure can take a toll on your confidence and self-esteem. With the best days of summer ahead and time at the beach and pool planned, don’t be the guy who feels like he...

Say Goodbye to Your Droopy Eyelids Once and for All With a Blepharoplasty Jun 15th, 2020

It’s said that the eyes are a window to the soul. If that window is blocked, however, it can be hard to reveal your true self and look as fresh and youthful as you feel. You may appear unusually tired, angry, or aged. Sagging lids can also impair your vision,...

Benefits of Renuvion J-Plasma May 20th, 2020

Skin inevitably ages – you can’t avoid the passing of years. The long-term effects of gravity set in, and cells lose their integrity. Certain factors accelerate aging, too, including sun exposure, pollutants, genetics, diet, and substance use. The good news is that you don’t have to just live with sagging,...

What Parts of Your Body Respond Well to Laser Liposuction Apr 27th, 2020

You diet. You exercise. You still have body fat in areas that keeps you from having a sculpted, toned physique. Enter laser lipolysis, a minimally invasive procedure that uses laser energy to melt body fat. Instead of using a vacuum to suction away unwanted fat, as in conventional liposuction, the...

Types of Breast Implants: Explore Your Options Mar 20th, 2020

Breast augmentation can improve your self-confidence by enhancing the look of a chest that’s too small or uneven. At Lansdowne Aesthetic Center in Baltimore, Maryland, Dr. Yaqub Baraki consults with you to make sure getting implants is the right way for you to achieve your aesthetic goals. If you decide...

Why Winter Is a Great Time for Laser Skin Rejuvenation Feb 4th, 2020

If you’re considering laser skin rejuvenation to revitalize your complexion and even out your skin tone, winter is your season. Read on to learn why going now, rather than in the sunny summer months, is a plus for recovery and results. You desire smooth, wrinkle- and scar-free skin with an...

No More Wrinkles! Start the New Year Looking Younger with Botox® and Fillers Jan 9th, 2020

Age has a way of sneaking up on us. If you’re discouraged by the lines and wrinkles you see in your reflection each morning, there’s a nonsurgical way you can reduce those signs of aging and look like a younger version of yourself. Make a resolution for no more wrinkles,...

5 Reasons Microneedling Is So Effective Dec 1st, 2019

Time can do a number on your skin, leaving blemishes, scars, and wrinkles in its wake. While there’s no shortage of products and treatments that claim to erase the signs of aging, microneedling is one of the more effective tools available. At Lansdowne Aesthetic Center, under the expert direction of...

Give Your Butt a Boost With the Brazillian Butt Lift Nov 1st, 2019

A curvy backside is very fashionable right now, and the size and shape of your buttocks can significantly affect how good you look in clothing. If Mother Nature didn’t bless you in that department, you can still have the body you desire. A Brazilian butt lift may be just the...

How Blepharoplasty Can Take Years Off Your Face Oct 1st, 2019

At the end of a long day, your eyelids naturally begin to droop. The muscles that keep them open while you’re awake, staring at computer screens and reading, get fatigued just as other muscles in your body do. That’s why it’s easy to see when someone is tired just by...

5 Things to Consider Before Getting a Face-lift Sep 1st, 2019

Maybe you've noticed that your skin is starting to sag around your cheeks, chin, or neck area. Getting a face-lift could help tighten skin and eliminate harsh lines giving you an overall more youthful appearance. Face-lifts can be scary, especially if you've seen work that looks unnatural or too obvious....

How Is Laser Liposuction Better Than Traditional Liposuction? Aug 1st, 2019

If you have stubborn pockets of fat, but don’t want to go through traditional liposuction, you’re in luck. Lansdowne Aesthetic Center offers a new and improved way to shed unwanted fat: laser liposuction.  Unlike traditional liposuction, you won’t need to worry about anesthesia, downtime for recovery, or sagging skin after...

The Difference Between Silicone and Saline Breast Implants Jul 10th, 2019

Breast augmentation accounts for about one-sixth of all cosmetic surgeries performed annually in the United States. At more than 300,000 procedures a year, it’s the most commonly chosen aesthetic surgery. Perhaps because of this, the technologies surrounding augmentation continues to evolve. Today, augmentation implants divide into two major categories: saline...

Why an Eyelid Lift Could Be the Best Anti-Aging Procedure For You Jun 1st, 2019

If the eyes are the windows to the soul, shouldn't yours show off your youthful spirit? Eyelid lifts are becoming one of the most popular aesthetic procedures, with nearly 150,000 eyelid surgeries performed in the US annually.   What is an eyelid lift? An eyelid lift, also known as blepharoplasty,...

Get the Body of Your Dreams by Tightening and Toning Your Skin with Renuvion J-Plasma May 1st, 2019

As nice as it is to have a younger appearance, the idea of surgically restructuring your body can be frightening. Thanks to Renuvion J-Plasma, you can achieve the same stunning results of a face-lift or body contour without major surgery or lengthy recovery times. If you are located near the...

These Are Your Options for Revitalizing Sun Damaged Skin Apr 5th, 2019

As good as it feels, too much sun takes its toll on your skin, resulting in premature signs of aging in the form of dark spots, fine lines and wrinkles. Ultraviolet rays cause drying and damage even below the surface, where the support and nutrient resources for your skin reside....

Brazilian Butt Lift: How Fat Grafting Can Give You the Butt You Want Mar 1st, 2019

Do you ever look at your body like a puzzle, wishing you could shift a few pieces around to better effect? Well, that’s essentially what we can accomplish with a Brazilian butt lift, taking fat from where you least want it and placing it where you do. At Lansdowne Aesthetic...

Choosing Between Silicone and Saline Breast Implants Feb 1st, 2019

If you’re considering breast augmentation to enhance the size and shape of your breasts, one of your choices is whether to go with saline or silicone implants. Knowing the differences can help you decide which would be best for you. And, once you understand your options, Yaqub Baraki, MD, and...

Achieve Your Body Goals This Year With SculpSure Jan 16th, 2019

The beginning of a new year is traditionally the time for setting new resolutions and making plans to finally achieve a sought-after goal, like feeling happier and more confident about yourself. For a lot of people, that means finally doing what it takes to improve the way they feel about...

The Sleek Body You've Imagined Is Possible With Sciton ProLipo Laser Dec 19th, 2018

Is getting in shape at the top of your New Year’s resolution list? You’re not alone. Every year, millions of people pledge to lose excess pounds, slim down and just feel better about the way their bodies look. Of course, not everyone who makes those resolutions keeps them, but often,...

5 Reasons You Want to Consider Getting Brazilian Butt Lift Nov 30th, 2018

Bottom. Booty. Tush. Buns. Or for the truly cultured, derrière. No matter what name you give it, today’s butts share one thing in common: They look better when they’re round, full and lifted. Sure, you might be able to improve your butt’s profile with thousands and thousands of squats, lunges,...

Botox: Why It Is Still Number One After All These Years Oct 30th, 2018

Botox® is overwhelmingly the most popular minimally invasive cosmetic procedure in the U.S., according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. There are several major reasons that Botox is still number one after all these years. At Lansdowne Aesthetic Center in Leesburg-Ashburn, Virginia, the highly skilled aesthetic care team is happy to...

The Magic of Microneedling: A Natural Way to Younger Looking Skin Sep 18th, 2018

If you’re a woman  — or man — d’un certain age (sounds better in French, non?), you’ve probably spent some agonized moments in front of the mirror lately. Maybe even for quite awhile. When nobody’s looking, you lift and pull on your face, clamping excess skin behind your neck, and...

How to Get a Natural-Looking Facelift Jul 18th, 2018

When you notice your skin sagging around your jowls and neck, you may start thinking about a facelift, also called a rhytidectomy. But if you’ve been turned off by poorly done celebrity lifts, you may be reluctant to consult a plastic surgeon. The last thing you want is an unnaturally...

Why the Brazilian Butt Lift Is So Popular Jun 19th, 2018

Not everyone is blessed with a shapely, attractive butt from birth. Even if you’ve been working hard to sculpt your butt naturally, waiting for the results can be frustrating. As one of today’s most popular cosmetic surgery options, the Brazilian butt lift is something to consider if you’re unhappy with...

Get Rid of Tired-Looking Eyes with An Eyelid Lift May 15th, 2018

Your eyes are one of the first things people notice about you. If you always have a tired, worn-out look, you may feel self-conscious and avoid social situations. Luckily, we can help you get rid of loose, slack skin that causes drooping eyelids, under-eye bags, and even vision problems.At Lansdowne...

Should You Choose Silicone or Saline Breast Implants? Apr 25th, 2018

After careful consideration, you’ve decided to undergo breast augmentation to achieve the body you’ve always wanted. You can’t wait to feel more self-confident wearing all types of clothing, especially swimsuits. So, now that you’re fully prepared to enhance your breasts, how do you know whether to choose silicone or saline...

Start Laser Hair Removal Treatment Now And Be Ready for Swimsuit Season Mar 29th, 2018

Laser hair removal represents a remarkable advance in cosmetic treatment technology. A virtually painless method, lasers target the follicle of each hair, which then absorbs the light energy, warming to the point at which the follicle can no longer grow hair. When your treatment is complete, you’re free of the...

Liposuction, SculpSure or Tummy Tuck: Which is Right for You? Mar 16th, 2018

When the profile of your stomach isn’t what you want it to be, you have more options than ever to restore the contour you’re after. In most cases, body contouring happens after weight loss or pregnancy, when you’re at or near a healthy body weight, but despite your efforts to...

The Most Popular Cosmetic Procedures for Men Feb 28th, 2018

Though cosmetic procedures and surgery may traditionally be female pursuits, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports that, in 2016, over 1.3 million men had cosmetic work done, accounting for eight percent of over 15 million procedures. As the social stigma about having cosmetic work done fades and the procedures...

Why Combining Plastic Surgery Procedures Gives You a More Complete Solution Nov 8th, 2017

Why Combining Plastic Surgery Procedures Gives You a More Complete SolutionEveryone wants to look their best. This is a simple fact of life. How you achieve that is up to you. Plastic surgery is an extremely popular option that millions of people opt for every year. Reasons for electing to...

Lasers and Radio-Frequency Microneedling Procedure Oct 18th, 2017

Everyone loves options. This is especially true when it comes to aesthetic treatments. For many years, options were limited to say the least. Major surgeries were the only viable solution for a long time. While these procedures are of course effective and many are happy with the results, they aren’t...

What Cosmetic Procedures Are Available to Help You Reach Your Goals? Aug 29th, 2017

We are lucky to live in a time where we can accomplish nearly anything when it comes to reaching our aesthetic goals. Whether it’s desiring to look younger, be thinner, or rejuvenate your skin, there is an option for you. Here are just some of the procedures you may be...

What Are the Options for Non-Invasive Body Contouring? Jul 10th, 2017

What Are the Options for Non-Invasive Body Contouring?It’s the extremely lucky person that goes through most of their life saying things like “I just have a fast metabolism.” If you are someone who can seemingly eat whatever they want without putting on pounds, that is a rare gift indeed. For...

How To Rejuvenate Your Face's Youthful Appearance Jul 10th, 2017

How to Rejuvenate Your Face’s Youthful AppearanceThey say that you’re only as old as you feel. That’s certainly a nice sentiment and if you’re still in tremendous shape you probably feel like you could outrun any 20 something you see in the street.  However, even if you’ve just finished running...