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In Your 50s and 60s, No Surgery Needed

I’m 55 years old and am contemplating plastic surgery but am worried about the risks. What are my other options?

A secret most plastic surgeons do not like to share, is that there are so many more options available that require no knives and very little downtime.

“Fear no mirror and look younger” is the new motto with this generation.  In your 50’s and 60’s, the skin’s collagen and elasticity decreases and using proper skin care at home is no longer enough. Jowls, deep lines and loose skin are more noticeable.

Thankfully there are so many more skin treatments available now that reduce the signs of aging for a more youthful look.

What non-surgical procedures should I look into to achieve a more youthful appearance?

In 2016 the new key words and choices to avoid going under the knife are NanoFractional SmartScan Technology, multi polar radio frequency, Cryolipolysis fat removal, Advanced Oscillating Vertical Needling and Vi Peel Precision Plus.  These treatment options were not available 10 years ago, times are changing fast and everyone likes to slow down the aging process with no downtime. The new treatments force the skin to renew itself and built collagen.

There are so many more options available now for anyone who does not have the luxury of losing time at work due to surgery. Rapid recovery with very little downtime is important to most patients. New technology can erase deep lines, discoloration, fat pockets and tighten skin in an hour. This simplifies any visit to a medical office.

“There are so many more options available now for anyone who does not have the luxury of losing time at work due to surgery.”

Two Non-surgical Skin Resurfacing Treatments


Dermapen’s Advanced Oscillating Vertical Needling (AOVNTM) technology uses multiple needles that vertically pierce the skin with an automatic vibrating function. When moved across the skin’s surface it stimulates natural collagen reproduction, while allowing fine channels to be created in the skin. The channels can carry up to 80% more topical nutrients, allowing for treatment delivery deep into the skin’s fibroblasts to feed the underlying cells found in the dermis and basal layer. This increased absorption of active ingredients into the skin creates stimulated repair and faster resurfacing results. Dermapen is used to treat aged, sagging skin, fine lines and wrinkles, smoker’s lines around lips, skin tightening and rejuvenation, large pores, stretch marks, scars and alopecia.


State-of-the-art patented tip technology with 700 pulses and a phenomenal depth of penetration (up to 500 microns), provides varying energy density enabling both ablation of the epidermis and coagulation of the dermis area resulting in skin resurfacing with minimal discomfort. VenusViva™ is used to decrease visible pores, reduce signs of aging for a fresher more youthful look, reduce acne scars for a cleaner and healthier complexion, diminish deep lines and folds for younger-looking skin, and diminish and tighten lax skin for a more firm décolleté.

Astoria Laser Clinic & Med Spa

2106-B Gallows Road
Vienna, Virginia 22182
(703) 992-9290


  • NanoFractional SmartScan Technology
  • Multipolar Radio Frequency
  • Coolsculpting®, Cryolipolysis Fat Removal
  • Advanced Oscillating Vertical Needling
  • Vi Peel Precision Plus
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Skin Tightening