Posts made in October 2018

A Brief History of Skincare

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While there are no museums dedicated to the art, science, and history of skincare throughout the ages, aging skin has been a significant topic for several thousand years. For example, ancient history shows masks that were used to clean and moisturize the skin. Ancient Egyptians created anti-wrinkle creams that were often made with oil of frankincense, which was supposed to include anti-inflammatory ingredients. Other ingredients used by ancient peoples included such moisture preservatives as resins, waxes, oils, grasses, and plant juices.

In ancient Rome scrubs that were made from seeds, roots, and honey were mixed together and used to refine the texture of aging skin. They also used face masks from eggs and starches to tighten skin. Other commonly used items that were meant to add youthfulness to aging skin included:

  • Animal fat
  • Aloe Vera
  • Rosemary
  • Cucumbers
  • Flowers
  • Vinegar
  • Olive Oil
  • Honey
  • Milk
  • Beeswax

Cosmetics in ancient history were also meant to deal with harsh climates that negatively impacted skin. Also, skincare focused on skin cleansing, and that’s when the Roman baths became a large part of the culture. There are so many procedures today for any number of aging skin issues. At Medical Aesthetics of Virginia, we offer a comprehensive number of skincare treatments that are meant to suit a wide variety of clients. Check out our facial spa in Norfolk, VA, at

The Benefits of NovaThreads

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If you are searching for an alternative to traditional facelift surgery, the NovaThreads procedure offered at Medical Aesthetics of Virginia may be the right answer for you. NovaThreads is an effective non-invasive treatment with long-lasting results that leaves no scarring. This innovative technique is performed using synthetic “absorbable sutures” that are called PDO threads. PDO sutures are also used to perform open-heart surgery, which is why they are considered to be extremely safe materials. These threads are able to lift the sagging face, neck, and body tissues, and work best on those people that need a minimum to medium amount of rejuvenating results.

The NovaThreads technique is being increasingly used to minimize such aging signs as fine lines, wrinkles, and loose skin. Additional benefits of NovaThreads include all of the following:

  • Quick Treatment Time
  • Little-to-No Downtime
  • Swift Recovery
  • Very Little Discomfort
  • Results that Look Natural
  • Long-Lasting Effects
  • Suitable for Both Face and Body
  • Ideal for Tightening Skin on the Jaw and Neck

Find out more about the easiness and effectiveness of the NovaThreads technique at Medical Aesthetics of Virginia, a leading facial spa in Norfolk, VA. We customize your needs to achieve the cosmetic results you seek. Check out our services for NovaThreads and contact us with your questions and concerns.