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Manual Lymphatic Drainage: Is it Right for You?

When you hear the words “manual lymphatic drainage” do you think of massage? Probably not. But manual lymphatic drainage is actually a type of massage that offers many health benefits. The licensed massage therapists at Inova Medical Spa are specially trained to perform this technique for cancer patients and others. The lymphatic system helps eliminate…

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Changing Seasons = Changing Skin

dried grasses against blue sky

Danielle Augustino, RPA-C, is a Certified Registered Physician Assistant with more than 10 years of experience in cosmetic dermatology and plastic surgery. She is trained to safely and effectively treat all skin types and has advanced training in dermal fillers, BOTOX®, ablative/nonablative lasers, IPL/BBL photorejuvenation and laser hair removal. Danielle works at the Inova Medical Spa in…

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Shopping for Safe Skincare Products

Our skin is our largest organ and absorbs much of what we put on it. But how many of us really know what’s in the skincare products we use? Many ingredients are questionable at best, and downright harmful at worst. For example, did you know that mineral oil is a liquid mixture of hydrocarbons obtained…

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Getting your teen on a skin care regimen can ease anxiety and establish good habits

closeup of hands with soap lather under a faucet

Sabrina Jawad is a Licensed Master Aesthetician at Inova Medical Spa in Ashburn, VA.  She has nine years of experience and extensive knowledge in administering varying results-driven aesthetic services including laser hair removal, IPL, eMatrix, chemical peels, and restorative facials.   Start your teen on the road to beauty wellness with good skin care routines For…

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VR Meditation Can Ease Stress for Cancer Patients

Ephi Gravette is the Client Coordinator at Inova Medical Spa at Schar Cancer Institute. She began her career with Inova over a year ago at Inova Medical Spa in Ashburn, VA. Ephi has more than seven years of customer service experience in the retail industry and is passionate about helping others look and feel their…

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Unmasking a Skin Condition Called Melasma

young woman smiling and covering half of her face

Sabrina Jawad is a Licensed Master Aesthetician at Inova Medical Spa in Ashburn, VA. She has nine years of experience and extensive knowledge administering various results-driven aesthetic services including laser hair removal, IPL, eMatrix, chemical peels and restorative facials.   You may not recognize the word “melasma,” but you probably know someone who has faced this challenging skin condition.…

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The Benefits of Reflexology

Ken Brown is a board-certified licensed massage therapist and Level 3 Reiki Master with more than a decade of experience. He is certified through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. The science of reflexology is based on the concept that the soles of our feet and the palms of our hands are…

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Reverse the Signs of Aging (No Surgery Required!)

Danielle Augustino, RPA-C, is a Certified Registered Physician Assistant with more than 10 years of experience in cosmetic dermatology and plastic surgery. She is trained to safely and effectively treat all skin types and has advanced training in dermal fillers, BOTOX®, ablative/nonablative lasers, IPL/BBL photorejuvenation and laser hair removal. Danielle works at the Inova Medical Spa in…

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Dry Skin or Dehydrated Skin – What’s the Difference?

Sabrina Jawad is a Licensed Master Aesthetician at Inova Medical Spa in Ashburn, VA. She has nine years of experience and extensive knowledge administering various results-driven aesthetic services including laser hair removal, IPL, eMatrix, chemical peels and restorative facials.   “Dry skin” and “dehydrated skin” are often used interchangeably. But, they are not the same. Do you…

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Improve Your Skin from the Inside Out

woman getting a laser treatment on her face

Sublative rejuvenation (also known as eMatrix) is a unique procedure that uses radio frequency to gently resurface the skin. Lasers penetrate the top layer of skin to stimulate deep-seated collagen production, something your body makes naturally. According to Alyssa R. Golas, MD, a plastic surgeon quoted in a Huffington Post article on the benefits of…

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