What You'll Get
From infancy, skin is tasked with protecting the body against summer’s heat, winter’s cold, and Grandmother’s pinch. Keep your outer layer looking awesome with today's Groupon: for $150, you get four GentleWaves treatments from Dr. Bruce Freedman's team at Plastic Surgery Associates of Northern Virginia in McLean (a $400 value). In keeping with the practice's pursuit of beauty, some pages on the site feature the human body in its least clothing-burdened state and as such should be viewed with discretion.
During a five-minute treatment, Medical Director Dr. Bruce Freedman and his team of body beautifiers use GentleWaves technology to give skin a smoother, younger-looking appearance. This light-based technique, also known as photomodulation, can shrink pores by 14%, reduce roughness by 27%, and calm redness by 25%. By stimulating collagen production and slowing the spread of skin-aging enzymes, GentleWaves helps to decrease the visibility of discolored spots and depressions such as wrinkles, scars, uneven pigmentation, and magic-marker moustaches. Appropriate for all skin types, treatment usually centers on the face and is FDA-approved for wrinkles around the eyes, but it can also be applied to other regions of the body including the neck, chest, and lower legs. The brief, non-invasive procedure requires no downtime and allows patients to immediately return to their normal routines of posing for paparazzi and gazing into the mirror. Most patients undergo eight to ten sessions, scheduled once or twice a week, and results are typically evident after the third or fourth appointment.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Mar 21, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Appointment required; subject to availability. Not valid until 9/20. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Plastic Surgery Associates of Northern Virginia
At Plastic Surgery Associates of Northern Virginia, Dr. Bruce Freedman calls on his Duke University School of Medicine degree and his NYU aesthetic-surgery fellowship to perform surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures with a steady hand. Dr. Freedman—who is also an assistant professor at Georgetown and has been published in more than 40 medical journals and textbooks—relies on a talented staff that includes licensed, registered nurses. Together, they perform such procedures as breast augmentation, tummy tucks, and face-lifts, as well as less invasive laser therapies and chemical peels to treat skin and remove hair. When not beautifying bodies, Dr. Freedman continues to advance his medical research, developing novel cosmetic and aesthetic techniques such as combining lasers with surgery or performing facials on amoebas.