Benefits of IPL

If you work hard to maintain the condition of your complexion, it can be frustrating when breakouts occur, skin tone is uneven, or aging starts to cause more permanent wrinkles and lines. Similarly, there are some skin features that are challenging to alter without more intensive treatment, such as enlarged […]

How Do Dermal Fillers Work?

A dermal filler is a semi-permanent, non-surgical treatment that replaces lost volume and diminishes the appearance of signs of aging in the face. Hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers like Juvéderm and Restylane, and poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) fillers like Sculptra are well-known for their ability to transform and improve areas such as […]


In Maryland and Virginia, Dr. Joseph Michaels is a board-certified plastic surgeon who provides Restylane injections for his patients at either of the two Michaels Aesthetic & Reconstructive Plastic Surgery locations. Dr. Michaels and his team have significant experience in both surgical and non-surgical rejuvenation procedures, as well as body […]

What is PRP?

The concept of PRP is not new; it has been studied with proven effectiveness for many years. We can thank Kim Kardashian for bringing PRP back into the spotlight after video and Instagram of her receiving a PRP facial went viral. [1] Thanks, Kim! Non-surgical facial rejuvenation isn’t the only […]

Body Lift FAQS

Have you achieved significant weight loss, but are left with large amounts of sagging, excess skin? Post-massive weight loss patients are often candidates for a Body Lift. Massive weight loss often leaves patients with excess skin that is unable to contract to its former position. The skin can only contract […]

Medical Benefits of Tummy Tuck

Abdominoplasty, commonly known as a tummy tuck, is a procedure designed to reshape and contour the belly area when excess skin is present or the abdominal muscles have been weakened. Women who want to regain their figures after pregnancy and people who have lost a significant amount of weight are […]

How Long Do Facelift Results Last?

Facelift surgery is an excellent way to turn back the clock and look eight to 10 years younger. When done correctly, the procedure tightens lax skin, restores healthy muscle tone and redistributes displaced fat around the face. If you are wondering exactly how long these incredible benefits last, this blog […]

Will I Lose Weight from Liposuction?

As a well-known plastic surgeon serving Rockville and the surrounding Maryland areas, Dr. Joseph Michaels receives many serious inquiries about liposuction and body contouring. A question that recently came up is whether patients can lose weight from liposuction surgery. Dr. Michaels thought this question would make a useful blog topic. […]

Will Implants Lift My Breasts?

Breast augmentation is the most popular plastic surgery performed in the country. Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation circulating about breast implants and what they can achieve. Specifically, some women believe that having breast enhancement with implants but without a breast lift, is enough to lift and fill out […]

Scarring after Plastic Surgery: What to Know

An inevitable part of plastic surgery, scarring is the body’s response as it heals from the surgical incision. Any plastic surgeon worth his salt will tell you that scars are largely unavoidable (of course, the best surgeons are careful to conceal incisions in inconspicuous places). When researching scarring after plastic […]