Below are the links to various Laser Treatment Procedure brochures available to our Patients at Heron Med Spa.



Wrinkle Treatment


Thread lifting is an effective treatment for facial sagging. This minimally invasive treatment involves skillfully inserting biodegradable Poly L-Lactic Acid threads under the skin. This material has a long history of use in the medical industry and is entirely re-absorbable. These special threads have cones along their length which act as scaffolding under the surface of the skin to lift sagging soft tissues.

These multi-directional threads lift and support the face over a longer period of time. It also produces an immediate visible result and supports the skin. This PDO suture thread dissolves in approximately 6-8 months during which the body produces collagen and hyaluronic acid, thickening and strengthening the skin from within and improving elasticity so it retains a lifted appearance for up to 2 years post-treatment. Finally, facial threads support the face and provides a natural volumization to the face. It is often used in conjunction with smooth PDO threads, Botox, and hyaluronic acid dermal fillers such as Restylane and Revanesse.

Thread-lifts are one of the newest approaches to nonsurgical facial tightening.


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The Icon Aesthetic System offers state-of-the-art cooling (for enhanced comfort and skin protection) and fast treatments.

Best used to treat:

  • Photorejuvenation (IPL)
  • Wrinkle Reduction
  • Hair Removal
  • Age Spots & Sun Damage
  • Facial Vessel and Pigment Clearance
  • Melasma & other pigmentation problem
  • Rosacea & Enlarged blood vessels
  • Skin Rejuvenation
  • Skin Tone & Texture

MaxG IPL – This device operates through the use of light technology for the clearance of vascular and pigmented lesions. It includes a more uniform heating across the vessel, clearing the deepest facial vessels to treat melasma, acne scars, surgical scars.

IPL is a common abbreviation for photorejuvenation – its a mouthful.
Our Skintel Melanin Reader helps to determine the average melanin density of the skin prior to skin revitalization treatments (wrinkles and pigmentation). After determining how much melanin is in the skin will help the practitioner to choose the best treatment settings while minimizing the risk of over-treatment.

IPL Photofacial

IPL Photofacial is a remarkable and gentle treatment for troublesome rosacea, facial vascular redness, large pores, sun damage and hyperpigmentation, as well as preventative and maintenance treatment for general signs of aging. IPL Photofacial (IPL stands for intense pulse light) is a non-ablative therapies which means that it does not harm or remove the upper layer of the skin. Instead, it focuses on deeper skin layers to promote new collagen production and small vessels such as capillaries to improve skin tone, smoothness and appearance.

How does IPL Photofacial Work?

The IPL Photofacial targets a broad spectrum of light to the lower layers of the epidermis causing the skin to produce new collagen and connective tissue, which supports the upper skin layer better and makes the skin surface smoother. IPL Photofacial also targets vascular lesions and symptoms of rosacea and signs of photoaging. A special handpiece will be placed on your skin and will deliver light energy to the targeted area.

What does IPL Photofacial Treat?

Studies have shown that IPL Photofacial improves vascular complexion problems such as vascular redness (telangiectasias) and rosacea by up to 80 to 90%. IPL Photofacial also treats sun-damaged skin, large pores, hyperpigmentation. IPL Photofacial is also used as a preventative measure against common signs of aging and a wide range of skin types can be treated.

What are IPL Photofacial Treatments Like?

IPL Photofacial treatments usually take less than thirty minutes in the doctor’s office. Most patients will have a series of five to eight treatments; each treatment is about three weeks apart. IPL Photofacials have low levels of discomfort. Topical anesthetics are not required, but can be used if the patient chooses to do so. A handpiece is placed over the treatment area and delivers the light energy which can feel like a rubber band snapping against your skin.

Does it hurt and what can go wrong?

Some people describe the feeling of the light energy delivered to the skin like a rubber band snap. Anesthesia is not required but is an option if needed. After the treatment discomfort is mild to nonexistent. Immediately after treatment the skin may feel warm and appear pink (easily covered with make-up). Occasionally mild swelling or bruising can occur. Most patients can return to work immediately. Because (nonharming), risk is greatly reduced.

What should I suspect from IPL Photofacial Treatment?

Because IPL Photofacials are performed in a series, you will see more improvement after each treatment. After the first session, skin will already look and feel smoother and will have a more even skin tone. Over time sunspots will fade, pore size will reduce and fine lines and wrinkles will smooth out. Rosacea patients will see a progressive improvement with each appointment.

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"The center itself is pretty and relaxing. I would recommend Herons Wellness due to my positive experience there."


Dr. Linda is wonderful - has never made me feel rushed. Highly recommend for Dysport. Her rates for Dysport are reasonable & substantially lower than my dermatologist


My experience at Heron Med Spa was awesome. I look great & feel great. I'm still healing and a little sore. I do everything they told me to do. I worked the same day.


Professional & prompt, Dr. Heron is an excellent surgeon. I had laser lipo on my neck & jowls. I am pleased with my result for two reasons: the results are phenomenal!


From the first time I talked with Dr. Heron I knew I made the right choice. He explained in detail every that I need to do during my recovery. My results were amazing. I


20 years ago I was referred to Dr. Heron for weight loss. I return every year to prevent gaining during holidays. If I am struggling with my weight I restart his program.


I had a laser session for scars with Barbara. The session was great - very knowledgeable. I look forward to going back.


I will definitely wear a bikini this summer. After two kids, I called Dr Heron. I only took pain medicine for three days and followed doctor's orders. My skin is tighter.



Heron Med Spa
321 S Patrick St
AlexandriaVA 22314


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Phone: 571-384-4536
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