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Injections Specialist in D.C, Reston, Fairfax, Tysons corner Injections and their types In medical terminology injection is referred as a shot and is a popular way of infusing liquid medicines in to a patient’s body. Generally there are three types on medical injections. These injections types include intramuscular, intradermal, or subcutaneous injections. According to a report by the WHO, an estimated 20 billion injections are administered each year world-wide. The cosmetic injectable are part of growing trend to maintain and sometimes even restore the healthy skin and help make the aging process a pleasant experience. Dr. Dima at WellMedica Aesthetic and Anti-Aging Medicine located in Reston, VA is a board certified cosmetic laser surgeon and an injections specialist.

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Celebrity Lip Fillers

One trend that is sweeping over America is big, full lips! Everyone wants a big pout. Of course, not everyone is born with Angelina Jolie lips. Therefore, many are turning to cosmetic procedures and fillers to get this look. In this list we count down some of the most famous celebrity lip fillers, and what they looked like before!

Celebrity Lip Fillers

1) Kylie Jenner

One can argue that Kylie Jenner is the poster child for celebrity lip fillers. When Kylie was just 16 she made our heads turn with a brand new look – a much fuller and voluminous pout. Kylie first denied any cosmetic enhancement stating that it was merely lip liner and how she did her makeup. Later on Kylie confessed to altering her lips with filler – stating that it was always an insecurity of hers. Regardless Kylie took her cosmetic procedure infamy to a whole new level – making a business out of it! Today her Kylie Lip Kits make millions, and she is laughing all the way to the bank. We say good for her!

Kylie Jenner Lips Before and After Celebrity Lip Fillers Reston VA Dima Ali

2) Farrah Abraham

Anyone who follows Farrah Abraham’s career knows that she is not one to shy away from plastic surgery. First making her debut on MTV’S “Teen Mom” Farrah is constantly in headlines for her plastic surgery such as getting a breast augmentation as well as a nose job. The latest cosmetic procedure Fararh shared with the world was lip injections. Unfortunately, Abraham had a horrible allergic reaction when she went in for the procedure. As you can see below her lips swelled up exponentially. She stated on The Doctors, “As soon as he touched my lip with whatever numbing product he put in there, my lip was having an allergic reaction right away. I was laying down flat, but I was seeing more of my lip come up and come up. I’m just super happy that I’m alive.”

Farrah Abraham Lips Before and After Celebrity Lip Fillers Reston VA Dima Ali, MD

3) Hailey Baldwin

If you don’t know who Hailey Baldwin is she is an up-and-coming model that has made headlines for dating Justin Bieber and hanging with the Kardashains. She is also the daughter of famous actor Stephen Baldwin. Even though Hailey has been perusing modeling she has drifted away from the natural look that most models tend to go for and has enhanced her lips. Perhaps Hailey thought this would help to jump start her career. We think she looks great!

Hailey Baldwin Lips Before and After celebrity Lip fillers reston va dima ali md

4) Kim Zolciak-Biermann

As a previous Real Housewives of Atlanta this lady is used to having her life played out as an open book. That’s why no one was surprised when Kim was so open with admitting to getting her lips done. She is also so open that she admitted that she and her daughter, Brielle, get their lips done together. Many raised eyebrows due to the fact that her daughter was only 19 at the time. Kim states that she always knew her daughter was insecure about her lips, and if she is going to get them done she wanted her to get the best. Therefore, they go to the same plastic surgeon! Kim has received a lot of criticism for her lips as many say they are WAY too big. We have to agree with the general public. Here at WellMedica we are all about natural and subtle looks.

Kim Zolciak Lips Before and After celebrity lip fillers wellmedica reston va dima ali

5) Megan Fox

Some say Megan Fox is the ultimate before and after with her transformation with plastic surgery looking beautiful, but also natural. Many continue to speculate what procedures Megan has had done on her face. Many have guessed that she could have had a nose job, fillers, eye lift, and more. However, one we can say she most definitely had is lip injections. As you can see below her lips size has increased dramatically giving her a beautiful “Hollywood Scarlet” pout.

Megan Fox Lips Before and After celebrity lip fillers wellmedica dr. dima ali reston va

6) Lisa Rinna

Lisa Rinna is another actress that is the poster child for celebrity lip fillers. While trying to make it big in Hollywood Lisa attempted to stand out by getting her lips injected with silicone. Stand out she did – as her lips looked a little too plump. Throughout the years Lisa has embraced her lips, and has always been able to poke fun at herself. A few years ago she did decide to have some of her silicone removed giving her a much more natural look, while still maintaining the smile that she is known for.

Lisa Rinna Lips Before and After Celebrity Lip Fillers WellMedica Dr. Dima Ali Reston

7) Lindsay Lohan

One of the most famous child stars Lindsay Lohan was always known for her all American looks. However, throughout her career Lohan has changed her appearance quite a bit. Looking at pictures when she first made it big to now it is clear that Lindsay definitely had something done to her lips.

Lindsay Lohan Lips Before and After celebrity lip fillers dima ali md reston wellmedica

8) Heidi Montag

Heidi Montag shocked the world when she underwent extensive plastic surgery during her time on the MTV show The Hill’s. Going in for breast implants, a nose job, butt implants, liposuction, and lip injections Heidi had a head-to-toe makeover. Almost looking unrecognizable fans were shocked to see just how different this celebrity looked. Now that it’s been years after Montag had head-to-toe surgery a lot of it has settled. Yet, from recent pictures we can see she still has kept up her lip injections.

Heidi Montag Lips Before and After celebrity lip fillers wellmedica dr. dima ali reston

9) Bella Thorne

Although Bella Throne is only 19 she has been making waves in the tabloids for her skimpy outfits and various celebrity boyfriends. However, she also has made headlines for the changes in her appearance – specifically her lips. Looking at pictures of Bella when she first started on the Disney channel, to now, it is quite obvious she has enhanced her lips.

Bella Throne Lips Before and After celebrity lip fillers dr. dima ali wellmedica reston

10) Jessica Simpson

In Jessica Simpson’s case of celebrity lip fillers she had them done after she reached fame. Therefore, it was quite obvious when she enhanced her pucker. Always known for her good looks, Jessica decided to get injections in 2005. Simpson admitted to having Restylane injected into her lips to Glamour magazine stating, “It looked fake to me. I didn’t like that.” Thankfully for Jessica Restylane is a temporary lip filler, and the injections went away after about four months.

Jessica Simpson Lips Before and After celebrity lip fillers dima ali wellmedica reston

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If you would like to learn more about celebrity lip filelrs you can visit our office in Reston at 1801 Robert Fulton Drive Reston, VA 20191. Or call 703.787.9866 to set up a consultation. With each consultation Board Certified Cosmetic Laser Surgeon Dr. Dima Ali will create a treatment plan for your condition specifically. We look forward to seeing you!
Here at WellMedica we pride ourselves on providing world class care to our patients promoting, advancing and standardizing the field of Aesthetic Medicine. Skin cancer removal is one of these treatments which can saves life. So, when we experience a story like this from one of our patients it REALLY makes it all worth it for us.Mohs Microgrpahic Surgery skin cancer awareness month patient at wellmedica reston va As you can see above,this patient had a large skin lesion removed from his left breast. This took place after Dr. Dima screened him for skin cancer as a patient of WellMedica. What looked like a suspicious mole on his breast turned out to be a basal cell carcinoma which is the most common form of skin cancer today. After visiting Dr. Dima he received Mohs Micrographic Surgery completed by Dr. Zain Husian.

After treatment he let us know that he was currently recovering, and that the surgery was successful. He was very grateful to our team, and those that performed his surgery. Without the screening to find out that the tissue was cancerous it is safe to say this patient would be in a lot of danger. That’s why here at WellMedica Skin Cancer Awareness Month is so important to us. It’s also why Dr. Dima encourages all her patients to receive regular skin cancer screenings throughout the year. Prevention is key to making sure we are healthy, and could potentially save your life.

Skin Cancer Removal at WellMedica

One in five Americans will get skin cancer over the course of a lifetime. Therefore, receiving routine skin cancer screenings is very important. More than 90% of all skin cancers are caused by sun exposure, yet fewer than 33% of adults, adolescents and children routinely use sun protection. Screening is looking for cancer before a person has any symptoms. This can also help find cancer at an early stage which could save lives and should not be underestimated as it is a very effective, non-invasive and painless form of preventative medicine. During your Full Body Mole Check, Dr. Dima examines your body and takes baseline digital images of any suspicious lesions, recording their exact location, size and any other relevant data. After sending the tissue to be tested for skin cancer if found Dr. Dima will also recommend a Doctor for you to receive skin cancer removal.
Schedule An Appointment

Visit our office 1801 Robert Fulton Dr. Suite 540 Reston, VA 20191. Or you can also Call 703.787.9866 to set up a consultation with Board Certified Cosmetic Laser Surgeon Dr. Dima Ali, to learn more about skin cancer screenings and skin cancer removal. We look forward to seeing you!Due to the nature of this treatment, a medical consultation with Dr. Dima prior to treatment. Insurance Disclaimer: WellMedica Aesthetic & Anti-Aging does not accept insurance at this time, however we do provide the necessary documents for patients to submit to their insurance companies for reimbursement. 
When people think of menopause they tend to think this is an experience only women go through. However, this is simply not the case. Andropause, more commonly known as male menopause, is a very real condition that occurs when men get older. Other names for this condition are testosterone deficiency and late-onset hypogonadism.

Andropause VS Female Menopause?

The cause of andropause is basically the same cause for women – meaning this occurs when a person experiences changes in levels of sex hormones due to age. Yet, the main difference between andropause and menopause is the type of hormone that changes. In men this is testosterone, also known as androgen, which is the hormone that produces in the testes. For women it is estrogen that produces in the ovaries. Another difference between the two is not all men experience this change, however all women experience menopause.andropause and menopause differences and similarities

Symptoms of Male Menopause?

Testosterone does so many different things for your body such as fuels your mental and physical energy, along with flight-or-flight response, muscle mass, and changes during puberty. Therefore, changes in this hormone level can have a dramatic effect on a man’s mental and physical health. Due to the decline men have in testosterone they can experience these symptoms: fatigue, weakness, depression, reduced muscle mass, decreased bone density, increased body fat, erectile dysfunction, other sexual problems, and more. Therefore, many turn to alternative treatments to help fix these symptoms that unfortunately and inevitably come along with age.Andropause Treatment What is Male Menopause

Diagnosing and Treating Male Menopause

To see if one is experiencing male menopause your doctor will take a sample of your blood to test your testosterone levels.  You can also fill out the Andropause Rating Scale which is the most commonly used scale worldwide to measure health-related quality of life and symptoms in aging males. It is a self-administered questionnaire that will help to gauge where you are when it comes to aging: Andropause Rating Scale for Male Menopause and Aging Males  

How to Counter Andropause

Many men feel too intimated or uncomfortable to discuss problems that come along with andropause, especially sex issues, which can delay needed treatment. If one is experiencing symptoms that do not necessarily interfere with their daily lives they likely just have to make different lifestyle decisions. These typically includes:
  • Regular Exercise
  • A healthier diet
  • Make sure to get enough sleep
  • Reduce stress
Andropause Treating it with Less Stress  

Andropause Treatment

However, for a lot of men andropause does affect their daily lives and treatment is the best option. Here, at WellMedica we have experienced first-hand how treatment can change individual’s lives for the better and allow them to live a fuller life. We treat menopause and male menopause with Hormone Therapy. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy has been used since the late 1930s and is often considered one of the most natural ways to deliver hormones to the body. The hormones are identical to the body’s own both structurally and biologically. Since, the body does the work on its own once the sterile pellet is inserted, this increases compliance because patients do not have to remember to take a pill, give an injection, or apply a cream each day.
Our Doctor, Dima Ali, meets with all her patients before starting treatment to create a customized treatment plan for each individual’s needs, creating the best treatment possible. If you are interested in learning more about treatment click hereSchedule An Appointment You can visit our office 1801 Robert Fulton Dr. Suite 540 Reston, VA 20191. Call 703.787.9866 to set up a consultation with Board Certified Cosmetic Laser Surgeon Dr. Dima Ali. We look forward to seeing you!An anti-aging consultation with Dr. Dima – containing medical history and test information – is required before treatment. Insurance Disclaimer: WellMedica Aesthetic & Anti-Aging does not accept insurance at this time, however we do provide the necessary documents for patients to submit to their insurance companies for reimbursement.Some of the other resourceful links for learning more about menopause are as follows: WebMD Menopause.org Healthline.com MayoClinic.org

Injections and their types

In medical terminology injection is referred as a shot and is a popular way of infusing liquid medicines in to a patient’s body. Generally there are three types on medical injections. These injections types include intramuscular, intradermal, or subcutaneous injections. According to a report by the WHO, an estimated 20 billion injections are administered each year world-wide. The cosmetic injectable are part of growing trend to maintain and sometimes even restore the healthy skin and help make the aging process a pleasant experience. Dr. Dima at WellMedica Aesthetic and Anti-Aging Medicine located in Reston, VA is a board certified cosmetic laser surgeon and an injections specialist.

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Living in the 20th Century I’ve found it extremely hard to escape the latest craze is beauty: big butts. It seems like every single celebrity has somehow magically achieved a voluptuous backside. From the Kardashians, to Nicki Minaj I think it’s safe to say that Hollywood is obsessed with large butts and butt injections. This obsession encourages a lot of us to double up on our squats, and in even more cases encourages people to turn to the quick fix of plastic surgery.Nicki Minaj Butt Injections Reston VA 20194

How Common Are Butt Procedures?

According to different studies procedures that enhance one’s backside are currently on the rise like never before. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), butt implants were the fastest growing type of plastic surgery in 2015. Overall, these procedures were growing so fast that there is one butt procedure performed every 30 minutes, of everyday of the year.

The “Kardashian Effect”

This recent rise in butt culture has many wondering what exactly is to blame for this upwards trend. Several attribute this to none other than Kim Kardashian, and her family. Known as the “Kardashian Effect” big butts are more popular than ever showing what an influence this famous family has on society today. Plastic surgeons have seen many individuals bring in pictures of Kim’s butt and request a backside exactly like hers. And it’s not just in the US. In 2014, almost half of all British women who inquired about butt augmentations cited Kim as their role model for the perfect posterior.butt injections reston va wellmedica kim kardashian effect

What are the Different Types?

Butt Implant Surgery

You place implants beneath the gluteal muscle through incision. The procedure will take about two to three hours, and downtime is usually a few weeks. Patients are told to abstain from sitting on implants directly for three weeks. A lot of doctors typically don’t feel safe doing butt implants any more since there is a much higher risk for complication than the other options.

Butt Lifts

With this surgeons also have to make an incision on the butt. You cut at the top of the butt area, and pull up the extra skin. This procedure is also not as common because it can potentially scar. However, it does not require as long of a downtime as Butt Implants with only five to six days off work.

Butt Augmentation

Butt augmentation is basically fat grafting where the fat is liposuctioned out of the patient’s abdomen, hips, or thighs. They clean and separate the fat, and inject it into the patient’s butt. This is only a one hour process, and allows surgeons to work more with the shape the patient will end up with. Patient can return to work and normal activity 24 hours after the procedure, yet are advised to avoid sitting on their behind for a week after surgery. This is currently the most popular procedure, but is still pricey going from $3,000 to a whopping $10,000.

Butt Injections

You can use fillers and injections to enhance your butt. From Bellafill, to Restylane many of these hyaluronic acid fillers are injected in the butt to create a fuller look. Injecting can take less than an hour, and does not require surgery. Before the procedure the area that will be injected is applied numbing cream so patient will experience almost no pain. Results will be seen immediately, and one can resume normal activities within the next day. Since the Doctor is in control of injecting they also have better control of the actual shape the butt will be.butt injections reston va dr dima ali

WellMedica and Butt Injections

If you want to learn more about butt injections in Reston you can visit our office 1801 Robert Fulton Dr. Suite 540 Reston, VA 20191. Or call 703.787.9866 to set up a consultation. With each consultation Board Certified Cosmetic Laser Surgeon Dr. Dima Ali will create a treatment plan for your condition specifically. We look forward to seeing you!Schedule An Appointment
The Priapus Shot commonly known as the P-Shot is an injection of Platelet-rich Plasma (PrP) into the Penis. The Priapus shot is use to improve the erectile function. It is non-surgical procedure that improve overall vascular function and nerve sensitivity in the penis, resulting in improved sexual performance and pleasure.

Who can benefit from PShot®?

With aging, both and women can see the physical changes in their bodies. These changes are more prominent after the age of 40. The possibility of men suffering from some form of sexual dysfunction rises after this age. Suffering from some form of sexual dysfunction may lead to stress and anxiety. However, Priapus Shot can help men with several conditions. List of these conditions are below
  • Nerve degradation as a part of aging
  • Blood flow restriction due to poor vascular health
  • Loss of sensation in penis
  • Partial erection
  • Inability to attain or maintain erection
P-Shot for erectile dysfunction

The Priapus Shot® (P-Shot®) Procedure

Erectile dysfunction occurs mainly because of narrowing of the blood vessels to the penis. We recommend you to consider Priapus Shot / P-Shot. It is a safe and procedure. It bases on Platelet-rich Plasma (PrP), which is in use for a number of years for several treatments. These treatments include injury improvement, hair regrowth, and more.

As we discussed about P-Shot and how it bases on Platelet-rich Plasma (PrP); let’s now define how Platelet-rich Plasma works. Platelet-rich Plasma is in use in labs for many years now. Since, Platelet-rich Plasma PrP is a procedure which extracts growth factors from your own blood, condenses those growth factors into a high yield growth factor solution, and is re-injected into the targeted area. Therefore, it is widely popular.

Many researches have shown that it also improves endothelial cell function. The endothelial cells make up the inner lining of blood vessels supplying blood to the penis. Priapus Shot / P-Shot enables physicians to inject targeted Platelet-rich Plasma growth factors into key areas around the penis. It is an male alternative to O-Shot Procedure.

Duration of the P-Shot Procedure

Priapus is also consider to have no downtime. The whole procedure usually takes only 30 minutes. It only requires a Platelet-rich Plasma machine and a small needle. Numbing cream is then applied to the penis prior to the Priapus / P-Shot injections to help avoid any discomfort.

Advantages of P-Shot Procedure

There are several advantages other than the fact that this procedure has no downtime. Some of these advantages are listed below
  • Platelet-rich Plasma is considered safe to inject into the body, since it reintroduces the patient’s own plasma growth factors which have been extracted and condensed from the patient’s own blood using a highly sterile process.
  • Improved sexual capabilities
  • Increased blood circulation
  • Enhanced appearances

For Best Results from Priapus Shot Procedure

Our recommendation to some of our patients getting Priapus Shot (P-Shot) is to have it in conjunction with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.Schedule An AppointmentYou can visit our office 1801 Robert Fulton Dr. Suite 540 Reston, VA 20191. Or you can also call 703.787.9866 to set up a consultation with Board Certified Cosmetic Laser Surgeon Dr. Dima Ali. We look forward to seeing you!

Butt Botox – Dr. Dima writes for Bravo.com

Dr. Dima, an expert on all things Botox, has recently given her expert medical advice to Bravo.com and explained the phenomenon of using butt botox. That’s right – one can use Botox for your derriere in order to prevent sweating better known as a condition called “swamp butt.” Throughout the article she explains the scientific and medical reason for why Botox helps to stop sweating, how many injections one would need in their behind, and the relative cost. She also informs readers that one can receive Botox for sweating anywhere on the body which you can learn more about on our website here, in which the actual word for Botox for Sweating – Botox Hyperhidrosis is explained further.To check out the entire article on Bravo’s website about Butt Botox go hereButt Botox WellMedica for Bravo
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