Treat Yourself to the Ultimate Skin Rejuvenation in DC

Treat yourself to the best skin rejuvenation in DC at Bruno | Brown’s Skin Care Center

Your skin is not reaching its full potential with just your at-home skin care routine. At Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery, we take pride in delivering the most innovative and effective skin care in the industry. Technology and skin care meet in our office to provide the deepest, most rejuvenating treatment possible.

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Explore our variety of skin treatments in Washington, DC

We offer a variety of different skin care treatments to accommodate problems and concerns across all skin types. There are 5 main types of treatments we offer: microneedling, facials, peels, light therapy, and laser. Each service utilizes a different technology that ultimately helps your skin look and feel more youthful and fresh.

Read about each service below:

Microneedling with PRP

Microneedling is a facial treatment that utilizes tiny skin punctures as collagen induction therapy. These punctures create micro-wounds, causing your body to produce more collagen and elastin as it heals. This healing creates a smoother, younger look and by improving fine lines, wrinkles, pores, scars, stretch marks, and hyperpigmentation.

Your skin will be irritated and peel for the week following your microneedling in Washington, DC. This treatment is best done in series of three and can be done 4 to 6 weeks apart.

Each of our microneedling treatments includes Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), LightStim Red Light Therapy, and a premium take-home kit to speed your healing time and stimulate additional firming.

Enjoy the Best Facials in Washington, DC

Facials are the ultimate cleansing treatment. We offer four different facial treatments that give you the most gorgeous, glowing results. Explore the best facials in DC below:


Our Hydrafacials in DC use Vortex Fusion Technology and HydraPeel Tips to gently suction and clear away dead cells and impurities while infusing deep hydration, firming peptides, and essential antioxidants. This relaxing facial comes in 3 packages:

  • Signature HydraFacial MD: 30 minutes
  • Deluxe HydraFacial MD: 60 minutes
  • Platinum HydraFacial MD: 75 minutes

We guarantee our HydraFacial in Washington, DC will leave your skin the best it has ever looked.

Red Carpet Facial

This personalized Red Carpet Facial features medical grade ZO Skin Health products chosen by our skin care expert specifically for your skin. The treatment begins with an ultrasonic deep pore cleansing, followed by a 3-phase ZO Stimulator Peel exfoliation, extractions, and a customized treatment masque before concluding with a relaxing LightStim LED photodynamic therapy session.


We offer 3 types of chemical peel in DC, each with different strength levels depending on your skin’s needs.

Stimulator Peel

The ZO Stimulator Peel is a gentle yet effective chemical peel that produces glowing skin within 30 minutes. Unlike other peels, this treatment requires no down time. It is the perfect gentle treatment for skin that feels rough, scaly, or looks dull.

The Perfect Derma Peel

The Perfect Derma Peel is considered medium strength and penetrates deeper than the Stimulator Peel. This treatment has long-lasting benefits, including the treatment of melasma, sun damage, fine lines, texture, large pores, and dullness. Because of the deeper penetration, you will shed skin during the healing process.

ZO 3 Step Peel

The ZO 3 Step Peel is a potent blend of salicylic, lactic, and trichloracetic acid (TCA) with retinol cream. These chemicals penetrate the epidermis and upper dermis to promote cell turnover, collagen production, and balancing of the skin’s moisture. This peel causes sloughing of the damaged topmost layers of skin, making the skin shed during recovery slightly more intense than our other peels.

Light Therapy

Our Skin Care Center offers two forms of light therapy: the Intense Pulsed Light Therapy (IPL) Photo Facial and LightStim Red Light Therapy. Light therapy is a unique treatment that uses the energy and wavelengths from light to rejuvenate and correct your skin.

Intense Pulsed Light Therapy (IPL) Photo Facial

The Intense Pulsed Light Therapy (IPL) Photo Facial targets unwanted discolorations in the skin using intense light energy. This includes mild sun damage, brown spots, freckles, redness, broken capillaries, fine lines, and irregular pigmentation. Treatment can be done on the face, neck, chest, and hands.

LightStim Red Light Therapy

LightStim Red Light Therapy uses wavelengths of light to penetrate deep into the skin, super-charging fibroblast cells to increase collagen production. This treatment gives the skin more volume and diminishes aging lines and wrinkles.

Studies show that when skin is exposed to LED light wavelengths, skin cells can regenerate up to 150% to 200% faster, while hydration can be increased by up to 600%.


Our Fractional Laser treatments are performed by our physicians and work by minimizing the appearance of fine lines, facial scars, and areas with uneven pigmentation. This treatment restores the health and vitality to your face in a series of 5 sessions. Treatment can be done to your lower eyelid, scars, or full face.

Interested in one of our rejuvenating skin care treatments? Schedule yours today!

What’s the difference between Laser Resurfacing Treatments and IPL?

If you’re confused, you’re not the only one! Our skin care specialist Sara Maxsell was featured answering this question in today’s Alexandria Stylebook.


Click through to read it there, or see below for the full post!

Laser? IPL? Answers from Sara Maxsell

By: Elizabeth Cestrone

People ask me about laser and IPL all the time. Having never received either of these types of treatment, I honestly had no idea what to tell them, except a half-hearted shill for the Mystical and Wonderful Powers of Google. Enter Sara Maxsell, a friend of one of our great clients. Sara works as an aesthetician at Bruno/Brown Plastic Surgery and was kind enough to answer some questions for us!

What’s the difference between laser resurfacing treatments and IPL? A lot of people (including me!) get confused around this terminology.

Confusing the two treatments is very common, as many times, they are just different hand pieces on the same machine. IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light, and is NOT a laser. IPL shares some similarities with laser treatments, however, in that they both use light to heat and destroy their targets. IPL is used for hair removal, pigmentation issues, acne, and rosacea (to name a few). As for Laser Skin Resurfacing, there are several different types; here in our office, we use a fractional non-ablative laser, called The ResurFX. “Non-ablative” means that unlike other lasers, ours does not remove any skin; the laser penetrates to the deeper layers of skin to stimulate collagen growth without damaging the skin’s surface.

You assist with and consult on laser appointments. What does a consultation for that look like?

Generally, patients with skin concerns will start by coming to me for a complimentary consultation. Many patients are unsure what they want/need, and are looking for some guidance. During the consultation, I determine lifestyle habits, current skincare regimen, schedule, concerns, etc., and I can make my recommendation from there. On occasion, the patient’s concerns can be as simple as mild redness or a facial vein that bothers them (easily corrected with a few IPL sessions), but more often than not, they are also struggling with a whole slew of issues — anything from collagen loss, to severe wrinkling, to melasma, and more, all of which can require a more aggressive approach.

We are currently offering a comprehensive evaluation with Dr. Bruno or Dr. Brown and me. We are able to take the time to discuss a wide variety of issues and concerns, and answer any questions a patient may have. During this evaluation, we come up with a treatment plan and work together to accomplish their goals for the skin, and this plan usually involves a blend of several different treatments over several different sessions to achieve the best result. This comprehensive evaluation is something we are really excited about because we are able to take aging head-on, and correct and prevent in every way we can. There is nothing better than seeing someone confident in their own skin again, and we really pride ourselves on improving not only the aesthetic of the skin, but the overall health.

What’s your number one, most frequently asked question about IPL treatment? (And what’s the answer?)

“Why can’t I just get one treatment?” The answer is that pigmentation issues are not just on the surface. There are so many layers to the skin, and a lot of damage is underlying. IPL isn’t just a quick cure for cosmetic issues; we are also removing a lot of underlying damage to prevent it from popping up in the near future. Accumulative sun damage isn’t just black and white; the pigment can sit in different layers and some can be quite stubborn, which is why we recommend doing six sessions, to ensure efficacy and long-term success.

What’s something that no one asks, but should know before investing in a course of IPL?

Not many people ask what they can do to prevent future damage. I always recommend being on a pharmaceutical-grade tyrosinase inhibitor, generally a stable ascorbic acid (Vitamin C). This prevents the formation of brown spots, and ascorbic acid is a potent antioxidant, so you’re also getting protection against environmental aggressors. The most important thing to always do is wear a broad spectrum SPF. I’m sure people get tired of me saying that, but I always make sure to add that in!

And now something no one asks (but should) about laser resurfacing treatments?

Not many people ask what they can do to continue results. Now, with the laser, you are stimulating collagen and elastin on a dermal level to repair and renew the cells and bring new fresh skin to the surface. Chemical exfoliation is a great step you can do to maintain results as the acids penetrate to loosen the “intercellular cement,” allowing new cells to turn over at a rapid rate and bring new skin to the surface. Stimulation to those deeper layers is key, so I always suggest my patients come in for a peel every few months, use a prescription-strength Vitamin A derivative, or use a daily regimen of a pharmaceutical-strength exfoliant to have that constant stimulation.

What’s the range of fees someone might encounter when it comes to IPL?

For one session on the face and neck, IPL is $350, but we do suggest purchasing a package of six sessions for $1,400 to maximize results and minimize future pigmentation issues. We also offer a photo-fraction, which is a combination of IPL and Laser Skin Resurfacing in one session. A one-time laser treatment is $800, but we do suggest a package of four for $2,600, to ensure you receive the very best results, and set your skin up for future success.

Click for more information about IPL or Laser Skin Resurfacing at our plastic surgery office in DC.


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