Kybella for bra fat, armpit fat, knee fat or back fat

Kybella Off-Label Uses I have been seeing fantastic results with the fat destroying injection Kybella for the double chin, we are now using the product to get rid of fat in stubborn areas such as knee fat, fat around the bra, or back fat without surgery and with a minimum of downtime. Injecting these areas […]

Coolsculpting or SculpSure®: Is One Better Than the Other?

Non Surgical Body Contouring with SculpSure ® Researching Coolsculpting and SculpSure on the internet can quickly become overwhelming when trying to decide between these body contouring devices. The surgeons with Coolsculpting will say that their machine is the best, and vice versa, surgeons with SculpSure will say that theirs is. I will give you some […]

Revitalize your skin with SkinCeuticals

Now offering SkinCeuticals! The office of Travis Shaw MD is pleased to announce we are now carrying SkinCeuticals, the cosmeceuticals line developed by Dr. Sheldon Pinnell based on the concept of Prevent, Protect and Correct. Most famous for their award winning product CE Ferulic, this science based line has become the standard in antioxidant protection. […]

Juvederm Volbella Lip Filler in Richmond VA

Juvederm Volbella in Richmond VA The New Lip Filler Dr Travis Shaw is once again proud to be one of the first surgeons in Richmond to be selected to introduce Juvederm Volbella lip filler. This is the newest member of the Juvederm family of fillers, and is FDA approved to treat volume loss in the […]

Sculpsure Now Available

SculpSure™ Now Available! Are you looking to get rid of stubborn fat without surgery or downtime? There are many options on the aesthetic market, but only Sculpsure can get rid of your stubborn body fat with non-invasive, light-based technology that is FDA-approved for patient comfort and safety. Specially designed to target the flanks and abdomen, […]

Zapatat Laser Tattoo Removal Closes in Richmond

Laser tattoo removal in Richmond The Richmond location of Zapatat has recently closed its doors after years of safely and effectively removing many tattoos. This is sad news today for many people seeking or undergoing laser tattoo removal in Richmond. Many of Richmond’s Zapatat clients are likely now wondering where to turn to finish their tattoo […]

More and More Millennials are Getting Botox Treatment

Botox is generally synonymous with people who want to battle the effects of aging skin (i.e. wrinkling), so naturally the treatment is popular among an aging demographic. But if you’re a member of the millennial generation, although your skin may look pretty healthy and tight today, it’s smart not to put the idea of utilizing […]

Labiaplasty without surgery

Enlarged labia can be a source of discomfort and embarrassment for many women, especially after childbirth. Until now, the only real option to help reduce the size of enlarged labia was a surgical procedure known as labiaplasty. The procedure involves cutting away excess tissue and then placing stitches into the vaginal area for about a […]

Your Questions about Kybella, Answered

As a relatively new procedure, Kybella is still not as well-known as other non-surgical procedures like Botox. However, we think it’s well on its way to becoming a household name due to its tremendous effectiveness and convenience. Read on to learn more about this fix for double chins. What Is Kybella? Formerly known as ATX […]

Helping You Heal with Advanced Technology

Dr. Travis Shaw takes scar repair seriously—after all, scars are often reminders of intensely emotional times or events. Scar repair should be a journey of physical as well as emotional healing. To get those results, your scar repair doctor should use the most advanced technologies available. Why settle for anything less? Today, we’ll share three […]

Kybella Side Effects

Common and Rare Kybella Side Effects We have now been injecting Kybella for patients in Richmond for about 4 months and fortunately, have seen some great results and very few Kybella side effects. In our patient population, the most common side effect has been temporary swelling which resolves in 3-7 days. I have just changed […]

Sagging Skin on the Knees and Elbows

ThermiTight is a non-surgical treatment for sagging skin   The most elegant celebrities like Catherine Zeta-Jones may have incredible faces and figures, but sagging skin around the knees and elbows gives away their true age. ThermiTight is a new in-office procedure which uses injectable energy to precisely target areas of loose skin in many different parts […]

Considering Surgery? Try ThermiTight Instead

If you have sagging skin on your jaw, neck, arms, stomach or other typical “problem areas,” you might be considering taking the plunge with invasive procedures like liposuction to get your firm, youthful skin back, and possibly lose some inches in the process. But what if there were another method to treat sagging skin, one […]

Richmond Laser Tattoo Removal with Picosure

Tattoo Removal Options in Richmond VA Tattoo Removal Technology Leaps Forward Tattoo removal is a rapidly growing trend in the fields of dermatology and aesthetics. And it’s not surprising that it is: at the moment, 45 million Americans have tattoos. Richmond is the 3rd most tattooed city in the nation. With all of those tattoos, […]

Premiere Laser Hair Removal Spa in Richmond

Premiere laser hair removal in Richmond has just shut down and closed its doors. Richmond patients who have purchased laser hair removal or other laser packages have been told they now have to drive to Premiere laser’s location in Virginia Beach. It sounds terribly inconvenient to travel and hour and a half for a 15 […]

ThermiSmooth the new solution for under eye bags and circles

Under Eye Bags Treatment non-surgical, non-invasive treatment gentle heat to shrink eye bags no downtime safe and effective Do people ask you if you had enough sleep last night? Do bags under the eyes make you feel aged, tired and worn? Until recently, the only way to fix this area was with a surgical procedure […]

Alternatives to Liposuction in Richmond

Sometimes, no amount of diet and exercise can get rid of stubborn fat in the body. One of the most resistant areas of fat is the submental area, commonly known as a double chin. Until recently, the only way of addressing excess fat was via a surgical procedure such as a facelift or liposuction. Many […]

Non surgical skin tightening

Considering Surgery? Try ThermiTight Instead If you have sagging skin on your jaw, neck, stomach or other typical “problem areas,” you might be considering taking the plunge with invasive procedures like liposuction to get your firm, youthful skin back, and possibly lose some inches in the process. But what if there were another method to […]

Kybella Cost

As you may have heard recently in the news, Kybella is a brand new product which effectively and permanently treats a double chin. The procedure consists of a series of 2 to 3 injection sessions, much like Botox. Over these sessions, fat is dissolved under the chin, giving a more healthy and youthful appearance. How […]

Juvederm Voluma in Richmond VA

Having used Voluma now for a couple years, it has become one of my most “wow” products and is my go-to for addressing the mid and lower face. Many patients come in hoping to address their smile lines around the mouth, some have previously had injections directly into this area. The goal of any facial […]

Kybella Richmond Va. Double Chin Injections

  Kybella is a new product which can melt the fat which causes a double chin with a series of injections much like Botox. It works by gradually dissolving fat under the chin. This fat is then resorbed and eliminated by our body, much like fats that we take in when we eat. We are […]

Non Surgical Vaginal Rejuvenation in Richmond VA.

  No cutting or stitches Safe and effective No downtime Treats vaginal laxity, large labia, dryness, and leaky bladder Thousands of women struggle with vaginal dryness and looseness, loss of sexual function, leaky bladder after childbirth. Some women cannot wear clothing due to irritation or worry about wearing tight clothing. Until now, the only options […]

IPL Laser Facial Rejuvenation

  An IPL laser facial with Dr. Travis Shaw, MD is a different experience than what you might imagine. This facial rejuvenation treatment uses leading laser technology for a full cosmetic transformation, without any of the downtime that some patients expect from a procedure that boasts such dramatic results. Advanced Laser Technology Dr. Shaw uses […]

Kybella Injections in Richmond, VA

I have been in touch with one of my friends who is one of the medical advisors for Kybella, the new injectable drug that will dissolve fat and take care of a double chin. He keeps me up on the latest news for Kybella and when it will be coming to Richmond. Kybella was formerly […]

PicoSure laser tattoo removal in Richmond VA

We are proud to be offering patients the latest technology in laser tattoo removal- the PicoSure. This laser offers several advantages over older tattoo laser technology: Speed- Picosure treats tattoos in about half the number of sessions Safety- Safe for all  skin types including ethnic skin Effectiveness- Picosure shatters tattoo ink 100 times faster than other lasers […]

Questions about Bellafill®? We Have the Answers

If you suffer from facial scarring caused by acne, you may have heard about the newest product called Bellafill® This new product is an exciting breakthrough in acne treatment, but you may also have questions about its effectiveness. Dr. Travis Shaw, MD is the exclusive provider in this area of the Bellafill® procedure, we can […]

Facelift alternative without surgery

I am really excited to offer the latest technology to wipe out sagging necks, jowls and double chins without surgery. I just returned from the American Society of Lasers in Surgery and Medicine meeting in Kissimmee, FL where I learned an incredible amount about the newest treatments for my patients. I am most excited about […]

Kybella in Richmond, VA, Washington, DC, & Fairfax County

Hate your double chin? Help is on the way with Kybella ATX 101 As a result of the selfie craze, Facebook and video chat, many people are unhappy with what they see when they look at their chin or neck. A bulge in this area is caused by a collection of cells called submental fat. […]

Chin augmentation or implant with filler

Chin augmentation with filler is a great option for people who are either considering a chin implant or would like a more balanced chin but do not want to have the downtime associated with surgical chin augmentation. The chin is often overlooked in facial rejuvenation, but it plays a very important role in the overall […]

how to get rid of lip lines

One of the most common things I hear from women who are seeking a more refreshed natural look is “how can I get rid of my lip lines”?     Lip lines occur as a part of the aging process and can happen whether or not you are a smoker. Lip lines around the mouth are […]

How Much Does Laser Hair Removal Cost in Richmond VA?

Cost for laser hair removal services varies widely from geographical locations. Just like lunch in New York is going to be more expensive than Richmond, so is laser hair removal. The other factor which affects laser hair removal cost is the setting: Almost every salon and spa in town now offers laser hair removal. The […]

Botox in Richmond VA

Dr Travis Shaw is an Allergan Certified Botox and Juvederm Instructor in Richmond VA Dr. Shaw is also the medical director for Bombshell Salon, consistently voted as a top salon by Richmond voters. Bombshell frequently hosts Botox and Bubbly parties, where you can come and relax and learn about the latest in non invasive facial […]

How much does Botox cost in Richmond, VA

Botox Richmond VA Today in our faster-than-the-speed-of-light information overloaded world, we are bombarded with “deals” from Living Social, Groupon, Wal-mart, and everyone else with a better mousetrap for sale. We all work hard for a living so we are looking for the best value for our money. When considering how much does Botox cost in Richmond […]

Plastic Surgery for Men in Richmond VA

Its time to look your best, you deserve it Looking younger is no longer just for the ladies. Men now represent the fastest growing segment of the population seeking facial rejuvenation. For better or worse, there are numerous studies that show that success in the workplace is often predicated on appearance. Here is a rundown […]

Laser Hair Removal in Richmond Va

Laser Hair Removal We are excited to be offering laser hair removal in Richmond VA with the fastest and safest laser available. The Palomar Vectus. The Vectus represents the newest in laser technology and can do an entire bikini area in under 5 minutes and is safe for all skin types.  The Vectus laser is […]

Botox for Asian Face

I see quite a few Asian patients who are interested in using Botox or Xeomin to achieve a slimmer jawline. The Asian face tends to have rounder features than Western counterparts. A series of 2-3 injections of Botox into the muscle along the jawline known as the masseter can cause the muscle to shrink. This […]

Stretch mark removal

Stretch marks are the unfortunate side effect of skin becoming stretched out by pregnancy, weight gain and loss, or rapid increase in muscle mass. In essence, they are a form of scarring. The actual mark is a result of loss of collagen in the deeper tissue layers, almost like a tear in fabric. Stretch marks […]

Does Botox Hurt?

Many people are terribly afraid of needles and wonder- does Botox hurt? This is especially true  when it comes to their face- rightly so! Other people have seen or experienced bruising after Botox injections when done with a heavy hand and are fearful of the procedure. The reality is that, injected properly, Botox does not […]

Laser Scar Removal Cost

Laser Scar Treatment in Richmond, VA At our offices in Richmond, VA, one of the most common questions patients have is, “how much does laser scar removal cost?” The site www.realself.com does a nice job of bringing patients together to share information and experiences, and to allow patients to learn about surgical procedures directly from […]

Juvederm Voluma in Richmond, VA

The newest facial rejuvenation filler from the makers of Botox and Juvederm is now in Richmond, VA! It is called Voluma (or sometimes “Juvederm Voluma”) and is unique in that it lasts up to 2 years, which is longer than most other dermal fillers. Voluma is made from hyaluronic acid, the same product that is […]

Botox Side Effects

As the popularity of Botox continues to grow at an exponential rate, so too does the incidence of side effects and mistakes that can come along with incorrect injection technique. Fortunately,  Botox is quite safe and most side effects can be corrected or are temporary. I am an Allergan certified Botox and Juvederm instructor and help […]

Plastic Surgery for Men in Richmond

Do you look tired or angry even when you had a great night’s rest and are excited to be heading out for a day with the boys? Do you work out in the gym but still cannot make a difference in that little bit of fat under your chin? Would you like to look more […]

Keloid Removal

I have been recently writing in my blog about scar treatment strategies and keloid removal. I wanted to write today about one of our greatest keloid removal success stories. This gentleman had suffered with a very large keloid on the side of his head. He had undergone multiple injections and surgeries with other physicians, only […]

Gauged Earlobe Repair in Richmond, Va.

Sometimes what seems like a good idea when we are 19 doesn’t quite fit when we get older and more mature. This where gauged earlobe repair comes in. I have repaired patients gauged earlobes when they were entering the military, were looking for a new job, or just decided that they didn’t like the look […]

Scar Prevention

If you have lived life, you have scars. It might be a leftover memory from that bike crash when you were 6 or a battle wound from defending your better-half’s honor. Although it is impossible to avoid scars all together, there are several things that can be done to help minimize their appearance and their […]

Acne Scars

For millions of people, acne scars can be a long lasting source of embarrassment and frustration. The truth is that acne scars can be some of the most difficult of all scars to treat, and there is no one perfect solution that can treat all acne scars. I have found that a combination of modalities […]

Rhinoplasty Recovery

One of the biggest concerns I hear from patients when considering a Rhinoplasty is how long will the healing process take and when will they feel comfortable seeing their friends or going out in public. I take passion in continuously honing my personal surgical techniques to perform the best nasal surgery as possible with the […]

Botox Injections for Headaches

Botox or other botulinum derivatives such as Xeomin and Dysport can give hope to millions of people who suffer from debilitating headaches. Originally used to help treat forehead wrinkles, the discovery that Botox can prevents headaches was somewhat accidental. Patients who used Botox for cosmetic purposes began to report to their surgeons that they noticed […]

Nonsurgical Nosejob Rhinoplasty Virginia

Until very recently, changing the appearance of your nose meant having to undergo a surgical procedure known as rhinoplasty- commonly known as a nose-job.  Now, by utilizing the latest in cosmetic fillers, many of the same changes to the appearance of the nose can be obtained in 15 minutes or less with no downtime. After numbing […]

Keloid Scars

New treatment option for the permanent and painless removal of keloid scars. The mainstay of therapy for keloid scars has been either injection with steroids with the hope of gradual shrinking or surgical excision. Both of these options often failed and resulted in the recurrence of the keloid. CryoShape is a new treatment that uses […]

Scar Treatment Using Stem Cells

Not long ago I wrote a post about an exciting new tool to help with scar treatment which used our own body’s stem cells to heal itself. It is known as extracellular matrix. This treatment has been originally developed to help patients suffering from chronic non healing wounds as a result of diseases such as […]

Rhinoplasty Nose Surgery Richmond Va

Rhinoplasty is not always a cosmetic procedure. The nose may take on an unnatural shape after an injury, or may have a weakened framework that interferes with breathing. In these cases, a reconstructive or functional rhinoplasty can help restore a natural appearing nose that also allows for effective breathing. There are many people who are […]

New Options for Scar Treatment and Removal

The salamander’s claim to fame has always been its ability to regenerate body parts that have been lost to a hungry bird or fish. Human fetuses can repair tissue in the womb without any evidence of scarring. Thanks to a new product known as Matristem TM extracellular matrix, surgeons are now able to help patients […]

Rhinoplasty and Septoplasty without nasal packing

One of the biggest fears that patients have when contemplating nasal surgery is the thought of having their nose packed after surgery. Here is the good news: you don’t need nasal packing. Some surgeons use long strips of gauze placed on both sides of the nose to prevent blood clots or to stabilize the septum (middle […]

Gauged ear repair in Richmond

  Trends in style and personal appearance are constantly changing. Most of the time, there are few long term consequences to the choices we make about how we look: too short a hairstyle? It will grow out. Wrong color of lipstick? Just wipe it off and start over. However, sometimes the choices we made in […]

Chin Implants and Reductions

Our chin is one of the most important, yet overlooked, features of our face. The chin is a keystone feature for achieving harmony and balance with other areas of the face. It has been well documented that a balanced chin stirs an innate psychological response when we look at a person’s face and subconsciously judge […]

Taking the Pain out of Botox and Dermal Fillers in Richmond, Va

Cosmetic Injections As no one really relishes the thought of a needle in their face, many people fear Botox and other dermal fillers like Juvederm, Radiesse, Bellafill or Belotero. I have spent a great deal of time perfecting my technique and am constantly searching for new methods to make injections as pain- and bruise-free as possible. I […]

Earn Botox Brilliant Distinctions Points to shop

Do you like to shop online at stores like Ann Taylor, Gap, or Best Buy? Do you enjoy Botox and Juvederm products? Then you might as well earn Brilliant Distinction points while you shop!  Allergan has just launched BD Mall.  Log into your Brilliant Distinctions account, look for the BD Mall link, and view the […]

Sinus Headache Relief

Facial pain, pressure, congestion and feeling tired are the hallmarks of a sinus infection. One of the more exciting developments in the treatment of sinus infections and headaches is balloon sinuplasty. This is a minimally invasive procedure performed in our office under local anesthesia. Many people have heard of angioplasty, where a small catheter is […]

Plastic Surgery at the Grammy Awards

It was a big night at the Staples Center in the cosmetic surgery center of the universe, otherwise known as Los Angeles. I was excited that The Black Keys and Mumford and Sons walked away with a lion’s share of awards; they were well deserved. If you have not checked out these bands, they are […]

New Treatment for Acne Scars, Keloids, or Surgical Scars

Treating and removing acne scars, keloids or surgical scars has been a passion of mine since I became a Facial Plastic Surgeon. I believe helping people overcome embarrassment about facial scars and improving their appearance by reducing these scars can truly bring out the natural, confident you. Traditional methods of scar treatment and improvement include […]

Discounts on Botox and Juvederm right here in Richmond

Travis Shaw, MD is proud to announce its participation in the rewards program sponsored by Allergan Inc, makers of Botox, Juvederm and Latisse. The program lets you earn points each time you visit our office for a cosmetic treatment, and then easily cash in the points for discounts the next time you come in. The […]

Can My Nose Make Me Run Faster?

Richmond is rapidly becoming one of the most active sports and recreation areas in the nation. We have more and more amateur running races every year, expansions of the biking trails, the Nissan Xterra series, and the 2015 World Cycling Championships on the horizon. Richmond was recently voted “Best Town Ever” by Outside magazine. It […]