Eyelift: What You Should Know

Are you frustrated by your tired, sagging eyes?

Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery is a surgical procedure that can reduce the baggy or droopy apperance of the eyes. Eyelid surgery can rejuvenate and refresh the apperance of the face and offers long-lasting results. Annapolis plastic surgeon Dr. Henry Sandel provides beautiful, natural-looking results.

If you are looking to wake up your apperance and get rid of those tired eyes, you may consider an eyelift. The blepharoplasty surgery has a high success rate and leaves little to no visible scaring. Patients enjoy a more refreshed apperance for many years.

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What can a blepharoplasty achieve?

  • Improve the appearance of droopy upper or lower eyelid
  • Relive heavy eyelids or eyelids that feel tired
  • Reduce puffiness or swelling around the eyes
  • Allow the eyes to appear brighter and more refreshed

Am I a good candidate for eyelid surgery?

Dr. Sandel will help you determine which treatment will yield your optimal results during your personalized consultation. Eyelid surgery tends to be best for older patients looking to reduce excess eye skin for a more youthful, refreshed appearance.

Is there a long recovery period for eyelid surgery?

While recovery periods will vary, most patients recover in about five days. Most patients have a pinkish apperance and minimal swelling or slight bruising that will fade within a week or so.

Are there non-surgical alternatives to blepharoplasty?

Yes! Dr. Sandel offers several non-surgical alternatives to eyelid lifts. While non-surgical alternatives are not as long-lasting, they can offer beautiful results and are ideal for younger patients. Juvederm, Restylane, and Botox are all suitable alternatives to eyelid surgery that can provide similar results.

Schedule a Consultation

If you want to rejuvenate your apperance, contact Sandel Center of Annapolis MD. We provide personalized consultation and one-on-one visits with Dr. Sandel. We provide our patients with cosmetic procedures that can help them achieve the best version of themselves. Call our Annapolis, MD cosmetic office or click here to request a consultation.

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Look Better with Botox

At Sandel Center, we strive to help you achieve the best version of your self. We help patients get results that accentuate and improve their natural beauty. Botox is an FDA approved cosmetic treatment that has been shown to be effective for the temporary treatment of fine lines and wrinkles. Botox, when properly administered, can take years off a patients appearance. 
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About Botox®

Annapolis cosmetic doctors Dr. Henry Sandel and Dr. Clair Duggal offer natural and effective results using regular Botox injections.  Our doctors are highly trained and have years of experience using Botox to reduce the appearance of aging skin. 

Most patients enjoy the benefits of a Botox treatment for up to four months.  The Botox works by paralyzing the muscles that create wrinkles. By preventing movement of the muscles skin appears firmer, smoother and younger. 

Patients enjoy almost immediate results after injections. Patients typically experience little to no discomfort and downtimes are minimal, with most patients returning to their daily routines right after their injections. 

Why Botox?

Looking and feeling your best can be good for you, simply put. Botox can improve your self-confidence and make you feel more in control of your aging process. With improved and highly skilled techniques, our Sandel Center Doctors can administer Botox for highly natural and beautiful results with out the frozen or stiff look.

Choosing Dr. Sandel for Botox

Dr. Sandel has recently been named by Allergan, Inc., the makers of Botox® Cosmetic, as the number one injector of Botox® in Annapolis. The Sandel Center has also been awarded the Brilliant Distinctions Customer Loyalty program. This gives our patients exclusive discounts on all Allergan, Inc. products such as Botox®, Juvéderm®, and Latisse®.

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Do You Wish You Had A More Defined Profile?

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Dr. Sandel offers chin augmentation treatments that can help to define the facial profile. A small or receding chin line can make the face appear sunken, and even make the patients look older than they really are. For many patients a chin augmentation procedure can fill out the face, giving the face a more defined appearance.

Treatment for receding chin lines varies depending on a patients condition and cosmetic goals. Dr. Sandel is a highly trained facial plastic surgeon. He can assist patients in choosing the treatment plan that will best meet their goals and offer optimal results.

Treatment options include but are not limited to:

  • Adjusting Chin Bone
  • Reducing Size of Chin Bone
  • Liposuction to remove fatty tissue
  • Chin Implant

Choosing A Chin Implant

Chin implants are ideal for patients that lack sufficient bone structure. An implant comes in a wide range of shapes and sizes for personalized treatment. Patients will work with Dr. Sandel to choose the chin implant that will provide a natural looking jaw line for a beautiful result.

A well-defined chin can improve the aesthetics of the facial profile. Chin implants can balance facial esthetics creating a more natural and cohesive appearance. Patients typically enjoy a renewed sense of confidence and years of a more defined, natural and beautiful look.

Schedule A Consulation

If you are unhappy with the look of your chin or feel self-conscious when you see your profile, contact Annapolis, MD Sandel Center. Our team of highly trained doctors and staff can help you improve the aesthetics of your face for a natural result.

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A Day At The Spa

The Sandel Center of Annapolis, MD offers Medical Spa treatments for a range of skin conditions.Skin conditions range from mild to serious and should always be addressed by a medical professional. Dark spots, moles, and red blotches or severe acne can be treated. Medical Spa treatments can improve the texture, color, and appearance of the skin.
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Medical Skin Conditions

There are a number of medical skin conditions that make the skin appear aged, or leave embarrassing red or brown spots on the face. Proper diagnosis allows for effective treatment. Our aesthetician can help patients diagnosis their medical skin conditions so that they may seek the treatment necessary to improve the appearance of their skin.

  • Rosacea
  • Acne
  • Sun Exposure
  • Aging Skin
  • Melasma

Medical Spa Treatments

Your treatment plan will be uniquely tailored to your cosmetic needs and goals. Our aesthetician will help you select the medical spa treatments that are right for you. For some patients a combination of plastic surgery treatements and spa treatments may offer optimal results.

  • Microdermabrasion: Microdermabrasion removes dead skin cells and debris with an abrasion wand and light vacuum suction. Excellent for most skin types.
  • Dermaplaning: Dermaplaning removes dead skin by shaving it off with a sterile medical blade. Dermaplaning also rids the skin of fine vellus hair (peach fuzz). Excellent for most skin types, including sensitive skin.
  • Chemical Peels: We offer a wide variety of chemical peels that vary in intensity. Our peels are designed to treat a wide range of problematic skin conditions, such as fine lines and wrinkles, melasma (mask of pregnancy), uneven skin tone, age spots, sun damage, acne and acne scarring.
  • Medical Grade Skin Care: Medical (also known as cosmeceutical) grade skin care products offer potent, scientifically tested ingredients proven to deliver noticeable results.

Meet Our Annapolis, MD Aesthetician

Heather Hultzer, LE. is our lead medical aesthetician. Heather is is a compassionate and highly trained aesthetician who is clinically trained and certified to diagnose and treat a range of medical skin conditions. Heather provides each patient with personalized treatment plans to address any medical concerns as well as to meet their cosmetic goals. TO learn more about how medical spa treatments can improve the appearance of your skin, or what other cosmetic treatments may be able to rejuvenate your look, contact the Sandel Center., or scheudle your consultaiton online.

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How To Reverse The Signs of Skin Damage

RosaceaYears of sun exposure can damage the skin, especially in sensitive regions like the face and neck. Skin damage leaves the skin looking dry and aged. Sun exposure can create deep wrinkles and unsightly brown spots. Annapolis, MD cosmetic surgeon Dr. Henry Sandel offers laser treatments for the reversal of sun damage.

The Innovation of Laser Therapy

Laser skin treatments have changed the way plastic surgeons treat sun spots. Laser therapy can drastically improve the texture and look of the skin while minimizing the visibility of dark spots and reducing the appearance of fine lines. Laser treatments allow for shorter to no downtimes and reduce the risk of scarring and pigmentation changes generally associated with traditional chemical peels.

Sun Damage Laser Treatment Options

  • Sciton BBL: This noninvasive treatment is highly effective for treating aging and sun damaged skin. Dr. Sandel can control the intensity of each treatment targeting key areas of the skin for optimal results. Sciton BBL requires little to no downtime post-treatment.
  • CO2 Laser Peel: Lumenis CO2 laser resurfacing offers smoother, healthier and more vibrant facial skin. The laser is used to improve texture and even the pigment of the skin while smoothing fine wrinkles. This laser can be customized to suit your skin type and is most commonly a one-time treatment.
  • Fractional CO2 Laser: Fractional CO2 lasers can drastically improve the appearance of deep wrinkles, skin tone, and scars. Fractional lasers help improve natural skin laxity for a refreshed more youthful appearance. This laser treatment can be tailored to your skin type and targets your cosmetic concerns. One treatment is all that is required and downtime is generally about 7 days.

Schedule A Consultation

If you are looking to reduce the signs of sun damage and aging, contact our Annapolis, MD cosmetic center. Dr. Sandel is a board certified plastic surgeon that offers comprehensive treatment plans that address a full range of cosmetic concerns. Our team works together to help enhance the best version of you. Schedule your cosmetic consultation today!

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Stay Sun-Safe

skin cancer Annapolis sandel centerThe sun is out and everyone is eager to enjoy the warmer weather. But as the days grow longer and the air warmer be sure your skin is well protected. May is skin cancer awareness month so Dr. Sandel wants remind all of his patients that sun damage is the leading cause of wrinkles and fine lines, and it causes skin cancer. It is important to protect your skin for your health and well-being. Extended sun exposure is a known health risk. The Annapolis, MD Sandel Center has some recommendations on how to stay sun-safe anytime you are out enjoying the sun.

Skin Cancer Awareness

Skin cancer is one of the most common types of cancer and if caught early, can be effectively treated. The most common regions patients develop skin cancer are highly exposed regions of the body such as the face, neck, arms, and hands. We often see an increase of skin cancer on the left side of the body on patients who do a lot of driving. Basal cell carcinoma is the most common cancer followed by squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma. Every type of skin cancer shows differently and some are more aggressive than others.

If you notice any abnormal marks on your body or changes in freckles or birthmarks, be sure to contact Dr. Sandel. Dr. Sandel may recommend you receive a biopsy if there is a concern for cancer. If the lesion needs to be removed, you can trust that Dr. Sandel will remove and repair the area with the utmost care and expertise to ensure the least amount of scarring. Dr. Sandel offers a range of skin cancer treatments and reconstructive surgery including Mohs surgery for cancer in sensitive areas.

This chart from the Skin Cancer Foundation can help you identify suspicious skin markings that should be checked by a medical professional.
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Protect Your Skin

There are many ways to enjoy the sun while keeping your skin protected. Dr. Sandel recommends wearing sunscreen on exposed skin every day of the year. Many moisturize contain sunscreen and can help keep your skin from becoming damaged. If you are going to be spending an extended amount of time in the sun during the warmer months be sure to use a higher SPF sunscreen for maximum protection. Wearing a large brimmed hat while outdoors can help keep the sun off of your sensitive facial skin that is most susceptible to sun damage.

If you notice any changes in your skin or believe you may have the signs of skin cancer, schedule a visit to the Sandel Center as soon as possible. Early diagnosis is your best chance at effective treatment. Contact our Annapolis office or schedule an appointment online.

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Laser Hair Removal, Perfect for Summer

489773299Razors are expensive and shaving is time-consuming. Do not waste your precious summer time shaving. The Sandel Center of Annapolis, MD offers laser hair removal for all that unsightly, unwanted hair- anywhere. Laser hair removal can eliminate hair in any region of your body that you wish to remain hairless giving you more time doing what you love with confidence.

How Laser Hair Removal Works

Dr. Sandel uses a state of the art laser on the targeted area to destroy the hair follicle. The laser targets the follicles under the skin, ruining their ability to regrow hair. Some patients experience minor swelling or redness that clears quickly. Most patients are surprised at how comfortable the treatment is. Some compare it to a small rubber band snap against your skin.

Dr. Sandel will meet with you in a one on one consultation to determine if laser hair removal will achieve your desired results. Dr. Sandel will discuss all pre-treatment instructions with you and help you determine how many sessions you will require for ultimate results. Your treatment will be performed in the comfort of our Annapolis, MD Sandel Center.

Most patients resume their normal activities post treatment and can return to work immediately. This outpatient procedure can increase confidence and leave you worry free. Feeling confident that your skin is smooth and hairless can help you enjoy your life to the fullest. Dr. Sandel can help you build a skin treatment plan that will achieve your cosmetic goals and leave you feeling younger and more beautifully you.

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Patient Success Stories

Annapolis Facelift Before and After PhotoThe Sandel Center for Plastic Surgery located in Annapolis, MD provides natural and beautiful aesthetic results. Our team has built our practice around the well-being and satisfaction of our patients. We want everyone who comes to The Sandel Center to feel welcomed and calm while they rejuvenate and make their cosmetic goals come true.

Our Team

Our center for plastic surgery is run by Dr. Henry Sandel a highly trained and experienced doctor that offers his patients a skilled artistic eye and compassionate discreet care. Dr. Claire Duggal provides comprehensive facial and full body plastic surgery with training from the prestigious Emory Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery training program. Heather Hultzer is our medical aesthetician offering a full range of skin treatments.

Annapolis Center For Plastic Surgery, MD

Our dedicated and loyal patients are what make us great. We love hearing from our patients new and returning. We wanted to share some of our patient’s success stories with you. If you have any cosmetic concerns, contact our Annapolis office to schedule a consultation. Our caring staff will help you begin your journey towards achieving your ideal aesthetics. Our center provides a full range of cosmetic treatments surgical and non surgical from Botox and fillers to full facelifts, and reconstruction and trauma surgery.

Dr. Sandel and his team are exceptional. My son and I have been patients of his for the past 10 years. The addition of Heather Hultzer, was a wonderful move — her facials and medical spa treatments have greatly improved my aging skin. Christina M.

There are many plastic surgeons throughout MD, Dr. Sandel, however, has a gift and is an artist of plastic surgery. I had a deviated septum and wanted to reshape my nose at the same time. Dr. Sandel worked his magic. I can breath and am actually so proud to take a profile picture. I love my new nose. Thank you, Dr. Sandel. Z. Gokay

Everyone at the Sandel Center is absolutely wonderful, friendly, helpful and professional. I was extremely impressed with Dr. Sandel at first meeting… his professionalism, kindness, understanding and knowledge were extremely impressive and made me feel comfortable and at ease with my decision to proceed with the procedures. He was straightforward and upfront with what to expect. I would do it all over with him in a heartbeat. Beth P.

I have seen to Dr. Sandel for facial fillers. I have found him to be congenial, friendly and very forthcoming with answers to my questions. I am always impressed by his kindness and gentleness which in my opinion, coupled with his skill, scores him a #10 among our Annapolis Plastic Surgeons. He recently treated me with fillers on my nasolabial folds, lips, marionette lines, and cheeks. I was a bit anxious but experienced very little downtime or bruising. Dr. Sandel seems to know exactly where to place the injections to net the best results. I am very pleased with the noticeable difference in my appearance. I have complete trust and confidence in his abilities. Alexandra N.

Schedule A Consultation

At Annapolis’ Sandel Center, every patient is treated on an individual basis. Dr. Sandel will meet with you to build a comprehensive treatment plan that will meet your goals and leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Contact the Sandel Center to schedule your appointment or use our online form.

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Bring Balance To Your Face

Annapolis Rhinoplasty by Plastic Surgeon Dr. SandelRhinoplasty, or a “nose job” can help improve the aesthetic of your face, and may help you breathe better. For patients who have a nose too big for their face, or have a large nasal tip, rhinoplasty can soften the appearance and help your nose blend in better with your face. Dr. Henry Sandel offers years of experience and an artistic aesthetic eye for natural-looking rhinoplasties.

Balanced Facial Esthetics

The goal of rhinoplasty is to create a nose that flows with the patient’s overall appearance. After your rhinoplasty, your nose will help accentuate your best features like your eyes or smile instead of being a distraction. Through a comprehensive and personal consultation, you and Dr. Sandel will build a new nose through digital imaging so you can see what the predicted results will look like. Understanding what your new nose will look like can help ease anxiety and make you feel confident going into your procedure.

Dr. Sandel provides patients with his skilled technique for natural looking and long lasting results. Typically performed under light anesthesia, rhinoplasty is an outpatient treatment. Dr. Sandel will reshape your nose through removing, adding or rearranging the existing nose structure. Depending on your cosmetic goals and personal health, Dr. Sandel will choose to enter your nose internally or externally. Your entire procedure will be thoroughly explained to you prior to treatment.

Reshaping your nose can offer patients a renewed sense of confidence. Large, or misshapen noses can often be embarrassing or distracting. Dr. Sandel can help you achieve the natural and balanced look of a more symmetrical face.

Insurance & Consultations

Your rhinoplasty may be covered by your insurance company. If you have difficulty breathing due to a depressed nasal valve or deviated septum, your insurance plan may cover all or part of your procedure. Our staff can help you maximize your health insurance benefits. To find out how rhinoplasty can help you breath better and feel more confident in your appearance, contact our Annapolis Plastic Surgery Center.

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Laser Technology For Smoother Skin

laser skin treatments annapolisThe sun is one of the number one causes for wrinkles, fine lines, and age spots on the face. The more time you spend in the sun throughout your life, the more likely you are to develop sun damage or loose elasticity. Laser skin treatments are an effective way to combat the signs of aging caused by extended sun exposure. Annapolis doctor Dr. Henry Sandel offers Laser skin services at his treatment center.

Laser Skin Therapy: Know Your Options

  • Sciton BBL: With the use of broadband light, the BBL device is a noninvasive laser therapy that is effective in treating signs of sun damage and aging such as small facial veins, rosacea, brown spots, port wine stains, and hyperpigmentation. BBL uses a special light and a series of filters to target problem areas. On average three sessions are needed to experience optimal results. BBL requires no downtime and is virtually pain-free.
  • CO2 Laser Peel: Lumenis CO2 Superficial Laser Resurfacing can provide smoother, more vibrant skin. CO2 Laser peel utilizes CO2 fractionated laser technology and targets the outermost layer of skin to smooth, even tone and tighten. CO2 laser peel is the ideal treatment for uneven skin tone, sun damage, immediate smoothing, and adjusting pore size. Dr. Sandel can adjust and customize the treatment in order to provide you with your desired results.
  • Fractional CO2 Laser: Fractional CO2 Lasers provide dramatic results. This laser is able to smooth deep wrinkles, fade scars and improve the laxity of your skin. Using innovative microbeams Fractional CO2 lasers allow for a deeper skin rejuvenation. The lasers improve the collagen production and allow for faster healing times. With just one treatment you can see noticeable results. Dr. Sandel recommends patients sustain from makeup use for up to 7 days.

At Annapolis’ Sandel Center, every patient is treated on an individual basis. Dr. Sandel will meet with you to build a comprehensive treatment plan that will meet your goals and leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Contact the Sandel Center to schedule your appointment or use our online form.

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512253945If you are seeking a more youthful appearance, without the risks associated with surgery, Sculptra™ may be the cosmetic treatment for you. Sculptra is an injectable collagen stimulator designed to offer patients gradual, natural looking, and lasting results. Annapolis Sandel Center for Facial Plastic Surgery offers Sculptra treatments in the comfort of their welcoming medical office. Dr. Henry Sandel and Dr. Claire Duggal use premier surgical and non surgical cosmetic treatments to offer patients natural looking results with optimal aesthetics.

Sculptra™ Annapolis MD

Sculptra does not offer instant results. What it does offer is long lasting results, that provide a smooth, soft, youthful and natural appearance. Sculptra works by gradually stimulating your body’s natural collagen production. Because Sculptra uses your body’s natural collagen results are natural and not stiff or plastic looking.

How Long Does Sculptra Last

Studies show that Sculptra can effectively last for up to 2 years. Because Sculptra aids your body in in stimulating natural collagen growth, the effects can be long lasting.

How Many Treatments Will I Need

Dr. Sandel and Dr. Duggal believe in individualized care for each patient. During a consultations, they will discuss your personal cosmetic goals, and determine what treatment will be best for you. Sculptra treatment time will depend on the extent of your facial folds and lines. Sculptra treatments consist on average of about 3 to 4 injections, 6 to 8 weeks apart.

What Areas of My Face Will Sculptra Work On
Because Sculptra utilizes your body’s natural collagen production to fill out the face, it does not need bone structures like other fillers. Sculptra can help to fill out the hollowness in the cheeks, or deep lines around the mouth and chin.

Schedule A Consultation Annapolis, MD

Find out what cosmetic treatment is right for a more youthful you. Contact Annapolis Sandel Center. Our compassionate and highly trained staff will assist you with any questions you may have and schedule your one-on-one consultation.

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Refresh Droopy Eyelids

Are you feeling frustrated by your droopy eyelids? Do you notice them sagging more and more as you age? Saggy eyelids can make you look constantly tired and prematurely age your appearance. Saggy and puffy eyelids are a common cosmetic concern that can occur as we age. When botox and fillers just no longer produce the rejuvenated look you desire, it may be time to ask your cosmetic surgeon about eyelid surgery.

Annapolis plastic surgeons Dr. Henry Sandel and Dr. Claire Duggal offer surgical and non-surgical options to treat sagging eyelids. After a comprehensive exam and consultation, Dr. Sandel or Dr. Duggal will determine what options will work best for your unique needs and goals. Together, we will build a comprehensive treatment plan to achieve the results you want.

Eyelid surgical rejuvenation is recommended for patients who will not, or are no longer seeing results from other treatment options due to the severity of the eyelid sagging, puffiness and swelling. Eyelid surgery is safe and offers long lasting results with minimal risk. There are two eyelid surgeries that target different parts of the eye and cosmetic concerns.

Upper Eyelid Surgery

Treats: Droopy or heavy eyelids
Process: A small incision is made in the crease of the upper eyelid and the excess skin is removed, lighting the weight of your eyelid. Sutures will be placed to close the incision.
Recovery: Approximately 5 days from surgery sutures are removed. Minimal swelling and bruising will subside in about 2 weeks.
Eyelids appear lighter and rejuvenated. Many patients look less tired, and report feeling like they appear younger.

Lower Eyelid Surgery

Treats: Improves puffy under eye “bags”
Process: An incision is made along the lash line or smile crease to reduce visibility of scarring. Excess fat, muscle and skin are removed and then the incision is closed. Some patients will request that excess fat is moved to their cheeks for a fuller and more youthful appearance.
Recovery: Most patients will be fully recovered in about 2 weeks. 5 days post op the sutures will be removed and patients will have some minor swelling and bruising.
Results: Reducing puffiness under the eyes can leave patients looking refreshed and feeling more youthful and confident.

Visit Annapolis Sandel Center

If you have been wanting a long lasting solution to puffy and sagging eyelids, eyelid surgery may be the cosmetic treatment option for you. Consult with Dr. Duggal or Dr. Sandel to find out what your best options are for your unique goals. Contact Annapolis Sandel Center today, or schedule an appointment online.

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Which Chemical Peel Is Best For You?

RosaceaIs the skin on your face looking dull, aged by the sun, do you have fine lines or acne scars? Do you suffer from hyperpigmentation that makes you feel self conscious? A cosmetic peel may produce the fresh faced results you are seeking. Cosmetic peels remove dead and dry layers of skin leaving behind a youthful radiant glow.

The Sandel Center offers a variety of chemical peel procedures at their convenient Annapolis MD location. These chemical peels can offer you smoother, brighter looking skin and renewed confidence. Aesthetician Heather Hultzer and cosmetic surgeons Dr. Henry Sandel and Dr. Claire Duggal will work together to create the most effective comprehensive cosmetic skin treatment plan for you.

Melange Minipeel

If you suffer from melasma, a stubborn hyperpigmentation of the skin on the face, Melanage mini peel may be the treatment you need. The Sandel Center team can help you determine if this treatment is appropriate for your condition.

VI Peel

A popular chemical peel, the VI peel is a highly effective blend that can improve skin texture and tone. The VI peel can reduce the appearance of age spots, hyperpigmentation, freckles and acne. By stimulating the product of collagen and elastin in your skin the VI peel can result in firmer, glowing skin.


Quick acting and effective, Moistupeel is a chemical peel that moisturizes while gently exfoliating. Moistupeel leaves the skin soft and smooth without the common dryness and peeling left by other chemical peels.

Obagi Blue Peel Radiance

Obagi requires 4 to 6 peels for optimal results but requires little to no downtime. Obagi Blue Peel is salicylic acid- based and is appropriate for a wide range of skin types, revealing a new layer of healthy, radiant skin.

Turn back the clock on the signs of aging and face the world with renewed skin- and confidence. Contact the Sandel Center in Annapolis, MD to schedule a consultation. Aesthetician Heather Hultzer and Dr. Sandel will recommend the most effective treatment for you and can recommend professional skin care to help maintain results and reduce future damage.

Posted in: Facial Skin Rejuvenation, Uncategorized

Chin Up! Tighten Sagging Skin

Close up view on senior denturesLoosening of the skin below the chin is a common and problematic cosmetic condition. As you age, the muscles and the skin in the neck and lower face lose tone and elasticity, often creating hanging jowls under the chin. This can prematurely age your appearance, making you look much older and more tired.

Don’t be intimidated by extensive surgery and long recovery times – today’s technology has streamlined facial procedures making the process quicker, less invasive, and will often have you back on your feet in just a few hours. Surgical options are more regionally focused, and there are now options that omit surgery entirely. Don’t waste any more time feeling anxious or self conscious about your sagging neckline.

What Are My Options?

Laser Skin Tightening : CO2 Laser

The Lumenis Ultrapulse® Encore CO2 laser system is a state of the art laser that targets fine lines and discoloration and helps to tone skin and counteract the loss of elasticity in the neck. The Sandel Center of Annapolis offers this revolutionary technology. Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Henry Sandel can help those who show early signs of loss of tightness. Dr. Sandel will often suggest using CO2 laser in combination with other treatments.

Facelift Surgery

If surgery is the right route for you, rest assured the procedure has evolved over the past ten years. Previously, the only surgical option was a full face lift. With advancement in technology, Dr. Sandel is able to attend to each part of the face separately, and plans for treatment of each zone accordingly. Incisions are smaller and less noticeable, leaving minimal scarring in unnoticed areas. This method makes the surgery more effective, and helps Dr. Sandel create the exact results you desire. As an outpatient procedure, the healing process takes just 7-10 days, but creates long lasting amazing results.

Whatever procedure you select, know that by choosing The Sandel Center of Annapolis, MD, you are trusting the best in Facial Plastic Surgery. Get ready to show off a fresher, new you, contact Annapolis cosmetic surgeon Dr. Sandel today!

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A Partnership In Care For Advanced Cosmetic Treatments

The Sandel Center in Annapolis has recently partnered with Annapolis cosmetic surgeon Dr. Claire Duggal. Our goal is to provide the comprehensive range of services and procedures necessary to help you meet your goals- with lasting results that look natural and feel great.

Dr. Sandel and Dr. Duggal have over 30 years of combined experience in cosmetic surgery, facial plastic surgery and cosmetic treatments designed to restore a more youthful appearance. Patients can expect the highest quality of care, personalized to their unique needs, concerns and goals offered in a warm, consultative environment. As a team, Dr. Sandel and Dr. Duggal place your personal safety and physical well being at the forefront of your care in our Annapolis cosmetic center.

Welcome Dr. Claire Duggal

dr. claire duggal annapolis cosmetic surgeonDr. Duggal joins the Sandel Center with an extensive list of educational and professional accomplishments. She is dedicated to the unique health needs and goals of women, offering compassionate care for patients in all stages of life.

She offers cosmetic treatments for both men and women, using advanced technology and techniques that continue to evolve and improve the patient experience- and results!

As a highly trained and accomplished surgeon, Dr. Duggal works with breast cancer patients and survivors to help them regain their sense of confidence with natural looking results from breast reconstruction surgery.

Dr. Duggal is experienced in body sculpting for men and women as well as minimally invasive treatments such as fillers and Botox® Cosmetic. With a keen eye for the aesthetic, she is able to successfully combine her skill and artistry and provide results that are natural in appearance and lasting in integrity.

Schedule A Consultation

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Sandel or Dr. Duggal in our Annapolis cosmetic center, contact us at 410-266-7120 or request an appointment online.

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Rhinoplasty Results From The Sandel Center

Annapolis Rhinoplasty by Plastic Surgeon Dr. Sandel If you are unhappy with the appearance of your nose, then rhinoplasty may be the solution for you. Rhinoplasty aims to help patients who have a nose that is too large for their face or have an enlarged nasal bone or hump deformity. Cosmetic rhinoplasty will help your nose look smaller, softer and more symmetric to better fit your face.

Drs. Sandel and Duggal provide their patients with exceptional care in a relaxing, state-of-the-art environment. Dr. Sandel has performed many rhinoplasty procedures and is a specialist in nose surgery. Patients who want to attain a youthful, natural appearance can turn to rhinoplasty for effective results.

At the Sandel Center, Drs. Sandel and Duggal aim to create a natural look that will not draw attention to the nose. Based on your personal cosmetic goals, most patients will undergo an open rhinoplasty. This procedure takes an external approach for precise and superior results. A closed rhinoplasty is generally used for minor changes with incisions made on the inside of the nose.

Typically rhinoplasty is performed under general anesthesia by a board certified anesthesiologist. Depending on which procedure type is performed, Dr. Sandel will make an incision on the inside of the nose or between the nostrils. This allows Dr. Sandel to reshape the nose by removing, rearranging or adding to the nose structure. After the reshaping process, Dr. Sandel will shape the tissues according to the new structure and close the incision.

After treatment, a splint is applied to aid in the support and proper healing of your nose and is usually removed within one week. Many patients return to work as soon as the splint is removed; however it is possible to return sooner. Bruising and swelling is common after surgery and will decrease slowly with full healing occurring in as little as one month and generally no longer than three months.

Rhinoplasty is a common procedure that is used to improve your breathing, correct the shape of your nose after any sort of trauma or to reshape your nose in a more desirable appearance. If you would like to learn more about this procedure or to discuss your concerns with Drs. Sandel or Duggal, schedule an appointment at our Annapolis office today!

Posted in: Plastic Surgery Annapolis, Rhinoplasty

Keep Your Skin Looking Good this Summer

treatment for sun damage annapolis mdAlthough many of us look forward to summer and warm weather, extended periods of exposure to UVA and UVB rays can be harmful to the skin. Excessive exposure to the sun can cause the most common cancer in the world, skin cancer. While there are ways to protect your skin during the summertime, as we begin to age sun damage becomes more noticeable.

Dark spots, fine lines, wrinkles and freckles can all be caused by sun damage. Annapolis cosmetic surgeon Dr. Sandel offers a range of treatments to repair and even reverse the common signs of sun damage.

Treatments for Sun Damage

CO2 Laser Peel – this treatment option uses a fractionated laser to improve skin texture, wrinkles, and fine lines. This one time treatment provides smooth, healthy, vibrant skin without much downtime.

Fractional CO2 Laser Rejuvenation – this option provides dramatic improvements in treating wrinkles, scars, and uneven skin tone. Using a microbeam, Dr. Sandel is able to pinpoint the precise areas of treatment. While there is about a one-week downtime, this treatment can correct your specific needs.

Sciton BBL (broadband light) – this treatment method is noninvasive and requires about three sessions to optimize results. Sciton BBL is extremely effective in treating skin conditions associated with sun damage by using an Intense Pulse Light.

Lasers have been highly effective for many years in rejuvenating skin due to sun damage. As technology continues to evolve, more advanced lasers have been made available. It has become easier to treat dark spots, wrinkles, and fine lines. Some laser platforms are very superficial and do not require trained knowledge to use them. However, these products do not achieve long-lasting results unlike the treatments used at the Sandel Center.

You can feel at ease receiving treatment from the Sandel Center. Our professional team is committed to providing the utmost care. Dr. Sandel is highly trained and strives to give his patients the best possible with a range of treatment options. He was named “Best Laser Skin Rejuvenation in Annapolis” by What’s Up Magazine Best of Beauty and Fitness in 2014.

Reduce your risk of sun damage and skin cancer and turn back the clock on the signs of aging. Contact the Sandel Center in Annapolis, MD to schedule a consultation. Dr. Sandel will recommend the most effective treatment for you and can recommend professional skin care to help maintain results and reduce future damage.

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Protect Your Skin For Reduced Skin Cancer Risk

skin cancer diagnosis annapolis mdSkin cancer is the most common cancer in the world and involves abnormal cells on the outer layer of skin. Among other causes, ultraviolet radiation is the number one source of skin cancer. With summertime finally here and family vacations approaching, it is important to protect your skin while you have extra exposure to the sun’s UV rays.

Skin cancer may be hard to identify due to the many forms and appearances skin cancer can take. There are three types of skin cancer:

  • Basal cell carcinoma: basal cell carcinoma is the most common form and appears as a skin irritation on the face or neck.
  • Squamous cell carcinoma: squamous cell carcinoma spreads more rapidly through blemishes or lesions.
  • Melanoma: the most aggressive skin cancer, melanoma is easily detected through new-pigmented spots or moles on the skin.

If you are noticing any changes in the skin’s appearance, schedule an appointment with Dr. Sandel for an exam- it could be life saving.

A highly trained specialist, Dr. Sandel can diagnose and treat skin cancer. After an examination, Dr. Sandel may perform a biopsy if he sees a concern for cancer. If a patient needs a lesion removed, Dr. Sandel is qualified to remove and repair the area with the utmost care to reduce scarring. He offers Mohs surgery, and patients are often referred to him from Annapolis and beyond for aesthetically pleasing results.

Although skin cancer is treatable, prevention is essential. Summer months are when the sun’s rays are the strongest that requires extra skin protections. Applying sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or more is a must before hitting the sun. UV radiation is at its peak during the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. If you are unable to avoid the sun during those hours, make sure to apply sunscreen at least 15 minutes before sun exposure and every few hours thereafter. It is also important to take care of children and make sure they are constantly protected from UV rays with sunscreen. The use of a large brimmed hat can provide additional shade for the face and neck area.

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Summer Cosmetic Surgery

Summer is not typically seen as an ideal time for cosmetic surgery procedures since most patients seek to improve their look before swimsuit season begins.  But there are several advantages to using the summer months for needed downtime after surgery.

Patients should consider the amount of downtime needed for their elected surgery before making a commitment. Most businesses tend to have their slowest periods in the summer months and educational professionals may choose their break for needed rest and recovery.

The Sandel- Duggal Center in Annapolis, MD offers cosmetic procedures for the face and body.  Recovery times will vary based on the individual and the procedure being performed.  Contact our office for a complimentary consultation.

Recovery For Facelift Surgery

Annapolis Facelift Before & After PhotoSince it is most difficult to hide the face after facelift surgery, patients tend to allow for two to three weeks of rest at home before returning to work and social functions.  Some swelling and bruising will occur during recovery with scars barely visible in skin creases.  Makeup can be applied during the healing process.  Additional procedures may be recommended to achieve the patient’s desired outcome.

Recovery for Abdominoplasty or “Tummy Tuck”

Abdominoplasty requires one of the longest recovery times in cosmetic surgery.  Four weeks is typically recommended for recovery.  Longer recovery periods are needed when long incisions are involved in the cosmetic procedure. Such procedures include breast lifts and reductions, and thigh, arm and body lifts.

Often, liposuction accompanies abdominoplasty.  A breast lift or breast augmentation may also be combined as part of a “mommy makeover” to help restore a patient’s body after childbirth.

Recovery for Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) & Rhinoplasty

For eyelid surgery, patients can expect to be back to normal social activities in about a week.  Sutures will be removed at 5 days and will be pink in appearance accompanied by minimal bruising and swelling which dissipates in a few weeks.

For rhinoplasty patients, a splint is typical worn for the week following surgery.  At this time, most patients return to work and normal activities.  Mild swelling and bruising will decrease within the following three months.


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Total Body Rejuvenation at the Sandel-Duggal Center


We are excited about our new partnership with Duggal Plastic Surgery and the opportunity to now offer our patients total body rejuvenation–  just in time for summer!  The blending of our two practices allows us to fully service our client’s needs from head to toe.

Dr. Sandel and Dr. Duggal possess an excellent combination of education, experience, finesse and talent that compliment one another and offer their patients the option for full body rejuvenation.

You can still expect the same expert care from Dr. Sandel and his staff for your facial cosmetic surgery and skin rejuvenation needs.  Dr. Sandel continues to be a well- respected leader in the cosmetic and plastic surgery field and offers his patients solutions for the aging face as well as treatment for medical conditions affecting the face and reconstructive facial surgery.

Dr. Sandel’s approach to improving the appearance of the face includes educating the patient on how the face ages.  Earlier this year the Sandel Center was pleased to be a presenting sponsor at What’s Up Magazine’s “The Look” event where he lead a talk on cosmetic solutions for the aging face.

In addition to facial cosmetic and plastic surgery at the Sandel-Duggal Center, Dr. Duggal will now offer patients breast and body services including…

  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Body Contouring
  • Buttock Lift
  • Liposuction
  • Labiaplasty
  • Brachioplasty

We are pleased to offer our patients these services to help them look and feel their absolute best.  Schedule a consultation with Dr. Sandel or Dr. Duggal discuss your concerns and personal goals.



Posted in: Facial Skin Rejuvenation, Plastic Surgeon Annapolis