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Mary Ella Carter, MD FACS, LLC

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

The VBeam Laser is Up and Running!

We are happy to announce that our new VBeam® Perfecta laser is ready to use! So, what exactly is the VBeam®? Well, the VBeam® is a pulsed-dye laser that uses dye to generate various colors of laser beams, which are delivered in pulses. The VBeam® is a very versatile laser that is programmed to target individual spots. […]

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Why Can’t You Wear White After Labor Day?

In our office this week, we had a patient pose the question – “Why Can’t You Wear White After Labor Day?” It makes sense to wear white in the summer, especially in the DC heat. After a little research, we discovered that the adage goes back to the 1900s, when wives of high society clashed with […]

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How does humidity effect our skin?

Summer in DC is humid, and this month has been no exception. This has had us wondering how the humidity effects our skin. Research has shown that a little humidity can be a good thing for keeping your skin soft and hydrated – however, when the water in the air tops 50 percent or more, it […]

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What can the Vbeam Laser do for you?

This week we are very excited to be welcoming the Vbeam Perfecta Laser to our practice! Many patients have asked what the Vbeam can do – here are some of the many Vbeam procedures that will be available with Dr. Carter: Acne Scars Facial & Spider Veins Leg Veins Pigmented Lesions Rosacea Scar Treatment Striae […]

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Abby will be playing in the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup!

Our very own Abby Gustaitis, who worked in Dr. Carter’s office as medical assistant, has been asked to play in the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup! We loved having Abby help us here in the office and we wish her the best in her future rugby and medical endeavors. We are so proud of you Abby! […]

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Happy 4th of July – The Vbeam Laser is Coming

We have already begun celebrating the 4th of July with the addition of our brand new Vbeam Laser! Dr. Carter is very happy to announce that starting this fall she will be able to treat our patients with the gold standard in laser technology, the Candela Vbeam Perfecta Laser. This technology will be able treat […]

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Happy Fathers Day!

Fathers Day is this Sunday, June 18th! Dr. Carter and our staff would like to celebrate fatherhood and all of the wonderful fathers in our lives. Take a moment to learn more about the history of fathers day: http://www.history.com/topics/holidays/fathers-day

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Mission Trip!

This month Dr. Carter will be embarking on a medical mission trip to Dakar, Senegal. She and her assistant Swathi have been invited by the local embassy, and will be operating on pediatric cases including repairs of cleft palates, trauma wounds, and conjoined limbs. While in Dakar, Dr. Carter will also be teaching several workshops […]

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Guest Post – Madeleine Brennan on Sunscreen

This week we have been fortunate enough to have high school student Madeleine Brennan assisting us in the office. In addition to shadowing during Dr. Carters’ procedures, Madeleine gave a great presentation on sunscreen that we are happy to share here. Madeleine will soon be graduating from the Potomac School to attend Columbia University majoring […]

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day! To all of the mothers out there… we owe everything to you! Please enjoy the sweet Youtube clip posted below in honor of mothers and the special, invaluable relationships we have with them. Click here to watch, and may all of you moms feel extra cherished this coming Sunday.       […]

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