Non-Surgical Treatments in Richmond

Plastic surgery procedures deliver effective, long-lasting results. However, not everyone is willing or able to undergo invasive cosmetic surgery to achieve their aesthetic goals. Fortunately, Zinsser Plastic Surgery offers a comprehensive range of non-surgical treatment options to help you look and feel your best without the need for scalpels, sutures or extended recovery periods.

To learn how our non-surgical services can help you achieve your cosmetic goals, contact Zinsser Plastic Surgery today online or at 804-474-9805 to schedule your initial consultation. We welcome patients from throughout Virginia, including Richmond, Fredericksburg and Williamsburg.

This page covers the following:

Cosmetic Injectables

Dr. John Zinsser with injector specialist and physician assistant Sarah BurchettCosmetic injectable treatments offer an effective way to address minor facial wrinkles, lines and creases. Although injectable treatments do not deliver outcomes that are as permanent as surgical procedures, injectables are continuously improving, providing beautiful, long-lasting, natural looking results. Our cosmetic injectable options include:

  • BOTOX ® Cosmetic & Dysport
  • Dermal Fillers
    • Juvederm Ultra®
    • Juvederm Ultra Plus®
    • Voluma®
    • Vollure®
    • Volbella®
    • Restylane-L®
    • Restylane Lyft®
    • Restylane Defyne®
    • Restylane Refyne®
    • Radiesse®
    • Sculptra®

With so many injectable treatments to choose from, it’s important to visit our office to discuss which one is right for you. We will evaluate your skin and goals and recommend the option that is best suited to achieve your desired outcome.


HydraFacial at Zinsser Plastic SurgeryHydraFacials are medical-grade resurfacing treatments that hydrate the skin and clean out pores. A HydraFacial can reduce fine lines and wrinkles, increase skin firmness and even out the tone and texture of your skin.

The four-step process involves:

  • Cleansing: Dead skin cells and excess sebum are removed from the skin.
  • Exfoliating: A combination of glycolic and salicylic acids are used to break up any dirt and oil that are clogging the pores.
  • Extracting: Blackheads, oil, dirt and other impurities are essentially vacuumed out with a HydraPeel Tip device.
  • Hydrating: Nourishing, plumping and hydrating serums are simultaneously applied to the skin.

Viora Reaction Radio Frequency Treatments

Viora Reaction is a state-of-the-art radio frequency treatment for skin tightening, cellulite reduction and body contouring. Using multi-frequency channeling and vacuum therapy, the Viora Reaction system provides an unprecedented of level of control and precision.

This completely non-invasive procedure is used to treat loose, wrinkled, crepe-like skin anywhere on the body, including the:

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Upper arms
  • Abdomen
  • Thighs

The Viora Reaction tightens the connective tissues in your skin, delivering immediately visible results. Over time, new collagen forms, further tightening your skin and restoring its youthful vibrancy. Although good results can be achieved with just one or two treatments, up to six treatments are recommended to attain an optimal outcome.


Also referred to as collagen induction therapy, microneedling harnesses the power of your skin’s natural repair system to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, skin texture, pore size, mild scars and more. Using a SkinPen® device, the microneedling process creates microscopic pinpoint wounds in targeted areas of the skin to stimulate collagen and elastin production, improving your skin’s overall condition.

Microneedling is suitable for all skin types. Typically, topical numbing is applied to the skin pre-procedure to make the treatment comfortable. This safe procedure has little to no downtime but clients should expect to possibly experience some redness post procedure and may feel like they have a mild sunburn for 24-48 hours. A series of three treatments is generally recommended to receive optimal results. 

Chemical Peels

Wrinkles, age spots, acne scars and other blemishes can make you appear unhealthy and older than you feel. As you grow older, your body’s natural ability to replace skin cells slows, and a thick layer of dead skin cells can accumulate on your skin’s surface, making your skin look dull and weathered. Chemical peels offer an effective solution to overcoming these common imperfections.

Zinsser Plastic Surgery offers the following chemical peels:

  • Jessner peels
  • PCA peels
  • SkinCeuticals peels
  • TCA peels
  • VI peels

Chemical peels are versatile treatment options that can help your skin look softer, healthier and more supple. At Zinsser Plastic Surgery, we offer a wide array of chemical peels to stimulate circulation and remove skin cells to restore your skin’s vibrant, bright glow.

Laser Hair Removal

For areas of unwanted hair, Zinsser Plastic Surgery can help with advanced laser hair removal. This process allows you to eliminate hair quickly, safely and effectively.

Laser hair removal can be used to treat hair on virtually any part of your body, including your:

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Arms
  • Underarms
  • Back
  • Chest
  • Bikini area
  • Legs

Since hairs do not all grow on the same growth cycle, multiple sessions are necessary to ensure your hair is successfully removed. After the initial sessions, your hair removal will be semi-permanent and only occasional touch-ups will be needed to prevent full re-growth.

IPL Photofacial

A photofacial, or intense pulsed light (IPL) treatment, is an excellent method for correcting age spots and tiny facial blood vessels. During treatment, the skin is cooled while the handpiece disperses disperses bright flashes of light. The light pulses essentially cauterize the pigment of age spots, and the spots vanish in a few days. The procedure also significantly improves facial redness by treating tiny spider veins on the face.

IPL Photofacials are used to treat:

  • Age spots
  • Melasma
  • Freckles
  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Broken capillaries
  • Redness
  • Sun damage

Two to four treatment sessions are typically recommended for optimal results. Recovery time is usually only hours with full results visible in seven to ten days after treatment.

Laser Spider Vein Treatment

The Cynosure laser treats spider veins and broken capillaries. The 1064 wavelength is a direct beam of light that is attracted to the Hemoglobin in the vessel. The vein collapses and is then slowly absorbed by the body and diminishes in a short time period.

Results can sometimes be seen immediately or within three to four weeks. Some patients need to have several treatments depending on the amount of vessels in a particular area. The treatments need to be scheduled four to six weeks apart.

Medical-Grade Facials

Medical grade facials are an excellent way to safely and quickly revitalize your skin and restore your youthful beauty. Our Master Aestheticians will work to understand your goals, evaluate your skin and recommend a customized treatment to reach your desired outcome.

Our medical grade facials can:

  • Moisturize the skin
  • Reverse the visible signs of aging
  • Improve skin tone and texture
  • Alleviate sensitivity and redness
  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reduce breakouts and blemishes


Also called blading or leveling, dermaplaning is a “manual exfoliation” technique that removes fine facial hairs and gently, lightly resurfaces the skin to create a smooth, healthy-looking complexion.

Dermaplaning can address:

  • Dry skin
  • Dull skin
  • Rough texture
  • "Peach fuzz" hairs


Microdermabrasion uses machine-based exfoliation to minimize the appearance of rough texture, fine lines enlarged pores, acne scars and mild sun damage. This treatment is suitable for all skin types.

Laser Facials

If fine lines and wrinkles are your main concerns, this treatment may become your go-to favorite. The Laser Facial focuses on generating new collagen through a very comfortable heating of the upper dermis. There is no downtime and patients can expect minimal to no post-treatment redness or swelling.

Patients with mild wrinkling respond best to this treatment. A series of three is recommended but treatments can also be purchased individually. This procedure is suitable for all skin types.

Laser Skin Resurfacing

The advanced laser skin resurfacing treatments available at Zinsser Plastic Surgery encompass a broad range of health and beauty applications. Utilizing Pixel Perfect  laser technology, our skilled laser technician can effectively treat:

  • Facial wrinkles and fine lines
  • Acne scarring
  • Sun damage

Pixel Perfect is an aesthetic laser treatment that lifts away years from your face. This technology stimulates new collagen formation to improve your skin's texture and tone. Pixel works by creating thousands of microscopic perforations, but the skin around each of these perforations remains intact. This allows your skin's top layer to heal very rapidly.

Jet Peel

This refreshing treatment provides beautiful results in just one session. Benefits include:

  • Deep cleansing
  • Exfoliation
  • Hydration
  • Oxygenation

The jet peel is chemical free and anti-inflammatory. Suitable for all skin types and conditions. 

ReVive Vaginal Rejuvenation

Labia laxity is a common issue for many women. It can result from the natural aging process, childbirth, genetics, trauma or extreme weight loss. ReVive vaginal rejuvenation treatment can help.

The ReVive system utilizes bipolar radio frequency energy to address vaginal laxity of the labia majora and the labia minora. The process is an effective comfortable solution for patients with loose, sagging skin on the vulval tissue.

Skin Care Products

Skin care isn’t just a product; it’s a process. Whether you want to address the unwanted signs of aging, maintain your skin’s natural vitality, prepare for plastic surgery or recover properly from a recent procedure, we proudly offer some of the most trusted skin care lines in the industry, including:

  • Revision Skincare
  • Skin MD
  • Skin Medica
  • Obagi Medical
  • SkinCeuticals
  • PCA Skin
  • Environ
  • Latisse

Contact Zinsser Plastic Surgery Today

If you are seeking an effective alternative to plastic surgery to help you look and feel your best, call Zinsser Plastic Surgery today at 804-474-9805 to schedule an initial consultation. We serve patients from throughout Virginia, including Richmond, Fredericksburg and Williamsburg.

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