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Laser Hair Removal for Different Skin Types in Washington, D.C.

Traditionally, laser hair removal has only been recommended for those with light skin and dark hair. The lasers used would search out and target the dark pigment, so they could easily get confused when trying to treat someone with darker ...
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How to Get Rid of Gynecomastia in Washington, D.C.

Gynecomastia, or excessive breast tissue, is a relatively common issue for men. This condition can cause embarrassment and stress, impeding upon one’s ability to enjoy their life. Fortunately, we have options for men in the Washington, D.C. area who are ...
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Columbia Residents Ask: Do IPL Photofacials Really Work?

Our faces are the first things people see when they meet us. This also means that they often take the brunt of what the world has to throw at us. Whether you are a reformed sun worshipper or are dealing ...
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Washington D.C. Residents Ask: Where Can Liposuction Be Performed?

Liposuction is one of the more popular procedures at our Lanham, MD office. While not a substitute for a healthy lifestyle, liposuction can be helpful for anyone contending with stubborn pockets of fat that are not reacting to a good ...
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Why VelaShape® is the Best Treatment for Cellulite in Washington D.C.

It can be incredibly frustrating to attempt to lose weight by adopting a healthier lifestyle, including a diet and exercise regimen, only to find that certain areas of your body are more stubborn than others. For some of us, no ...
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Differences Between a Facelift and a Mini Facelift in Columbia, MD

Like it or not, time and gravity take their toll on all of us. As we age, the skin may start to sag around the face, and our features may begin to lose the tightness and elasticity of youth. Depending ...
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Washington, D.C. Plastic Surgeon Explains: Best Body Contouring Treatments for African Americans

Body contouring treatments are versatile procedures that can help patients enhance the shape of their body and improve their appearance. Although African Americans share many cosmetic desires with other races, there are a few cultural differences that may change the ...
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African American Rhinoplasty in Washington, D.C.

Rhinoplasty is one of the leading facial surgery procedures. By carefully adjusting features such as the bridge, nostrils and tip of the nose, patients can achieve an enhanced facial balance that improves their overall appearance. Dr. Nia Banks of Beaux ...
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Washington, D.C. Plastic Surgeon Explains: Top 5 Laser Treatments for African Americans

Laser treatments can be found at medical spas across the country, offering incredible rejuvenation benefits while helping patients address issues like scarring, sun damage, stretch marks and unwanted body hair. Unfortunately, laser treatments are often less effective on darker skin ...
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Liposuction: Where Does the Fat Go?

For many individuals seeking to remove unwanted weight in places that diet and exercise just won’t seem to reach, liposuction is an excellent choice. One of our clients’ most popular procedures, liposuction is known for redefining and reshaping the abdomen, ...
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5 Things You Can Do Right Now to Change How You Age

For many, it feels like aging is something you can only respond to after it has happened. However, this is simply not true! In fact, there are many ways that you can fight the signs of aging so that you ...
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How to Get the Most Out of Laser Hair Removal

After years of waxing and shaving, you may have grown tired of both and found yourself seeking laser hair removal to address your unwanted hair. While this option is highly effective, it is also an investment, and one that you ...
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How to Improve Droopy Eyelids, Bags and Dark Circles?

Our eyes can either make or break a first impression. So, it only makes sense that you would want yours to look as good as you feel. Unfortunately, droopy eyelids, bags, and dark circles can combine to create an impression ...
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What to Do About Dark Circles Under Your Eyes

There is nothing worse than walking around with dark circles under your eyes. Even if you feel energetic, these shadows can leave the impression that you are far less engaged and capable than you really are. Whether in your personal ...
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Tired of Shaving and Waxing? We’ve Got A Solution

Whether you’re trying to look good for a vacation, a big event, or just daily life, waxing and shaving can be such a hassle. No matter how well you wax or shave, the hair keeps coming back with a vengeance ...
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Meet Dr. Nia Banks

Dr. Nia Banks is a board-certified plastic surgeon who treats patients in Washington, DC and Columbia, MD and the surrounding communities. Dr. Banks received her surgical training from Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, where she completed the Integrated Residency Program in plastic and reconstructive surgery.

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"Dr. Nia Banks is an excellent doctor. She answered all of my questions and put my mind at ease. I was very pleased with my reconstruction surgery after having breast cancer. I highly recommend Dr. Banks because she will make you feel so special and…" - It’s Been a Wonderful Journey
"Dr. Banks is amazing! She was the first surgeon I meet with and instantly knew she was the one who I wanted to perform on me. She is Professional and comforting, she answered all my questions in regards to having a breast augmentation. She had…" - Dr. Banks is an Excellent Doctor!
"I had a very good experience. I was informed thoroughly about every procedure and process, I would and have recommended Dr. Bank’s services." - Dr. Banks is Amazing!
"I was diagnosed with breast cancer and had a mastectomy performed in August 2011. The surgeon really bothced me up and I couldn’t bare to look at my own body. After my reconstruction and tummy tuck (Tram-Flap) with Dr. Banks, I look great. I couldn’t…" - Excellent Experience!
"I’m a 37- year old breast cancer survivor. I found Dr. Banks on the internet after a mastectomy. I was really worried, as I had received such poor service with other physicians in the past. I never got all of my questions answered and in…" - I Couldn’t Be More Satisfied!
"As a surgeon, there’s no better compliment than a glowing testimonial from a patient. And as a prospective patient looking for the right cosmetic surgeon, there’s no better evidence than a past patient who is happy with their results. Please take a moment to view…" - No Need to Look Any Further!
"Hands of God! My self-esteem has improvedand yet I can still be descreet about the surgery because it looks so natural! I cant believe how proportionate they came out! I still workout the same as before and do all normal activities and feel 100% normal." - Washington DC, DC
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