Microdermabrasion makes faces look younger, allowing parents to pose as their own children during high-school football tryouts. Put on your game face with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $45 for a deep pore cleansing facial (a $95 value)
- $85 for deep pore-cleansing facial with a microdermabrasion or chemical peel (a $180 value)
During the facial, an aesthetician clears dirt and debris from pores with a cleanser and steam exfoliation. The microdermabrasion further polishes away dead cells with aluminum oxide crystals, followed by cool compresses and a calming mask. The peel blends alpha- and beta-hydroxy acids with medical-grade retinoic acid to lift away complexion inconsistencies due to acne scarring or sun spots. To maximize the reduction of sun damage, hyperpigmentation, and fine lines, staffers recommend a series of five treatments.
Virginia Surgical Arts
You wouldn't want to compete against Dr. Sergio Vendetti in an anatomy-themed trivia night. That's because the Italian native has earned both medical and dental degrees, is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and a fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons. In his spare moments, he also finds time to lecture on surgical topics at academic and medical conferences, and mentor the next generation of healers as an assistant professor at the Medical College of Virginia.
Instead of shaming uppity quizmasters, Dr. Vendetti uses his vast knowledge of the human form at Virginia Surgical Arts, a state-of-the-art ambulatory surgical center, where he performs procedures ranging from wisdom-tooth extractions to face and brow lifts. His attention to detail and patient-centered philosophy earned him the gold award for Best Oral Surgeon in the Virginian-Pilot’s 2012 Best of Hampton Roads competition.
His office earned the same contest's silver award for Best Skin Care Facility in Virginia Beach, due in no small part to its highly trained team and welcoming ambiance. A certified surgical technologist and anesthesiologist assist with surgeries, and a licensed master aesthetician performs medical-grade treatments such as laser skin resurfacing and photofacials. Guests sense the spa-like vibe as soon as they enter the lobby, where they’re greeted by hardwood floors, antique-style armchairs, and a plush sofa. Before treatments, they can watch favorite shows on the flat-screen television or analyze the framed map of Italy's boot to decide whether the blue lines are rivers or large spider veins.