The Zinnia flower that serves as Elite Medspa and Wellness? logo may symbolize memories, but their powerful SCITON laser actually makes memories?out of wrinkles, spider veins, and unwanted hair, that is. The team, led by medical director and Board-certified physician Dr. Saira Nisar, chose the SCITON laser for a slew of reasons. Not only is it completely capable of handling a rogues gallery of cosmetic complaints, but it dispatches them with the quickness. Its high-speed scanner?which allows the laser to pack a wallop without damaging tissue?is paired up with a computer-guidance system that evenly distributes heat and teaches the laser how to play chess when the office closes for the night.
But the medspa is more than just technology. The staff also works with time-honored treatments to beautify faces, such as chemical peels, Botox, and Juvederm. They even embrace downright ancient techniques, such as hot-stone massage and aromatherapy.
Lasers, chemical peels, and injectables are the primary anti-aging instruments in Arlington Medical Aesthetics’ beautifying arsenal. The staff, consisting of clinicians and a laser technician, is devoted to customizing each treatment to clients’ individual needs, whether they want to address bothersome wrinkles or feed a fascination with lasers born from a past life as a cat. The team offers a full range of aesthetic services, banishing fine lines with products such as Botox and Juvéderm, smoothing and tightening skin with chemical peels and microdermabrasion, and keeping complexions perpetually fuzz-free with laser hair removal.
Skintelligent Face & Body Spa pampers bone bags with an array of relaxing and beautifying treatments. Tickle your visage with one of the spa’s facials, such as the Ultimate exfoliating facial ($95), which draws on the powers of glycolic or lactic acid to remove outer layers of dead skin, revealing youthful undercells that glow like a snowman in a bowling alley full of black lights. Carcasses are relaxed into states of blissful torpor with bodycare services, such as the hot-stone back treatment ($85), which exfoliates and detoxifies skin with a mud scrub before a hot-stone application and massage sap out muscle-bound stress. Nail services such as manicures ($17) and pedicures ($38) keep extremities safely coated in chromatic polish, and waxing removes unwanted hair from areas ranging from the upper lip ($8) to entire legs ($80), leaving skin drag-free for office water-polo retreats.
In order to enhance the skin’s natural beauty, the aestheticians at Glow Skincare Studio know they need to look deeper than its outermost layer. During their lymphatic-drainage treatment, team members wield LymphMed devices designed to remove the lymph that accumulates in subsurface layers over time, freeing skin from its dulling, wrinkle-producing effects. Once they’ve cleansed the deep dermal tissues of lingering toxins, they set to work tending the skin’s visible portions with facials customized with organic, paraben-free Atzen or Oha products. Before each of their signature, Glow Lux, or teen facials, the team consults with clients to learn about their deepest epidermal desires and explain what to expect during each facial.
The recipe for beautiful skin is simple: combine attentive care with innovative technology. At least that's the view of L'Essentiel's Dr. Vatche Seraderian and Susanna Barmakian. They draw from a well-curated collection of epidermal therapies to create custom regimens for their clients, saving skin from the embarrassment of arriving at parties with identical glows. Six different chemical peels, four injected dermal fillers, and two means to permanent hairlessness form the crux of the spa's smoothing repertoire.
Since 1993, Ellen LaBella has been honing her expertise in styling and aesthetics. At Salon Kokopelli, which she opened in 2006, Ellen gives patrons the benefit of her carefully curated range of treatments, waxing away unwanted hair, infusing hair with highlights or full color, or rejuvenating skin with nutrient-rich facials. One of those facial specialties is the marine-enzyme facial, which exfoliates the skin and includes a mask of vitamins and oils that are essential, unlike James Bond in a James Bond movie. The Salon Kokopelli team can add a youth-glow hand treatment to facials, which uses a hydrating cream to moisturize winter-wracked hands.