Within the stylish and serene offices of Medical Aesthetics of Arlington, board-certified physician Dr. Rebecca Greco rehabilitates worn-down expression makers, personally performing all the center's nonsurgical cosmetic and dermatological procedures.
The aestheticians at True Beauty help clients put their best faces forward, devising custom facials that address the unique skincare needs of different men, women, and children through exfoliation and therapeutic masks. Clear-skin programs show clients how they can continue to improve their skin's condition at home when they're not busy realphabetizing their shoe collections.
At New Hope Health Care, Dr. Ricardo Tan marries the precepts of Eastern medicine with the exactitude of modern technology to revitalize patients with effective alternative treatments. Dr. Tan began studying various forms of holistic medicine 25 years ago, shortly after realizing the limitations of conventional medicine in his personal life. Presently, he specializes in cases that have proven unresponsive to standard medical approaches and injections of melted Get Well Soon cards. His health-care clinic offers a variety of natural and holistic treatments, such as acupuncture, homeopathy, detoxification, and skin-regenerating nonsurgical face-lifts.
Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Jeannine Hoang and her staff of skin whisperers carefully wield a CoolSculpting applicator to freeze targeted fat cells and slim clients’ silhouettes. One session of the non-invasive, FDA-cleared treatment, featured on the Today Show in 2010, can reduce adipose tissue by an average of 20 percent without harming the surrounding tissue or creating long recovery times. Much like a macaroni sculpture that one builds during therapy, crystallized fat cells gradually come apart two to four months post-session, resulting in a trimmer figure that remains long after each visit.
Beauty and Beyond’s menu is more akin to a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure novel than a traditional list of spa services. While hair stylists, nail techs, and aestheticians make sure externals look fabulous, massage therapists soothe the stuff below the surface inside private treatment rooms. Health-minded instructors, meanwhile, lead a diverse range of classes— including yoga, Pilates, and pole dancing—in sequestered areas dedicated to fitness.
The staff at Darque Tan learned the science of tanning through Smart Tan certification, which they rely on to design efficient, safe regimes for each client's skin type. Five levels of PCTan beds and booths can bronze skin with as few as 12 minutes of UV exposure while enveloping skin in cooling mist. Automated airbrush tanning in VersaSpa or Mystic Tan booths create even, natural-looking color that masks scars and stretch marks. Darque Tan's pursuit of convenience is further exemplified with business hours that span seven days a week, a minimum of 20 beds per location, and rec rooms where kids can read and watch TV. A crew of professional cleaners details each of the facilities according to a rigorous 50-point inspection and tips gleaned from reading Mr. Clean's LiveJournal.