Board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Suzanne Kim Doud Galli and her skillful staff youthify beauty-seekers with custom chemical peels. During each 30-minute treatment, technicians sheathe epidermises in a naturally derived glycolic-acid solution designed to slough off superficial layers of dead skin, fading fine lines and to-do lists scrawled on cheeks in ballpoint pen. Clients can also opt to magnify results with multiple peels. Afterward, some faces may experience mild peeling as the skin regenerates, eventually revealing a refreshed complexion as a chorus of pores sings a breathy “ahhhh.”
Dr. Drew Varano knows that practice makes perfect. That’s why he’s bolstered his experience with more than 650 thermage procedures and 1,200 Fraxel treatments. Inside Medical Cosmetic Enhancements, Dr. Varano and his team perform more than 5,000 treatments per year, many of which can be done in 30 minutes or less. The practice uses laser light to liquefy fat cells, remove unwanted hair, resurface the skin, and train secret agents to give a PowerPoint presentation. Dr. Varano's injectable treatments reduce wrinkles, and his medically supervised diets help clients lose up to 1 pound of fat per day.
"Facial surgery is much like making up a bed nicely," says Dr. Daria Hamrah on his website. "If the mattress is lumpy, there isn’t much point in spreading a nice bedcover over it (that is, if the bones and muscles are problematic, fixing the skin doesn’t help much)."
Dr. Hamrah, who is certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, and a licensed facial cosmetic surgeon, lets this philosophy guide him, focusing on both the face's surface and, more importantly, on the underlying structure that supports it as he reshapes noses, lifts brows, adds lip implants, or attaches third eyes. He further beautifies faces with oral surgical procedures and med-spa treatments, all performed within an office that evokes the tranquility of a spa with its warm brown walls and flower-lined hallways while still maintaining a hospital-quality operating room.
Dr. Lawrence J. Markovitz, a board-certified thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon who has earned The Washingtonian magazine's Top Doctor of 2010 award, works at Virginia Vein Care with a crew of other talented medical professionals.
He works alongside a registered nurse and trained ultrasound technicians as they diagnosis varicose, spider, and other venous conditions. An advanced ultrasound examination reveals these issues before the doctors customize a treatment plan. Twisted and bulging varicose veins quickly unknot during the VNUS Closure procedure, which collapses vessels with radio frequency, and spider veins break down before the powers of traditional sclerotherapy or ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy. VeinGogh Thermolysis uses microbursts of energy to remove hair-thin veins on the face and body that have begun to distract from your beautiful eyes or ability to hold an entire bagel in your mouth.
As a published author and board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Barry Cohen spreads aesthetic knowledge and prowess among patients at his state-of-the-art offices. Dr. Cohen and his staff aim to treat each client like family during surgical and nonsurgical treatments, all of which include complimentary consultations. These sessions may also make use of the office's preoperative computer imaging—software designed to show patients what can and cannot be achieved with surgery or masking tape. The office's adjoining med spa provides a tranquil retreat for rejuvenating waning complexions with dermal fillers, chemical peels, and laser treatments. Additionally, Dr. Cohen's personal line of skincare products and tips from his personally penned books help maintain newly spruced mugs.
Dr. Anoush R. Sarraf and the staff at Aphrodite Advanced Esthetic & Skin Care resurface and reshape the body using laser technology. With the many settings of the Candela GentleMax workstation, they tackle cosmetic complaints such as spider veins, hyperpigmentation, and unwanted body hair. Brandishing the CO2 fractional laser, they deploy a fleet of microbeams to stimulate epidermal renewal. A gallery of before-and-after photos recounts the team's cosmetic successes better than the clinic's resident balladeer.