Dr. Shannon Ginnan has spent the past decade honing his understanding of aesthetic and laser medicine, and he was even an educator for Palomar and Cynosure technologies. Now he operates Medalase Aesthetic Centers, which?was named Northern Virginia Magazine's best med spa in 2014.
As the name suggests, Dr. Ginnan's clinic is home to a slew of laser treatments, from fractional skin resurfacing to photo rejuvenation to laser hair removal. He and his team also use lasers to contour bodies during laser-liposuction treatments or rely on a vibrating cannula to do the job during Tickle Lipo procedures. Other popular treatments include dermal fillers and Botox injections, which make clients look young enough to join a high school sports team.
Technicians dispatch beams from a Q-switch laser to break up pigment and leave a blank swatch of skin in its wake. During a free consultation, pros evaluate client's health history and bring in two-dimensional veterinarians to examine sparrow tattoos before dissolving the design. A page of frequently asked questions reveals that the pulses of high-intensity light, mitigated by the instrument's Zimmer Cryo cooling system, typically feel like the snapping of a rubber band. Professional tattoos generally take 4 to 10 treatments to fully fade. Inked clients may opt, however, to have tattoos lightened in preparation for a cover-up or to erase a section of a larger piece.
Zapatat's team of doctors and licensed aestheticians employs laser technology to effectively remove unwanted ink from clients of all skin types. Tattoos are measured and examined during initial consultations to determine the number of treatments needed for removal. During the procedure, a high-powered RevLite SI laser produces nanosecond pulses of light in multiple wavelengths, effectively breaking down ink particles of any color without heating up the surrounding skin. The Zimmer Cryo 6 chiller and a topical numbing cream applied before the treatment also work to reduce discomfort. Guests can enjoy a complimentary beverage and take advantage of Zapatat's free WiFi.
When she's not attending continuing-education courses and international meetings to keep her skills up to date, medical director Dr. Nasreen Sheikh, uses what she's learned to helm NoVa Medical Skin Care. There, Dr. Sheikh and her team create customized aesthetic plans that combat skin issues ranging from acne and excess hair to wrinkles and sun spots. Aestheticians reach for M.D. Forte, SkinMedica, Revision, and Obagi products to brighten and smooth the skin during chemical peels, and call on advanced lasers to zap spider veins, resurface faces, and permanently destroy unwanted hairs and rogue daisies sprouting from any skin type. For flagging countenances, the office also erases fine lines with Botox, Restylane, and Juvederm injections.
Helmed by experienced physicians and medical practitioners, Medi-Spa Services LLC conspires to restore skin to youthful vim and vigor via services such as skin tightening, wrinkle reduction, acne resurfacing, and cellulite reduction. Additionally, special lasers blast unwanted hair from their abodes and evict fungus from toenails. Their wrinkle-smoothing Botox treatments last usually for up to four months, ensuring skin as unfurrowed as the Secret Garden's even more-secret cabbage patch. In addition to their in-house treatments, the knowledgeable staff also helps partnering practices to launch into the Non-Invasive Cosmetic Enhancement (NICE) business by supplying them with state-of-the-art technology, custom marketing material, and training.
Dermatologist Howard L. Brooks, MD has shared his skincare expertise with a litany of national media outlets, including CNN, CBS, Fox Morning News, and The Dr. Oz Show. An associate professor at the Howard University College of Medicine, Dr. Brooks edifies aspiring doctors though lectures as well as scientific and clinical articles that have been published in peer-reviewed journals and on napkins at late-night diners. Combining the clinical services of a physician’s office with the relaxing ambiance of a day spa, Dr. Brooks and his staff perform medical and cosmetic dermatology services and noninvasive skincare treatments for the face and body.