When you picture the judges of an international beauty pageant, you likely think of media moguls, celebrities, star athletes, or former beauty queens. The idea of a cosmetic dentist would never cross your mind, and yet that is exactly what international beauty-pageant judge Dr. Aalam Samsavar is.
As the official cosmetic dentist of the Mrs. Washington pageant, a member of numerous accreditation societies, and the head of International Institute of Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Samsavar is well equipped to judge a beautiful smile. He also wants to help everyone have one, which is why he pairs complimentary smile consultations with cosmetic and concept dental services and improves grins with veneers, Invisalign, and Smilercise—a series of exercises he invented that tones face and jaw muscles without requiring tongues to lift barbells. At his dental spa, guests can even feel like pampered beauty queens as they sip on herbal tea, recline in massage chairs, watch movies, and wear a crown. Dr. Samsavar ensures that each patient is well taken care of with these amenities and a policy of admitting only one patient to his office at a time.
Triple board-certified surgeon Dr. Jan Zemplenyi of Bel-Red Center for Aesthetic Surgery—which opened in 1989—makes himself available 24/7 after every patient’s reconstructive, cosmetic, or otolaryngology surgery. He can reach for Botox injections to ward off facial wrinkles, or use a Reaction by Viora system, which combines three radio-frequency modes and a vacuum effect, to tighten skin while simultaneously spooking cellulite until it runs away. The doctor also performs noninvasive treatments such as chemical peels and laser resurfacing, and donates his services to victims of domestic violence.
Board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. E. Antonio Mangubat and his highly trained and experienced Botox injection technicians smoothes brows, de-furrows frown lines, and scatters crow’s feet with Botox injections. After an informative, free consultation, patients recline in a chair or bed as the doctor determines where to place the injections and which eyebrow can best pull off highlights. No anesthesia is required during the 10-minute procedure, but clients can request a cold pack to numb soon-to-be-smoothed faces before the practitioner injects tiny amounts of botulinum toxin into facial furrows. Within as little as a few days, the solution eases stubborn wrinkles' grasp on foreheads and brow lines, diminishing their appearance and late-night dance parties for up to four months. Clients can return to their normal activities immediately after the procedure.
Lotus Laser & Spa?s professional team offers noninvasive spa and med-spa services focused on anti-aging. For example, to hydrate and regenerate skin, patients can choose the traditional cleansing and exfoliation of the Lotus Silk facial or the more advanced light of an IPL photofacial. Both treatments, as well as the spa?s Botox injections, laser hair-removal sessions, and chemical peels, are performed under the medical direction of Dr. Lawrence Gogenola, a board-certified dermatologist with more than 20 years of experience.
Pinnacle's licensed medical aesthetician and certified laser technician Shelly Arensberg amiably preens facial façades and buffs-up dull appendages. Wielding nearly eight years of experience in laser procedures and a lifetime of imagining photon beams shooting out of her fingers, Arensberg bolsters pelts with pulses of intense light, targeting timeworn tissues during each 15–60-minute treatment. The epidermal effulgence helps skeleton sheaths appear smoother and healthier while diminishing pore potholes. Opt for facial illumination to whisk away rosacea-ridden cheeks, flash fingers to diminish sun-spotted hands, or treat your chest to imbue your heart with sun-related superpowers. Experienced beam-wielders recommend a series of three photo-rejuvenation treatments for optimal results and each treatment touts no recovery time.
Registered nurse and clinic-owner Gayle Williamson has been a specialist in cosmetic procedures and plastic surgery since 1974, but at Bellevue Image Enhancement Center, she subtly enhances clients' looks through noninvasive treatments. Her facial procedures range from the Parisian Peel, a retexturing peel with virtually no downtime, to the HydraFacial, which relies on a machine to remove dead skin cells while simultaneously infusing the skin with serums. Her facials rely on high-quality Dermalogica and Glytone products.
Gayle also offers the Epi-Lift, which boosts collagen production with intense pulsed light, and Epi-Light hair removal, which uses a similar process to permanently reduce unwanted hair on legs, chests, and wings.