Looking good and feeling good should go hand in hand, which is why the staff at Dante Salon & Wellness Spa has compiled a list of services that go beyond beauty to help treat full-body health. As stylists smother strands in products from Goldwell and Paul Mitchell, the in-house chiropractor stays busy addressing the needs of those suffering from chronic pain, using tender techniques that can include neuromuscular therapy or sport-specific stretches. Meanwhile, aestheticians coddle skin in Image Skincare professional products that soak into pores to remove dirt and exfoliate away dead skin cells before they have a chance to rise again as undead skin cells.
Dr. Timothy S. Mountcastle, medical director of Radiance Medspa Fairfax and chief of plastic surgery at Inova Loudoun Hospital, urges the Radiance Medspa staff to examine their clients? diet and lifestyle when evaluating their skincare needs. His team takes a big-picture approach to wellness and helps clients with long-lasting, youth-boosting treatments, including microdermabrasion, teeth whitening, massage, and Botox. Before appointments, patrons can unwind in a tranquility room where troubles melt away like a pat of butter on a piping-hot dragon tongue.
For aesthetician Petra, caring for people is a calling. More than 25 years ago, she started her career as a radiologist and trauma-center worker in Germany. She eventually traveled to the United States and decided to focus her expertise in aesthetics by opening her own spa. From this boutique haven she continues to care for others—this time with a range of European aesthetic treatments.
At Petra's Skin Spa, she performs seven kinds of tailored facials using Guinot skincare products to even texture and tone. She can reduce the appearance of cellulite and banish toxins from the body with the help of wraps and scrubs, which she blends with Swiss aromatherapy oils and seawater ions. Given her medical background, Petra can even perform advanced med-spa services including laser skin resurfacing.
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.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Dufresne and his devout medical staff restore healthy complexions and youthful countenances and have been featured for their work in NewBeauty magazine. As an accomplished author, seasoned lecturer, and three-time pumpkin-carving champion, Dr. Dufresne puts his knowledge of surgical and nonsurgical procedures into practice and ensures each patient fully understands the treatment they will receive. Faces can be tweaked and tucked with skillfully executed rhinoplasties and dermal-filler injections, and limbs are shaken free from the grips of visible veins with sclerotherapy treatment. Dr. Dufresne also specializes in pediatric and adult reconstructive surgery as well as craniomaxillofacial surgery.
As a family practitioner, Dr. Jasmine Moghissi oversees a facility that addresses family medicine and illnesses both acute and chronic. Dr. Moghissi and her team focus on beautifying patients—through cosmetic medicine— with largely noninvasive anti-aging and slimming services that require minimal downtime. Skin creams, laser treatments, and microdermabrasions are now part and parcel of her practice, along with weight-loss assistance and paleo/primal diet plans, which teach patients to live and eat like our ancient ancestors, minus all the dinosaur riding.