Rejuvenation Medi-Spa‘s professional team, which includes a board-certified surgeon and a medical aesthetician with 13 years of experience¬, helps patrons enhance exteriors with treatments ranging from IPL hair removal to laser vein therapy. The clinic wields technology as cutting edge as a solar-powered broadsword to diminish birthmarks and sun damage with photorejuvenation or scarring and stretch marks with nonsurgical microdermabrasion. Patients try to improve skin elasticity with Juvederm treatments or employ FDA-approved Botox to fight frown lines brought on by being a professional wedding objector. In addition to medical treatments, Rejuvenation Medi-Spa primps humans with individually applied NovaLash eyelash extensions and customized SunFX airbrush tans.
Realizing that every minute spent primping takes away from their clients' free time, the staff of Body & Sol Tanning Boutique streamlines their services so clients can get in, get bronzed, and get out. Clients can simply walk in to the chain location closest to home, after which they consult with the Smart Tan-certified staff over which tanning method is most suitable for their skin. After deciding on intensity and length of sessions, clients hop into one of the five tiers of UV bed. The salon also offers UV-free options such as the automated Mystic HD booth, which is loaded with four different shades of tanning pigment, all of which seep into skin through the use of heated rays. Clients can choose to deepen tans with a range of Devoted Creations tanning accelerators, or simply heighten a tan's contrast with surgically implanted angel wings or the salon's BleachBright teeth-whitening kits.
Under the skin-smoothing guidance of Dr. George K. Verghese, Mid-Atlantic Skin Surgery Institute's team of experienced specialists aims to banish unwanted hairs using High Speed LightSheer Duet technology. During each laser hair-reduction session, light beams more concentrated than frozen apple juice are absorbed by hair, diminishing their ability to regenerate. The treatment, which works only on medium to dark hair, provides minimal discomfort and doesn't require extensive preparation, a topical anesthetic, and an application of gooey gel or raspberry jam. Larger areas can be treated in 15–20 minutes, with small regions taking even less time.
Dr. Roy Heron, a bariatric specialist and veteran member of numerous local medical societies, helps patients attain svelte, healthy physiques through personalized weight-loss plans that highlight his signature low-carbohydrate philosophy. Backed by a motivating staff of nutritional counselors, Dr. Heron had performed more than 1,100 SmartLipo procedures and lends his extensive medical wisdom to the customized programs, each of which is tailored around clients’ unique health histories, dietary habits, and jumping-jack preferences. Tools such as BMI assessments, B12 injections, and appetite suppressants assist patients throughout the program, and minimally invasive laser treatments can help augment results by trimming lingering fat. To further fortify results, Dr. Heron can give thoughtful recommendations on valuable local services, such as health spas, fitness clubs, superhero meetings, and dermatology offices.
At Elijah Blue Salon & Retreat, licensed massage therapist Katrina Adams complements the five flowing strokes of Swedish massage with therapy for eyes, nose, and skin. Adams begins by lighting candles and diffusing aromatherapeutic oils into the air, easing active minds into a state of blissful detachment ideal for firing your ventriloquist dummy. Dipping into a jar of Farmhouse Fresh shea butter, her hands relax soft tissue with gliding effleurage strokes and roll into kneading or deep circular movements that send oxygenated blood to weary limbs. Visitors may relax in the warm, taupe chamber after their session to soak up the velvety shea butter before slipping back into their garments behind an illustrated folding screen.
At Sweetpea Spa & Gifts, staff members analyze clients' skin types and gauge their degrees of muscle woe so they can design services that best suit visitors' needs. Botanically based medical-grade products rain down on kissers during the custom facial's exfoliation treatment, which scrubs away dead skin cells and velcro earrings. The facial cleanse then reduces fine lines and hydrates skin to create polished complexions. During the massage, Swedish-style strokes team with deep-tissue techniques to assuage muscle tension. Gliding effleurage strokes stimulate circulation and prepare muscles for deeper pressure designed to overthrow tyrannical muscle knots. The massage loosens up muscles to help to prevent injury and forestall muscular discomfort caused by playing an accordion with one's shoulder blades. The spa's adjoining gift shop collects products that can be used to summon tranquility during luxurious moments alone.