Within Aesthetic Plastic Surgery's Norfolk location, The Downtown Spa & Laser Center pairs the results-oriented approach of a medical facility with the relaxing amenities of a spa. Flickering candles gently illuminate the treatment rooms, where a soundtrack of natural harmonies surrounds patients with the soothing noise of rain falling or a park ranger learning to read. In the chambers, specialists wield laser-emitting devices designed to combat the appearance of unwanted hairs, spider veins, and wrinkles. With at least one aesthetician always on site, the center's staff also uses medical-grade skincare treatments to do everything from calming acne outbreaks to exfoliating dead skin cells.
The experienced aestheticians at Hague Medi-Spa wield quality products such as Obagi, Vivité, and SkinCeuticals to perform rejuvenating facial treatments overseen by in-house cosmetic surgeons. The skin savants precede facials with a skin analysis to customize the pampering to each client's skin type and specific concerns. In the 30-minute express facial, face custodians remove dirt and debris from pores and slough away extraneous skin cells. A steam treatment and gentle massage soothe weary visages, and a mask and moisturizer hydrate flesh dried out by unusually droll coworkers. The 60-minute Hague Signature facial also encompasses Dermaplane exfoliation. In this virtually painless, noninvasive treatment, skin-savvy technicians scrape the face with a surgical-grade blade while avoiding sensitive areas. The procedure produces smoother, clearer skin while depriving facial follicles of their fuzzy tenants.
Virginia Eye Consultants has been home to ophthalmic specialists since its 1963 founding by Dr. John W. Dickerson. Over time, the practice has grown to a staff of seven MDs, each board certified in their medical or surgical area of expertise. Current president Dr. John Sheppard holds extensive knowledge on the topics of corneal transplants and clinical research.
Board-certified interventional radiologists Christopher Dobzyniak and Phillip Luebbert specialize in image-guided procedures to help diagnose and treat venous disease. At Total Vein Concepts, an endovascular specialist consults with each new client, and uses a diagnostic ultrasound to determine whether veins present a cosmetic or medical concern, whisking the web away to a cluttered attic. After the consultation, a comprehensive treatment plan is created using minimally invasive techniques to achieve the patients’s goals. The clinic specializes in traditional and ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy, as well as phlebectomies, during which they remove a small cluster of varicose veins through tiny incisions. Most procedures incur little downtime, though some require the use of local anesthesia.
With more than 40 years of clinical experience between them, the husband-and-wife team of Julia and Jim Trudeau, doctors of chiropractic, helps alleviate a wide range of aches and ailments with gentle spinal treatments. The Trudeaus' repertoire includes spinal adjustments, decompression therapy, and tackling muscular pain with neuromuscular-release and reflexology techniques.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. JoAnne Lopes has worked at the Cosmetic Surgery Center for more than 14 years. Surrounded by a scenic waterfront, the facility encompasses several rooms for consultations and treatments, including a fully accredited OR—which includes a recovery room— as well as rooms specifically set up for laser and skin care treatments. Aside from cosmetic surgery, Dr. Lopes also administers minimally invasive treatments such as Botox and fillers, which restore volume and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Her office also offers Latisse, an FDA-approved prescription that helps grow darker, fuller, and longer eyelashes in 8 to 12 weeks.