Board-certified in interventional radiology and vascular interpretation, (RPVI), Christopher Dobzyniak, MD and Phillip Luebbert, MD 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. After the consultation, a comprehensive treatment plan is created using minimally invasive techniques to achieve the patient?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.
Living up to its name, the physician-supervised Skin Renaissance Clinic gives skin a new lease on life with a full slate of laser and facial treatments. A registered nurse wields Matrix IR technology to blast wrinkles, and slough away imperfections with microdermabrasion and chemical peels. They cull from Obagi and SkinMedica products to lavish faces with anti-aging serums, tapping into the skin’s self-healing and homework-deflecting properties.
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.
Across the nation, Sona MedSpa's nurses beautify a range of skin types with the gentle touch of Alma and Cynosure lasers. Sun damage, moon damage, unwanted hair, and spider veins dissolve under the beams of these cosmetic lasers, which can also resurface complexions. They've got Botox and dermal fillers at their disposal, too, and they can even whiten teeth.
All this med-spa magic comes at the hands of service providers whom Sona only certifies after special training, an exam, and a 40-hour window of supervision. It's a regimen that, along with top-shelf technology and a high concern for laser safety, shows why Sona's been successful since its beginnings 15 years ago.
You wouldn't want to compete against Dr. Sergio Vendetti in an anatomy-themed trivia night. That's because the Italian native has earned both medical and dental degrees, is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and a fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons. In his spare moments, he also finds time to lecture on surgical topics at academic and medical conferences, and mentor the next generation of healers as an assistant professor at the Medical College of Virginia.
Dr. Vendetti uses his vast knowledge of the human form at Virginia Surgical Arts, a state-of-the-art ambulatory surgical center, where he performs procedures ranging from dental implants to face and eye lifts. His attention to detail and patient-centered philosophy earned him the gold award for Best Oral Surgeon in the Virginian-Pilot?s Best of Hampton Roads competition in 2012, 2013, and 2014.
His office earned the same contest's gold award for Best Skin Care Facility in Virginia Beach in 2014, as well as the silver in 2013 and the bronze in 2012, due in no small part to its highly trained team. A licensed master aesthetician performs numerous medical-grade treatments such as laser hair removal, photofacials, and microdermabrasion treatments.