Alexander C. Nnabue knows that caring for eyes is really about caring for people. After earning doctor of optometry degrees from both Imo State University in Nigeria and the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, Dr. Nnabue decided to found his own company to help restore patients' ocular health. What began in 1994 as a single storefront has blossomed into six Visual Eyes locations throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Today, the caring doctor leads biannual medical mission trips to Africa, including one trip that, according to a 2006 Nigeria World article, put thousands of eyeglasses and medications in the hands of those in need. Dr. Nnabue also shares his knowledge as an adjunct faculty member at Pennsylvania College of Optometry, a senior examiner with the National Board of Examiners in Optometry, and an international instructor in countries including Israel and Norway.
At Visual Eyes, he and his fellow optometrists use advanced technology to diagnose and treat various conditions. A trained technician manufactures lenses at an in-house lab, and Dr. Nnabue specializes in orthokeratology, a vision-correcting process that eliminates the need to wear glasses, contacts, or a sign that says, "Sorry for walking into you; I forgot my contacts or glasses." The team also prides itself on showcasing the latest designer frames, including Oliver Peoples, Prada, and Robert Marc.
Losing weight often requires more than exercise and eating right. For many people, diet and exercise aren't enough to overcome the behavioral, hormonal, and metabolic obstacles that lead to weight gain. Medical weight loss can help facilitate long-term results by identifying and treating the root causes of weight gain, such as a slower metabolism or excessive food cravings, through natural and prescription methods.
Dr. Jeffrey B. Brown, the head of Affinity Health Medical Weight Loss & Wellness Center, creates custom weight-loss plans with his team of experts that counteract these root causes. Composed of three steps—active weight loss, a transitional phase that incorporates regular exercise, and maintenance—the multi-tiered plans typically last a calendar year, and include ongoing one-on-one meetings with a physician that help clients stay motivated and keep the weight off.
The talented therapists and aestheticians at Forever Young MedSpa peacefully negotiate between clients and their troubled exteriors. Aggravated muscles can submit to the classic Swedish massage to alleviate aches and tame tension. During 60 minutes of body kneading, mitten-fillers frolic about backs while targeting specific sore spots with smooth, gliding strokes and massage lotions. With a 60-minute stress-relieving facial, clients can transport faces to a place as still and calm as a British Royal guard after a glass of warm milk. A thorough cleansing rids skin surfaces of dirt and toxins before a custom mask smooths over complexions and territory disputes between pores and their surrounding skin. A facial, hand, and shoulder massage, along with finishing skin products, provide a kindly coda to the relaxing treatment.
Dr. Sanjiv Saini and the team of physician assistants and registered nurses at MD Dermatology of Maryland tend to the medical and esthetician needs of skin at their state-of-the-art facilities. They perform scalp-to-toe screenings to check for malicious moles, growths, or "kick me" signs, and they treat conditions such as acne, eczema, and melasma. On the medical spa side of things, they offer beauty injections and chemical peels, as well as laser skin surfacing, laser hair removal, and professional-grade products for purchase.
Under the expert guidance of Dr. Elba Pacheco, aestheticians at Adoro Medical Spa, a part of the Center for Eye & Laser Surgery, wield professional-strength beautification technology to boost skin’s healthy appearance. During a 30-minute photorejuvenation treatment, intense pulsed lights focuses on cheeks and brows, lightening age spots, uncreasing fine lines, and erasing the sun’s sunspotty signature from foreheads. Light energy boosts production of collagen in skin’s deep layers, toning pores and easing skin conditions such as broken capillaries and rosacea. Though this Groupon covers one photorejuvenation treatment, repeat sessions will continue to minimize signs of aging with lasting results.
Medical Director Ross VanAntwerp leads a staff of experienced aestheticians to provide a variety of advanced skin treatments that apply youthful glows to worn-out epidermal layers. Let professional skin smoothers analyze the unique requirements of your people pelt before addressing issues such as sun damage, acne, and wrinkles. The microdermabrasion process uses gentle crystals and vacuum pressure to exfoliate and resurface skin layers restoring radiance to forlorn faces, prepping them for high-school reunions or enthusiastic games of peek-a-boo.