Aesthetics by Connie is helmed by a licensed clinical aesthetician with a background in biochemistry. For more than 13 years, Connie has treated clients with facial treatments, peels, and microdermabrasion. In her services—which also include oxygen infusions and eyelash extensions—she uses pharmaceutical-grade products from brands such as Dermalogica.
Dr. Lida M. Vargas and her colleagues at Virginia Dental Group perform standard cleanings, restorations, and advanced oral surgery with the help of some special tools. They use modern diagnostic equipment such as digital x-rays and a Cone Beam Computed Tomograph, which creates a 3-D image of the mouth and head. These tools aid the dentists before they perform each procedure. For cosmetic dentistry, the doctors fire up a CEREC machine, which allows them to create all-porcelain crowns, onlays, and collectible figurines directly in the office.
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. Those looking to thwart wrinkles at the source can schedule a consultation with the onsite aesthetic-medicine physician, who can recommend injections of Botox, Juvéderm, or Restylane or write a prescription for Latisse for those looking to fill up sparse lash lines.
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.
The aestheticians at Elume Medical Spa work to address skin's problems, including fine lines and blemishes, using advanced med-spa technology and meticulous traditional skincare services. The skin experts use products from brands such as Obagi and Physician’s Choice, which draw from natural botanicals to plump skin by boosting collagen production, drench skin in moisture, and close up pores with oil-busting acids and by feeding them sticky peanut butter. More advanced skincare solutions include IPL lasers and SkinTyte therapy to help minimize fine lines and eradicate signs of sun damage.
The breadth of Taschler Spine & Rehab's list of alternative treatments makes it easier for doctors of chiropractic Jennifer Lee Taschler and Kevin P. Ward to do their jobs. That's because, depending on their patients' needs, they can mix-and-match treatments to create a level of personalized healthcare normally only obtained by having a hospital wing named after you. A particular patient, for example, could complement their deep-tissue massage with therapeutic exercises, spinal decompression, e-stem, therapeutic ultrasound to relax their muscles, or nutritional supplementation. Drs. Taschler and Ward stand by the motto of "Got pain? We have the answer!" They offer traditional chiropractic work which they can augment with therapeutic pillows, lumbar ice packs, and heating pads.
Each of the doctors of chiropractic and acupuncturist at Active Care Chiropractic & Acupuncture brings a different specialization to the treatment table: chiropractor Dr. Jong Hee Cho is knowledgeable in auto-accident injuries and posture correction; acupuncturist Hee Jin Kim uses a clean-needle technique to boost immune systems; and chiropractor Dr. Yongmin Lee’s experience heals sports injuries with an ART method. But regardless of their styles, each staffer aims to promote whole-body well-being with drug-free and nonsurgical treatments such as chiropractic, physical therapy, and acupuncture.