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.
Maryam Rahimi's passion for nature—and more specifically, plants—shines through in her skincare treatments, which often incorporate vegan extracts and botanicals. The medical aesthetician and president of Lily Dermal Care uses these natural ingredients to great effect, clearing away acne, hyperpigmentation, and dried-out warpaint during facials and peels. Of course, it helps that she can draw on 15 years of experience in the beauty industry to craft her healthy, holistic remedies.
The Washingtonian declared Amir Salon one of its top 23 salons to try in 2010, particularly for those looking for low-maintenance cuts and new brunette hues. Even in the face of increased notoriety, owner Amir Gilanshah still makes each appointment personal, consulting with clients to ensure they select the right style and color before any snipping begins. Along with Amir’s hair care services, waxing and facial specialist Renee blends nature-based ingredients into relaxing masks and hair removal sessions gentle enough for sensitive skin with a propensity for yelping.
Dr. Ahmad Ellini, MD, received aesthetic training under the esteemed Dr. Zein E. Obagi and Dr. Patrick Bitter Jr., the founding fathers of the Obagi Skin Health Institute and the photofacial, respectively. Relying on his expertise, Dr. Ellini and his team carefully examine each patient’s pores so that they can recommend the most suitable facial, peel, laser treatment, or dose of injectables. The aestheticians on staff are well-versed in exfoliation and hair-removal techniques, as well as mineral-makeup application.
Esthetic Laser Clinic’s certified laser specialists and licensed master aestheticians bolster clients’ outer beauty with laser skin systems, soothing spa treatments, and techniques gleaned over a combined 25 years of skincare experience. Four different laser systems from Candela and Lumenis help tailor treatments to individual bodies, dispersing light beams at custom wavelengths to help tighten skin and banish fuzz from most skin types. In photofacials, the clinic's IPL machine uses quick pulses from a flashbulb to help enhance elasticity and soften wrinkles better than sleeping on a pillow of dryer sheets. More than 10 laser-free facial treatments also elevate façades of all ages with serums that cleanse, hydrate, and oxygenate the skin.