Dr. Shannon Ginnan has spent the past decade honing his understanding of aesthetic and laser medicine, and he was even an educator for Palomar and Cynosure technologies. Now he operates Medalase Aesthetic Centers, which?was named Northern Virginia Magazine's best med spa in 2014.
As the name suggests, Dr. Ginnan's clinic is home to a slew of laser treatments, from fractional skin resurfacing to photo rejuvenation to laser hair removal. He and his team also use lasers to contour bodies during laser-liposuction treatments or rely on a vibrating cannula to do the job during Tickle Lipo procedures. Other popular treatments include dermal fillers and Botox injections, which make clients look young enough to join a high school sports team.
"Facial surgery is much like making up a bed nicely," says Dr. Daria Hamrah on his website. "If the mattress is lumpy, there isn?t much point in spreading a nice bedcover over it (that is, if the bones and muscles are problematic, fixing the skin doesn?t help much)."
Dr. Hamrah, who is certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, and a licensed facial cosmetic surgeon, lets this philosophy guide him, focusing on both the face's surface and, more importantly, on the underlying structure that supports it as he reshapes noses, lifts brows, adds lip implants, or attaches third eyes. He further beautifies faces with oral surgical procedures and med-spa treatments, all performed within an office that evokes the tranquility of a spa with its warm brown walls and flower-lined hallways while still maintaining a hospital-quality operating room.
At Plastic Surgery Associates of Northern Virginia, Dr. Bruce Freedman calls on his Duke University School of Medicine degree and his NYU aesthetic-surgery fellowship to perform surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures with a steady hand. Dr. Freedman—who is also an assistant professor at Georgetown and has been published in more than 40 medical journals and textbooks—relies on a talented staff that includes a licensed, registered nurse and a board-certified physician assistant. Together, they perform such procedures as breast augmentation, tummy tucks, and face-lifts, as well as less invasive laser therapies and chemical peels to treat skin and remove hair. When not beautifying bodies, Dr. Freedman continues to advance his medical research, developing novel cosmetic and aesthetic techniques such as combining lasers with surgery or performing facials on amoebas.
As a published author and board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Barry Cohen spreads aesthetic knowledge and prowess among patients at his state-of-the-art offices. Dr. Cohen and his staff aim to treat each client like family during surgical and nonsurgical treatments, all of which include complimentary consultations. These sessions may also make use of the office's preoperative computer imaging—software designed to show patients what can and cannot be achieved with surgery or masking tape. The office's adjoining med spa provides a tranquil retreat for rejuvenating waning complexions with dermal fillers, chemical peels, and laser treatments. Additionally, Dr. Cohen's personal line of skincare products and tips from his personally penned books help maintain newly spruced mugs.
Helmed by experienced physicians and medical practitioners, Medi-Spa Services LLC conspires to restore skin to youthful vim and vigor via services such as skin tightening, wrinkle reduction, acne resurfacing, and cellulite reduction. Additionally, special lasers blast unwanted hair from their abodes and evict fungus from toenails. Their wrinkle-smoothing Botox treatments last usually for up to four months, ensuring skin as unfurrowed as the Secret Garden's even more-secret cabbage patch. In addition to their in-house treatments, the knowledgeable staff also helps partnering practices to launch into the Non-Invasive Cosmetic Enhancement (NICE) business by supplying them with state-of-the-art technology, custom marketing material, and training.