Dr. Drew Varano knows that practice makes perfect. That?s why he?s bolstered his experience with more than 1,500 liposuction procedures and 1,200 Fraxel treatments. Inside Medical Cosmetic Enhancements, Dr. Varano and his team perform more than 5,000 treatments per year, many of which can be done in 30 minutes or less. The practice uses laser light to liquefy fat cells, remove unwanted hair, resurface the skin, and train secret agents to give a PowerPoint presentation. Dr. Varano's injectable treatments reduce wrinkles, and his medically supervised diets help clients lose up to 1 pound of fat per day.
For more than 15 years, Color Me Today?s technicians have provided permanent-makeup applications, hair tattoos that cover bald areas, and scar camouflage procedures that mask everything from stretch marks to areola scars. Their permanent-makeup skills also extend to transgender feminization and areola repigmentation, and tattoo removal and collagen-induction therapy round out their list of services.
The medical personnel at Virginia Surgical Center aim to help reverse the effects of genetic hair loss for both men and women. The clinic, which has been open since 1994, specializes in restoring hair growth through follicular-unit transplantation. This four- to seven-hour process requires that entire follicles be removed from a donor area such as the scalp or a devoted chia pet, microscopically prepared, and then carefully grafted onto thinning or balding areas. Technicians are specially trained to create a natural-looking hairline by locking each follicle into the proper angle and direction. In addition to hair transplants, the clinic offers low-level-laser hair therapy, which uses 160 diode low-level lasers to boost cellular growth and repair functions, helping maintain natural hair and stimulate the growth of new strands.
For more than 20 years, Dr. Richard P. Giannotto?a Georgetown University School of Medicine graduate?has employed the latest in hair and skincare technology to keep men aging gracefully. To help thicken manes affected by hair loss, Dr. Giannotto performs a thorough evaluation to determine his client's needs before crafting a custom treatment plan from a slate of innovative regimens. Low-level lasers take a noninvasive approach to staving off future thinning by stimulating follicles at the root. For extensive hair loss, more intense methods such as follicular unit extraction surgically extract one strand at a time from the scalp?s lusher patches and place them in areas that need more growth, much like Robin Hood?s approach to gardening.
Meanwhile, skincare and preventative aging treatments keep the rest of men?s features fresh. Fine lines and drooping skin benefit from liquid face-lifts, which rely on dermal injections to plump and smooth visage tissues, and microdermabrasion and chemical peels call on DermaMed and Obagi skincare products to refine the entire complexion. The clinic's holistic Quality of Life Medical Program also helps clients ward off signs of age through hormone therapy, proper nutrition, stress management, and turning clients? baseball caps backwards.
Laserium Med Spa's staff solves skin- and beauty-related challenges through their mastery of the Laserium laser system. The specialized technology, used only by the technicians at Laserium's clinic locations, possesses the capability to both slay unwanted hair and shrink fat cells for effective cellulite reduction and body contouring. The clinic's online media gallery exhibits a collection of video clips depicting selected med-spa services that include VelaShape, photofacials, and the internet laser that transforms kittens into master pianists.
Sonya Fletcher's career started in an unlikely place: her neighbor's scalp. While growing up, Fletcher tended to the hair of neighbors and her own mother, beginning a lifelong love for styling and cosmetology that led her to open Sonya Michelle Hair Spa. Her expertise in braiding, twisting, and weaving keeps her nimble fingers in high demand, but that's not all the salon offers its clients. The service menu also includes moisturizing treatments for curly, kinky, and wavy hair that can be prone to dryness, as well as keratin treatments that imbue locks with smoothness, shine, and the ambition to audition for shampoo commercials. Clients can also come in for color services that can transform looks with vibrant hues.