People often mention "quality of life" when discussing health, but for Dr. Tom Masterson, the phrase applies to beauty, too. Along with nurse practitioner and Posh Med Spa owner Diane Burns, the doc pampers clients' faces and bodies with everything from gold-standard aesthetic lasers to pharmaceutical-grade supplements. Modern therapies such as injectables and peels tend to take center stage, but there's a solid place for time-tested techniques among the service menu. Foot reflexology, for instance, joins nearly a dozen other massage modalities, all of which strive to eliminate the stress caused by daily life and yearly fights to the death.
Dermatologist Howard L. Brooks, MD has shared his skincare expertise with a litany of national media outlets, including CNN, CBS, Fox Morning News, and The Dr. Oz Show. An associate professor at the Howard University College of Medicine, Dr. Brooks edifies aspiring doctors though lectures as well as scientific and clinical articles that have been published in peer-reviewed journals and on napkins at late-night diners. Combining the clinical services of a physician’s office with the relaxing ambiance of a day spa, Dr. Brooks and his staff perform medical and cosmetic dermatology services and noninvasive skincare treatments for the face and body.
Althea Medspa is named for the althea flower, or hibiscus, which is well known for its beauty and healing properties. Inside cozy, private rooms, Althea's team upholds the transformative spirit of this flower when boosting clients’ beauty with professional laser services, cosmetic injections, and infrared therapy. A professional designer was hired to outfit Althea Medspa with a tranquil atmosphere, harnessing the calming practices of feng shui and a fountain to soothe visitors and vacationing flying fish.
Advanced clinical treatments meet spa-like comfort at Radiance Medspa DC. Here, a team of medical doctors and registered nurses tend to clients' every aesthetic or relaxing need. The professionals focus on nonsurgical cosmetic procedures, addressing signs of aging with Botox and IPL photofacials, and fine-tuning bodies with contouring and skin-tightening sessions. They determine treatment plans using the Visia Digital Skin Analysis system, which helps them assess whether a client might benefit from a medical-grade facial peel.
Board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Suzanne Kim Doud Galli uses a steady hand and keen eye to refresh and revamp visages. She performs total facelifts and rhinoplasties to reshape and tighten facial features for a more youthful look. Dr. Doud Galli puts away her scalpel for noninvasive procedures, including chemical peels that remove the top layers of damaged skin.
The Metropolitan Institute for Plastic Surgery is staffed by a trio of award-winning plastic surgeons who are highly capable of blasting away unwanted follicles from your choice of chin (normally $135 per treatment), neck (normally $135 per), upper lip (normally $100 per), underarms (normally $135 per), or bikini line (normally $185 per). Typically, the treatments will take place at recommended four- to eight-week intervals, enabling maximum depilation and ensuring maximum hairlessness. The treatment times vary depending on the size of the treated area.