As moms-to-be enter through Inner Child Imaging's naturally lit atrium, rustling boughs of greenery and a fountain's soothing murmurs immediately set them at ease. The serenity of their surroundings doesn't dwindle as they settle into a plush recliner for their ultrasound imaging appointment, preparing for their first view of their baby. The technicians apply the same training and technology used by OB/GYN practices to conduct a brief sonogram scan—then, on the room's 42-inch viewing screen, a pristine depiction of tiny feet, hands, and features greets mothers and an assembly of up to 10 seated guests and additional standing spectators.
The 3-D sonogram studio preserves the scan's resulting images in one of four packages, ranging from the Boy or Girl? option, which determines the baby's sex with 2-D pictures, to the Complete Story option, which sends moms home with color 3-D images, CDs, DVDs, and a list of their child's celebrity lookalikes.
Certified natural health practitioner Tianya Clark has been in the health industry for more than two decades, and draws upon traditional and alternative medical training to best assist her clients at Optimum Health. According to Camisha Jones of Urban Views Weekly, Clark felt more energized and able to play with her children after trying aqua detoxification, and extends that same opportunity to clients via total-body-detox sessions. Patrons relax in a private consultation room or cozy communal area while a footbath ionizes and magnetizes the warm water. The process aims to draw out impurities such as nicotine or heavy metals accumulated from playing the tuba with bare toes.
Clark teaches a three-month detoxification specialist certification program to educate others on the equipment and procedure. She performs other services geared toward tracking down toxins, including techniques such as hair analysis and iridology. The center also features a TENS unit, a device that delivers a small electrical current designed to kill bodily viruses and bacteria.
Board-certified podiatric surgeon Dr. Chris Stewart does more than oversee NovoNail; he?s dedicated his entire career to developing the toenail fungus treatment plans used at the clinic. Dr. Stewart has combined existing treatment methodologies?topical ointments, oral medicines, laser care, and surgical procedures?with his own techniques. Though the number of treatments necessary depends on the severity of each case and length of each talon, Dr. Stewart has mastered the art of unmasking a natural-looking, fungus-free look. He and his team even help clients celebrate once their fungus is gone, with festively-hued pedicures.
The board-certified plastic surgeons at Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery transform patients with surgical and noninvasive procedures ranging from brow lifts and tummy tucks to Zeltiq CoolSculpting treatments. A fully noninvasive procedure, CoolSculpting freezes fat cells to let them be disposed of by the body’s natural processes, helping create a smoother, slimmer physique. The specialists possess a unique knowledge of this procedure not only because of the numerous treatments they’ve performed, but also the medical and educational achievements they’ve made.
Dr. Burton M. Sundin earned undergraduate degrees at Duke University in both biology and art history, which gave him a strong foundation in the scientific and aesthetic facets of plastic surgery. He went on to finish medical school and his residency in plastic surgery at Duke before completing fellowships in hand surgery and advanced cosmetic procedures. His partner, Dr. Reps Sundin, completed formal fellowship training in cosmetic surgery and has learned from some of the most renowned experts in the field. He has also participated in medical missions to Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
Run by a talented support staff of more than 15 beauty experts, Ava's Day Spa eliminates unwanted hairs with waxing services cultivated through more than 25 years of experience. In a 20-minute session, customers can have follicular fuzz removed from facescapes such as the lip, brow, or chin to aid their emotion factory in delivering clear expressions ($15+). Make short work of troublesome tufts on the underarms ($25+) and back ($65+), or prepare for beach season by battling bristles on the bikini line ($35+) or legs ($65+) without the hassle of ceaseless shaving, time-consuming tweezing, or constantly hiding your lower half by burying it in the sand.
In the springtime, pink blossoms hang from tree branches outside of Rhonda's Skin Care to create an scenic entranceway to the peaceful med spa. Inside, internationally trained Master Aesthetician Rhonda Carlile brings out the natural beauty of all skin types with techniques she learned in South Africa, France, and the United States. At her side is fellow Master Aesthetician Kori McCann, Nurse Practitioner Michelle Meyer-Ban, and Wellness Specialist, and Medical Director Dr. James Cook. Together they use the cutting-edge treatments that can help smooth the deepest wrinkles with Xeomin, Botox, Juvederm, and other filler injectables such as Perlane, Restylane, and Belotero, which can be complimented by non-surgical facelifts that visibly lift and contour aging skin or by storing acorns in their cheeks to infiltrate squirrel gangs.
Those seeking a simple spa retreat may also enlist Rhonda's Skin Care for facial and massage services. Massage therapist Antwan Barnes takes clients to weightless heights by using techniques that unfurl tension and promote total-body relaxation. Before or after all appointments, guests may unwind in newly renovated relaxation rooms that boast spacious, serene settings. Additionally, Rhonda's Skin Care participates in Brilliant Distinctions rewards program.