Located within a stately two-story brick home, Perfectly Pixeled Wellness Spa offers clients expert beauty services in a cozy, residential setting. From the button-tufted couch in the waiting area to the eclectic knickknacks in some dimly lit treatment rooms, the ambiance here is warm and inviting instead of cold and clinical, like some hospital in an igloo. Within those comfy confines, aestheticians zap unwanted body hair with lasers and pamper skin with facials or peels. Massage and reiki treatments recalibrate muscles and minds, whereas permanent makeup treatments redefine features with expertly applied injected inks.
Living up to its name, the physician-supervised Skin Renaissance Clinic gives skin a new lease on life with a full slate of laser and facial treatments. A registered nurse wields Matrix IR technology to blast wrinkles, and slough away imperfections with microdermabrasion and chemical peels. They cull from Obagi and SkinMedica products to lavish faces with anti-aging serums, tapping into the skin’s self-healing and homework-deflecting properties.
Not all spas come complete with childcare. But at both locations of The Spa & Boutique at Inlet Fitness, youngsters gallivant under the watchful eyes of employees as their parental units bask in a bevy of services including anti-aging facials, chemical peels, and hair-removal treatments. During each appointment, clients receive a professional skincare analysis from spa experts who assist them in locating the best products to match their skin type, lifestyle, and skin type's lifestyle. After in-depth sessions, newly relaxed customers can peruse the spa's boutique, which is stocked with handpicked products from SkinCeuticals, Vivant, and Ultra Pure Cosmetics.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. JoAnne Lopes has worked at the Cosmetic Surgery Center for more than 14 years. Surrounded by a scenic waterfront, the facility encompasses several rooms for consultations and treatments, including a fully accredited OR—which includes a recovery room— as well as rooms specifically set up for laser and skin care treatments. Aside from cosmetic surgery, Dr. Lopes also administers minimally invasive treatments such as Botox and fillers, which restore volume and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Her office also offers Latisse, an FDA-approved prescription that helps grow darker, fuller, and longer eyelashes in 8 to 12 weeks.
Specializing in medical and aesthetic skin treatments, the staff at the Dermatology Center of Williamsburg scans skin for trouble spots before employing advanced rejuvenation techniques. Using a diamond-tipped wand, the aesthetician gently sloughs away the top layer of skin and dead cells for an equally posh alternative to buffing the face and neck with aged champagne. Microdermabrasion can increase cell turnover to help combat blackheads, uneven complexion, and oily texture. Like a trip in a time machine, the resurfacing treatment can reduce fine wrinkles, age spots, and sun damage, but may also increase the size of mobile phones.
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.