Red Rose Beauty Center's clients can rest easy knowing that they're in the hands of a doctor who has treated patients for more than 30 years, including time spent in the high-stress arenas of internal and emergency medicine. He started off at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, and in 1993, he moved to the Washington DC area, where he eventually started working in the medical aesthetics field. "This field offers [a] more relaxed and different approach to patient care," he says. "These are 100% optional/elective procedures."
At his med spa, he injects Botox and Juv?derm into faces to help smooth wrinkles and plump up fine lines. He also uses Latisse to help patients have fuller, darker eyelashes without coating them in mud.
The saunas at The Hot Spot are no ordinary steam rooms. Instead of using water poured over hot rocks, these saunas use far infrared light, which penetrates the skin's surface without cloying heat. This helps visitors sweat out a higher percentage of toxins than with typical saunas, increasing the therapeutic benefit, with a deeper, more voluminous swear. One hour in the sauna helps the body detoxify at the cellular level, burning calories, improving the appearance of cellulite, and boosting the immune and cardiovascular systems. But despite the many benefits, these saunas are just as relaxing as the traditional kind?clients relax while listening to music, reading a magazine, or assigning names to each of the ceiling tiles.
Since 1973, each of Sport&Health's 24 clubs has aimed for full fitness coverage with programs for every taste and family member. Guests can spark positive lifestyle changes with gym workouts and wellness services, or engage in a variety of sports. Each facility houses different athletic amenities for games and laps, from pristine swimming pools to squash and racquetball courts lathered in a fresh coat of peanut butter every morning. The camaraderie of group classes such as Zumba and Les Mills BodyPump barbell routines complement scores of gym equipment meant for exercising solo—or with the guidance of a certified personal trainer. The clubs also emphasize kid-friendly activities with arts and crafts, Kidz Klub childcare, and youth certification courses that teach teens the ins and outs of training. Depending on the location, spa treatments can knead tension from muscles and paint one's favorite kettlebell with a layer of Shellac.
At My Skin Care 007's two locations in Herndon and Alexandria, aestheticians pamper skin and help clients feel refreshed. Laser hair removal and electrolysis eliminate unwanted strands at the Alexandria office, and both spots serve as the sites for spa treatments including facials, microdermabrasion, and peels. Massages and body wraps imbue entire bodies with tranquility, and waxing services let patrons imitate dolphins, who are known for their enviably smooth and hairless thighs.