"Facial surgery is much like making up a bed nicely," says Dr. Daria Hamrah on his website. "If the mattress is lumpy, there isn?t much point in spreading a nice bedcover over it (that is, if the bones and muscles are problematic, fixing the skin doesn?t help much)."
Dr. Hamrah, who is certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, and a licensed facial cosmetic surgeon, lets this philosophy guide him, focusing on both the face's surface and, more importantly, on the underlying structure that supports it as he reshapes noses, lifts brows, adds lip implants, or attaches third eyes. He further beautifies faces with oral surgical procedures and med-spa treatments, all performed within an office that evokes the tranquility of a spa with its warm brown walls and flower-lined hallways while still maintaining a hospital-quality operating room.
At Plastic Surgery Associates of Northern Virginia, Dr. Bruce Freedman calls on his Duke University School of Medicine degree and his NYU aesthetic-surgery fellowship to perform surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures with a steady hand. Dr. Freedman—who is also an assistant professor at Georgetown and has been published in more than 40 medical journals and textbooks—relies on a talented staff that includes a licensed, registered nurse and a board-certified physician assistant. Together, they perform such procedures as breast augmentation, tummy tucks, and face-lifts, as well as less invasive laser therapies and chemical peels to treat skin and remove hair. When not beautifying bodies, Dr. Freedman continues to advance his medical research, developing novel cosmetic and aesthetic techniques such as combining lasers with surgery or performing facials on amoebas.
As a published author and board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Barry Cohen spreads aesthetic knowledge and prowess among patients at his state-of-the-art offices. Dr. Cohen and his staff aim to treat each client like family during surgical and nonsurgical treatments, all of which include complimentary consultations. These sessions may also make use of the office's preoperative computer imaging—software designed to show patients what can and cannot be achieved with surgery or masking tape. The office's adjoining med spa provides a tranquil retreat for rejuvenating waning complexions with dermal fillers, chemical peels, and laser treatments. Additionally, Dr. Cohen's personal line of skincare products and tips from his personally penned books help maintain newly spruced mugs.
Helmed by experienced physicians and medical practitioners, Medi-Spa Services LLC conspires to restore skin to youthful vim and vigor via services such as skin tightening, wrinkle reduction, acne resurfacing, and cellulite reduction. Additionally, special lasers blast unwanted hair from their abodes and evict fungus from toenails. Their wrinkle-smoothing Botox treatments last usually for up to four months, ensuring skin as unfurrowed as the Secret Garden's even more-secret cabbage patch. In addition to their in-house treatments, the knowledgeable staff also helps partnering practices to launch into the Non-Invasive Cosmetic Enhancement (NICE) business by supplying them with state-of-the-art technology, custom marketing material, and training.
Dr. Michael Timothy Gocke and his team of professionals work to firm up frontispieces showing the signs of age using FDA-approved Botox treatments. During the appointment, a steady-handed doctor injects a tiny needle filled with skin-smoothening serum into the face's crinkly acreage, slowing down hyperactive facial muscles by inhibiting nerve impulses and spasmodic expressions of befuddlement. The botulinum-laced tonic can fade forehead worry lines, crow's-feet, and smile ravines from the visage for up to four months, although results generally take 3–10 days after treatment to become visible. To ease any discomfort, sensitive face owners can opt for an application of anesthetic cream or an ice pack during the procedure. The noninvasive treatment results in little to no downtime, allowing patients to return to their normal activities of working, raising a family, or imitating Mister Ed soon after treatment.
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.