Walls bedecked with vivid artwork make known the heart of Pride & Glory, an artist-formed tattoo and piercing studio, as dedicated to the history and tradition of tattooing as it is to the future of the form. The skilled staffers bring with them artistic backgrounds in painting, sculpting, and invisible-ink portraiture, and pair their well-practiced trades with an impressive stock of body jewelry and after-care products. Free consultations encourage guests to thoughtfully plan their ink, and hundreds of flash-art designs cater to patrons in search of inspiration.
The Studio at Painful Pleasures isn’t your standard piercing parlor. The 5,000-square-foot showroom has five fully furnished studios, each with their own TV and comfortable TatSoul chairs, as well as an educational center where they hold classes on piercing techniques. Hyperrealistic, ethereal, and vibrantly colored artwork designed by the in-house artists covers the walls—a testament to the detailed work they do. The team is also complemented by two resident tattoo-removal specialists who have mastered the art of buffing off unwanted images, such as the tally marks on your arm that remind you how old you are.
Aesthetic Laser and Vein Center specializes in laser and other light-based beautification treatments, ranging from laser hair removal to body sculpting. Overgrown sections of skin can work their way toward hairlessness with three laser hair removal treatments. These gentle, non-invasive procedures are suitable for all skin types and utilize lasers and intense pulsed light (IPL) to destroy the hair follicle and permanently reduce hair growth. Although the trio of treatments will wage short-term war to prevent the arrival of hairs from the future, multiple treatments are recommended for permanent victory over face and body fur. After the sessions, patients can immediately return to normal activities, such as work, school, and unilateral arguments with disposable razors.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Nia Banks and her team of trained beautifiers offer an eclectic array of appearance-boosting services. Surgical options to fulfill patients’ Christmas wishes include tummy tucks, liposuction, and rhinoplasty. For a lighter touch, nonsurgical treatments include injections of Botox—the wrinkle-fading serum that tricks muscles into thinking they are bears that must fall into deep hibernation for months.
At Artistry in Plastic Surgery, Dr. Brent Birely uses a combination of medical know-how and artistic talent to transform patients' exteriors. As a physician who is board certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery, Inc. and has been practicing for more than 15 years, Dr. Birely has the expertise to perform complex procedures such as breast augmentations, breast lifts, tummy tucks, liposuction, face-lifts, and eyelid enhancements. He also possesses a keen eye for symmetry and proportion and a knack for paying meticulous attention to detail—talents that come in handy during nonsurgical treatments. He can diminish scars and uneven skin tone with a laser skin-resurfacing session or target fine lines and wrinkles with cosmetic injectables and dermal fillers. Additionally, Dr. Birely's team specializes in advanced skincare services, which range from dermaplaning and microdermabrasion to chemical peels and medical-grade facials.
Cosmetic Surgery Center of Maryland's board-certified surgeons boast expert specialties, using their skills to aesthetically improve clients with the least discomfort and downtime possible. The doctors' playbook of beautifying procedures transforms clients with breast reductions and augmentations, body contouring, and genital aesthetic surgeries. Offering both a surgical center and a med spa, Cosmetic Surgery Center of Maryland's staff can also lavish guests with noninvasive beauty treatments such as wrinkle-reducing Botox, Dysport, and chemical peels. The modern treatment center's waiting room and reception greets patients with earth-hued walls festooned with paintings and track lighting.