As an Aveda concept salon, Salon Alure stocks and uses only plant- and flower-based Aveda products, from hair color to skincare products. The staff also pamper guests with complimentary hand treatments, makeup, stress-relieving aromatherapy, and a steaming cup of Aveda comforting tea. Along with haircare services that include cuts, color, and keratin treatments, the licensed professionals also beautify visages with natural facials such as the Perfecting Plant Peel. For toes mired in envy, chakra-balancing foot treatments unite pedicures with aromatherapy and reflexology massages to lavish feet with the attention usually reserved for a tossed glob of pizza dough dangling from the chandelier.
The staff render this bounty of services within the elegant confines of a wood-floored salon. Sunlight hustles its way through the façade’s large window, and wood accents make the ceiling an exquisite complement to the green plants beneath it.
After seven years honing his skills in the general- and plastic-surgery divisions of Charity Hospital in New Orleans, Dr. Timothy Mountcastle returned to his native Virginia to devote himself full-time to body beautification as head of Mountcastle Plastic Surgery & Vein Institute, now a leading vein center of nearly 10 years. Dr. Mountcastle couples a keen eye for aesthetic detail with years of experience in varicose and spider vein treatment, including the use of lasers, radio-frequency ablation, minimally invasive microphlebectomy techniques, and ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy. Dr. Mountcastle also has extensive knowledge and practice in cosmetic and skin cancer surgery, as well as mole, lipoma, and cyst removals. A staff of top aesthetic nurses, physician assistants, and aestheticians help send facial wrinkles running with Botox and other facial treatments.
Certified surgeon Dr. Anouche M. Roberts of Liquid Facelift Centers combines surgical expertise with a passion for aesthetic medicine. Her expert knowledge of the face aids her as she wards off signs of aging with liquid facelifts and laser treatments using a laser new to the industry. A restrained aesthetic style, attention to detail, and knack for all things artistic round out Dr. Roberts’ qualifications and explain her affinity for cross-stitching all of her patients’ post-op prescriptions rather than writing them. Having performed more than 5,000 injectable procedures using the micro-cannula injection technique, Dr. Roberts has mastered performing pain-free, precise injections with little to no bruising.
In a bright, spacious spa, Dr. David Moose, Dr. Suketu Patel, and aesthetician Gaynor coax clients' natural beauty to the surface. Some opt for surgery, as the center administers an array of oral and cosmetic procedures. But before going under the knife, the doctors take care to educate their clients about important questions to ask, such as What are the surgeon's credentials? or Are the plants in this office real or fake? The onsite med spa and laser center offers less invasive services, from laser therapies to chemical peels and injectable cosmetics, such as Botox, Radiesse, and Latisse. Whatever the treatment, the staff at Institute of Facial & Oral Surgery helps individuals to look their best, all while providing an individual level of care and professionalism that makes guests feel great, too.
With a duo of stress-relieving services, clients remove toxins and body waste simply by soaking feet in a warm foot bath for 30 to 40 minutes. During the ion-harnessing cleansing process, the body’s natural self-sweepers are activated, encouraging the release of harmful materials through the soles and into the awaiting basin. Pampered patrons may notice the water changing color over the course of the treatment, though this varies based on the individual’s health and accumulated impurities. Postsoak, bask in benefits that can include an improved sense of well-being, relieved tension, and spontaneous bouts of self-hugging.