There’s something about Dr. Angel Purdy that inspires confidence in her clients. Perhaps it’s the fact that she’s a native of Baltimore, but it more likely has to do with the professional Obagi, Arbonne, and Kinerase products she uses to treat skin during her chemical peels and microdermabrasion treatments. Dr. Purdy also wants her clients to have confidence in themselves, so she helps them feel comfortable in their own skin with laser hair-removal treatments and injectables that smooth away wrinkles. She also performs cosmetic and reconstructive surgery to reduce the appearance of scars, tighten and lift skin, and remove phantom tails that make it painful to sit down.
Dr. Faith Esterson is joined in her practice by a talented physician's assistant, a licensed aesthetician, and a pair of medical assistants. This crew tends to a wide range of medical and cosmetic skin concerns, from acne and eczema to wrinkles and sun damage. Skin Medica and Obagi peels offer respite from many of these issues, while more intensive laser treatments and beauty injections provide more dramatic results.
Skilled staff at Facial Plastic Surgicenter gives the boot to spindly spider veins with noninvasive laser treatments. During each 30-minute session, a licensed technician uses a Cutera CoolGlide laser to deliver pulses of light energy into extraneous vessels on the thighs and techno dance parties on the kneecaps. As the vessels collapse, blood flow redirects to veins deeper below the skin, and garish marks begin to fade. Throughout treatment, a special copper cooling system works to soothe the light stinging sensation that may be caused by heat from the laser or incisive trash talk from veins.
Within Soul Relaxed Massage Spa, registered massage therapist Tierney Mitchell makes relaxation and health her life's work. After clients arrive, Ms. Mitchell chats with them to discuss possible treatments and pinpoint problematic conditions, such as injuries or spring-loaded limbs. She then uses techniques such as Swedish, myofascial release, and deep tissue to knead knotted muscles into states of relaxation. To enhance treatments, Ms. Mitchell can fill the massage room with scents of aromatherapy or employ hot stones that cause muscles to melt.
Dr. Jeff Muneses, inspired by his personal success with chiropractic treatments, now works to help others suffering from health problems that range from ulcers and headaches to sports injuries and neck pain. During an initial consultation, patients outline their health history using words, Venn diagrams, or finger puppets before undergoing an examination. Exams, along with x-rays, help assess each patient’s current physical condition, making it easier for Dr. Jeff to develop effective treatment plans. Spinal adjustments correct vertebral subluxations, and therapeutic exercises, soft tissue work, cold-laser therapy, and electric stimulation aim to ease pain caused by working on your feet all day at a pretzel factory.