At McLean Laser Center, Vahideh Tajallaie stops the growth of hair follicles with multiple-wavelength GentleMax lasers that are effective on all skin types. She has performed more than 11,500 laser hair-removal treatments last nine years, smoothing bodies from head to toe. Beyond lasers, the staffers specialize in classic spa treatments such as diamond microdermabrasion and facials using G.M. Collin skincare formulas, each of which help to forge a tighter, smoother, and more toned appearance. Visitors to the practice can also opt for skin-tightening and skin-rejuvenation treatments, spider vein removal, or massage therapy.
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.
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Invisalign straightens crooked chompers through a combination of highly advanced, 3-D computer graphics and the spells of good old-fashioned orthodontia. Three different practices feature orthodontists specially trained and certified in the Invisalign process, which eschews cumbersome braces for clear, removable aligners that are virtually invisible to the unclothed eye. An initial exam, including x-rays, photos, and impressions of your mouth terrain ($325), will pave the way for a flurry of calibrated teeth sheaths that are designed to slowly shift your walnut crackers into perfect alignment. The total cost of an Invisalign treatment varies with each customer (it can run anywhere from $4,000 to $8,000); this Groupon gets you $1,000 to put toward that final cost. View some Invisalign FAQs here.
Dentists Kevin Skinner and William Ossakow have a lot in common, both personally and professionally. They both grew up locally—Manassas and Springfield, respectively—and met as undergraduates at Virginia Tech in 1991. They followed each other to Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry, and moved back to the northern Virginia area after graduation to open Skinner Ossakow & Associates.
They've since been named top dentists by Northern Virginia Magazine in 2011 and Washingtonian Magazine in 2006. Both Drs. Skinner and Ossakow continually educate themselves on the latest dental techniques, including teeth-straightening Invisalign treatments and smile-enhancing implants or veneers. They can also treat bruxism or a tenacious adult thumb-sucking habit with occlusal nightguards and free smiles of coffee or tobacco stains using the latest teeth-whitening technology.
When searching for a new dentist, patients prize a light touch almost as much as they do extensive training or whiz-bang technology. Fortunately, Tarek Mogharbel, DDS—who worked in District of Columbia General Hospital’s oral-surgery department and is a certified Invisalign and Lumineers practitioner—and his partner, Sun Park, DDS, both describe themselves as gentle people. This character trait translates to each of their cosmetic and family dentistry services. The doctors take special care no matter the procedure, whether it’s an exam for an anxious youngster, a teeth-whitening treatment for an adult, or a new set of porcelain veneers for a ventriloquist’s dummy locked in an eternal, unfeeling grin.