For nearly 30 years, Dr. Dreelin has mended and maintained chompers, enabling adults and children to flash brilliant smiles. A preliminary mouth inspection ensures teeth line up tidily and sit securely within gums, and digital x-rays allow hygienists to peer behind the enamel and verify internal tooth health. Next, a thorough cleaning banishes plaque and detritus lurking in mouth alleys, and a fluoride treatment leaves teeth strong enough to chew their way out of the most heavily guarded gingerbread house. A take-home whitening kit enhances grins with a powerful serum that whisks away stubborn coffee, red-wine, and nicotine stains, turning mouths into minty-fresh tabulae rasae.
Virginia Eye Consultants has been home to ophthalmic specialists since its 1963 founding by Dr. John W. Dickerson. Over time, the practice has grown to a staff of seven MDs, each board certified in their medical or surgical area of expertise. Current president Dr. John Sheppard holds extensive knowledge on the topics of corneal transplants and clinical research.
As a former contestant in the Mrs. Virginia pageant, owner Lesley Cook knows the impact seasoned professionals and top-notch products have on beauty. That's why she staffs Rejuvenation Day Spa with knowledgeable specialists ready to pamper clients with treatments fueled by Dermalogica products, which are free of common irritants and ingredients that often cause breakouts, such as artificial fragrances and pizza grease. A master aesthetician performs the spa's noninvasive Hollywood face-lift—which uses gentle microcurrent pulses and vitamin-enriched gels to soften and smooth skin—and professional Glam makeup artists beautify clients for special occasions. Because Rejuvenation Day Spa is located inside the Peninsula Pain and Rehab facility, clients can further their wellness with nearby chiropractic care and acupuncture.
Realizing that every minute spent primping takes away from their clients' free time, the staff of Body & Sol Tanning Boutique streamlines their services so clients can get in, get bronzed, and get out. Clients can simply walk in to the chain location closest to home, after which they consult with the Smart Tan-certified staff over which tanning method is most suitable for their skin. After deciding on intensity and length of sessions, clients hop into one of the five tiers of UV bed. The salon also offers UV-free options such as the automated Mystic HD booth, which is loaded with four different shades of tanning pigment, all of which seep into skin through the use of heated rays. Clients can choose to deepen tans with a range of Devoted Creations tanning accelerators, or simply heighten a tan's contrast with surgically implanted angel wings or the salon's BleachBright teeth-whitening kits.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Guarda and her skilled laser-brandishing staff clear away bodily cobwebs using the gentle Cynosure Elite laser. One 15-minute leg- or facial-vein treatment targets a single problem area with a concentrated dose of laser energy that causes spider veins to disappear like cursive from a third-grade classroom's blackboard. The advanced laser eliminates only problem veins, leaving surrounding tissue unharmed and causing minimal discomfort. Most veins require one treatment before fading into nothingness, though veins that are more troublesome or are actually baby snakes may require an additional treatment. Full results appear within four weeks of the noninvasive treatment.
Voted for Best Dental by the Daily Press Choice Awards, City Center Dental Care fashions sparkling bright smiles with their professional whitening services. Beginning with a consultation, the experienced Dr. Bill Griffin and his team of dental dynamos check teeth thoroughly to ensure they can achieve maximum luminescence from the whitening process and haven’t been accused of biting local politicians. Mouth owners can then relax while the friendly specialists start the Opalescence Boost Whitening treatment, its lightening formula fortified with fluoride and potassium nitrate to help fight cavities and strengthen enamel. The evaluation and whitening process takes about two hours, after which customers will receive their custom-fit, take-home whitening trays, which help prolong sparkling smiles for page-a-day calendar shoots or power outages.
The appendage attendants at DeStress Express spruce-up weathered digits with multistep nail treatments. The Open-Minded manicure and pedicure begins by immersing parched limbs in a warm soak before nail technicians prune overgrown cuticles. A scrub-fueled massage smoothes ashen skin and polish deposits decorate hands with less hassle than having them reupholstered. The Healing Ritual manicure and pedicure adds an extra step, following the massage with a creamy mask that infuses skin with rich moisture.