Within Aesthetic Plastic Surgery's Norfolk location, The Downtown Spa & Laser Center pairs the results-oriented approach of a medical facility with the relaxing amenities of a spa. Flickering candles gently illuminate the treatment rooms, where a soundtrack of natural harmonies surrounds patients with the soothing noise of rain falling or a park ranger learning to read. In the chambers, specialists wield laser-emitting devices designed to combat the appearance of unwanted hairs, spider veins, and wrinkles. With at least one aesthetician always on site, the center's staff also uses medical-grade skincare treatments to do everything from calming acne outbreaks to exfoliating dead skin cells.
The experienced aestheticians at Hague Medi-Spa wield quality products such as Obagi, Vivité, and SkinCeuticals to perform rejuvenating facial treatments overseen by in-house cosmetic surgeons. The skin savants precede facials with a skin analysis to customize the pampering to each client's skin type and specific concerns. In the 30-minute express facial, face custodians remove dirt and debris from pores and slough away extraneous skin cells. A steam treatment and gentle massage soothe weary visages, and a mask and moisturizer hydrate flesh dried out by unusually droll coworkers. The 60-minute Hague Signature facial also encompasses Dermaplane exfoliation. In this virtually painless, noninvasive treatment, skin-savvy technicians scrape the face with a surgical-grade blade while avoiding sensitive areas. The procedure produces smoother, clearer skin while depriving facial follicles of their fuzzy tenants.
Staffed by a team of nine eye doctors and surgeons, Tidewater Eye Center has racked up recognition in three categories from HamptonRoads.com's Best of Hampton Roads, including Best Health Care Provider and Best Place for Laser Vision Correction. Patients can receive a variety of optometry services at each of the clinic’s three locations, including basic eye exams; treatments for glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration; and even aesthetic procedures, including eyelid surgery. Yet, the center’s most popular treatment is blade-free LASIK eye surgery, which eliminates the need for lenses and soda-bottle monocles in as little as 15 minutes.
Beautifying bodies with a suite of nonsurgical procedures, Skin2O Med Spa's Dr. Helena Guarda and her licensed staff combine rigorous medical training with an eye for aesthetics. The med spa's 15- to 45-minute laser hair-reduction treatments vacate follicles with Cynosure’s Elite Aesthetic Workstation, with two alternate wavelengths that expedite hair hunting and account for all skin types and pigmentations. Over four sessions, clients can develop a sleek bikini line, smooth out underarms, or expel bristle from the upper lip, the hardest area of the body to kiss goodbye. While they await their skin smoothing, visitors lounge on plush sofas amid wood-paneled flooring and blue walls adorned with artwork.
Modern medical procedures have the ability to drastically alter a person's appearance. However, this isn't the goal at The Choe Center for Facial Plastic Surgery. Rather than swap each visitor's entire head with a mannequin's, Dr. Kyle Choe—a facial plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery who exclusively specializes in facial procedures—offers a variety of surgical and nonsurgical options intended to help patients achieve natural-looking results.
In addition to procedures that restructure faces from the inside out, The Choe Center also provides noninvasive and minimally invasive alternatives that focus on exteriors. Classic skincare treatments, including cleansing facials and exfoliating chemical peels, purify pores and address blemishes. Advanced technology also lends a laser-filled hand—the Cutera Pearl cosmetic laser aims to rejuvenate complexions, while the LipoSonix ultrasonic body-contouring system helps slim waistlines and shrink shadows.
Dr. Matthew Mitsch has been practicing Phlebology since 2008, but has specialized in facial cosmetic surgery. Today, he uses those skills to treat unwanted veins by various methods and lift sagging facial skin. In addition to treating veins, Dr. Mitsch’s office also does skincare treatments, tumescent liposuction, teeth whitening, face lifts, and laser hair removal.