Back in the 1960s, beauty was so simple that some beauty parlors—like the nine traditional ones run by Robert Andrew Zupko—only had one service: roller sets. But beauty trends began to change, so Zupko changed right along with them, adding skincare and nailcare to his hairstyling business. When 1996 hit the calendars, the salon evolved into a full-fledged day spa that covered 7,000 square feet.
Zupko has since created Robert Andrew – The Salon & Spa, a 22,000-square-foot Tuscan-style getaway nestled in the giant scalene triangle that connects D.C., Annapolis, and Baltimore. Inside the salon, more than 90 beauty professionals—including nail technicians, massage therapists, and stylists—shape and polish nails, snip split ends, and disentangle achy muscle knots. The salon also boasts a troupe of Yon-Ka trained aestheticians who remove dead skin cells with pumpkin enzymes and melt away frozen funny faces with hot-stone facials.
More recently, Zupko opened Robert Andrew Medical Spa, where the spotlight's on lasers, injectables, chemical peels, and other high-tech skincare services.
Under the guidance of Ramesh G. Patel, a board-certified doctor of internal medicine, the staff at Nivika Medspa beautifies patients with a range of advanced technologies. Technicians harness the power of specialized lasers to help to improve clients? skin tone, reduce wrinkles, or remove unwanted hairs, and they wield multiple tools?including ultrasound devices and HCG injections?that can assist customers with weight-loss programs. Chemical peels that employ PCA Skin products join forces with FDA-approved facial injections such as Botox and Juv?derm, working to reverse the signs of aging or prolonged exposure to the sun. With a setting as groomed as its clients, Nivika Medspa features sleek, high-contrast furniture and colorful accents of modern artwork.
With today's side deal, achieve outer beauty with the stately ease of a swan perched on a cow's back. For $50, you get $100 toward any dermatological services from Dr. Lisa C. Kates at the Center for Dermatology & Skin Care of Maryland, the winner of a Vitals' Patients' Choice Award for 2008. Dr. Kates's expert procedures can make your skin bounce back like a snapped rubber band with a smooth and stunning surface. You can use multiple Groupons per visit, but only one per procedure.
Led by the pedigreed Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg and Dr. Michele Shermak, the Plastic Surgery Center's three high-tech facilities focus not just on beautifying clients but also on educating them about the surgical process. Relax under their capable care with a round of frown-line fighting Dysport, which aims to imbue new vitality into the manifold folds of aging countenances. A sequence of five quick injections can reduce the wrinkles and fine lines caused by aging, stress, and artisanal cheese-tasting. While effects are not permanent, the procedure may stop the muscles that cause furrows from contracting, providing temporary forehead toning.
Dr. Ashruf is a plastic surgeon, board certified by The American Board of Plastic surgery, who uses high definition brazilian surgical techniques to achieve beautiful cosmetic surgery results. Check out the before and afters at www.drashruf.com.
Board-certified plastic surgeon James E. Chappell, MD, rejuvenates frontispieces with personalized treatments for a variety of facial dispositions, all in a calm and comfortable setting. The skinsperience begins with a private consultation, where clients discuss their individual needs, concerns, and favorite Monopoly railways, followed by the first microdermabrasion facial. The mostly painless procedure sheds dermis-dulling dead skin with a spritz of tiny, exfoliating crystals, diminishing the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and days spent lounging on imploding stars. Customers can then schedule their second treatment at a later date, and up to two Groupons can be purchased for a total of four face-pampering treatments.