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.
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.
Board-certified interventional radiologists Christopher Dobzyniak and Phillip Luebbert specialize in image-guided procedures to help diagnose and treat venous disease. At Total Vein Concepts, an endovascular specialist consults with each new client, and uses a diagnostic ultrasound to determine whether veins present a cosmetic or medical concern, whisking the web away to a cluttered attic. After the consultation, a comprehensive treatment plan is created using minimally invasive techniques to achieve the patients’s goals. The clinic specializes in traditional and ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy, as well as phlebectomies, during which they remove a small cluster of varicose veins through tiny incisions. Most procedures incur little downtime, though some require the use of local anesthesia.
From overgrown mane to chic new do, each client’s head of hair embarks on an adventure inside Erica's Beautiful Journey Hair Studio. Stylist Erica Drayton cuts off unwanted length or applies extensions for hair long enough to shame Rapunzel. She braids hair for easy maintenance and festoons heads with eye-catching wigs. Erica even creates her own hair-oil product, EBJ Healthy Hair Serum, which infuses locks with vitamins.
The son of a general practitioner, Dr. Arnold Oppenheim spent his formative years tagging along on house calls with his father. His early exposure to the medical field set Dr. Oppenheim on the path to medical school and an internship at Johns Hopkins, renowned for sharing its last name with an award-winning actor. At Mount Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Oppenheim studied dermatology at the elbow of Dr. Philip Frost, a leading authority on dermatopharmacology. For the last three decades, Dr. Oppenheim has refined his expertise in the Kempsville area, specializing in psoriasis, rosacea, and cosmetic dermatology.
Certified master aesthetician Stephanie Bazner and the rest of the crew at Virginia Beach Dermatology Associates work under the doctor's supervision. Their services cover the full gamut of skin conditions, from medical concerns such as skin cancer to aesthetic issues such as acne and wrinkles.