Second-generation dentist R.W. Howell's father was a Navy and private-practice dentist for more than 60 years, inspiring his son to pursue a career in dentistry himself. Now, at the helm of his own practice, Dr. Howell sees patients in need of basic checkups, root canals, and dentures. He also devotes time to cosmetic-dentistry services, such as covering unsightly teeth with custom-made veneers, applying gel to whiten teeth, and applying a special gel to make teeth glow in the dark.
The medical technicians at Eastern Virginia Medical Spa know that losing weight is tricky, and keeping it off is even trickier. That's why they base their medically certified weight loss programs and treatments around equal parts science and support. From low-calorie diets and weight-loss counseling to B12 injections and appetite suppressants, treatments helps clients change their lifestyles while simultaneously shedding inches. While weight loss programs take effect, spa technicians also assist with other aesthetic matters. Body wraps countour bodies with the help of infrared heat, and their Smart Lipo system harnesses the power of ultrasonic energy, which busts up the cellular fat stores without the need for invasive treatments. In addition to helping patients lose weight, they also maintain appearances with laser hair removal sessions and brighten smiles with teeth whitening treatments powered by UV light.
Surrounded by blue hues, the stylists at Pacific Sun Salon bring the Pacific Coast to the heart of the Great Bridge area of Chesapeake by adding beachy waves or sun-kissed highlights to hair. They also remove curls and frizz with a Chi Enviro smoothing treatment that adds shine with amino acids, proteins, silk, and pearl. To help clients complete the look of a beautiful beach bunny, they lighten grins with All Smiles, a teeth-whitening treatment that uses an FDA-approved LED cool blue light to lift stains from the teeth, instead of simply covering them up with wallpaper.
At Sun Resorts Tanning Salon, there are several routes to bronze skin. Staffers help clients achieve the perfect color with UV tanning beds, calibrated to five different levels of intensity. Master-certified airbrush-tanning technicians take light out of the equation altogether, darkening skin evenly with a hand-applied solution. And at the Red Mill location, the staff members use light to do more than tan skin. They provide clients with radiant smiles by employing LED lights to brighten teeth.
Inside Laser Clinic of Chesapeake's office, potted plants and flowers bask in the glow of freshly sparkling grins. The office?s dental specialists brighten smiles with FDA-approved teeth-whitening treatments. The glow of an Osram blue LED lamp seeps from treatment rooms, the unit?s eight total lights and 24 watts of power activating whitening gels and scary stories about mysterious lighthouse operators.
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 trained tanning specialist 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.