As moms-to-be enter through Inner Child Imaging's naturally lit atrium, rustling boughs of greenery and a fountain's soothing murmurs immediately set them at ease. The serenity of their surroundings doesn't dwindle as they settle into a plush recliner for their ultrasound imaging appointment, preparing for their first view of their baby. The technicians apply the same training and technology used by OB/GYN practices to conduct a brief sonogram scan—then, on the room's 42-inch viewing screen, a pristine depiction of tiny feet, hands, and features greets mothers and an assembly of up to 10 seated guests and additional standing spectators.
The 3-D sonogram studio preserves the scan's resulting images in one of four packages, ranging from the Boy or Girl? option, which determines the baby's sex with 2-D pictures, to the Complete Story option, which sends moms home with color 3-D images, CDs, DVDs, and a list of their child's celebrity lookalikes.
Elite Lab Testing's network of accredited medical reference labs and service centers helps patients take charge of their health and wellness with tests performed at more than 1,700 LabCorp locations across the country. These lab tests—which don't require referrals or doctor visits—cover a lot of ground. For example, with a single blood draw, medical professionals can check for the IgE antibodies that may be causing allergic reactions to insect stings, foods, pollen, mold, and younger siblings. They might spend the rest of the day screening blood-sugar levels, scanning hormone levels and thyroid health, checking for heart attack risks, and lifting the hood on the liver and kidneys. Customers can even order the same tests their health care provider does for routine physicals. Elite Lab Testing also performs drug screens, and offers affordable pricing packages and wellness programs that equip the health-conscious community with useful tools for constructing a healthy lifestyle.
The board-certified plastic surgeons at Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery transform patients with surgical and noninvasive procedures ranging from brow lifts and tummy tucks to Zeltiq CoolSculpting treatments. A fully noninvasive procedure, CoolSculpting freezes fat cells to let them be disposed of by the body’s natural processes, helping create a smoother, slimmer physique. The specialists possess a unique knowledge of this procedure not only because of the numerous treatments they’ve performed, but also the medical and educational achievements they’ve made.
Dr. Burton M. Sundin earned undergraduate degrees at Duke University in both biology and art history, which gave him a strong foundation in the scientific and aesthetic facets of plastic surgery. He went on to finish medical school and his residency in plastic surgery at Duke before completing fellowships in hand surgery and advanced cosmetic procedures. His partner, Dr. Reps Sundin, completed formal fellowship training in cosmetic surgery and has learned from some of the most renowned experts in the field. He has also participated in medical missions to Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
Run by a talented support staff of more than 15 beauty experts, Ava's Day Spa eliminates unwanted hairs with waxing services cultivated through more than 25 years of experience. In a 20-minute session, customers can have follicular fuzz removed from facescapes such as the lip, brow, or chin to aid their emotion factory in delivering clear expressions ($15+). Make short work of troublesome tufts on the underarms ($25+) and back ($65+), or prepare for beach season by battling bristles on the bikini line ($35+) or legs ($65+) without the hassle of ceaseless shaving, time-consuming tweezing, or constantly hiding your lower half by burying it in the sand.
In the springtime, pink blossoms hang from tree branches outside of Rhonda's Skin Care to create an scenic entranceway to the peaceful med spa. Inside, internationally trained Master Aesthetician Rhonda Carlile brings out the natural beauty of all skin types with techniques she learned in South Africa, France, and the United States. At her side is fellow Master Aesthetician Melissa O'Carroll, Nurse Practitioner Michelle Meyer-Ban, and Wellness Specialist and Medical Director Dr. James Cook. Together they use the cutting-edge treatments that can help smooth the deepest wrinkles with Xeomin, Botox, Juvederm, and other filler injectables such as Perlane, Restylane, and Belotero, which can be complimented by non-surgical facelifts that visibly lift and contour aging skin or by storing acorns in their cheeks to infiltrate squirrel gangs. Rhonda's Skin Care participates in Brilliant Distinctions rewards program.
The team of board-certified skin docs at Affiliated Dermatologists of Virginia looks after the medical and aesthetic needs of the body's largest organ. They perform annual cancer screenings, as recommended by the American Academy of Dermatology, and excise malevolent growth and lesions in their in-office surgical suite. Licensed Master Esthetician Crystal Craze handles all of the cosmetic procedures, waging a winning battle against the signs of aging with facials, laser treatments, and mind control.