Board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Suzanne Kim Doud Galli and her skillful staff youthify beauty-seekers with custom chemical peels. During each 30-minute treatment, technicians sheathe epidermises in a naturally derived glycolic-acid solution designed to slough off superficial layers of dead skin, fading fine lines and to-do lists scrawled on cheeks in ballpoint pen. Clients can also opt to magnify results with multiple peels. Afterward, some faces may experience mild peeling as the skin regenerates, eventually revealing a refreshed complexion as a chorus of pores sings a breathy “ahhhh.”
If you’re already the type to think about getting inked, Fatty’s Custom Tattooz won’t faze you one bit. Hidden away on the second floor of a dusty building off Connecticut Avenue NW, this long-running tattoo parlor – which sits above a dry cleaning facility and tarot card reader – pulls few punches, but delivers great ink. Consistently considered one of the city’s top tattoo destination since it opened two decades ago, Fatty’s is actually a fairly friendly environment, staffed with knowledgeable artists who are willing to walk the nervous through every stop of the process. Much of the artwork by those same creative types can be found hanging on the walls, including psychedelic pieces by Fatty himself, who primarily handles large-scale custom tattoos. The shop does piercings as well.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Nia Banks and her team of trained beautifiers offer an eclectic array of appearance-boosting services. Surgical options to fulfill patients’ Christmas wishes include tummy tucks, liposuction, and rhinoplasty. For a lighter touch, nonsurgical treatments include injections of Botox—the wrinkle-fading serum that tricks muscles into thinking they are bears that must fall into deep hibernation for months.
Zapatat's team of doctors and licensed aestheticians employs laser technology to effectively remove unwanted ink from clients of all skin types. Tattoos are measured and examined during initial consultations to determine the number of treatments needed for removal. During the procedure, a high-powered RevLite SI laser produces nanosecond pulses of light in multiple wavelengths, effectively breaking down ink particles of any color without heating up the surrounding skin. The Zimmer Cryo 6 chiller and a topical numbing cream applied before the treatment also work to reduce discomfort. Guests can enjoy a complimentary beverage and take advantage of Zapatat's free WiFi.
Aesthetic Laser and Vein Center specializes in laser and other light-based beautification treatments, ranging from laser hair removal to body sculpting. Overgrown sections of skin can work their way toward hairlessness with three laser hair removal treatments. These gentle, non-invasive procedures are suitable for all skin types and utilize lasers and intense pulsed light (IPL) to destroy the hair follicle and permanently reduce hair growth. Although the trio of treatments will wage short-term war to prevent the arrival of hairs from the future, multiple treatments are recommended for permanent victory over face and body fur. After the sessions, patients can immediately return to normal activities, such as work, school, and unilateral arguments with disposable razors.
Acclaimed surgeon Dr. Craig Person's skilled hands change looks and lives. Doubly board-certified in plastic and hand surgery, he specializes in transforming clients’ appearances with procedures including lifts, augmentations, and enhancements. Nonsurgical alternatives, using injections of products such as Botox and Juvéderm, work to ease the wrinkles accumulated after years of frowning at riddles. Dr. Person also partners with a skincare professional, who consults with patients and provides skin-smoothing treatments.