Fine tuning the health and beauty of the human body is the main order of business at Soma Solutions Wellness & Nutrition Centers. The nutrition coaches on staff draft dietary plans and teach clients how to avoid consuming extra calories by never again licking stamps. The certified personal trainers offer one-on-one workouts and all-you-can-sweat group classes.
Medically supervised technicians see to the aesthetic nature of the business, working to rejuvenate the skin with laser treatments and injectable solutions. The GentleMax laser zaps unwanted hair, spider veins, and sunspots on all skin types using high-intensity pulses of light. Noninvasive VelaShape II sessions, which have been featured in Shape, target cellulite and lax skin with robotic massage.
A platinum-plus-level Botox provider who has been practicing minimally invasive cosmetic treatments since 1996, Dr. Scott Gerrish has eliminated more than 10,000 wrinkles in the past year. Let Dr. Gerrish iron out your face's brow, frown lines, cows feet, or crows feet with Botox. Before any treatment has been done, you are required to have a consultation with him to discuss the procedure and determine if you're eligible. In the rare case you aren't, you'll be issued a full refund. You may purchase multiple Groupons for multiple areas, as long as you have them treated during the same visit.
The skin specialists at Trinity MedSpa understand that while many people have similar-looking skin, the differences can be as remarkable as they are difficult to see with the naked eye. Thankfully, their discoveries are powered by the spa’s advanced scanning systems, which analyze their clients' skin types and reveal the necessities that each requires to stay healthy. Once the team decodes the cellular intricacies and hidden treasure maps found on each person, they begin to customize treatments. Their specialties include facials, microdermabrasion treatments, extractions, and laser hair removal, which disables targeted follicles with heat and inhibits future hair growth.
Northern Virginia Wellness Center helps patients refurbish dull looks with a full host of non-invasive cosmetic treatments. Here, lasers zap unwanted hair, spider veins, and tattoos, and facial injections and non-ablative skin-tightening treatments keep faces smooth and bright. Working in conjunction with the MediSun team, the center's clinicians draw upon decades of experience when administering high-tech treatments such as skin-restoring IPL photofacials.
"Facial surgery is much like making up a bed nicely," says Dr. Daria Hamrah on his website. "If the mattress is lumpy, there isn?t much point in spreading a nice bedcover over it (that is, if the bones and muscles are problematic, fixing the skin doesn?t help much)."
Dr. Hamrah, who is certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, and a licensed facial cosmetic surgeon, lets this philosophy guide him, focusing on both the face's surface and, more importantly, on the underlying structure that supports it as he reshapes noses, lifts brows, adds lip implants, or attaches third eyes. He further beautifies faces with oral surgical procedures and med-spa treatments, all performed within an office that evokes the tranquility of a spa with its warm brown walls and flower-lined hallways while still maintaining a hospital-quality operating room.
At Plastic Surgery Associates of Northern Virginia, Dr. Bruce Freedman calls on his Duke University School of Medicine degree and his NYU aesthetic-surgery fellowship to perform surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures with a steady hand. Dr. Freedman—who is also an assistant professor at Georgetown and has been published in more than 40 medical journals and textbooks—relies on a talented staff that includes a licensed, registered nurse and a board-certified physician assistant. Together, they perform such procedures as breast augmentation, tummy tucks, and face-lifts, as well as less invasive laser therapies and chemical peels to treat skin and remove hair. When not beautifying bodies, Dr. Freedman continues to advance his medical research, developing novel cosmetic and aesthetic techniques such as combining lasers with surgery or performing facials on amoebas.