After earning an undergraduate degree in natural sciences at Johns Hopkins and an MD from Columbia University, a desire to meld science with art motivated Dr. Paul Thesiger to pursue a career in plastic surgery. Dr. Thesiger, who was born and raised in Jamaica, followed his growing passion around the world for a year as part of a fellowship program, performing cleft-lip, palate, and hand surgery for impoverished children in nine countries. Now, in his private practice, Dr. Thesiger and his partner, Dr. Tavallali, constantly educate themselves on innovations in their field while beautifying faces and bodies with an array of procedures. Nonsurgical Endermologie treatments diminish cellulite, and visages glow brighter than a self-aware lamp after chemical peels, laser skin resurfacing, and Botox.
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.
CEO Eva Swersey founded Body Elements to help clients achieve their fitness goals "easily, naturally and non-invasively." Along with a skilled staff, Swersey crafted a three-pronged approach—lipomassage by Endermologie, nutritional coaching, and group personal training—to guide clients toward health. Protein-rich Isagenix nutritional systems aid in weight loss, detoxification, or enhancing athletic prowess, and Endermologie treatments help to reduce cellulite and sculpt the body.
The Washingtonian declared Amir Salon one of its top 23 salons to try in 2010, particularly for those looking for low-maintenance cuts and new brunette hues. Even in the face of increased notoriety, owner Amir Gilanshah still makes each appointment personal, consulting with clients to ensure they select the right style and color before any snipping begins. Along with Amir’s hair care services, waxing and facial specialist Renee blends nature-based ingredients into relaxing masks and hair removal sessions gentle enough for sensitive skin with a propensity for yelping.
From face to body, the team at Astoria Laser Clinic & Med Spa can help clients reach their aesthetic goals. Microdermabrasion machines and clinical-grade serums restore brightness to tired complexions, and fillers rejuvenate aging skin. Below the neck, CoolSculpting treatments help bodies look their fittest and smoothest, and state-of-the-art lasers clear feet of fungus and blast away unflattering shoes. All the prettifying services are supervised by medical director Dr. Jules A. Feledy Jr., a plastic surgeon whose wealth of experience makes almost any beauty goal achievable.
Armed with Demalogica products and friendly dispositions, the staff of Luna Aesthetics Skin Care help clients achieve their beauty and skincare goals. Their method: performing services such as permanent makeup, deep pore-cleansing facials, and body treatments designed to get rid of that one stubborn patch of dry skin near the elbow. Dermalogica's products, designed to focus on skin health rather than quick fixes, ensure that the facials and scrubs eschew irritants and help prevent breakouts.