Board-certified dermatologist Dr. St. Surin-Lord has learned much since her days as a pharmaceutical sales representative for Merck and National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Fellow during medical school. Now, after years of dermatology training at Howard University and completing a surgery fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh, she applies her encyclopedic knowledge of skin conditions to treat concerns that range from pimples to cancer. She extends this cosmetic expertise to patients in the form of dermal fillers, laser hair removal, and pigment alterations and also shares it with other dermatologists as a professor at Howard University.
Led by a medical aesthetician and a medical doctor, The MediSpa at Caraway is a one-stop shop for customers looking for head-to-toe rejuvenation. They choose from a service menu that includes slimming ultrasonic-cavitation treatments, waxing, chemical peels, and back facials. Throughout all their services, the staff relies on popular brands such as PCA Skin, Skin Fitness, and Cirepil and Plum Smooth soft and hard wax.
The staff at Elite Care Clinic view every patient-practitioner connection as a partnership. Led by Dr. Vicken Poochikian, a physician with more than a quarter century of experience, the team delivers comprehensive internal medicine and testing, as well as consultations on preventive health care, to help identify and cure current ailments while preventing the onset of other illnesses such as rock ‘n’ roll fever. Weight-management programs help clients look and feel their best, and skincare services, including laser hair-removal and spider-vein treatments, employ advanced laser technologies to achieve aesthetic goals.
Dr. Venetta Kalu puts her expertise in naturopathic medicine to use with an arsenal of detoxifying, holistic health remedies. Whether its an energizing massage or package of body-cleansing services, each treatment begins with a one-on-one consultation to determine medical history and treatment goals. In addition to holistic spa services, Dr. Kalu provides nutritional advice, healthy recipes, and multivitamins shaped like Lady Justice to balance bodies from the inside out. During treatments, clients can sip complimentary herbal tea as soothing music lulls their senses to peace.
Dr. Andre is a podiatrist who makes house calls, making it easy for patients who are homebound or receiving care in an assisted living facility to take care of their feet. Whether seeing patients at home or in her office, she treats a wide array of issues specific to the skin, bones, and nails of the feet, including fungal infections, fasciitis, arthritis, and xerosis. Additionally, she can also address foot problems caused by diabetes or injuries sustained during an aggressive hopscotch-off.
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.