In addition to often being unwanted, body hair, spider veins, and wrinkles have one thing in common: a fear of the GentleMax Pro laser. Professionals at the Anti Aging Laser Spa use this machine to target the marks of time, wielding its focused energy to shut down hair growth on all skin types, fade unsightly veins, and reduce spots of pigment that aren't simply year-old marinara sauce stains. The advanced laser can also firm up the skin by prompting the production of collagen, thereby lessening wrinkles.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jamal Yousefi's attention to aesthetic detail telegraphs his belief that plastic surgery is an art. Dr. Yousefi and the staff of Younger Image Plastic Surgery Center flatten fine lines and wrinkles with precise injections of Botox and Dysport. He also fashions slimmer silhouettes with traditional and laser liposuction, redesigns façades with procedures such as face-lifts, eyelid surgery, and chin and cheek implants, and augments bodies with abdominoplasty, tummy tucks, and breast reductions. The doctor even enjoys using his free time to hone his artistic skills by drawing, sculpting with clay, and removing the appendices of statues.
Led by Dr. Shahriar Shahzeidi, the staff at Impressions MediSpa draws from more than 45 years of combined experience to transform clients' skin and bodies with the latest available technology. Dr. Shahzeidi holds three board certifications in pulmonology and pediatrics and specializes in image-changing procedures such as laser liposuction. He stays on the forefront of new clinical beauty techniques and shares his knowledge as a professor at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. His talented team includes a registered nurse, a nurse-practitioner specializing in Botox and dermal fillers, licensed massage therapists and aestheticians, and a certified laser beam.
The crew performs body-contouring treatments with technology such as the Accent XL, a noninvasive radio-frequency device designed to tighten skin and reduce cellulite. They combat signs of aging with fractional CO2 and Pixel fractional lasers, perform relaxing massages and facials, and design medical weight-loss programs that help clients fit into slimmer jeans or squeeze between thinner gaps in jail windows.
For more than 20 years, Dr. Richard P. Giannotto—a Georgetown University School of Medicine graduate—has employed the latest in hair and skincare technology to keep men aging gracefully. To help thicken manes affected by hair loss, Dr. Giannotto performs a thorough evaluation to determine his client's needs before crafting a custom treatment plan from a slate of innovative regimens. Low-level lasers take a noninvasive approach to staving off future thinning by stimulating follicles at the root. For extensive hair loss, more intense methods such as follicular unit extraction surgically extract one strand at a time from the scalp’s lusher patches and place them in areas that need more growth, much like Robin Hood’s approach to gardening.
Meanwhile, skincare and preventative aging treatments keep the rest of men’s features fresh. Fine lines and drooping skin benefit from liquid face-lifts, which rely on dermal injections to plump and smooth visage tissues, and microdermabrasion and chemical peels call on DermaMed and Obagi skincare products to refine the entire complexion. The clinic's holistic Quality of Life Medical Program also helps clients ward off signs of age through hormone therapy, proper nutrition, stress management, and turning clients’ baseball caps backwards.
Dr. Lawrence J. Markovitz, a board-certified thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon who has earned The Washingtonian magazine's Top Doctor of 2010 award, works at Virginia Vein Care with a crew of other talented medical professionals.
He works alongside a registered nurse and trained ultrasound technicians as they diagnosis varicose, spider, and other venous conditions. An advanced ultrasound examination reveals these issues before the doctors customize a treatment plan. Twisted and bulging varicose veins quickly unknot during the VNUS Closure procedure, which collapses vessels with radio frequency, and spider veins break down before the powers of traditional sclerotherapy or ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy. VeinGogh Thermolysis uses microbursts of energy to remove hair-thin veins on the face and body that have begun to distract from your beautiful eyes or ability to hold an entire bagel in your mouth.
"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 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.
Dr. Pat Palumbo marries an artistic eye with advanced aesthetic technology to lead BodySculpture's board-certified staff in restoring patients to natural looking, more youthful versions of their former selves with customized, minimally invasive cosmetic procedures. Clients pad along hardwood floors through the newly renovated haven, passing plush furnishings and contemporary décor on their way to comfortable private treatment rooms. Each patient receives a complimentary consultation, where the doctors listen to medical history and aesthetic concerns before clearly and concisely providing all information concerning possible treatment options and the scientific history of lasers. Laser treatments can be customized to each client's individual skin type and are preformed with advanced technology such as the Cynosure 9300 Alexandrite Laser or the Cynosure Acclaim Yag Laser. Visitors can opt for facial treatments with non-invasive medspa treatments, including dermal fillers and professional-strength chemical peels, or achieve more dramatic results with skillfully executed advanced procedures, such as liposuction, laser hair removal, or aesthetician services.