Just because each service at TLC Medispa relies on laser energy, that doesn't mean the center's equipment isn't versatile. That's because the center uses the Palomar StarLux 500 and Cynosure Elite laser systems, a practice which means the staff of certified laser technicians can treat any skin type, and the newer Palomar Vectus for quicker treatments.
During laser hair-removal treatments, techs aim these machines' intense beams of light at hairs to seal off the blood vessels that feed the follicles, thereby permanently preventing regrowth. The technicians also use lasers to clear away wrinkles, scars, acne, pigmentation, and spider veins. Because TLC Medispa's staff includes board-certified doctors, clients can also ascertain whether stethoscopes can detect disloyalty in pets.
Esthetic Laser Clinic's certified laser specialists and licensed master aestheticians bolster clients' outer beauty with laser skin systems, soothing spa treatments, and techniques gleaned over a combined 25 years of skincare experience. Four different laser systems from Candela and Lumenis help tailor treatments to individual bodies, dispersing light beams at custom wavelengths to help tighten skin and banish fuzz from most skin types. In photofacials, the clinic's IPL machine uses quick pulses from a flashbulb to help enhance elasticity and soften wrinkles better than sleeping on a pillow of dryer sheets. More than 10 laser-free facial treatments also elevate façades of all ages with serums that cleanse, hydrate, and oxygenate the skin.
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.