Humans have a symbiotic yet difficult relationship with their hair—while it helps hold in warmth in winter, it also pops up in inconvenient spots and monopolizes the body's supply of scrunchies. Pull back against encroaching strands with today's Groupon for laser hair removal at Parma Center for Health, Medicine and Wellness in Vienna. Choose from the following options:
- For $175, you get six laser hair-removal treatments on the abdominal line, areolas, chin, ears, eyebrows, sideburns, or upper lip (up to a $900 value).
- For $275, you get six laser hair-removal treatments on the back of the neck, bikini line, buttocks line, inner thighs, or underarms (up to a $1,500 value).
- For $399, you get six laser hair-removal treatments on the abdomen, chest, front of the neck (jawline to clavicle), full Brazilian bikini area, lower arms, lower legs, or shoulders (up to a $4,350 value).
Parma Center for Health, Medicine and Wellness's physician-supervised staff remove hair in calm and comfort. Wayward tufts are permanently reduced by the cool-tipped Lumenis LightSheer laser, which is designed to work well with all skin tones and which, ironically, envies our mammalian pelts. The low-discomfort lasers may be aimed at any unwanted organic carpet squares, and six 5- to 30-minute sessions typically result in dramatic long-term hair reduction. Clients on their way to find a diving competition at which to flaunt hairless armpits can catch glimpses of their new silkiness reflected in oversized, gilded mirrors and an imported Venetian chandelier.
Parma Spa and Center for Health
In the lobby of Parma Spa and Center for Health, a sculpture of a woman balancing on a jade-colored orb acts as an axis for a spiraling, gleaming ribbon. The statue represents the Ayurvedic philosophy of health, a belief that the client will be "on top of the world" physically, spiritually and aesthetically. Ayurvedic medicine strives to prevent illness by a proper balance of wellness before disease happens. "Well-being is physical, mental and spiritual," owner and founder Dr. S Nicky Singh says in a feature on WUSA 9. "I believe in this with a passion. There is a need for people to look at themselves preventatively." The lead team for Ayurvedic is headed by Dr. Thara and Dr. Ather, with a fellowship in anti-aging medicine and heads the Aesthetics department. Rosalinda Sutherland heads the Eastern therapeutic touch therapies.
In addition to med-spa-quality services such as Dermafusion facials, fraxel treatments and some of the newest innovative skins care services including liquid facelifts, staff members trained in Ayurvedic medicine perform massages and body treatments with healing herbal oils that invigorate and detoxify the body. Physicians are on-hand to supervise, and they also provide health care ranging from counseling to cardiology. "The presence of physicians reinforces the idea that there's a quality to what we do," Dr. Singh says.
The ambience at Parma is of old world elegance. Oversize gilded mirrors reflect the twinkling lights of an imported Venetian chandelier, which in turn casts light over Italian linens, chamois robes, and a Limoges tea service filling steaming cups with herbal tea. "We're not trying to create a place which is just glamorous … The idea was to show that we worry about every little detail," she says. A place where time waits for you for a change and you leave rejuvenated.
8212-B Old Courthouse Rd.
Vienna, Virginia 22182