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Fifty Shades of Beauty

 

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The most romantic day of the year is here and Radiance Medspa DC has many treats for you.

Enjoy our most popular Valentine’s treatments in two promotional packages.

Massage and Facial just $199

Silk Peel and Facial just $225

 

Show your love with our Gift Cards online or in store.

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INTRODUCING NEW PAINLESS CANNULA INJECTION METHOD

Get  lovely kissable lips with our $50 OFF Lip Filler

Save on our last minute offers and look good for you loved one. Don’t miss the opportunity!

People Hate Us on Yelp

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People hate us on yelp and we’re not alone on this “unfair relationship” with the famous reviews website. When you google Yelp, this is what you find among their paid ad:

PBS: Yelp’s Rocky Relationship with Small Business

East Bay Express: Yelp and the Business of Extortion 2.0 

Yelp Sucks

Wall Street Journal: Yelp Reviews Brew a Fight Over Free Speech vs. Fairness

Wired: Yelp Accused of Extortion

Forbes: Think Yelp is Unbiased? Think Again!!

All our good reviews have been deleted by them and the only available is a bad one. Some clients have asked us about this and the only answer we have is: We refuse to be part Yelp’s extortion. We believe that if every business do the same, people will stop relying on Yelp’s reviews as an unbiased source. We tried calling them to figure out what was going on and the only answer we got was that they have a filter for all reviews that is supposed to put on evidence reviews from most reliable users. Of course, that is a lie. Many of our customers have written good reviews and they’re nowhere to be found.

Radiance DC is still a well recommended medspa and we hope new customers give more credit to actual people’s recommendations and google reviews rather than to Yelp. Fortunately, our customers are always very happy with our services and they always come back and recommend us to their friends.

Radiance DC. Personal Focus, Beautiful Results!

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Radiance DC, your neighborhood Medspa

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Radiance DC is the only medical spa located in  the prestigious area of Dupont Circle. We’ve been serving the DC area clients since 2008 and in April of 2012 we made Dupont our new home, conveniently located  just steps from the north exit of the metro!

We are your neighborhood medical spa if you’re looking for cutting edge medical cosmetic services.  At Radiance DC you will receive personal attention and customized treatment plans for popular treatments like:  Botox, Dermal Fillers and Laser from our experienced nurses or  board certified surgeon Dr. Jonathan Johnson. In addition, we offer traditional and customized facials, massage and more. Body conscious clients love our Velashape  body contouring and Lipotropics weight loss programs, a great opportunity to lose weight and get in shape!  It’s all just around the corner from you and we are opened Tuesday – Saturday  with some late hours for your convenience.

Here’s an little example of  the Radiance DC experience for facials:

-You book your appointment online or by phone

– On the first appointment the clinician will conduct a digital skin analysis

– The clinician will discuss recommendations and a  treatment plan with you

– You will receive your treatment in a nice room with ambient music, candles and a comfy bed

– You walk out  glowing with great results and knowing the next best step to improving

The Radiance DC is located on 1608 20th St. You can visit our website at www.radiancedc.com or make an appointment by calling 202.483.0008.  Radiance DC: Personal Focus, Beautiful Results.

Winter is Laser Time! – Part 2

The winter is not officially here, but we should call it so with all the weather changes the temperature already diving dramatically and in some states it’s snowing  as well.  Now is the time to treat all the skin damage you got from last summer and get rid off all the unwanted hair for next summer.

All the laser treatments require a post care that includes a non exposure to the sun, which is much easier to do in the winter time, when we cover ourselves with many layers of clothes.

The sun’s rays make us feel good, and in the short term and make us look good. But our love affair isn’t a two-way street. Exposure to sun causes most of the wrinkles and age spots on our faces. Consider this: One woman at age 40 who has protected her skin from the sun actually has the skin of a 30-year-old!  It’s important to observe that even though it’s not summer time, the sun still burns your skin with UVA and UVB rays and the snow reflection can be more aggressive that seating at the beach! So please wear sunblock at all times!

Laser Hair Removal

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Shaving, waxing, tweezing—it can all get tiring. Laser Hair Removal is a long-term way of getting rid of unwanted hair. Winter is the perfect time to start your Treatment so when next summer comes you will be just ready for the beach.

 

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The High-energy light  heats and destroys follicles, preventing hair from growing back. The primary principle behind laser hair removal is selective photothermolysis (SPTL), the matching of a specific wavelength of light and pulse duration to obtain optimal effect on a targeted tissue with minimal effect on surrounding tissue. Lasers can cause localized damage by selectively heating dark target matter, melanin, in the area that causes hair growth, the follicle, while not heating the rest of the skin. Light is absorbed by dark objects, so laser energy can be absorbed by dark material in the skin, but with much more speed and intensity. This dark target matter, or chromophore, can be naturally-occurring or artificially introduced.

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Our CoolGlide laser delivers 21st century technology for treatment of this distressing problem. Cleared for permanent hair reduction, the CoolGlide laser can treat men and women of all skin types and tones safely and effectively. Even patients with a suntan.

Most areas require 4-6 treatments. However, the number of LHR treatments required for optimal long-term benefits depends on multiple factors – hair thickness, the area treated and your own hair’s growth cycle. Interestingly, not all hairs are actively growing at the same time and actually go through three distinct phases: growth, regression, and resting. LHR treatments work by disabling the hair that is principally in the active growth phase at the time of treatment. Since other hairs will enter this active growth phase at different times, additional treatments may be necessary to disable all of the hair follicles in a given area.

At Radiance Medspa DC we offer a special mark down of 20% on pre-paid packages of 6 or more session of LHR! You can even combine areas of treatments if you want! Get rid of hair on your lip, chin, jaw, cheek, abdomen, underarm, neck, bikini, 1/2 arm, betweeni, 1/2 leg, full arm, brazilian and full leg. Most areas of the body can be treated. We also have LHR for men, including areas like chest, neck and hairy back!  The laser is excellent at making ingrown hair problems disappear.

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Don’t wait too long to start getting a smooth hair-free body for summer. Start your Laser Hair Removal Treatment now!

Radiance Medspa DC. Personal Focus, Beautiful Results.

 

Winter is Laser time!

The winter is not officially here, but with all the weather changes the temperature already dropped dramatically and in some states it’s snowing a lot. Now is the time to treat all the skin damage you got from last summer and get rid off all the unwanted hair for next summer.

All the laser treatments require a post care that includes a non exposure to the sun, which is much easier to do in the winter time, when we cover ourselves with many layers of clothes.

The sun’s rays make us feel good, and in the short term and make us look good. But our love affair isn’t a two-way street. Exposure to sun causes most of the wrinkles and age spots on our faces. Consider this: One woman at age 40 who has protected her skin from the sun actually has the skin of a 30-year-old!  It’s important to observe that even though it’s not summer time, the sun still burns your skin with UVA and UVB rays and the snow reflection can be more aggressive that seating at the beach! So please wear sunblock at all times!

Now is the time to get rid of superficial wrinkles, superficial scars, large pores, acne and age spots with our Laser Complexion Blending Treatment.

Laser Genesis

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Get vibrant, even skin tone, make pores appear smaller and smooth out fine lines without any social down time with 4-6  Laser Genesis treatments. Laser Genesis can be used on all skin types. When used for skin rejuvenation, the laser penetrates deeply into the skin where collagen is manufactured, stimulating an increase of new collagen production.

Unlike harsher methods, this is done without injuring the skin ( it’s a non-ablative laser) and best results are obtained by doing a series of treatments.You can expect to see subtle yet consistent results after each treatment, without unwanted side effects such as bruising or irritation. Treatments can be performed in a relaxed, comfortable manner without the use of topical anesthetics or gel. The skin is gently warmed during this procedure, and daily activities may be resumed immediately afterwards.  You will see a more even, healthy complexion as large pores are reduced in size, and minor imperfections are diminished.

Laser-Genesis

Laser Genesis improves the skin’s overall appearance, particularly on face, neck and chest, decreasing fine line wrinkles and restoring even skin tones. Genesis tightens pores and improves skin texture, smooths ruddy complexions and diffuses excessive facial redness, including that caused by rosacea.

The number of facial treatments needed depends upon the goal but usually a series of 4-6 treatments spaced 2 to 4 weeks apart is recommended. Results are generally seen after just one treatment, but a series of treatments is required for optimal results.

Microdermabrasion or Silkpeel

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Our microdermabrasion treatment is performed with the latest diamond-tip technology. Also known as microderm, it’s one of the easiest and most effective anti-aging treatments you can get. It works on both the outer layer of the skin (called the epidermis) as well as the deep layer of the skin (the dermis). Dead skin cells are exfoliated and vacuumed off the face with a microdermabrasion machine, that uses microdermabrasion tips covered in tiny diamonds. This procedure doesn’t cause any particles to be emitted that can get in the eyes or mouth, and is regarded as an especially safe form of treatment. The diamond tips together with the strong suction make it possible to exfoliate the skin more thoroughly than other procedures. With the flexibility of using different suction levels, it also increases blood flow to the skin, and that in turn helps to produce collagen.

Its benefits are many: microderm softens fine lines and wrinkles, helps to smooth coarsely textured skin, decreases the appearance of scarring, decreases pore size, and reduces superficial hyper-pigmentation, also known as age spots.

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The silkpeel triggers a wound response in the skin. As the skin repairs itself, it becomes thicker, smoother, more elastic, and looks healthier as a result.

It also makes it easier for high-tech skin care products to penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin and help build collagen, which gives skin its youthful appearance.

Complexion Blending

Complexion Blending is a customized service offered by Radiance Medspa DC that combines the Silkpeel and the Laser Genesis. It’s a win win offer that you should be taking advantage of. The combination is perfect to clear pores and repair your skin from all the sun damage that caused discolorations of the skin, the dilation of small blood vessels under the skin and the destruction of the elastic and collagen tissue (causing lines, wrinkles and sagging skin).

That’s how it works: After an effective session of suction and exfoliation with the diamond-tip microdermabrasion it’s the perfect moment to perform the Laser Genesis Treatment. Your skin will be clean and more receptive of the deep laser penetration allowing  you  the ideal results. Don’t wait any longer. Start repairing and treating your skin now and you will see the results.

Radiance DC. Personal Focus, Beautiful Results.

PS: Small, scaly patches are caused by too much sun, and commonly occur on the head, neck, or hands, but can be found elsewhere. They can be an early warning sign of skin cancer, but it’s hard to tell whether a particular patch will continue to change over time and become cancerous. Most do not, but doctors recommend early treatment to prevent the development of squamous cell skin cancer. If you have any sign after sun exposure please consult your dermatologist as soon as possible.

 

Radiance DC’s Advanced Training

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The Radiance DC team had an exciting weekend at The Aesthetic Academy Advanced Training. The event was held at Washington Grand Hyatt, where our nurses spent the whole day learning new techniques and knowledge.

The training was specialized in special injectables techniques, especially neurotoxins like Botox, Dysport and Xeomin. In other words, the famous Botox and Fillers that our clients love so much.

Based on intense studies, we were able to update our techniques on new procedures that allows us to better treat our clients. Everything that makes you look more beautiful and young.

Now we can’t wait to share the news with you and get a feedback, because here at Radiance Medspa DC we have a moto “Personal Focus, Beautiful Results”.