Thirty years ago every time I looked into a mirror I cried. I saw the infamous double chin that plagued all the women on my mother’s side of the family. If that wasn’t bad enough, it seemed like every day someone would tell me I looked tired. I wasn’t! I tried to remedy the problems with a professional makeup artist who sighed and said, “I’m sorry. The only way you can fix the under-eye bags or double chin is through surgery.”
Doing whatever it takes to feel good about the way you look is top priority for me. Coloring your hair, getting a mani/pedi, hiring a trainer, buying new clothes, relaxing wrinkles or enhancing physical features are all ways we can improve our outer selves that help us feel better inside as we navigate our lives.
A new business recently opened at 1105 Pennsylvania Ave. SE that gives clients a range of premium medical-grade skincare services and cutting-edge cosmetic procedures. Peel Haus takes the best practices from a dermatologist’s office and from a spa. When I asked why the DC natives chose to locate on the Hill, Sorelle Cooper, president and CEO said, “The Hill chose us. We love this community. Many of our clients come from the Hill.”
Wendy Pittman, Peel Haus vice president of business development said,” I’m proud to be one of the co-founders and part of this venture alongside two amazing women dedicated to making Peel Haus the ultimate destination for all things related to facial and body aesthetics.” She said it is the first of its kind on the Hill. “What sets us apart is our commitment to provide our skilled skincare professionals, nurse practitioners and physicians with a state-of-the-art facility to deliver their expertise to patients.”
Wide Range of Treatments
Peel Haus has a wide range of latest state-of-the-art treatments for face and body as well as in-office plastic surgery such as ear lobe repair, tummy tucks, breast or arm lifts and scar revision performed by plastic surgeons. It also offers a medically-supervised weight-loss program using semaglutide, a glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist that assists in safe weight loss. Peel Haus has a wide range of the latest injectibles including Botox and dermal fillers as well as chemical peels, micro needling, laser hair removal and liposuction.
The treatment that most intrigues me is using our own tissue to heal ourselves. I was familiar with regenerative medicine used to repair muscle and soft tissue but not for aesthetics. PRF (platelet-rich fibrin) is created from your own blood tissue. Blood is removed, cells separated, then it is injected back into your body. It becomes a natural filler which is 100 percent of donor tissue, explained Cooper. “It’s been used in dentistry and orthopedics for years.” She said injections of PRF are three sessions which are usually four weeks apart.
Another service is the complimentary skin analysis that is digitally performed at Peel Haus. “We do a deep dive into the skin both on and under the surface. The system ranks clients against their peers and ranks wrinkles against their age and ethnic groups,” Cooper said. “The system also has a number of simulators about how you will age. It also shows how, if you get treatment, how that will change.”
Another treatment uses threads to relax wrinkles. “We insert threads under the surface of the skin and they dissolve over time,” Cooper said. “Collagen replaces the threads and continues to hold that tissue in place.”
Peel Haus facials are not just feel-good treatments. They are based on evidence with proven results that “improve the activity and health of your skin on a cellular level,” said Cooper. “We have anti-aging and preventive-targeted therapies to get the result desired.”
Cooper said, because homecare is how a client maintains a treatment, Peel Haus offers two skin care lines. “You wouldn’t go to a dentist then go home and not brush your teeth.”
Treatments at Peel Haus can become a transformative journey that can enhance your confidence when presenting yourself in the world. For more information visit: www.peelhaus.com.
Pattie Cinelli is a health and fitness professional and journalist who has been writing her column for more than 25 years. She focuses on non-traditional ways to stay healthy, get fit and get well. Please contact her at: firstname.lastname@example.org.