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Mindful Beauty at Byrde + the b


By Clementina Verge

Two image-making titans have combined expertise to create a leading center for beauty, now offered at one picturesque Washington Depot location.

Partnering with the award-winning Byrde + the b team is Dr. Jeffrey LaFrance, a specialist in advanced and innovative non-surgical techniques. Whether seeking laser treatments, injectables, or topical skin care, clients can trust Dr. LaFrance’s knowledge and reputation for producing “natural, subtle, and amazing results, enhancing each patient’s unique beauty and self-confidence.”

After obtaining certification in internal medicine and emergency medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and New York Medical College, respectively, Dr. LaFrance practiced emergency medicine for 20 years. In 2010, turning attention to aesthetic medicine, he merged clinical skills with a keen sense of artistry and balance, establishing a Bristol-based office.

Now, in a space especially allocated for his procedures, Dr. LaFrance offers a wide array of services in Litchfield County, including Botox, dermal filler injections, laser hair removal, laser tattoo removal, vein reduction, and skin resurfacing; addressing facial wrinkling, volume loss, rosacea, hyperpigmentation, and scarring.

In this age of “Medi-spas,” LaFrance Medical Aesthetics is distinct in that all medical procedures are performed by Dr. LaFrance in a low-stress, medical environment, ensuring comfort and safety.

“I practice the same attitude as I did in the ER,” Dr. LaFrance explains. “It is all evidence-based, integrating an academic-approach, and using best practices. All injections and laser treatments are performed by me, not a nurse tech or an aesthetician.”

Dr. LaFrance believes clients should look their best at every age, a conviction seamlessly aligned with Byrde + the b’s goal of healthy, glowing skin through all life stages.

Incorporating cutting-edge techniques and maintaining high standards ensures optimal care regardless of objective. Some choose simple skin care products, while others undergo routine laser and injectable treatments—all without pressure.

Byrde + the b owner Scott Bond praises Dr. LaFrance’s “conservative hand” and outstanding outcomes.

“He does not push procedures that are not needed,” declares Bond, whose salon was recently voted best by Litchfield Magazine readers. “He specializes in the mature face, to rejuvenate it, enhance it, slow down the aging clock or back it up a little bit, but in a most natural and subtle way.”

After Dr. LaFrance completes a treatment plan, individuals can establish a skin routine with Barbara Tilley, Byrde + the b’s leading aesthetician. Facials, Celluma light therapy, and LED light therapy are powerful tools in reducing the appearance of wrinkles, improving pigmentation, and promoting collagen production.

Using the same product lines—whether vitamin-infused Environ products with revolutionary skincare technology or protective eltaMD sunscreens—Dr. LaFrance and Tilley create a continuum of high quality skincare.

“The collaboration allows us to make everything more beautiful together,” Bond notes.

At Byrde + the b, beauty goes well beyond skin. Nothing showcases a rejuvenated face better than a fresh hairstyle or flattering color. The full-service salon also offers the balancer gold lymphatic drainage suit, a medically-designed, contactless massage system that rhythmically compresses the body, boosting metabolism and immunity, eliminating toxins, and promoting weight loss.

LaFrance Medical Aesthetics
72 Pine Street

Byrde + the b
10 Titus Road
Washington Depot

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