For more than 40 years, the doctors and staff at Premier Image Cosmetic and Laser Surgery have worked to beautify clients inside and out with cosmetic plastic-surgery procedures. The center's three board-certified plastic surgeons don't just fulfill the required minimum to form a surgeon folk-rock band—they also furnish the diverse specialties necessary to lavish their patients with services ranging from facelifts and rhinoplasty to liposuction, tummy tucks, and breast augmentation. Meanwhile, an in-house anti-aging physician treats hormone imbalances and coaches guests on losing pounds through the hCG diet. The team also bolsters patients' appearances with nonsurgical procedures including facial injectables, laser hair and tattoo removal, and microdermabrasion treatments that reduce the appearance of wrinkles and pores stretched by spelunking freckles.
The interior of Premier Image Cosmetic and Laser Surgery conjures a sense of serenity with its rich wood floors complemented by walls in quiet earth tones such as forest, sand, and ozone layer. Contemporary artwork hangs over unimposing furniture in the waiting room, and a more formal reception space beckons visitors with pastoral art and an oriental area rug.
Lyn Ross wrote the book on skincare. Or at least one or two of the books, cumulatively. She's authored numerous articles and textbook chapters on the topic, spreading the knowledge she's gained since opening her first natural skincare clinic in 1975, when most dermatologists still advised moisturizing with a rich crude-oil blend. In 1989, she established Institut’ DERMed—at once an Atlanta med-spa, a line of cosmeceutical products, and an aesthetician-training center.
Today, Ross and her staff make clients’ skin glow in a 3,000-square-foot facility filled with 11 private treatment rooms. At the College of Advanced Aesthetics, also headquartered in Atlanta, they train estheticians, cosmetologists, and doctors in product use and skin-treatment plans. Perhaps the element most central to Lyn's practice is her range of natural skin-care products crafted from concentrated but non-prescription active ingredients. The cleansers, serums, and exfoliants are formulated not just with carefully selected ingredients, but with carefully selected molecules—the company’s chemists reconfigure the very atoms of active substances so that the compounds will better penetrate the skin.
Cindy Barshop may have a familiar face. She gained reality-TV fame as a cast member of The Real Housewives of New York City, but she found success much earlier when the Madison Avenue spa she founded more than 10 years ago grew into a hair-removal brand known throughout the country. Completely Bare’s waxing specialists dab bikini lines with the shop’s proprietary blend of ouch-less wax, which adheres to hair instead of skin to avoid the painful pull that often accompanies a waxing session. The blend is hypoallergenic and does not cause acne, which makes it ideal for depilating sensitive skin and touchy bodily zones. Routine waxing sessions add extra sparkle with the salon’s vajazzling service, which bedecks newly hair-free spots with up to 70 Swarovski crystals arranged into such shapes as hearts, stars, peace signs, and MPAA ratings. The spa specialists also migrate beyond the below-the-belt area to polish the rest of the body with facials, laser hair removal, spray tanning, and teeth whitening.
Spa Sydell traces its roots to 1982, when it opened in Buckhead with a vision of helping Atlantans ease away tension and escape the pressures of daily life. More than 30 years later, Spa Sydell has grown to seven locations while continuing its commitment to providing each customer with personalized attention to ensure superior service and quality.
Each of the spa’s outposts exhibits a unique personality—the larger facilities echo with the sounds of water trickling down fountain displays, soothing scents permeate the air, tropical flowers are placed with care, and the more intimate boutique locations host private treatment rooms in which botanical fragrances couple with the sounds of orchestral twee pop. Regardless of the locale, expect a relaxing, personalized massage experience in which a therapist tends to your individual aches and pains with soothing strokes. During facials, the spa’s aestheticians blend signature products individually selected and previously tested on the CEO.
Deborah Imani, founder of The Nile Wellness Center, believes that the health of a person's internal ductwork correlates directly to their overall well-being. By keeping the last 5 or 6 feet of the digestive tract uncongested through colon hydrotherapy, she promotes a lifestyle free of toxins, excess weight, and unhealthy stress. The drug-free work done by her and her staff has earned rave reviews from the readers of Creative Loafing Atlanta as well as a spot on Proactive Resources' 2012 Best of Atlanta list.
Not just concerned with drawing impurities out of the body, Deborah also touts the importance of what a patient puts in. As the author the book First Generation Raw, she helps readers move toward an organic uncooked diet packed with more vitamins and fiber than a lumber store made from bricks of frozen spinach.
The demands of the modern world put strains on the skin and muscles not often experienced by humans in the past, so the aestheticians at Rejuvenate Spas tailor their services to treat these contemporary conditions. They offer power-napping rooms for quick afternoon breaks, as well as massages and chiropractic treatments designed to take on the ailments acquired from sitting too long at a computer or inside a giant robot. Yoga and meditation classes aid in reducing mental stress, whereas skin-cleansing facials remove airborne dirt and grime, diminish wrinkles, and banish other signs of aging.
Perhaps the most unusual tool in the spa’s arsenal, the Sanctorum Soundspa encloses patients in a shiatsu-massage recliner amid soothing natural aromas. Meanwhile, carefully selected soundscapes play over the speakers, massaging the brain through the eardrums while rollers inside the chair work on muscles.
Most city dwellers hardly have time to tackle their long lists of responsibilities, let alone make time for themselves. But Yelena at Skin Logic Atlanta believes it's this hectic metropolitan lifestyle that makes regular spa visits so important. At the tranquil studio in upscale Buckhead, guests can kick back and forget their worries during one of seven customized facials, each of which begin with a thorough skin analysis to tailor the techniques to each complexion's unique issues. For full-body relaxation, a slate of body treatments—including the slimming and detoxifying Lay Down and Dream Body Wrap, which uses infrared energy to flush out impurities—both relax muscles and brighten exteriors. The spa also offers waxing treatments to sculpt brows, banish facial fuzz, or smooth body areas to cut precious seconds from grocery-shopping times.
Looking your best requires much more than brushing your hair, applying makeup, and not living with a kangaroo that doles out black eyes. That's where the Faces Skincare & Bodywraps team steps in. The studio’s aestheticians magnify clients’ natural beauty with an array of techniques and clinical products. They tighten torsos with multiple types of contouring body wraps, and also specialize in weight management programs. To restore skin’s youthful glow, they perform European facials, microdermabrasion treatments, and exfoliating chemical peels. For the finishing touch, the team can also whiten teeth, wax away body hair, or put a cherry on top of clients’ heads.
The clinicians and dietitians at WeightLoss MD, helmed by medical director Dr. David Wyatt, tip the scales in dieters' favor by employing lab test results and custom, one-on-one advice. Their client base is 85% composed of women, so they understand the unique weight-loss challenges posed to women, but they are just as skilled at helping men ditch unhealthy belly fat. While not included with vitamin-B-complex injections, lipotropic injections and appetite suppressants can bolster calorie burning and control, and the meal plans are tailored to fit each participant's lifestyle, tastes, and mouth size.
The stylists and aestheticians at Olivia Todd Salon & Spa stay current with modern trends in hair- and skincare, but still know when to draw on traditional techniques. Their precise styling methods come in handy when transforming looks for an important board meeting or maintaining religious dressings such as sheitels. Regardless of envisioned aesthetics, hair tamers draw from an arsenal of Paul Mitchell and Moroccanoil products to ensure ample hair health so that completed 'dos glow as radiantly as a young lover covered in lightning bugs. The spa and medi-spa branches are equally devoted to revealing natural beauty with Éminence Organic Skin Care products that accompany hydrating treatments, exfoliating peels, facials, and massages.
Asha Efuru, the proprietor, certified colon hydrotherapist, and instructor at Hadiya Wellness, has long been dedicated to holistic health. The former owner of a California colon-hydrotherapy training school, Efuru continues to train students for careers in eliminating toxins from the body. At Hadiya Wellness, she helms colonics, herbal body wraps, and ionic foot detoxes, striving to bring each client's energy level up to that of a caffeinated puppy. Their recently expanded space now includes two treatment rooms as well as two treatments systems.
Though it has all the standard spa treatments—facials, body wraps, massages—The Spa at Wellness Works extends its attention beyond the reach of a typical day spa. With personal-training sessions and weight-loss services, the self-improvement haven welcomes clients to a complete wellness center dedicated to improving appearances, physical health, and mental telepathy. The center also hosts a variety of fitness and education events, including boot-camp sessions, cooking classes, and wellness seminars, to teach participants skills that they can apply to their daily lives.
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The National Consumers Research Council named Dr. Harley one of the nation's top ob-gyns for three consecutive years. Nearly 25 years of medical experience has granted her a profound expertise in the preventative sides of anti-aging and holistic medicine. Dr. Harley embraces the systemic scope of hormone therapy, the cosmetic focus of laser therapy, and the lifestyle-oriented approach of detoxifying diets that keep the body hardy far into cryonic suspension. Dr. Harley shares her holistic expertise by running health seminars for various women's groups.
Atlanta Wellness and Weight Loss’s team of doctors watches over patients as they slim down, ensuring safe transformations during weight loss. Their plans focus on nutrition rather than intensive exercise; shots of B12 and all-natural Vital Nutrients supplements enhance overall health, and a custom nutrition plan saves patients the hassle of interrogating frozen dinners. Their wellness services extend beyond weight loss, encompassing chiropractic adjustments and other physical therapy.