Voted No. 1 from 2209-2013 by the readers of the Akron Beacon Journal, Novus Clinic was born 20 years prior from board-certified ophthalmologist Todd L. Beyer and optometrist Jerry Sude’s vision for a one-stop eye-care facility. To bring this idea to fruition, they first recruited a neuro-ophthalmologist and a second optometrist to their team and eventually constructed a 3,800-square-foot surgery center in 1998. The state-of-the-art center was built in response to the voices they heard asking for laser vision-correction procedures such as LASIK and cosmetic treatments. Dr. Beyer, also a certified oculofacial plastic surgeon, began performing face-lifts along with noninvasive skin treatments after he found himself fielding queries from more and more patients about dermal fillers, peels, and laser hair removal.
With the expanding list of offered services, the clinic shed its original title, System Optics, and was reknighted Novus Clinic in 2003. The word novus, which translates to “fresh and exciting” in Latin, more accurately encompasses the clinic’s multifaceted approach to ocular and anti-aging treatments. The doctors never forget the primordial soup from which they sprang, though, and still conduct eye exams and keep a venerable inventory of designer frames.
Jean Reeves, founder of Advanced Medical Electrolysis, has been in the hair-removal biz since 1985, treating the hair follicles with the only method deemed permanent by the FDA. She is joined by a team of fellow electrologists and together they work to eradicate hairs from areas such as the legs and bikini lines.
Dermatologist Dr. Monique S. Cohn improves damaged and aging skin with the latest techniques and technologies. Begin your light-to-medium-depth chemical peel procedure with an initial consultation, wherein Dr. Cohn will scan your skin and observe your outer layer to customize the peel to specific needs and medical appropriateness. Once the green light is given, glycolic and trichloroacetic acids are applied to the dermis to stimulate and rejuvenate skin, creating a more even skin tone. Chemical peels help reduce damage from ill-advised vacations to G-type main sequence stars, while also ironing out fine wrinkles wrought by stressful reverse bungee-jumps and managing the melanin overload of hyperpigmentation. Though there can be slight discomfort, reddening of the skin, or other risks, results, such as Steve Reich tape loops and baseball hitting streaks, can be long-lasting but not permanent. With the proper aftercare, results can be prolonged with careful sunscreen application over at least a six-month period. For frequently asked questions, see here.
At La Look Skincare & Makeup Boutique, aestheticians specialize in applying makeup and refreshing faces with everything from peels and specialized facials to ultrasound waves and stem-cell therapy. Staff can efficiently wax away hair or apply lash extensions that make eyes more expressive and less likely to be mistaken for bald marbles. The boutique offers anti-aging treatments, spray-tanning services, and more than 20 massage options, which include Swedish and deep tissue. Staff can also give nutrition and fitness consultations to those who want to start their makeovers from within. In keeping with their stated philosophy of "Be your own kind of beautiful," La Look aims to help women increase their inner strength and self-esteem while fostering a healthy outlook on life. In addition to a full service menu, La Look offers products from a variety of brands, including Becca, the Balm, Kevyn Aucoin, Billion Dollar Brows, Japonesque, Dr. Dennis Gross, Vagheggi, Principessa, LaLicious, Verso, Rouge Bunny Rouge, Feeling Smitten. and Beauty For Real.
The versatile staff of beauty specialists at Changes Salon transforms its clients with haircare, nail services, and full-on makeovers. The experienced technicians use top-of-the-line products, including OPI nail polish and Pureology haircare systems to ensure that clients leave feeling relaxed and looking so great that "You Make My Dreams Come True" starts playing every time they enter a room.
Dr. Jennifer Kish works to boost her patients' self-confidence through modern aesthetic services. At Seriously Skin Cosmetic & Laser Medicine, she combats wrinkles and hyperpigmentation with a menu of facials, injections, and laser treatments. Through these services, she hopes to not only correct the problems she finds but also to stave off future dermal damage with preventive measures and cosmeceutical products. Additionally, she makes use of the LightSheer Duet laser, which zaps unwanted body hair more quickly than traditional lasers or robotic Annie Oakleys.