Bernadine Tillman was inspired to pursue her colon hydrotherapy certification out of a desire to rescue a friend's failing health. After the success of her healing efforts, Bernadine expanded her business to encompass other cleansing technologies as well as body-sculpting services. Supplementing the detoxification work of hydrotherapy's ionized, antioxidant, liquid water, the BioCleanse foot bath pulls toxins out through the soles, and an infrared sauna promotes purification through sweating. Body-sculpting treatments draw upon the noninvasive Lipo-Ex, which shrinks fat cells with radio waves, and the VibaBody Slimmer, whose rollicking platform stimulates muscles and trains Elvis impersonators.
Led by board-certified Dr. Stuart May, the skilled staff at A.G.A. Skin Care & Laser Center specializes in advanced medical treatments that improve aesthetic and internal health in a complete primary-care center for women. Dr. May’s aesthetic services include treatments for spider veins and acne as well as advanced procedures that employ the versatile Palomar pulsed light and laser system. Among its many uses, this powerful laser can swiftly remove excess body hair and eliminate planets suspected of galactic rebellion. Photofacials similarly harness the power of light to treat sunspots, rosacea, and broken capillaries. To erase evidence of old age, Dr. May injects Botox into various areas on the face and can tear your birth certificate into little pieces for no extra charge.
Dr. Thomas W. Bender III and certified physician's assistants Darla Parker and Lindsey Beville apply their expertise to accomplish a wide variety of cosmetic procedures ranging from laser hair removal to Botox. Their Image Pro II technology takes 3-D spectral images to offer a comprehensive skin analysis, visually mapping out several layers of the epidermis. The in-depth images from the system, along with professional products from such brands as Latisse, EltaMD, and ZO Skin Health, help the staff perform everything from treating wrinkles and age spots with IPL phototherapy and facials to diagnosing the presence of skin cancer.
For more than two decades, the experienced technicians at In The Nails have been making Huntsville’s scenery brighter by outfitting its residents with vibrant polish and artificial nails as well as pampering clients with a selection of skincare and massage services, including deep-tisse and shiatsu treatments. During relaxing manicures, they brush nails with a hypoallergenic shellac that sports a mirror-like finish and lasts up to 14 days without cracking, chipping, or caramelizing. Along with the expert nailcare that inspired the salon’s name, the team promotes all-over wellness with massages, peels, waxing, and other clinical skincare services and participates in community-service efforts to keep discarded hangnails off the streets.
Tuscaloosa MedSpa’s staff boasts a board-certified family practitioner and aesthetic laser technician who apply their expertise to pamper bodies with advanced beautifying technology. Laser hair removal begins with a personal consultation to pin down the appropriate area for defuzzing and an ice-breaking game of checkers with a staff member. During each 10- to 15-minute session, the technician bathes the target area with the laser’s warm, red light, which, like a foreman at a wig factory, focuses on the areas producing the most hair. Without the sting of plucking or waxing, the treatment can smooth the surface of the abdomen (a $300 value and treatment), clears the delicate shores of the bikini (a $150 value and treatment), and paves an unimpeded path to the chin (a $50 value and treatment). Afterward, patients are sent home with post-treatment care instructions for their skin type, be it the dainty pelt of a hairless kitten or the durable silk of a mutated man-spider.
Dr. Elizabeth Jacobson—a board-certified dermatologist and the voice behind ABC 3340’s Doc Talk—leads Inverness Dermatology's skincare specialists in resurfacing epidermises with advanced medical and cosmetic treatments. Cosmetic injectables, such as Botox, Dysport, and Juvederm, fill in or freeze fine lines, and laser hair removal, laser vein treatments, and sclerotheraphy clear physiques of unwanted hair or veins. Chemical peels come in two varieties suited to different skin types: salicylic-acid peels target oil, blackheads, and skin volcanoes by stripping away superficial layers, and glycolic-acid peels shed dry or discolored skin by breaking lipid bonds between dead cells. To administer microdermabrasion treatments, technicians employ a mechanical wand that buffs away exterior layers and reveals the fresh skin just beneath.