• For $33, you get a Biomedic Micro-Peel (a $67 value). • For $43, you get a Biomedic Micro-Peel Plus (an $87 value).The Centre For Plastic Surgery's bevy of board-certified physicians and medical aestheticians bolsters inner beauty with a host of surgical and noninvasive procedures. For a smoother, more radiant complexion, the Biomedic Micro-Peel relieves faces of hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, and acne. The three-step system begins with a manual exfoliation before countenances are refreshed with a salicylic chemical peel that further exfoliates rough texture and renders skin tone as brilliant as a new car's. Complexions are finished up with a cryogenic therapy which is designed to firm the skin by boosting collagen production through positive reinforcement.
Sandra Murphy, Glamour Permanent Cosmetics, Tattoo & Body Piercing's owner and certified cosmetics specialist, crafts tattooed facial enhancements that mimic the look of makeup, bestowing eye and lip regions with natural-looking fullness and perpetual allure. A team of four safety-certified staffers assists Murphy, each specializing in a particular form of cosmetic enhancement such as eyelash extensions, teeth whitening, and tattoos. Murphy has honed her craft since 2006 and now instructs a 100-hour course designed to certify new permanent cosmetics artists.
The team at Grandville Optical do more than care for eyes—they also care about their community. When owner and certified optician John Schlafley and optometrist Chad Jackson aren’t examining eyes or crafting glasses, they are organizing food drives and serving in local organizations. That same warm spirit fills their optical boutique, where they tend to clients in a welcoming, family-friendly atmosphere. They display their carefully curated selection of designer frames—which includes names such as Marc Jacobs, Kliik, and Europa International—in elegantly spotlighted cases that stand against exposed brick walls.
While the office sports the cozy feel of a traditional coffeehouse, Schlafley and Dr. Jackson stock the environs with decidedly modern technology. They advise patrons of the latest advancements in lens manufacturing and treatments, and perform exams to diagnose potential issues and keep eyes healthy. Schlafley is also trained in a specialized soldering technique that allows him to expertly repair metal frames crushed by excessive squinting.
After spending more than 25 years perfecting the balance between technical know-how and attentiveness to patients' needs, Michael Crete, DDS, was named the best dentist in 2012 by Grand Rapids Magazine. Dr. Crete shares his extensive knowledge and caring nature at Rivertown Dental Associates, alongside a talented and caring staff. Together, the team performs general and cosmetic treatments for every member of the family.
Visitors to the practice are immediately put at ease with warm blankets, pillows, and freshly brewed headphones. The office has also been designed with children's comfort in mind: they can spend time in a colorful play area and give mid-cleaning hugs to Oliver, the resident teddy-bear puppet with a winning smile. That same thoughtfulness extends beyond the office walls: Dr. Crete gives back to the community by supporting a local ballet company and a nonprofit group that helps people with disabilities.
A subsidiary of Grand Rapids Ophthalmology, Skin Solutions is staffed by a team of skincare consultants and nurses who cultivate more youthful looks with a variety of treatments. Microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and four different types of facials do battle with dead skin cells, and injections of Botox’s purified-protein serum keep wrinkles and interstate highways from marring the face. The facility's close connection with Grand Rapids Ophthalmology also allows it to revitalize eyes inside a state-of-the-art surgical room with outpatient eye surgery.
Metro Health Cosmetic Treatment Center is a clinic housed in an outpatient center of Metro Health Hospital, where licensed physicians bolster beauty with nonsurgical cosmetic procedures. In the spa facial, each patient's skin is individually catered to with a customized blend of cleansing, toning, and protective elixirs, making skin glow as brightly as a sunrise over an ocean of caramel.