Plush gray couches and contemporary black tables induce states of calm inside the Philadelphia Institute of Cosmetic Surgery's waiting room. The corridors and reception area inside the beauty-bolstering office eschew the clinical appearance of traditional medical facilities for more a home-like décor, such as warmly lit floor lamps, paneled curtains, and porcelain figurines enveloped in snuggies. In the experienced hands of the office's highly trained staff, led by founder and medical director Dr. Zaki Ftaiha, a slew of surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic services, such as Botox, implants, and microdermabrasion, smoothes and reshapes corporeal housings. Philadelphia Institute of Cosmetic Surgery's standards for patient care and treatment match the goals set by hospitals, earning the office accreditation from the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
Jardin Medical Spa springs several spa services on Philadelphia's faces, but only two have been set aside for Groupon users. The chemical peel efficiently and effectively treats skin that's been damaged by the harsh winter sun, unevenly pigmented, unfairly wrinkled, or unwisely replaced with a hologram. The spa's sugarcane-based glycolic peel improves texture and tone, adding a healthier look to faces while helping reduce future aging agitators such as age spots or faded pigmentation. At 15 minutes, the chemical peel is also one of the fastest cosmetic procedures available, topped only by a goblet of vitriol tossed in the face by a spiteful Victorian mistress.
Dr. Harold Farber's technique has been described by some as "artful poetry in motion." It could have something to do with his state-of-the-art equipment?which he uses to assess patients' health and dermal conditions?or the fact that he allays concerns by explaining his every move during treatments.
At Center for Dermatology, Laser and Cosmetic Surgery, he oversees a team of dermatologists who correct issues such as acne, sun damage, and signs of aging. The team follows Dr. Farber's lead by keeping abreast of the latest techniques, be it the sloughing off of dead skin cells through microdermabrasion or the illuminating of complexions with chemical peels or a steady hand with a spotlight.
Through her own experience with aging, Dr. Pamela T. Dyer-Goode realized that women needed viable options for rejuvenating the face and body. That’s why—after decades spent practicing gynecology—she devoted herself to learning the latest in anti-aging and restorative medicine. She founded Renew Medspa with the belief that the best anti-aging treatments restore the appearance of natural youth without looking “done.”
Together with a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Dyer-Goode seeks to slow down bodily clocks both internally and externally. Bio-identical hormones replicate individuals’ own unique hormones in order to counter their natural decrease over time. On the exterior, microdermabrasion and broadband-light treatments target wrinkles and sagging skin, leaving skin smoother than a freshly buttered floor.
Growing up in Panama as the daughter of a biochemist, naturist, and conservationist, and the sister of a biologist, Ana Pesce was bound to feel a connection with nature. So it's only natural that her facials and body scrubs use all-organic products and ingredients such as botanical extracts, arnica, seaweed, and resveratrol.
At Ana Pesce Skin Care, she combines ancient holistic traditions with contemporary treatments such as microdermabrasions and LED light therapy. She also relies on Swedish and hot-stone massages to mollify muscular aches and waxing to get rid of unwanted hair.
Drs. Ryan Heffelfinger, Howard Krein, and Edmund Pribitkin share a distinction in their field: each holds the title of fellow from the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Together, the distinguished doctors and their team of anesthesiologists, registered nurses, and a medical aesthetician operate Jefferson Facial Plastics on the grounds of Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals. They focus their efforts on plastic and reconstructive surgery for the head, face, and neck, with services ranging from face lifts to hair transplants.
Jefferson Facial Plastics’ therapies also include noninvasive med-spa services such as facials, microdermabrasion, and laser hair removal. The doctors also perform humanitarian work both locally and abroad, including traveling to Guatemala to repair children's cleft lips.