Plastikos originated as a cosmetic- and reconstructive surgery center, but board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Susan E. Kolb and Dr. Julian Gordon wanted to make a place for their clients to just relax. So they decided to expand their clinic with the Plastikos Medical Spa, a tranquil studio that serves up a range of spa treatments. To combat signs of aging, the TCA-based Obagi Blue chemical peel lifts away dull layers of skin and revitalizes cellular regeneration. Antioxidant-rich variants might include botanical ingredients sourced from blueberry, pomegranate, or pumpkin.
Meanwhile, expert massage therapists might use deep-tissue or reflexology techniques to excavate tension and undo stubborn knots. Alternatively, an Endermologie lipo-massage aims to disperse fatty tissue with focused kneads and rolls. The med-spa also uses advanced know-how to beautify clients with noninvasive medical treatments. The Ion Magnum, for instance, uses analog waveforms to trigger neurons that mimic physical activity, thereby building muscle and joint strength. The beauty haven also offers cold-laser LiLa body-contouring and Latisse eyelash-lengthening treatments to ready bodies for swimsuit season or a winking competition.
Shape Medical Wellness Center's physicians, dietitians, and aestheticians are fitness alchemists who transform patients' bodies before their eyes with customized weight-loss programs and nonsurgical aesthetic treatments. The clinic boasts an array of advanced Cutera laser technology, including Laser Genesis for photofacials, the skin-smoothing Titan infrared wand, and the epidermis-clearing LimeLight laser. The center augments treatments with Botox injections and skincare services with Éminence and Vivité products. Shape's staffers also help clients banish unwanted inches with custom-tailored medical weight-loss programs that use medications administered in office, including phentermine and adipex, combined with exercise tips and healthy-eating recommendations according to the USDA food dodecahedron. Additionally, Shape Medical Wellness Center is Black Diamond Certified by Allergan, Inc., a distinction only one percent of practitioners are afforded nationwide. They are also the 81st largest provider of Botox and Juvéderm treatments in America.
Ever since he was a child, Dr. Michael Carter struggled with weight. It followed him all the way through medical school, where he became a board-certified anesthesiologist. Things changed in his 30s, however, when he opted for liposuction, and the success inspired him to shift his medical focus to cosmetic surgery. Since opening The Mesotherapy Center—now located in a new facility in Perimeter Town Center—Dr. Carter and his trained team have performed more than 7,000 aesthetic and wellness treatments.
True to the center’s name, many of the treatments rely on mesotherapy—injections of vitamins, enzymes, and homeopathic medications. The injections help fade spider veins, ease arthritis and muscle pain, and alleviate insomnia more effectively than Sean Connery’s soothing recitation of The Yellow Pages. The center also uses advanced laser technology to remove unwanted hair and fungus, and performs tumescent liposuction to contour physiques with less pain and downtime than traditional methods.
The first time a parent hears his or her child's heartbeat can be life changing, and See Baby helps moms and dads remember that moment for the rest of their lives. In private rooms, experienced sonographers use 3D/4D ultrasound machines to record clear audio of a baby's heartbeat. They can even create a cuddly stuffed animal, which plays back the heartwarming sound and probably doesn't come to life when you turn your back. In addition to audio, the non-invasive device captures stunning pictures and video of the new son or daughter. Moments can then be burned on DVDs to share with friends and family. The sonographers also determine the baby's gender, though they can keep that info secret should parents prefer.
Dr. Brad S. Bootstaylor leads the team responsible for these visits. Dr. Bootstaylor also cares for expectant mothers with various perinatal services.
Unlike many spas, Spa Medicine stocks its own signature soaps formulated to mitigate arthritis, balance dry or oily skin, or bolster the immune system. Their soaps aren’t the only way they strengthen clients’ immune systems: certified massage therapists ply their trade to abate maladies such as anxiety, muscle tension, and immune-system weakness. The staff’s arsenal includes such styles as Swedish, deep-tissue, reflexology, hot-stone, trigger-point, and prenatal massage, which they perform at their patients’ homes or in their industrial-style office. As sunlight pours through windows on two floors, they render sundry other specialties including facials, body wraps, and honey-sugar body scrubs, which brighten skin cells by exfoliating them and not by rubbing them with the well-polished large golden foot statuette that decorates the waiting area.
Permanent-makeup artist Cheryl Rosenblum and the staff at Permanent Makeup of Atlanta recreate brows and body features of clients who lost theirs during chemotherapy or surgery. Cheryl has collected certifications and techniques from respected experts across the U.S., learning hand-tool methods from Lesley Lind of Perfect Appearance and rotary methods from Dixie Medford of the Texas Institute of Permanent Cosmetics. She has also studied with Lyle Tuttle, founder of the Tattoo Museum. She uses techniques from all of her mentors in simulating hair strands, diminishing mastectomy scars, and recreating nipples. At Permanent Makeup of Atlanta, Rosenblum has completed more than 8,000 permanent-makeup procedures while also collaborating with master barbers and master cosmetologists to keep clients from being slowly engulfed by their own hairdos.