Named Best Cosmetic Surgeon of 2010 by City Living Magazine, Dr. Deborah K. Ekstrom combines surgical savvy with an artistic eye to release ravishing visages from drooping or damaged skin. Every treatment begins with an in-depth consultation that collects information on patients' medical history and most common childhood Kool-Aid mustache color to determine how to tailor procedures for an authentic, youthful look. Those who choose the Radiesse option will receive an injection of 0.8 cc of the FDA-approved volumizing filler into sagging areas for more cherubic cheeks or fuller features all around. Naturally metabolized, Radiesse prompts the body to build more collagen, extending the plumping results for up to nine months.
As a family physician, Dr. Zainab Nawab advocates preventive medicine, but she also recognizes that aging is the one condition no amount of treatment can prevent. That's why, in her role at Vitalize MD, she oversees services designed to offset the effects of aging, such as wrinkles and sagging skin. Her methods are decidedly high-tech: when she's not tightening the skin with 3DEEP radio-frequency treatments, she's erasing fine lines with the Fraxel system's microscopic lasers and injectables such as Botox and Dysport. Even the products the center uses during its five facials—and sells to clients—have a medical bent, from the clinically tested SkinMedica line of cleansers to Jane Iredale's dermatologist-endorsed mineral makeup.
Board-certified physicians Paul Willis, MD and Richard Freniere, DO specialize in lasers, using light to melt fat cells and tighten skin by up to 70%. In addition to lipo-laser treatments, the doctors also perform minimally invasive procedures that contour and sculpt the body with lasers. Known as the Madonna Lift, CO2 laser skin rejuvenation removes dark rings and wrinkles from around the eyes, which draws attention to the eyes without forcing them to wear cone-shaped bifocals. Meanwhile, botulinum toxin and other dermal fillers reduce the appearance of fine lines between the brows and around the mouth or nose.
Founded by certified electrologist, aesthetician, and laser technician Donna Bayrouty, Laserderm Medispa's wide array of cosmetic services reflects its founder's versatility. Her skilled staff thwarts wrinkles and blemishes during facial treatments that incorporate Isolaz beams or ultrasonic frequencies to spur collagen production. The staff picks up Laserscope's medical-grade Lyra during hair-removal treatments and applies lash extensions and permanent makeup.
The friendly physicians and aestheticians at RenovoMD cosmetically improve epidermises with minimally invasive, nonsurgical procedures. A professional physician consults with patients to assess their skin type and identify any problematic conditions, and then formulates a personalized acid elixir for corrective treatment. Shed damaged layers of skin with a customized chemical peel of lactic, fruit, retinoic, and other rejuvenating acids that cause minimal tingling as they begin to peel away fine lines, light acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and retired luchador masks. A soothing application of moisturizer with SPF seals in smoothness while locking out harmful solar rays. RenovoMD's 30- to 45-minute IPL treatment beams high-intensity broadband light pulses beneath the epidermal surface, to trigger collagen and connective tissue regrowth and minimize the visibility of sun damage, age spots, scars, facial veins, and rosacea. Within RenovoMD's calming confines, vibrant plants offset softly glowing light fixtures, neutral beige walls, and nonconfrontational carpeting.
Dr. Sandra V. Kristiansen heads the capable staff at the AdonisMD Cosmetic Surgery Center, one that specializes in minimally invasive cosmetic procedures and houses a physician onsite daily. Avoiding general anesthesia, they use only local anesthesia to help minimize downtime. Doctors can perform several treatments designed to abate unsightly leg veins, such as endovenous laser treatments, which use tiny laser fibers within the vein to close them up. Other treatments include fat transfer, where the client's own fat is removed, purified, and re-injected into a different area of the body to help achieve a more youthful look. There's also IPL hair removal and laser liposuction, the latter of which liquefies and removes fat via a tiny cannula. Established in 1997 and BBB accredited, AdonisMD Cosmetic Surgery Center now operates in a brand-new facility with optimal highway access.