The ample hands-on experience that Aveda Institute's students receive in cosmetology, hair styling, and skincare is only one part of their extensive training. Even as these burgeoning professionals master more advanced techniques, their instructors work to impart a sense of social and environmental responsibility. These are the tenets of founder and environmentalist Horst M. Rechelbacher, whose vision of living in sync with nature led to Aveda's botanically based products for hair and skin.
At the institute, students cull knowledge from industry experts through extensive practical training under the supervision of mentors. Stylists learn how to cut hair and soothe stress with complimentary mini facials, makeup touchups, and horn sharpening. Future aestheticians restore balance to faces and bodies with relaxing skincare treatments.
To connect with both the local and global community, students also apply their efforts toward charity events such as Earth Month. This campaign helps raise funds for the Sierra Club, who in turn uses the donations to help protect sources of clean water worldwide. The Institute is also hosting an upcoming fashion benefit show on April 23, with procedes going to the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Columbus.
Tending to bodies for more than 30 years, The Skin Center Medical Spa enhances innate beauty through noninvasive laser treatments, anti-aging skin therapies, and cosmetic enhancements. Conceived by Dr. Dominic Brandy, the current medical director at three Pittsburgh locations, and overseen by the Columbus location's medical director, Dr. Fernando Colon, the minimally invasive QuickLift mini face-lift helps tighten the lower face, neck, and jawline with a dramatically shortened recovery time. The Skin Center's experts revitalize all components of the face, targeting veins, hair, or Mona Lisa?shaped birthmarks through surgical solutions and high-tech injections. Vascular surgeons Dr. Jerome Itzkoff and Dr. Marios Panayides and specialize in minimally invasive surgeries such as such as endovenous laser ablation, phlebectomy, and ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy to serve skin below the head.
For more than 30 years, Dr. Haroon Aziz has worked to narrow the distinction between cosmetic surgery and art. He brings his ambitions and extensive medical expertise to Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery, Inc., where he oversees surgical procedures that range from face-lifts and blepharoplasty to tummy tucks. Dr. Aziz always prepares patients for major procedures with a thorough examination and consultation, during which he presents myriad image-altering options and recommends solutions based on the client's needs and preferences. Despite his wide-ranging expertise, including Botox injections, the doctor refuses to put on a one-man show, and instead relies on a licensed aesthetician to rejuvenate appearances with noninvasive treatments such as chemical peels and microdermabrasion facials.
Dr. Geoffrey Polen supervises Advanced Laser Skin Center?s team of experienced and qualified aestheticians as they use prescription-strength skincare products to minimize blemishes and signs of aging. Visitors to either of the center's two locations recline on treatment chairs in private rooms while aestheticians renovate their skin. The staff also polishes complexions with medical-grade facials, such as microdermabrasion treatments that suck away debris with a miniature vacuum and medical peels that swipe away blemishes, flatten wrinkles, administer necessary injections, and erase monocles drawn in permanent marker. Each visit is intended to help patients leave their visit completely refreshed and rejuvenated.
Beyond its rust-and-silver-hued metal sign, Monarch Health's patients meet with Dr. Deborah Cole-Sedivy and an adept medical staff of certified nurse practitioners. In the cosmetic-therapy center, a trio of LightSheer Duet lasers scours skin's excess fuzz. Medical staffers bustle to and fro, working to personalize aesthetic services, such as facials and chemical peels, and families mosey into appointments for health surveys, physical examinations, and diet-and-lifestyle assessments. Therapists augment many treatment plans with natural foods and herbal supplements, which use Mother Earth's bounty to boost health without the dangers of bench-pressing a seemingly lonely bear cub.
Advanced Medical Laser Center's owner and certified cosmetic therapist, Cindy Joshi, expertly zaps fuzz from clients with quick pulses from a GentleYag or Gentlelase laser. For darker skin types, she wields the Cynosure Apogee Elite, which includes a NdYag mode for darker skin types. During each appointment, Cindy glides the laser’s beams over skin, where it blasts more than 100 hairs per second, like an insult comedian whose childhood was ruined by one bad haircut. In addition to evicting follicular skin invaders from epidermal terrains, Cindy is experienced in microdermabrasion, licensed in micropigmentation, and certified in cosmetic therapy.