Con’s Organic Spa owner Con Ciecko isn't just an expert in the beauty industry. She's also a reiki master and a medical tattoo technician. These specialties, along with her education and training at Michigan and California institutes, have prepared her to execute services that both beautify and relax her clients. Besides kneading muscles with several massage modalities, she cleanses skin with organic facials, bronzes limbs with airbrush tanning, and administers makeup applications for weddings or black-tie viewings of TV weddings. Joined by a skilled staff that includes her daughter Kiya, a massage therapist and nail technician, Ciecko infuses her new spa confines with a welcoming and personable vibe as she helps her clients develop their own signature looks.
On an extensive résumé that boasts more than 25 years of experience, what stands out is Dr. Haitham Masri's distinction as Michigan's first board-certified facial plastic surgeon. He and other doctors helm his namesake clinic, each one wielding his or her own specialized expertise to focus on different parts of the body. Before beginning any surgery, they take as much time as necessary to answer questions and explain procedures with detailed brochures, slideshows, and diagrams.
Alongside the center’s cosmetic surgery specialty is the nonsurgical branch, where minimally invasive procedures geared toward enhancing outer appearances require less downtime. Aestheticians resurface faces with chemical peels, smooth wrinkles with dermal fillers, and man lasers to remove unwanted hair and leave bodies smooth.
In 1979, Carol Lewis began her business with nothing more than an aesthetician's license. Her client list swelled over time as area dermatologists began referring more and more of their patients to Carol and praising her signature facials, which incorporate everything from hydrating balms to microdermabrasion to create healthier-looking skin. To keep up with the steady influx of new clients, she started hiring people, including aestheticians, massage therapists, nail and waxing technicians, and a support staff to memorize each new visitor's middle name. Today, when she isn't overseeing the spa, Carol shares this story and others with professional women's groups, delivering inspirational keynote speeches on pursuing success and embracing potential.
The staff at Progressive Laser beautify bodies with minimally invasive med-spa services during appointments scheduled seven days a week. Microdermabrasion and chemical peels exfoliate visages to imbue skin with a youthful glow, and injections of dermal fillers and Botox help smooth out fine lines. Hair removal with a Lumenis LightSheer laser can also clear-cut body foliage or pay homage to a favorite parent by shaping a patch of arm hair to spell out mom.
Beauty By Rx adapts its massive array of beauty services to each customer's specific skin type using medical-grade products. An award-winning facial such as the 90-minute signature facial ($200) gets your skull mask glowing like stained glass at sunset with 100% natural pure essential oils. Otherwise, dejowl with a lifting and firming vitamin-C facial ($125/80 minutes), cut down on rosacea with a desensitizing treatment ($105/50 minutes), or obtain the shockingly smooth skin of an electric eel with the cooling seaweed facial ($100/50 minutes). Beauty By Rx can also target a facial to acne, dry skin, lines, and even ingrown hairs on gentlemen—and can dish out the same medicine to your corporeal cover with its various body wraps. The frazzled can squeeze out the stress with an 80-minute hot-stone massage ($140). Beauty By Rx can also forcibly eject unwanted hair by using laser hair removal to vaporize errant follicles from pretty much any area of the body ($75–$600). Traumatized stormtroopers, meanwhile, can avoid the lasers entirely with the spa's waxing services ($15+).
Dr. Ayoub Sayeg reshapes his clients' faces and bodies with plastic surgery techniques he had been honing since completing his plastic surgery residency at Wayne State in 2000. Over the past decade or so, he has published a number of articles on plastic surgery and has become a member of many professional organizations including the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. He draws upon this experience to enhance bosoms, minimize tummies, and shorten noses of lying puppets and real live humans at Sayeg Plastic Surgery Center.