Every basketball team starts five players. It's an homage to the harmony engendered by the five-pronged leadership at May River Dermatology, consisting of two board-certified dermatologists, two physician assistants, and one MBA-holding practice administrator. And just as the best NBA teams win games, May River Dermatology wins awards, most recently Bluffton Today's 2012 Best Dermatologist Office award. Their accreditations testify to their expertise in medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology.
The group specializes in diagnosing skin cancer and other skin, hair, and nail diseases—their treatments address these ailments. Dr. Carmen Traywick, along with licensed aesthetician Aimee, also performs a variety of aesthetic treatments, such as chemical peels, dermaplaning, acne treatments, and milia removal. To render their roster of epidermal treatments—which is as wide as a piece of taffy stretched to opposite ends of a taffy factory—they make use of an equally wide roster of products, including Obagi Medical, Afirm, Jane Iredale, Vanicream, Latisse, Glycolix and Replenix, and Clarisonic.
The stylists and nail tech at Techniques Salon & Spa bring the latest looks to their clients heads, hands, and feet. In addition to administering cuts, extensions, and relaxers, the salon's stylists are also color specialists who artfully create highlights that conjure visions of days spend in the sun or nights spent running through a sprinkler filled with cherry Kool-Aid. Nail services pamper natural and acrylic digits, coating them with layers of traditional polish or long-lasting CND Shellac or Gelish lacquer.
With the dexterity of sailors securing their ships to shore, the stylists of Tara’s at Moss Creek weave clients' hair into intricate knots and patterns. The unique designs are popular among brides-to-be, so the team also performs prewedding day services that allow brides and bridal parties to get a glimpse of the final product with plenty of time to make changes.
In addition to wedding-day updos, the full-service salon offers waxing services, mani-pedis, and hair services for both men and women. To offer their clients a more comprehensive service menu, they also perform advanced treatments such as keratin protein applications, which control frizz—even in humid climates—for up to six months or six encounters with an electric eel.