A board-certified nurse, a laser technician, an aesthetician, and a cosmetic-injectable expert comprise the med spa team at Rejuvenation Group that helps clients reach their beauty goals. Blue-light therapy, peels, and microdermabrasion resurface complexions, while skin-clarifying experts strive to permanently banish hair and tattoos with laser treatments.
In addition to aesthetic treatments, Rejuvenation Group also offers purely medical therapies. Melan Smith-Francis, a certified nurse-midwife and family nurse practitioner who is currently earning her doctorate, provides services including hormone therapy, family planning, and basic exams.
Clad in clean, white lab coats, the certified laser technicians and registered nurses at Skin Renew Laser & Vein Clinic use lasers to target tufts of body hair, spider veins, and wrinkles. Dermal fillers firm the face, and blue-light photodynamic therapy destroys the bacteria that exacerbate acne. The technicians also proffer pharmaceutical-grade skincare products from Obagi to maintain healthy skin at home or on planets where the atmosphere is too thin to dampen the sun's rays.
The practitioners at Premier Age Management & Medical Weight Loss Center dedicate themselves to promoting slimmer frames and more youthful appearances by focusing on the medical, hormonal, and metabolic reasons behind weight gain and premature aging. They examine clients to assess individual hormonal signatures as well as deficiencies that might lead to unwanted physical consequences. Once they have determined underlying causes, they carefully tailor each patient's medical techniques and treatments, which may involve hormone-replacement therapies designed to increase energy and heighten metabolism. The office also offers a variety of skin-care services such as Botox, Juv?derm, and Latisse. Discreet office visits protect the privacy of clients, eliminating the need to show up wearing identity-protecting Batman costumes.
At Essentials Wellness, aesthetician Cindy Ramsey and her team draw upon years of experience to provide physician-supervised facial treatments with medical-grade products. Patients can glide across gleaming wooden floors to the waiting room, where they'll be met with plush couches and a flat-screen television. After enjoying some coffee, they can revel in a variety of medical-grade facials, including oxygen-treatment, vitamin C, and acne facials that help improve skin's tone and texture. They also can experience a trichloroacetic-acid (TCA) peel, pumpkin peel, or body peel or slough off deadbeat skin cells with microdermabrasion. Essentials Wellness uses ZO and PCA professional-grade products.
While most of his peers were concentrating on their senior year of high school, 17-year-old Steven Bengelsdorf kept an eye toward the future and accepted a spot in Boston University’s prestigious six-year medical program. Fifteen years later, the gifted youth has transformed into an experienced physician who oversees a staff of nurses and medical aestheticians at The Franklin Center for Skin & Laser Surgery.
Dr. Bengelsdorf and his staff believe that minimally invasive treatments—chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and light-based therapy, to name a few—can rejuvenate the face just as effectively as surgical procedures and bobbing for live electrical wires. Personal consultations and examinations typify the individual approach they take to each treatment, and Dr. Bengelsdorf’s dedication to innovation has resulted in the facility’s penchant for technologically advanced solutions.
Q&A with Julie Tomsett, Office Manager at GracePointe Healthcare:
What makes your business stand out from the competition?
We treat the whole person by including information about their lifestyle, stressors, eating/sleeping habits, etc. and treat naturally whenever possible.
What inspired you to run this business?
Our family doctor approached us about taking over his family practice. It was a great opportunity to take an existing traditional practice and convert it to direct pay. We don't have the overhead or headaches associated with filing insurance and so we can concentrate fully on giving our patients affordable, exceptional, patient-centered care. Our patients routinely tell us ours is the best doctor's office visit they have ever had.