The doctors at Great Lakes Dermatology help patients look their best with a full range of medical and cosmetic treatments. They address everything from psoriasis and malevolent moles to wrinkles and leg veins. Botox injections tame wrinkle muscles for months on end, and laser treatments zap sun spots, pigmented blemishes, and fencing scars.
LaVita Laser's founder and practiced aesthetic nurse Erin K. Lehto recaptures skin's youthful allure with vivifying photofacial treatments. The 20- to 30-minute noninvasive procedure helps drastically fade the appearance of age spots, broken capillaries, and acne by shining concentrated light pulses along epidermal slates. LaVita's skin specialists describe the photofacial's relatively painless zaps as feeling similar to the snap of a rubber band or the smooch of a besotted hummingbird. After the treatment, visitors emerge sporting smoother skin tone and texture, prompting an increase in phone calls from admiring suitors and physicists demanding time-machine blueprints.
Three-time salon owner Beth Sadowski immersed herself in the art of hairstyling at Universal Academy Beauty School and while training with Bumble and bumble. This experience enabled her to open the doors to Wild Side Salon in 1996. There, she welcomes entrepreneurial stylists to join her by snipping locks and shaping nails at stations that they own themselves, creating a full-service salon where each team member is entirely invested in his or her practice. This opportunity has drawn stylists with an average of two decades of experience, including experts who have trained with Vidal Sassoon and Aveda before landing at Wild Side, where they perm manes and add depth with highlights. The salon’s aestheticians take over where the coiffeurs leave off. They treat nails to polish, hands to paraffin treatments, and visages to custom facials and glycolic peels, which combat signs of aging such as fine lines and leave skin as smooth as a cube of jello.
While most beauticians start their career working on friends or family, Enoka Herath started hers working on celebrities and royalty. Shortly after she completed her training in the United Kingdom in 1985, Enoka brought her talents to the UK's prestigious Harrods skincare center, renowned for its high-profile clientele. After a few years applying her skills to the most prestigious heads in the land, Enoka headed to the United States. Today she uses her decades of experience to improve her clients' natural beauty and self-confidence with aesthetic, makeup, and hairstyling services at Enoka Esthetics and delivers services that pull from medical procedures, holistic techniques, and elfish rituals, including clinical exfoliations and acupuncture.
Dr. Rita Sabeti opened her clinic to smooth the skin's flaws and boost clients' confidence with minimally invasive, medical-grade cosmetic treatments. Experienced aestheticians wield the handheld Candela GentleMax laser, whose multiple wavelengths target a variety of skin issues while a built-in cooling mist keeps patients comfortable and office plants hydrated. Weight-loss experts help clients to leave behind extra pounds with advanced hormone therapies.
At the beginning of each 90-minute treatment, a skin assessment is performed to determine each individual's facial needs. After the customized mélange of skincare products sets to work, the energy-relaxation regimen begins. Using the techniques of Reiki—a practice said to relax the body and mind and release the stresses of daily life—level II practitioner Sarah Gordon acts as a guide for the Chakra's healing energies. With the energy flowing, customers are gently massaged, soothing the neck, shoulders, décolleté, scalp, arms, hands, and feet. The foot massage combines energy-stimulation and reflexology techniques to invigorate the whole body.