After graduating from the Duke University School of Medicine in 2004, Dr. Ana Benitez-Graham stayed inside the Triangle, completing her dermatology residency at the University of North Carolina. She is now a member of the North Carolina Medical Society and the American Society for Dermatological Surgery and a fellow with the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Benitez-Graham leads the staff at Central Carolina Skin & Dermatology on missions to streamline skin surfaces with laser services and conventional dermatology. Depending on symptoms and triggers, they can customize treatment plans to eradicate maladies such as eczema, acne, and psoriasis and to treat certain forms of skin cancer. Dr. Benitez-Graham also performs cosmetic procedures ranging from facial peels and spider-vein treatments to microdermabrasion, cosmetic injectables, and laser hair removal. The center stocks only professional products from brands such as Jane Iredale, Clarisonic, and SkinCeuticals, which are more effective than covering up skin problems with sale-price costume masks.
Often when an eyebrow threader removes unwanted brow hair, they hold one end of the cotton thread in their mouth. But at Wow Brows!, threaders actually tie the thread around their neck, a technique that has been deemed by threading regulators in North Carolina to be more sanitary. In addition to shaping brows without disturbing the topmost layer of skin, hair-removal experts banish fuzz from all over the face.
At Advanced Laser & Electrolysis, thirty-year hair-subtraction veteran Trudy Brown helms a squad of professional, friendly specialists dedicated to safely and efficiently removing fuzz from all skin types. After a consultation, a trained laser specialist will select either the Cutera CoolGlide ND:YAG Laser or LightSheer Diode Laser to best depilate your pelt. Then, he or she will direct the gentle beam of light that passes through skin and into the follicles for long-lasting hairlessness.
Perfectly arched brows can be yours with just a piece of thread. And the help of the professional brow threaders at Brow Art Threading Salon, of course. The time-tested hair-removal tradition is used to clean up and shape eyebrows, with minimal irritation to even the most sensitive skin. The salon's key-lime green walls create a welcoming atmosphere as the hair-removal professionals tend to brows, or get rid of unwanted hair elsewhere with body-waxing services. Henna and facials are also available.
Nicole Jordan at Nails on Hand gives each of her clients personalized attention while coating their nails with polish from OPI, CND Shellac, and Gelish. Using professional-grade, sterilized tools, Jordan performs manicures and pedicures along with nail services for children and pedicures for diabetics, which she keeps free of sharp implements and hot water temperatures.
After two years of undergraduate study, Amanda Martin decided to suspend her education at East Carolina University to pursue a career that applied her passion for nurturing others. She graduated from the Aveda Institute Chapel Hill aesthetics program in May 2011 and opened a small practice inside Carrboro Massage Therapy. Martin oversees a menu of facials that use Lemongrass Spa skincare products and body-waxing services that employ Plum Smooth amber soft wax, which is specially designed to remove hair from large areas of the body and prepare bearskin rugs for swimsuit season. Private treatment rooms soothe clients with pale yellow walls and purple décor.