Board-certified physician Michelle Russell, D.O. leads the friendly and highly trained team of skin-smoothing and anti-aging specialists at Enduring Youth Skin and Laser Center, who help patients turn back the years without surgery. Professional-grade products from brands such as SkinMedica and ZO Skin Health allow staffers to tend to a wide range of aesthetic ailments, creating a clear, unblemished canvas for the application of glominerals makeup.
On the cosmic end of the beauty spectrum, FDA-approved lasers banish unappreciated hair from all skin types, and the infrared light of the Titan collagen-stimulating system shines down upon faces, abs, and thighs to help create smooth, supple skin.
For certified permanent-makeup artist Linda Merrell, beautifying faces is merely part of the day-to-day routine. Linda practices her craft at Elegant Skin Care, where she first consults with her clients before adding fine lines and delicate shades to their eyebrows, eyelids, lips, beauty marks, and areolae for women who have had mastectomies. She customizes her pigments to complement individual skin tones?an important step that her clients are grateful for, considering that each permanent-makeup application lasts up to five years. Linda?s services aren?t limited to the realm of cosmetics. Her licensed aestheticians also improve skin tone with microdermabrasion treatments, combat signs of aging with nonsurgical facelifts, and massage therapists relax muscles Japanese restoration therapy.
William C. Rigano, MD, a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, has been reshaping patients' physiques for almost 20 years. At Advanced Breast & Cosmetic Surgery, he augments or reduces bosom sizes and restores cleavage fullness following lumpectomy surgery. He also refreshes tummies with tucks and tailors excess skin to better fit those who've had bariatric surgery. His team of estheticians resurfaces mugs with facials and chemical peels that reduce the signs of aging, fight blemishes, and clear migrating turtle necks from the face using medical-grade product lines from Zo Medical by Zen Obagi, Obagi, SkinCeuticals, and Vi Medical peels.
At Godiva Laser, a medical staff directed by Dr. Stephen England takes time for a complimentary consultation with each patient, answering questions and explaining all aspects of each aesthetically enhancing treatment. Injections of FDA-approved Botox smooth crow's-feet, creased foreheads, and six-packs developing between the brows. High-quality dermal fillers, synthesized in the United States, restore sleek skin and youthful fullness to faces, and laser hair-reduction treatments for both men and women zap follicles until they retire from the business of hair growing.
Latitudes Salon pampers clients in a relaxed atmosphere enhanced by comprehensive care. For Brazilian blowouts, skilled stylists consult with beauty seekers in order to understand their aesthetic and maintenance-oriented goals. Then, using a formaldehyde-free, açaí-based smoothing complex, an aesthetician coats each shaft of your hair in a nutrient-rich layer of protective protein goodness, eliminating frizz and smoothing cuticles. A stylist will then blow-dry and flat-iron your locks, reproteinize, and rinse and blow-dry again.
Massage therapists use bamboo as a unique source of soothing pressure. Study up, then relax with Groupon's look at bamboo massage.
A massage therapist's hands are strong and capable by necessity, but for deep, consistent pressure all over the body, bamboo can lend a little extra help. By kneading, tapping, sliding, and rolling smooth bamboo sticks?often heated?across muscles, practitioners can induce a state of deep relaxation in their clients. Because it's so versatile, bamboo can achieve effects similar to shiatsu, lymphatic-drainage, and thai massage while enabling more intense and prolonged pressure, since the rods relieve some of the hands' burden. Oil or lotion often accompanies the strokes, which can range from focused kneading with the end of the stick to rolls that travel the length of the body. Massage therapists are likely to use several rods for different parts of the body?thicker ones across the upper legs and shoulders, and thinner ones elsewhere to avoid squishing the tentacles. Wherever they roll, the sticks help promote circulation and release muscle knots.
Though bamboo massage is the new rising star on spa menus across North America, the tradition is rooted in ancient Chinese medicine. Since bamboo was part of daily life?used for everything from paper and musical instruments to simple farm tools and wireless routers?it was only natural that it found its way into the culture's healing practices. The plant even took on spiritual significance, becoming an enduring symbol for youth, prosperity, strength, and peace.