It shouldn?t cost a fortune to erase your regrets. So goes the philosophy of Jerry Manning, the founder of and certified laser specialist at New Image Laser Skin Center. Using a water pistol filled with whiteout and a Q-switched laser with multiple wavelengths, each aimed at a different kind of pigment, Manning helps his patrons fade their unwanted artwork. He also helps cancer survivors to erase the marks of their struggles, providing free removal of radiation tattoos. Alternatively, his lasers can remove the natural marks of aging during fractional-laser skin resurfacing, which boosts collagen production to smooth wrinkles, plump skin, and recreate a youthful glow.
Though he eventually made it back to his native Atlanta, Dr. A. Randle Beecham's medical journey took him to some of the South's finest institutes of higher learning. After honor-filled stints at a range of universities, Dr. Beecham founded a family practice in Cherokee County, supervising the health of a generation of patients during a two-decade career. Now, in addition to saving lives through emergency medicine and working as the Medical Director of the Atlanta Pregnancy Resource Center, Dr. Beecham brings his talents to Shefa Wellness Center.
There, a range of equipment, from imaging machines to fat-reducing radio-frequency devices, allows the team to work towards health and beauty goals alike. A battery of lasers fill the clinic, waiting to whiten teeth, improve the appearance of sun-damaged skin, or remove stretch marks. Drawing on this selection of treatment options, Dr. Beecham and the rest of the staff work with patients to assemble customized plans.
Blue is everywhere here, from the cerulean-, azure-, and aquamarine-stained windows to the very name of Blue MedSpa. Dr. Landon McLain, medical director of the beauty haven inside the Westin hotel at Bridge Street Town Centre, helms a team of registered nurses, aestheticians, and physicians who focus on restoring youthful appearances. They use advanced equipment such as SmartLipo to reduce the appearance of cellulite, IPL laser machines for photofacials, and six types of dermal fillers to send fine lines scurrying beneath floorboards. Blue also provides traditional salon and spa services with Pureology and Redken products, as well as skincare products from iS Clinical and its own signature line. Regardless of the service, each med-spa staffer takes a holistic approach to treating clients to ensure their beauty goals are accomplished.
With 19 locations conveniently sprinkled throughout the Atlanta area, Solar Dimensions helps clients get beach-ready regardless of their proximity to the shore. Each location features a fleet of UV tanning beds of varying brightness, all waiting to sun-kiss skin in 10–20 minutes and comfort clients with a built-in cooling apparatus or complimentary snuggles from a nearby penguin. Custom airbrush-tanning treatments or automated VersaSpa and MyMyst sunless-tanning sessions forgo light exposure and instead tone complexions with tinted mists that materialize in four to eight hours and last for several days. Both tanning solutions quench skin with aloe vera before tinting it a natural shade ranging from light almond to lifeguard. The trained staff can also hone body shape with infrared body wraps and VacuStep treatments, and brighten smiles with teeth whitening, helping to boost confidence before bodies hit the pool.
Drs. Daniel and Kristi Newton first met in dental school in Memphis. After graduating and getting married, they began their careers in dentistry together on a Navajo reservation in Arizona, where they tended to the teeth of underprivileged patients. Now, they keep mouths in mint condition at Newton Cosmetic Dentistry. No matter the procedure, patients can take advantage of the duo’s comforting amenities, whether they’re watching flat-screen televisions during cleanings or donning wireless headphones that block out the sound of dental instruments or radio signals picked up by a set of braces.
Serenity Med Spa's technicians execute a comprehensive menu of skincare services, outfitting their center with the latest technology and a selection of medical-grade products by Obagi and Neocutis. Beyond the waiting area's chocolate-brown leather couch and jade-hued tiles, the staff smoothes away blemishes with IPL photofacials, fractional-laser-resurfacing treatments, and microdermabrasions. Additionally, they oversee the facility's collection of tanning beds and UV-free airbrush stations, which leave clients' skin with a natural-looking bronze that, much like the lifespan of a red-giant star, may last as long as 10 days.