• For $50, you get a light chemical peel (a $100 value). • For $60, you get a microdermabrasion treatment (a $125 value). • For $225, you get three laser hair-removal treatments on the upper lip, chin, underarms, or bikini area (a $450 value).
Patients meet with cosmetic surgeon Dr. Harold E. Beam amid the contemporary décor of his office or the tranquil setting of his med spa to plan surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures. Using brands such as Obagi Medical and Skinceuticals, aestheticians soften surfaces and address imperfections through facials, peels, dermaplaning, and microdermabrasion. A collection of injectables reduces signs of aging and augments facial features, helping lips reach their full capacity or eyebrows raise in the least judgmental manner.
Named Best Cosmetic Surgeon of 2010 by City Living Magazine, Dr. Deborah K. Ekstrom combines surgical savvy with an artistic eye to release ravishing visages from drooping or damaged skin. Every treatment begins with an in-depth consultation that collects information on patients' medical history and most common childhood Kool-Aid mustache color to determine how to tailor procedures for an authentic, youthful look. Those who choose the Radiesse option will receive an injection of 0.8 cc of the FDA-approved volumizing filler into sagging areas for more cherubic cheeks or fuller features all around. Naturally metabolized, Radiesse prompts the body to build more collagen, extending the plumping results for up to nine months.
Having practiced medicine for more than 25 years, board-certified Dr. Maria O'Brien wisely presides over the laser- and light-based cosmetic treatments at Millennium Med Cosmetics. Her gentle treatments require no anesthesia, whether she's tightening skin with infrared rays, clearing away hair with a laser, or flipping on a light switch to reveal that you're already totally hairless. Dr. O'Brien also performs Botox and Juvéderm treatments and runs medically supervised weight-loss programs.
Board-certified physicians Stephen M. Rouse, M.D., F.A.C.S., Jerilyn S. Allen, M.D., and William T. Culviner, M.D., F.A.C.S. work together to perform safe, advanced cosmetic procedures at The Center for Facial Cosmetics. With years of training and experience backing them up, they guide customers through personal consultations that help them create individually tailored treatment plans. They can also prescribe skincare regimens using Obagi products that can correct unhealthy skin functions instead of simply treating ailments. In seeking out natural beauty looks, the trio performs noninvasive treatments such as chemical peels and hair removal. Also available from the team are non-surgical treatments including Botox, Juvederm, and Restylane, and surgical treatments including rhinoplasty, face lifts, and neck lifts.
Sunny Waitze, M.D. and fellow of the American College of Surgeons, oversees Pomperaug Plastic Surgery/Ageless Medi Spa, where clients receive a variety of surgical and med-spa treatments for their skin and body. Services range from breast modifications to noninvasive skin rejuvenation intended to increase collagen and tightness.