Led by owner Kimberly Thompson, an entrepreneur, mother, writer, and former model, the clinical staff at Shangri-la Medispa helps busy clients to look and feel their best. A physician tends to both their inner and outer needs by administering cosmetic fillers and overseeing the weight-management program. An experienced medical aesthetician fine-tunes appearances with laser and microcurrent treatments, chemical peels, and waxing. The medispa has also developed its own product line, Shangri-La Skin By Kim. The team also includes a registered nurse who can advise patients on their treatment options or answer any questions, from “how much downtime is required?” to “is the human appendix an extraterrestrial tracking device?”
The crew performs services in whimsically themed treatment rooms filled with shabby-chic tables and dressers. Clients can relax in spaces decorated with such touches as a colorful London sign and lamps that resemble the Eiffel Tower and an antique streetlamp. In the black-and-white facial room, a picture of Marilyn Monroe glamorously oversees skincare treatments.
Whether undergoing a customized facial or chemical peel, it’s easy to relax at Optimal Med Spa. That’s because the medical aesthetician is also a trained massage therapist who complements each treatment with a few minutes of gentle kneading. Also putting guests at ease are the gentle, laser-based treatments—which remove everything from unwanted hair to excess inches—and the advanced skincare products from Revision and DermaQuest.
Dr. Otto Huertas is not just a board-certified gynecological and pelvic surgeon?he's also a TV star once removed. Dr. Huertas trained under Dr. Matlock from the reality show Dr. 90210, honing the techniques he learned at Beverly Hills and New Jersey's Pelosi Institute for Cosmetic Surgery.
Nowadays, Dr. Huertas helms his own practice, CosmeticGyn Center, where he beautifies his clients with a variety of surgical treatments and several strategically placed pieces of glitter. His PowerX liposuction procedures suck fat out of the body, and unlike traditional liposuction procedures, they only require a local anesthetic and result in minimal downtime. Dr. Huertas has perfected his liposuction technique by performing more than 1,000 of them over the last 15 years. He can also help new moms lose baby weight with Mommy Makeovers, which may include tummy tucks, liposuction, vaginal rejuvenation, and Brazilian butt lifts.
Lasting Lines started as most great businesses start: with eyebrows. Now 35 years have passed, and Renee Ryan’s permanent-makeup business has blossomed into a successful aesthetic school and clinic. Renee and her highly trained staff can outfit clients with new brows, or use their modern electrolysis equipment to remove hair, skin tags, moles, and spider veins. Clients may also solicit Lasting Lines for sleek eyelash extensions, or retreat to a private room for a soothing deep-tissue massage from registered massage therapist Charles Linville.
At Total Med Solutions, medical director Dr. Stockton Roberts and company offer a wealth of beautifying solutions to both men and women. Noninvasive laser services reduce fat and blemishes, and hormone therapy helps to balance bodies without forcing them into an apprenticeship as a seesaw. During facials and skin treatments, Ole Henriksen products restore complexions with African red tea and extracts from walnuts, black currants, and antioxidant-rich blueberries.
The doctors at Skin Body Soul are constantly upgrading their cosmetic technology, improving the tools and serums they use to help clients look and feel their most stunning. At locations in Des Moines, Houston, Minneapolis, and Seattle, treatments help whiten teeth, make complexions brighter, and glue stylish hats permanently onto heads. When it comes to rejuvenating bodies from the neck down, the spa has you covered with machines, saunas, and even medications designed to shrink fat cells. With a little guidance during pre-treatment consultations, clients boost their own self-confidence with services physicians hand-pick and customize to suit individual goals.