As one of the stars of the documentary Color Outside the Lines, Miya Bailey shared some of the struggles he's encountered as a tattoo artist of color. The prejudice he faced when starting out spurred him to make a name for himself, and he did just that. Today, the owner of City of Ink is a licensed tattoo artists whose skills are in high demand. Working alongside his professional colleagues, Miya creates works of art on any canvas his clients might provide, be it the upper arm, lower back, or anterior dorsal fin. His precise line work has earned him accolades from MTV, BET, and PBS, not to mention repeat visits from his happy clients.
Plastic surgeons can “fix” anything on the body, but Dr. Brian Maloney doesn’t work that way. Instead, the head of the Maloney Center for Facial Plastic Surgery treats only the face, neck, and scalp, eschewing opportunities to perform other surgeries to foster a more specialized—and therefore more proficient—practice. Following thorough one-on-one consultations, Dr. Maloney, a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, helps clients achieve the look they desire, be it a smaller nose, fuller lips, or a tighter forehead. Besides going under the knife, patients also can opt for one of the doctor’s nonsurgical procedures, including Botox, facial peels, and a range of acne treatments, which include wire-brush dermabrasion and punch grafts that resurface acne scars with healthy skin.
Dr. Kadie Tabassian blends medical know-how and an artistic approach to smile fixing into a dental practice that earned Celebration Media’s Talk of the Town Awards in 2010. She and her staff combine the use of tooth technology and extensive training to provided preventive, surgical, and cosmetic dental services. Following routine checkups, teeth receive fittings for Invisalign sheaths and illuminate up to eight shades under Zoom! LED lights. Appointments take place at Paces Dentistry's elegant offices, adorned with comfy, cream-colored waiting-room chairs stationed beneath a sparkling chandelier.
Plastikos originated as a cosmetic- and reconstructive surgery center, but board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Susan E. Kolb and Dr. Julian Gordon wanted to make a place for their clients to just relax. So they decided to expand their clinic with the Plastikos Medical Spa, a tranquil studio that serves up a range of spa treatments. To combat signs of aging, the TCA-based Obagi Blue chemical peel lifts away dull layers of skin and revitalizes cellular regeneration. Antioxidant-rich variants might include botanical ingredients sourced from blueberry, pomegranate, or pumpkin.
Meanwhile, expert massage therapists might use deep-tissue or reflexology techniques to excavate tension and undo stubborn knots. Alternatively, an Endermologie lipo-massage aims to disperse fatty tissue with focused kneads and rolls. The med-spa also uses advanced know-how to beautify clients with noninvasive medical treatments. The Ion Magnum, for instance, uses analog waveforms to trigger neurons that mimic physical activity, thereby building muscle and joint strength. The beauty haven also offers cold-laser LiLa body-contouring and Latisse eyelash-lengthening treatments to ready bodies for swimsuit season or a winking competition.
For more than 40 years, the doctors and staff at Premier Image Cosmetic and Laser Surgery have worked to beautify clients inside and out with cosmetic plastic-surgery procedures. The center's three board-certified plastic surgeons don't just fulfill the required minimum to form a surgeon folk-rock band—they also furnish the diverse specialties necessary to lavish their patients with services ranging from facelifts and rhinoplasty to liposuction, tummy tucks, and breast augmentation. Meanwhile, an in-house anti-aging physician treats hormone imbalances and coaches guests on losing pounds through the hCG diet. The team also bolsters patients' appearances with nonsurgical procedures including facial injectables, laser hair and tattoo removal, and microdermabrasion treatments that reduce the appearance of wrinkles and pores stretched by spelunking freckles.
The interior of Premier Image Cosmetic and Laser Surgery conjures a sense of serenity with its rich wood floors complemented by walls in quiet earth tones such as forest, sand, and ozone layer. Contemporary artwork hangs over unimposing furniture in the waiting room, and a more formal reception space beckons visitors with pastoral art and an oriental area rug.
Cosmetic & Laser Specialists's board-certified physicians and certified laser technicians sculpt bodies with cosmetic laser treatments, nonsurgical cosmetic injections, and a variety of facial and breast surgical procedures. After a skin evaluation, they permanently reduce hair with FDA-approved lasers, brighten skin during photofacials with intense-pulse light, and remove unwanted fat deposits with mesotherapy and lipodissolve injections. Surgeons take the reins to perform breast augmentations, pectoral surgery, and rhinoplasty on rhinoceroses.