Like any good vampire tale, Doctor Michael Markou siphons off patients' blood to fight the advance of aging. But in this reality, it's not his own youth he's chasing—he works to lengthen and enhance the life of his clients. At his medical center, Dr. Markou specializes in stem cell therapies that distill rejuvenating enzymes from the subject's own blood; the resulting serum can be redeployed to restore hair, repair joints, and smooth wrinkles. The center also offers weight-loss programs and hormonal shots alongside a more traditional general practice for mundane medical matters.
The staff at Hair, Laser and Cosmetic Center has been helping women and men counter hair loss for the past 25 years with services ranging from wigs to laser therapy. Conversely, the center's board-certified physician and aestheticians schedule laser hair-removal treatments for patients who want to remove hair without painful waxing or the application of 700 band-aids. Other cosmetic treatments include permanent makeup, Botox injections, and sclerotherapy.
One size doesn't fit all at Solomon Cosmetic Center, which is why Dr. George Solomon and his team tailor their aesthetic treatments to each of their client's individual cosmetic goals. They use surgical and non-surgical methods to help whittle waists and enhance other features. Whether softening fine lines on the face with Botox or getting a Brazilian butt lift, every patient is treated with personalized attention.
There are many paths to self improvement. The Laser and Cosmetic Center recognizes both internal and external routes to perfection. Hypnotherapist Maureen draws on experience accumulated at Temple, Barry, and Harvard universities to help patrons use their own hidden inner strengths to quit smoking, lose weight, or improve their general mindsets.
Dr. A. Valdes, the resident physician at the center, helps work on the surface to work towards beauty. He isn't fond of scalpels, preferring to rejuvenate his clients' faces without surgery, smoothing out wrinkles and adding volume with dermal injections. He administers injections of Botox, Juvederm, Radiesse, and other fillers, targeting areas such as crow's feet and smile lines. He can even perform non-surgical face-lifts and lessen double chins without hiding one beneath a Victorian ruff.
The center's expert staff also performs a variety of other cosmetic treatments. Their Candela laser removes unwanted body hair, as do electrolysis sessions. Facials, microdermabrasion, and clinical peels help to clarify complexions, while permanent makeup lends definition to eyebrows and lips. There's a Harvard-educated hypnotherapist on staff as well, who strives to curb bad habits and addictions.
Under the guidance of Drs. John and Louis Michaelos, Halo Aesthetics' spa team administers a wide range of cosmetic treatments for the skin and body. Lasers are used for several services, including skin resurfacing, hair removal, and acne therapy. Botox is also a multipurpose remedy here, effective against both facial wrinkles and hyperhidrosis. One of their most popular services is Venus Freeze, which is a technology that can help tighten skin and reduce the appearance of cellulite in anyone but snowmen.
An expert in hair loss and restoration, Dr. Nasser Razack has several creations to his name to back up his credentials, including a book called Conquering Hair Loss and a line of haircare products designed to prevent hair loss. His most prolific achievement, though, has been the thousands of operations he's performed to help men regain lost hair. During each follicular-unit transplantation treatment, Dr. Razack and his staff graft existing, healthy hairs onto the scalp while maintaining their follicular units—naturally occurring groups of one to four hairs—so as to create a lush, full pattern of natural hair.