With a newly minted medical degree and ability to pronounce caduceus, a young Dr. Michael W. Gray charged headlong onto the osteopathic scene. After a stint as the chief resident at Midwestern University's Chicago Osteopathic Medical Center and a fellowship at Northwestern University, the already accomplished plastic surgeon packed up his snake and staff and headed for the Pleasant Peninsula. Today, when he's not discussing advancements in plastic surgery on ABC and NBC local news, he brings his years of experience to The Michigan Cosmetic Surgery Center and Skin Deep Spa where he and his staff perform a full line of surgical and nonsurgical medical procedures.
At Skin Deep Spa, Gray practices a less-aggressive approach to cosmetic procedures with noninvasive treatments in a space designed to put clients at ease. Zerona cold-laser systems and the pulsed energy of Venus Freeze gently smooth away cellulite, for example. The in-house Beauti Bar area, manned by licensed aestheticians, sells Skin Deep beauty products designed by Dr. Gray himself to augment the cosmetic treatments. The zen-garden-inspired décor infuses the spa with earth-toned tiles, leafy green plants, the sound of rippling water flowing over stones in fountains, and ornate wooden chests filled with meditating yogi masters.
Certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Michelle Hardaway and her staff customize each cosmetic procedure to the customer's needs, vein visibility, and Planeteer power. The non-invasive laser vein treatment eradicates spider veins using laser-transported micro-maids that dust away cobwebs and tidy up the epidermal underworld. Today's deal is only good for spider vein treatment, though Aesthetic Plastic Surgery also performs a full menu of surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures.
With more than 30 years of experience, The Colton Center's Dr. Jeffrey J. Colton and Dr. Lamont R. Jones lead a knowledgeable staff in revivifying visages and skin with a diverse array of aesthetic and surgical procedures. The duo of physicians can escort unwanted wrinkles and loitering pigeons from façades with Botox and Restylane injections, or combat the effects of gravity during full face-lifts or chin, ear, and nose augmentations. Nonsurgical treatments, such as chemical peels, adeptly tackle blemishes without the need for obtrusive tools. Laser hair removal uses the latest technology from Alma Lasers, providing a virtually pain-free treatment for all skin types. To ensure optimal results, staffers and clients join forces to determine an appropriate beauty game plan, complete with intricate hand signals, before beginning treatments.
Birmingham Cosmetic Surgery & Vein Center's team, which is captained by board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Rifai, enhances anatomical aesthetics with noninvasive treatments and surgical procedures such as liposuction and facelifts. Microdermabrasion wands zip over sun-hardened skin and injectables such as Botox and Juvéderm work to firm up facial surfaces and fade fine lines. The med spa procedures address a range of concerns, from unwanted hair to achy muscles. Furthermore, consultations at the center are always complimentary.
New Look Spa aims to boost clients' beauty and self-confidence with laser, body, and skin treatments. Certified laser technicians offer a number of advanced cosmetic treatments—among them skin rejuvenation, Matrix IR wrinkle reduction, and ReFirme skin tightening—to help clients look younger. Traditional spa services also abound, including acne facials and glycolic peels. And massage therapists apply their more than 35 years of combined experience to undo knots more intricate than an Escher maze with hot-stone and couples massages. Lastly, the spa offers weight-loss treatments, such as infrared-heat wraps and detox saunas, to help clients slim down and shape up.
Essentials of Eton Street, which was a 2010 nominee for the Best Manicure and Pedicure on CityVoter and was in the top-five best in 2009 and 2008, is a nail haven adept at transforming unsightly paws into perfectly pampered knuckle sticks. Put your phalanges forward and their cuticles will be trimmed, edges filed to shapely unsnaggetyness, and nails coated with fresh, even color. The studio’s space is a comfortable oasis where an army of nail technicians provides paramount customer service and soul-swathing high-fives. Afterward, your feelers and walkers will proclaim your put-togetherness to crowds of potentially amorous others and jealous, rough-fingered tree branches.