As an unstoppably daring design duo, Michael Byzewski and Dan Ibarra have been churning out posters since relocating from Madison to the Twin Cities in 2002. Even more than proper flossing habits, screen-printing posters is a laborious pursuit that’s difficult to keep up. Yet, their mutual appreciation of music, design, and blood-curdling screams has propelled their poster-making prowess and allowed them the opportunity to create posters for acts such as Andrew Bird, The Decemberists, and The Dead Weather. Utilizing its mastery of the three senses, Aesthetic Apparatus prides itself on its ability to render Future of the Left’s comically misanthropic demeanor in convenient 19”x25” posterized form. With years of experience, Aesthetic Apparatus is your one-stop shop for poster needs.
At the helm of Avalon Med Spa is Dr. Tayfur Ayalp, a board-certified plastic surgeon who has honed his surgical and nonsurgical skills over the last 30 years. By using facial peels, microdermabrasion treatments, and laser hair removal, the doctor and his staff are able to help their patients look younger and enjoy healthier skin with treatments that reduce the appearance of scars, wrinkles, and unwanted hair. Permanent-makeup sessions are also available to add subtle highlights and shadows, and injectable treatments such as Botox and Dysport smooth out lines. The doctor also runs a private accredited surgery center on the premises.
Alongside a highly trained staff, board-certified dermatologist Audrey J. Bruell channels more than 20 years' worth of skincare expertise into ousting unsightly spider veins with Cool Touch laser treatments. Clients can snipe at troublesome squiggles anywhere on their bodies during the 30-minute procedure, which causes minimal discomfort. As a relatively painless alternative to sclerotherapy, the session requires no downtime and results in minimal bruising for all skin types. Multiple appointments may be necessary depending on each patient and the number of Road Closed signs erected for joyriding blood cells.
As a licensed electrologist and certified laser professional, Maria Gorton knows how to remove unwanted hair from bodies. As owner of Body Beautiful, she pools her knowledge with that of a team of beauty professionals who fight aging, rejuvenate skin, and create longer, fuller lashes without resorting to yarn. They use products from SkinMedica and Obagi when reducing wrinkles, sun damage, and dullness with special peels and allow products to penetrate deeply with DermaSweep treatments.
Maria Gorton also uses her knowledge and more than 15 years experience with lasers by helping others gain as much skill. She hosts two-day training events that are supervised by medical director Belal Abdallah, M.D.
Dr. Vinita Sharma, a board-certified OB/GYN, tucks more than 25 years of experience into her lab coat. Along with her crew of experienced technicians, she provides clients with a lengthy list of aesthetic services, each beginning with a complimentary consultation.
Patients looking to smooth wrinkles from their smile canvases may choose Botox treatments or Juvéderm dermal fillers, or make use of Dr. Sharma’s Cynosure Elite MPX laser system. Unlike traditional intense-pulsed-light (IPL) lasers, the office’s Cynosure laser combines IPL technology with the skills of two laser wavelengths. This light-powered trifecta quickly and effectively restores skin of any shade to a more youthful appearance. The single system can be utilized for myriad purposes—permanently ridding bodies of unwanted hairs, removing spider veins from legs and faces, and reversing the signs of aging and sun damage, such as sun spots that look like the face of your grandfather clock.