Dr. Carolyn W. Quist and Astrique fight fat cells with the powers of FDA-approved Zerona cold-laser technology, designed to reduce corporeal circumferences by an average of 3.5 inches. During each session, clients relax beneath a beam-slinging apparatus for 40 minutes as it glides low-light lasers over their waistline, back, hips, and thighs, emulsifying adipose tissue so that fat can sneak its way out of the body. The disintegrated lipid depots can then be absorbed by the body’s obsessively tidy lymphatic system and expelled through the body’s natural detoxification process and complex system of water-slides. The noninvasive treatment does not require any recovery time.
During medical school, Dr. Jason Riehs was primarily focused on internal medicine and pediatrics. But during his residency, he became fascinated with the success that doctors were seeing with using lasers to treat severe acne. Dr. Riehs was inspired to help his own patients achieve a fresher, more youthful appearance through laser treatments and other skincare technology. So he opened Le Beau Visage Medical Spa, which focuses entirely on noninvasive cosmetic treatments.
Dr. Riehs and his staff of medical aestheticians perform everything from acne-fighting Fraxel laser treatments to spider-vein-fading sclerotherapy treatments to hair-removing laser treatments. Dr. Riehs is particularly adept at smoothing wrinkles and plumping up skin with dermal fillers?he's currently an advanced injectables trainer who teaches others physicians and nurses how to properly inject Restylane and Perlane.
The Doctors at Total Vein Treatment Centers view spider veins and varicose veins as more than superficial ailments. At Total Vein Treatment Centers, the doctors alleviate the pain and discomfort associated with enlarged varicose veins and spider veins. Sclerotherapy, for example, shuts down varicose and spider veins via injection of medicine. When needed, the experts also remove superficial veins with micro-surgery, and they target below-the-surface abnormal veins with radio-frequency treatments, called VNUS Closure.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 11?25 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Spider Vein Sclerotherapy
Brands Used: Venefit
Pro Tip: Board-certified physicians; accredited lab; certified technologists
Under the guidance of board-certified surgeon Dr. Barry Bass, the medical marksmen of Southwest Vein and Laser Center deploy precision lasers to fend off encroaching follicular foes. Concentrated pulses of carefully calibrated light work to banish bristles from the upper lip, chin (each a $99 value/treatment), ears, both underarms, or bikini line (each a $150 value/treatment), evicting ne'er-do-well hairs while avoiding angry complaint letters from neighboring skin cells. For this deal, all six sessions must treat the same body area, which helps to ensure long-term reduction in hair regrowth. The length of each session depends on the area being treated and the complexity of negotiations if renegade hairs take nearby birthmarks hostage.
At SkinMD, Dr. Tracie D. Swayden, M.D. and her licensed aestheticians team up to help patients achieve healthy, youthful-looking skin and improve their exteriors with treatments ranging from wrinkle-fighting Botox and Dysport injections to Zerona body-contouring procedures. The clinic?s technicians employ advanced technology, such as a Soprano XL laser for hair removal and sclerosing solutions for treating unsightly leg veins that prevent humans from living among cyborgs and masquerading as one of their own. Patrons plagued by skin discoloration, wrinkles, and blemishes can try Laser360 treatments, photorejuvenation, and Pixel Perfect resurfacing. Besides enhancing appearances with cellulite- and age-fighting procedures, SkinMD can also bronze newly toned bodies with airbrush tans and remove tattoos of Michael Dukakis to make room for an inking of a new presidential candidate.