Certified injection specialist and BSN registered nurse Susan McIntosh noticed a pattern: friends and colleagues weren't happy with their cosmetic injection experiences. She set out to discover why, ultimately identifying a lack of expertise and bedside manner as two of the biggest problems, and decided she could do better. For more than 15 years, McIntosh has used her skills to provide medical injections to their patients, along with a helping of personal attention, warmth, and reassurances that needles aren't really that scary. She takes time to ensure patients' comfort with clear explanations of her procedures and responses to all of their questions, an approach that helps Susan tailor the procedures to each patient's needs. Susan also owns a training company that educates other nurses and physicians in injection procedures. All procedures are overseen by Dr. Brian Young, who boasts specialized training in aesthetic procedures.
Beyond refining facial features, Susan also revamps bodies with electro body sculpting. Adhesive electrodes carefully placed on trouble spots help stimulate underused muscles or unwanted fat cells, simulating the benefits of a nine-hour workout in around 90 minutes. When the treatment is over, many patients walk away with stronger muscles, less cellulite, and a detoxified physique.
Accents administers a slew of cosmetically conscious procedures in an elegant, relaxed setting overseen by oculofacial surgeon Dr. Mark Berkowitz. A trio of microdermabrasions exfoliate weary skin cells, aiming to sublimate fine lines, wrinkles, and discoloration while promoting blood circulation. If your facial factions prefer an alternate solution, opt for three traditional chemical peels, which are specifically formulated to eradicate signs of sun damage, acne, wrinkles, and other uneven textures in your body's outer layers of fabric.
Jane Gralewski and her staff at Premier Lipo Body Sculpting and Cambridge Family Chiropractic help enhance the body's ability to self-heal without medication or surgery. They achieve this through many of the newest chiropractic techniques. When they aren't liberating necks and backs with adjustments and corrective exercises, they help bodies to find new vigor and shapelier contours through nutritional counseling and by parking them in front of a flattering reflecting pool. They also keep three massage therapists on staff who further the spine-straightening process by lending their muscle-melting skills.
Refine - Michigan's LipoLaser Center's noninvasive laser technology disrupts the membranes of fat cells. After lasers seek out the cells in their subcutaneous hiding spots, they get the cells to give up their water, fatty acids, and lunch money. The human body then takes care of the rest, flushing out the purged waste or burning it for energy.
The body-contouring pros here recommend a series of nine treatments for optimal results, but many of their clients notice lost inches after a single session. They also preach the importance of proper hydration, good nutrition, and an active lifestyle.
Vixen Aesthetics arose from a passion for healing people and caring for skin. Medical director Dr. Jerry Greib developed an interest in aesthetics while treating patients in the emergency room. Leann Griffin, a registered nurse and the CEO of Vixen, fueled her passion for skin rejuvenation after caring for patients in the critical-care and burn-intensive-care units. Together, these two helm a staff that beautifies clients with medical and nonmedical aesthetic procedures. Wrinkles relax after injections of Botox or Dysport, and facial fillers such as Artefill, Restylane, and Juvéderm work to restore fullness. The staff rejuvenates complexions with exfoliating microdermabrasions as well as more advanced treatments, such as carboxytherapy—the practice of injecting small amounts of carbon dioxide into the skin to improve the appearance of stretch marks, scars, and lingering marker mustaches. With the assistance of versatile laser systems, they can also remove hair, resurface skin, remove tattoos, and eradicate nail fungus.