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 Spa at Pure Salon is powered by the certified skills of massage therapist Nikki Sanders and aesthetician Rachel Sauls. After earning their stripes working at high-end spas throughout the Raleigh area, the duo settled down and opened its own luxury oasis. In addition to a certification in LaStone therapy, Nikki claims expertise in an array of massage modalities, including deep-tissue techniques and prenatal massage. Rachel's multifaceted knowledge of skincare has led her to discover and employ upscale Osmosis skincare products, which enhance facial treatments with DNA repair technology. The pair conspires to reward its most loyal clients, granting discounts to regular customers or to those who guess the correct number of freckles that have visited the spa over the years.
Dr. Calderon, owner of Elite MedSpa, takes a forward-thinking approach to laser skincare technology. First impelled to pick up a laser more than a decade ago when a member of her family was diagnosed with melanoma, Dr. Calderon has sought to spread awareness of cancer prevention through laser technologies, as well as the cosmetic benefits of lasers on sun-damaged and aging skin. Dr. Calderon and her team enact more than 25 beautifying services, including laser-centric tattoo and hair removal, as well as Cool Lipo, which uses minimally invasive lasers to dissolve body fat and tighten skin. The med spa also treats acne-prone skin with FDA-approved lasers and prescriptions, and offers dozens of beauty products from its online store.
Under the careful supervision of Dr. Quan Nguyen, BioDerm Skin Care and Laser Center's licensed medical professionals perform a slew of noninvasive cosmetic services. Using IPL laser energy, they eliminate patient's unwanted hair, spider veins, and tattoos, or help them diminish the urge to smoke by directing laser beams at trigger areas, such as ears, faces, hands, or kitten tattoos. Though specializing in laser therapy, they extend their aesthetic reach into the anti-aging cookie jar, performing microdermabrasions and Botox and Restylane injections, along with proffering an array of skincare products, including BioDerm and Obagi.
At Natural Beauty Clinique, trained technicians contour the body and tighten the skin with noninvasive radio-frequency technology. The oscillating waves heat tissue beneath the skin to coax the fluids and lunch money out of fat cells. The technology is also used for anti-aging procedures, such as face and neck lifts, thanks to its galvanizing effect on collagen production.
Don't let Glambo Lily's newcomer status fool you. The newly inaugurated luxury day spa boasts a staff of experienced massage therapists and aestheticians who hold 40 years of combined experience amongst them. Because of this, they're experts at all types of services from facials that employ cutting edge technology such as collagen induction therapy, to body wraps that help clients detoxify and lose inches from around their waists and legs. Massages, meanwhile, aim to baby tense muscles and stressed minds, and therapists often incorporate soothing extras such as aromatherapy and hot stones. Some massages even aim to deliver specific lifestyle benefits, such as the More Z's massage, which uses scents of valerian and lavender to promote better sleep, or the Sore No More massage, which can be particularly beneficial for those who sit at a desk all day and carry it home on their shoulders each night.