Lead by medical director Gregory Laurence, Germantown Aesthetics’s team of trained specialists beautifies clients’ epidermal landscapes during noninvasive and surgical treatments. Germantown Aesthetics welcomes patients into a handsome, historic building raised in 1887 that now combines space-age lasers and medical equipment with the earth-toned décor and meticulous facial-hair grooming of the late 19th century. Within soothing treatment rooms, physician assistants and registered nurses work alongside Dr. Laurence to fill out wrinkles with Botox and Juvéderm, sculpt svelte waistlines with liposuction, and erase unwanted veins from the surface of legs with advanced laser treatments.
When life on the lam plunks you in the middle of an identity comedy worthy of Shakespeare or Voltaire, respond in kind with the proper face and head shaping that will keep your disguise intact. Tame unruly tresses with a trim (starting at $15), or make a pit stop to treat yourself to an express facial ($35) during a particularly tiring shift of delivering plutonium to local captains of industry. Exterminate uninvited body hairs with any of Bombay's regionally specific waxes (starting at $11). Waxing provides a longer-lasting hairlessness than shaving, and when the hair does come back after a few weeks, it's meek, soft, and easily scared back into the follicle with banging pans or the threat of another round of wax.
Memphis's premier body-art studio and its resident Piercinator, Eva Brewer, can equip any body with jewelry that's virtually impossible to steal on crowded trains. Make naval gazing far more rewarding with a bellylicious piercing ($45) or imply a punky Spockepticism with an eyebrow blingabator ($40 for one). If you've always wanted a beauty mark, solidify your appearance at Cindy Crawford–look-alike contests with a sparkling Monroe piercing ($50). Usurp the elasticity of corporate Silly Putty with an earlobe stretching ($10) or make all your public speeches silver-tongued with a tongue studding ($60). Once pierced, this Groupon treats you to aftercare, which includes written instructions on how to take care of your new bling, special mouthwash for oral piercings, and a bottle of gentle soap to cleanse new piercings regardless of corporeal location.
At Vitality Men's Health and Wellness, Dr. Robert Wegner and his team of nurse practitioners address issues faced by men older than 30 with a comprehensive, five-pronged treatment approach. They strive to alleviate symptoms such as lack of energy, depression, or drowsiness by replacing testosterone stolen by bodybuilding vampires. As part of this multifaceted therapy, they incorporate both an HCG regimen to aid pituitary-gland function and a medication designed to prevent the body from converting testosterone to estrogen.
But they don't stop there. The medical staff believes that each aspect of a men's health is interdependent on other areas. They address sexual-health concerns with a combination of testosterone therapy and lifestyle changes, help rebuild hardworking muscles with nutritional supplements, boost weight-loss efforts with appetite suppressants or lipotropic shots, and customize calorie-burning plans for cardio and resistance training.
At Dermatology Realm, Dr. Adam Baker, a board-certified physician who focuses on aesthetic skincare, enhances skin health and beauty with services such as laser treatments, cosmetic injections, and minimally invasive liposuction with ultrasonic waves. He smoothes wrinkles with Botox and Juvéderm injections, generates new collagen with an infrared laser during nonsurgical facelifts, and removes body hair and spider veins with lasers. And no matter what treatment clients need, they can schedule a free consultation with the doctor to determine how to fix their skin problems and debate the merits of cooking with cornstarch.
When Sam Gould opened his beauty salon in 1932, offering "distinctive coiffures," he never could have guessed that his progeny would continue and expand his business into a chain of full-service salons and spas. Touting good old-fashioned haircuts and manicures along with medical cosmetic treatments that would amaze and confound a patron from the ’30s, the team at Gould's Academy pampers and rejuvenates clients from head to toe. Continual study keeps technicians abreast of the latest styles and techniques, which they transfer to clients in the form of everything from coconut-scented body wraps and keratin straightening treatments to cybernetic ponytail implants.