With credentials from the Tennessee Department of Health and eight years of experience as one of the US medical leaders on President George W. Bush's healthcare-advisory committee, Dr. Marc Crupie guides a team of medical professionals and aesthetics specialists at Cordova Medical & CosMedic Solutions. With over 25 years as a family physician in Memphis, Dr. Crupie's expertise continues to expand each year, as he seeks out advancements in his field and administers new procedures as they are developed, including Botox and lipotherapy, as well as vein-removal and dermal-filler procedures.
As a full-service family medical center and cosmetic laser office, Cordova Medical & CosMedic Solutions offers specialized treatments in advanced medical, laser, and aesthetic services. CosMedic Solutions technicians use Cutera lasers to assist clients with treatments ranging from hair removal to skin rejuvenation by controlling intense beams of light. Technicians also work with a Diamond Head Microdermabrasion machine to make skin cells feel as special as a piece of hay in a giant stack of needles.
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.
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.
Germantown Day Spa blends salon, spa, and medical services to beautify clients with traditional and advanced treatments. In the salon, Michael Karg, who cut his chops cutting hair for runway models and celebrities, treats clients to hair services, while other technicians provide nailcare, waxing, and professional makeup. In the tranquil spa, deft hands melt away tension with massages, and facials and body wraps induce relaxation while boosting the beauty of each recipient. The medical-aesthetics team also skillfully serves clients with treatments that range from wrinkle-correcting injectables and fat-reducing Liposonix sessions to laser hair removal, microdermabrasion, and spider-vein removal.
Dr. Mike Foster, a board-certified surgeon, keeps a cool-headed watch over the team at DeSoto Laser Aesthetics as it delivers a roster of rejuvenating med-spa services. Brandishing late-model lasers and Victorian-era laser cozies, the medical aestheticians blast away all manner of blemish, from spider veins and body hair to tattoos and nail fungus, to treat every shade in the skin-tone choir. Nonlaser treatments include crease-fighting injectables and chemical peels, as well as ultrasonic Vaser liposuction. Patients relax in the clinic's olive-toned treatment rooms, admiring the framed floral prints on the walls as their physical flaws melt, vaporize, or crabwalk away.