More than a decade ago, Dawn M. Sears, LME, opened medical skincare and aesthetic laser center Skinsation, where a licensed physician oversees nonsurgical beauty procedures. In the hands of technicians, GentleMax and Vbeam Candela laser systems remove pesky stubble and unflattering vascular lesions. Alternatively, permanent makeup can simplify morning routines, rendering beauty basics such as eyeliner, lip liner, eyebrow filler, and war paint obsolete by imbuing the skin’s dermal layer with natural pigments. Five injectables, such as Botox and Restylane, smooth client’s brows with minimal downtime, and trained technicians coat physiques in sunless Airtan liquid, whose bronzing effects last 7–10 days. Clients can refer to the website for a complete list of services.
With an uncanny knack for inking realistic portraiture, the epidermal artists at Artistic Creations Tattoo etch custom images across skin canvases in vegan-friendly organic ink. Shop artists excel in intricate renditions of favorite movie stars or favorite movie explosions. Small black and white designs, such as a pair of folded hands, start around $100, and large, detailed work, such as a portrait of Elvis or a compilation of all the listings in the telephone book, starts around $250. Clients can also adorn limbs with a black and white tattoo splashed with an infusion of color starting at around $150. During the tattooing process, clients can bring along a friend or iPod to keep them company, and detailed aftercare instructions promote speedy healing. Artistic Creations Tattoo often support their community by contributing to local charities.
After being diagnosed with skin cancer at a young age, Polished Skin Spa & Wellness Center's owner Yvonne Hubrich knew it was time to make a change. She altered her skincare regime, gave up her favorite tanning bed, and took care of her skin until it was healthy again. Along the way, Yvonne discovered a passion for helping others find beauty in themselves, which led her to open Polished Skin Spa & Wellness Center. Along with hairstyling and massage, Yvonne and her staff take care to educate each client about beauty techniques. After performing chemical peels, dermaplaning, and other skincare therapies, aestheticians help each person develop a personalized skincare regimen.
Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery since 1999, Dr. Lee Corbett opened his own practice in 2003 where he focuses on cosmetic procedures. In addition to surgeries such as breast enhancement and body contouring, Dr. Corbett and his staff also perform noninvasive services such as facial peels to reduce skin damage, Botox to fight signs of aging, and laser tattoo removal.
While most of his peers were concentrating on their senior year of high school, 17-year-old Steven Bengelsdorf kept an eye toward the future and accepted a spot in Boston University’s prestigious six-year medical program. Fifteen years later, the gifted youth has transformed into an experienced physician who oversees a staff of nurses and medical aestheticians at The Franklin Center for Skin & Laser Surgery.
Dr. Bengelsdorf and his staff believe that minimally invasive treatments—chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and light-based therapy, to name a few—can rejuvenate the face just as effectively as surgical procedures and bobbing for live electrical wires. Personal consultations and examinations typify the individual approach they take to each treatment, and Dr. Bengelsdorf’s dedication to innovation has resulted in the facility’s penchant for technologically advanced solutions.
The technicians at Bloom Salon & Body Spa present clients with noninvasive alternatives to cosmetic surgery. Instead of liposuction, they melt away inches with LipoLaser treatments. Instead of face-lifts, they tighten the skin naturally by stimulating the muscles underneath with MicroCurrent treatments. Since these techniques keep the scalpel in the drawer, they spare clients the long recovery periods required after more taxing options, such as surgery or witchcraft.
In addition to their technological beauty techniques, the team also augments appearances and pampers patrons with facials and a full menu of hair services. Six types of massages scold away stress with relaxation tools such as hot stones and grapefruit foot scrubs.