After his residency at Albany Medical College, medical director Dr. David LaMond decided to continue his love for teaching by making patient education one of the core principles of Blue Sky MD's approach to total patient care. That's why Dr. LaMond and his team of physicians combine in-depth consultations, online resources, and medical vocabulary quizzes with their services, ensuring that patients undergoing supervised weight-loss treatments understand the results of body-composition analyses and how custom exercise and nutrition regimens work.
Blue Sky MD also follows the idea that overall well-being is not only about being physically healthy but also about being emotionally healthy. Thus, counselors work side by side with physicians and liberally compliment patients on the shininess of their shoes. The clinic further helps patients feel good about themselves by offering aesthetic services, such as chemical peels, beauty injections, noninvasive body contouring, and laser skin treatments.
At Skin Spa Asheville, aestheticians utilize natural ingredients to offer soothing, noninvasive treatments that can correct skin issues and leave clients feeling beautiful and pampered. Treatments include a full slate of facials, including options that cleanse pores and attempt to work against the effects of aging. The spa also offers a variety of body-care treatments, such as wraps and waxing.
Alicia Jenkins turned to chemical peels to try and reverse sun damage and other dermal issues. The results wowed Alicia, and in turn she left a 14-year tenure as a respiratory-care practitioner to become an aesthetician. She has certifications in a wide range of services, including PCA Skin, microdermabrasion, GloMinerals, and Obagi Skincare. Her treatments are customized to diminish fine line, blast through acne, and dig out dirt and confetti from pores.
A stroll through La Rouge Spalon & Boutique is a promenade back in time. In the waiting room, a cherry-red leather sofa and black shelves inspire modernity; in another room, the proprietors channel the 1950s with striped walls and checkered floors. In a separate makeup room, six round palettes of foundation and eye shadow rise up from a table like the drum set of a 1980s hair band from the stage. This diverse variety of styles characterizes La Rouge Spalon, which embraces the changing times with sleek cuts and bold color highlights tailored to client preference. Healing wraps and infrared sauna sessions help detoxify the body while promoting relaxation and weight loss. Clients may also solicit La Rouge for a chip-resistant Shellac manicure, or nix unwanted hair from upper lips with a private waxing session.
At Cosmo Medical Aesthetic Clinic, a staff of licensed medical professionals, including a physician, nurse practitioner, and massage therapist, help clients look and feel their best with a wide range of aesthetic and restorative treatments. Massage and reflexology work to help calm and soothe hardworking muscles, while
laser hair removal, cosmetic injections, and customized skincare regimens keep outer shells looking smooth and youthful. Laser-powered treatments blast unwanted fat cells without the need for surgery, while weight-management consultation helps patients stick to long-term diet and exercise plans.
Jeanne Barry brought a little bit of New Orleans hospitality to her North Carolina studio in the form of lagniappe, which loosely translated means a little something extra. That means that she supplements every custom-blend or European facial with an extra treat: maybe a salt hand scrub, or a sugar foot scrub, perhaps topped off with some homemade pecan pralines. Jeanne's treatments are lavish even without the bonus; her custom-blend facial includes a personalized skincare regimen complete with mask, face massage, and aromatherapy oils, whereas her back treatments come with a massage and salt glow for good measure.