Tending to bodies for more than 30 years, The Skin Center Medical Spa enhances innate beauty through noninvasive laser treatments, anti-aging skin therapies, and cosmetic enhancements. Conceived by Dr. Dominic Brandy, the current medical director at three Pittsburgh locations, and overseen by the Columbus location's medical director, Dr. Fernando Colon, the minimally invasive QuickLift mini face-lift helps tighten the lower face, neck, and jawline with a dramatically shortened recovery time. The Skin Center's experts revitalize all components of the face, targeting veins, hair, or Mona Lisa–shaped birthmarks through surgical solutions and high-tech injections. Vascular surgeons Dr. Marios Panayides and Dr. Jason Tomsic specialize in minimally invasive surgeries such as such as endovenous laser ablation, phlebectomy, and ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy to serve skin below the head.
Ideal Facial Plastic & Laser Surgery's offices, associated with Straka & Mcquone, Inc., are all designed to make patients feel comfortable and safe. Yale graduate and board-certified surgeon Dr. Paul Leong performs all facial treatments, except for laser hair removal, which is done by a trained technician and supervised by Leong. Each option includes a full, personal consultation with Dr. Leong to discuss treatment options and design individualized plans. Laser hair removal works over six sessions to gradually reduce hair growth, and is considerably less painful than getting dipped in hot wax and coated in feathers. The sessions may be used for underarms or any small areas—upper lip, chin, fingers, toes, or ears—but may be upgraded to a medium-sized area (such as bikini line) for an additional $59 per treatment.
Laser technician Anna Hilborn helms IVR, which is located inside Cosmetic Solutions. Here, she aims to resolve problematic skin expediently and safely. Stubborn acne is controlled when met with advanced laser treatments. Lasers also gently remove unwanted body hair while entertaining clients with light shows set to the Eagles.
At The 2 of Us Massage, a pair of skilled therapists brews seasonal body treatments harvested from naturally therapeutic autumnal ingredients. During the pumpkin-spice body wrap, a dry brush rakes over skin to collect loose-leaf cells and barbecue sauce from summer picnics before technicians frost pelts with a concoction of pumpkin and cinnamon. While this warming blend opens pores and stirs circulation, the therapist adds extracts of organically analgesic clove, nutmeg, and orange to soothe achy muscles. After marinating for 45 minutes, limbs taste a 30-minute pumpkin-spice massage flavored with cocoa butter and sunflower oil that extracts the tension the body has acquired from applying for a job as a scarecrow.
Dr. Will Cole, DC, senior clinic director, believes in finding the underlying issues of poor health instead of just treating the symptoms. He uses a variety of techniques including customized diets and nutritional supplements designed to help clients return to full health.