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.
Registered nurse Lisa Grissim opened Profiles Laser & Medical Aesthetics to improve the health and look of the body’s largest and most visible organ: the skin. She recruited Dr. Thomas Miller to supervise the staff, which includes fellow registered nurses and licensed aestheticians. The crew’s intense focus on skin treatments—which range from anti-aging laser treatments to Botox injections—grants them a degree of expertise they use to help customers understand their skincare options. Staffers unpack technical terms and lend personalized advice to steer clients toward ideal treatments. Lisa explains, “We want to form lasting relationships with clients and rejoice with them as they experience the changes they desire.”
Though it has the staff, state-of-the-art laser equipment, and immortality serums of an advanced med-spa, the office sets itself apart with an upscale, salon-like atmosphere. Sun floods the lobby, where bunches of flowers and potted plants add an organic element to the modern décor. Shelves line up some of the world’s premiere skincare lines, including Obagi, Avène, and SkinCeuticals.
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 owner Michael Lanning excels in intricate renditions of favorite movie stars or favorite movie explosions while apprentice and Bard graduate Dare scrawls bold symbols. 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.
Salon Luxe is a fashion-forward hair salon staffed by a team of hair whisperers who are committed to leaving clients happier than the day they were hatched. Each haircut (a $40+ value) begins with a thorough consultation where hair owner and hair cutter can braid their respective visions into a sleek, intertwined concept. The collaboration results in a pleasing new 'do that is further enhanced with a partial highlight (a $75+ value) or full color (a $55+ value) using natural, 99% plant-derived Aveda products. To complete the look, a deep-conditioning treatment (a $25 value) is richly applied to nourish and moisturize stiff head bristles, leaving them as peppy and bouncy as a cheerleader wearing flubber shoes. The trio of services is performed in the salon's aesthetically pleasing, turquoise-tinted interior that features comfy chairs sprouting from clean wood floors.
We specialize in cosmetic surgery and skin care supervised by Dr. Michael Hueneke, a board certified plastic surgeon. Our friendly environment encourages patients to come in for a free consultation to fully explore their options and how we can help you get the look you desire.