For those seeking to spruce up appearances without surgery, Infinity Med-I-Spa's options are—true to the company's name—virtually infinite. For one, there are its numerous aesthetic lasers, which can remove hair, wrinkles, spider veins, tattoos, Mattel logos, and a range of other blemishes quickly and effectively. Facial treatments ranging from classic microdermabrasion to cutting-edge services such as the VI Peel and the Jet Peel rid pores of impurities and smooth over signs of aging, while medical weight loss services help clients shed inches with meal replacement shakes, medications, and vitamin injections. Beyond enhancing the outside, the med-spa also helps clients feel better on the inside.
The licensed massage therapists at Massage Advantage dote on visitors with a slew of custom massage techniques, including Swedish, prenatal, and deep tissue. Armed with warm blankets and a credo to respect patients' privacy, therapists begin each 30- or 60-minute session with a discussion on clients' specific aches and ailments. Therapists can also haul their equipment to office buildings for workplace chair massages that help reinvigorate fatigued employees or stressed-out water coolers during 5–15 minute stints. Each succession of kneads is designed to alleviate stress, muscles soreness, and various medical conditions, such as high blood pressure.
Anniston's Dr. Stacy Haynes leads a staff into battle against spider veins. The treatment calls upon the services of the gentle Vbeam laser, which scares away spider veins in the nose ($200), ears ($225), chin ($250), cheeks ($325), forehead ($400), and neck ($500) with bursts of yellow light. In the three to six weeks between your treatments, veins are reabsorbed into the skin, leaving your epidermis looking as smooth as an ice rink that was sanded with fine-grit sandpaper.
The board-certified dermatologists at Brookwood Dermatology diagnose epidermal issues during one-on-one consultations and then set out to maximize skin's natural beauty with custom-tailored treatments. Specialties range from injections of Botox or Restylane to the removal of moles or warts. Chemical peels and laser beams resurface skin cells, unearthing a more youthful, radiant appearance.
When she hit her 40s, Shannon Lipham started seeing spa days in a new light. They weren't just feel-good days of pampering, but instead opportunities to enhance her skin for longer than just the afternoon or until the next time it rained. So when the beauty expert and seasoned model decided to open Results! Medical Spa, it was with just that in mind: results.
So how do she and her aestheticians achieve long-lasting results? They employ Environ skincare, a medical-grade line that relies upon Vitamin A to restore skin health. Environ products are the backbone of almost every facial and chemical peel, as well as some more-intense medical treatments. For example, her staff uses Environ microneedling to tighten skin without invasive surgery. The needling involves only the prick of small needles that induce healing.