The team of spa and medical professionals at Aura Laser Skin Care dispenses FDA-approved treatments whenever possible. When fine-tuning the appearance of men and women through laser hair removal, SmartLipo, laser skin resurfacing, or chemical peels, only treatments given the official thumbs-up are used on clients. For newer procedures, the staff relies on advanced systems to soften skin, slim shapes, or eradicate troublesome moons orbiting newly glowing complexions.
Nurse practitioner Olga Voloshina and her team of aestheticians divide their services into three categories, though all three serve the same purpose: to enhance the appearance of skin. The medical-grade facial services do so traditionally, with the help of cleansers, moisturizers, and exfoliation in the form of peels and microdermabrasion that are individually customized for each client. The laser and light treatments help clear up conditions such as rosacea, acne, and sun damage. They also administer injectables such as Botox and Juverderm to smooth out wrinkles on the skin's surface. Of course, before beginning any procedure, a staff member consults with each client to devise the proper treatment plan for the client's skin woes.
At Mill Creek Skin & Laser Center, a full-service anti-aging emporium led by Medical Director Dr. Yann G. Lin, the staff uses treatments from beauty injections to spider-vein removal to take years off their clients' exteriors. The plush spa-like center is designed to keep clients' visits stress-free. First-time visitors begin with a complimentary, one-on-one consultation with a staff member well versed in the center's treatment methods before embarking on a treatment plan that can include advanced laser systems for acne, Botox injections for wrinkles, and fillers to increase volume in the lips or in fine lines around the mouth. In addition to more intensive med-spa services, Mill Creek offers a range of traditional spa treatments designed to make skin smooth without having to enroll it in a How to Flirt at Bars dating class.
Much of what Serenity Rejuvenation Center does rests on the shoulders of its medical director, Dr. Stephen O'Connell. As a physician, his knack for physical medicine and rehabilitation ultimately earned him a diplomate status on the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. However, upon reaching another of his field's peaks, Dr. O'Connell decided to branch out into the field of aesthetic medicine. Today, he oversees skincare services such as Botox and Juvederm, along with Cool Sculpting, laser hair removal, weight loss services such as the hCG diet, and wellness services such as vitamin B injections, which inject the bloodstream with a shot of bees.
All Star Massage & Spa revives unbalanced bodies with a mentally and physically calming buffet of spa services, beginning each visit with a cup of warm tea in the relaxation room. Though the staff offers a full menu of wellness massages, the team of therapists specializes in medical massages that rehabilitate injured bodies and ease the pain of having replaced your office chair with an office camel. The spa's specialists also perform facials, body treatments, nailcare, and waxing services.
Christian Hunt is no stranger to expediting the healing process. She got her start in 1994 as a licensed massage therapist and made the leap to acupuncture in 2001. After a life spent sun-bathing, skiing, and hugging nuclear reactors, the jill-of-all-trades wanted to find creative ways to undo the effects of sun- and wind-damage while, as she says, “sticking it to aging.” At The Needlery, the certified skin revisionist turns her attention to that task with a trio of natural age-combatting procedures: tattoo removal, needlederm abrasion, and dermal rolling.
To oust unwanted ink, Christian uses the Tattoo Vanish system. Unlike other methods that rely on dangerous acids or limb replacements, her system employs a contraption similar to a tattoo machine to remove layers of skin until ink can be removed with cleaning solution. For fine lines and wrinkles, she trots out needlederm abrasion and dermal rolling. The former uses a machine similar to the Tattoo Vanish mechanism to administer tiny pinpricks into lines and scars, leaving room for the body to naturally replenish collagen and elastin. A small handheld wheel covered in hundreds of tiny needles, dermal rollers likewise stimulate elastin and collagen. After each procedure, Christian sits down with clients to go over thorough home-care instructions and discuss several follow-up options.