Stephanie Williams, a licensed permanent-makeup artist and owner of BrowZnAround Eyebrow Studio, leads a team of licensed aestheticians as they work to define clients' eyes with traditional and high-tech aesthetic services. To highlight eyes by cleaning up eyebrows, the team offers four approaches to brow sculpting: soothing tea-tree crème waxing, sugaring, threading, and tweezing. Stephanie applies permanent makeup to create lovely brows and eyeliner that never smudge or run, even when recipients wake up crying in a cold sweat beneath a waterfall.
The experienced technician at noneofyourbeesWAX holds herself to high standards of service, striving to leave brows, legs, and underarms hair-free and aerodynamic for upcoming hang-gliding races. Guests lounge in the softly lit waiting area with sleek red and brown leather chairs before relaxing on a massage-type table in the treatment room. The space gets a cheerful pop of color from privacy protecting purple drapes while a small stereo system churns out soothing music. Staff can apply topical numbing spray during waxing services to minimize discomfort. The caring wax tech can also remove ingrown hairs who, like belfry bats on a Sunday morning, may have a confused sense of direction.
With so many laser-based treatments available, ExcelLase has solutions for virtually any cosmetic issue. After about eight treatments, the center's signature hair-removal service leaves skin soft and smooth?permanently. But that's just the start of what the team here can do. CoolSculpting treatments use nonsurgical contouring treatments to remove or shrink bulges and love handles and Fraxel laser skin resurfacing can minimize lines and combat acne scars. Then there's laser tattoo removal for all ink colors and skin types, whether you're regretting an old band tattoo or you recently dumped Bob for Rob.
Though Michelle Calhoun sources many of her products from Australia, her expertise is homegrown. The aesthetician draws on dual licenses earned in Wisconsin and North Carolina to detoxify skin with sea-clay body wraps or exfoliating facial treatments. Her staff follows her lead, soothing muscles with smooth strokes and plant-derived essential oils or enhancing nails’ natural beauty with manicures and pedicures. Calhoun’s specialty waxing treatments remove hair from limbs and marsupial pouches.
Stroll the halls of Youthologie Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Medicine and you'll come across walls of reclaimed brick, shelves of salvaged wood, and eco-resin doors. It's fitting that the LEED-certified facility does just as much to preserve the environment as it does to preserve youth, with board-certified surgeon Dr. Lisa Hogan at its helm.
Dr. Hogan has spent more than 13 years practicing anti-aging medicine, and her clinic's services reflect that fact. Her customized facials rely on organic products to combat acne and control pigments, and her peels improve uneven textures and eradicate sun damage. Her other treatments range from laser hair and vein removal to hormonal balancing programs, which consist of nutritional advice and hormone prescriptions based on lab analyses. Dr. Hogan is also a recognized expert in permanent lip enhancement.
BodyLase Skin Spa opened in 2002 and focused exclusively on laser hair removal. More than 10 years later, the acclaimed med spa's scope has expanded to encompass a variety of aesthetic services at its two locations. A team of licensed, board-certified medical practitioners still follows its five-step laser hair-removal program to leave clients' skin smooth. But laser technology also helps the staff perform a variety of other services for all skin types, allowing them to eliminate the appearance of spider veins and fade unwanted tattoos. Their advanced methods even extend to noninvasive body contouring with the CoolSculpting system. Complimentary consultations help answer guests' questions about procedures, recovery time, and whether lasers can double as effective flashlights.