Lake Lansing Family Practice’s medical experts attend to patient needs ranging from family medicine to personalized skincare. Dr. A. J. Ronan takes on wrinkle reduction as a certified-physician injector of Botox and Dysport, which can forestall frown lines for up to three months. The family practice's onsite skincare specialist oversees a barrage of other aesthetic services, including microdermabrasion and chemical peels. Antifuzz specialists vaporize unwanted hair with Syneron Comet laser technology, which combines diode-laser and bipolar radio-frequency energies to target and disable follicles—a successful pairing that rivals the time Fred and Ginger tap-danced on a giant peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwich.
SVS Vision Center?s founders opened their first shop in Sterling Heights, Michigan, in 1974 to help the community clear up its vision. But even these optical gurus never foresaw their humble business expanding to more than 60 locations sprawled across 8 states. Today, each shop continues the tradition of ensuring ocular health and crystalline sight, beginning with exams from seasoned optometrists. Afterward, patients head to the optical dispensary, where they try on frames by Coach, Tiffany, Nike, Versace, or Ray-Ban. The staff then fits the stylish selection with polarized and scratch-protected prescription lenses to help guests read books clearly or see a charging moose from a distance. Most of SVS Vision Center?s frames can also hold sunglass lenses as well, eliminating squinting during summer months and tropical vacations.
The CIMA Aesthetics doctors and certified aestheticians apply a medical perspective and commensurately advanced technology to each of their cosmetic procedures. During microdermabrasion treatments, specialized crystals skim and frolic across facial contours, stripping away dead skin and haphazardly placed "For Rent" fliers until your mug is pinchably soft and smooth. The safe scrubbers also refurbish oft-overlooked areas under the eyes and near the lips. After three treatments, the newly supple cells exhibit fewer wrinkles, age spots, acne scars, and scream lines from overdramatic declarations of "No."
The certified opticians at Lansing Ophthalmology fit visitors with a varied stock of prescription and nonprescription designer sunglasses. Encircle blinkers with stylish Oakley shades ($89+) or shield tear ducts while stomping onions for wine with a pair from Cole Haan ($115+). Single-vision sun lenses ($89+) let wearers speed-read sunsets with stunning accuracy, and cutting-edge lens designs from Seiko and Pentax rival the styles sported by Hollywood A-list talking dogs ($234+). Although this Groupon is not valid toward services, a staff of talented opticians—many of them certified by the American Board of Opticianry—is on hand to diagnose eyeball prescriptions. All sunglasses and lenses are insured by a yearlong workmanship guarantee, subject to an additional fee after 90 days.
As a Zerona-certified laser technician with thousands of treatments under his belt, Terry J. Ward knew many of his clients weren?t satisfied with the results of Zerona. Tapping into cold-laser technology developed by NASA, he designed and built the first UltraSlim prototypes, as well as the finished version he uses to slenderize clients. As a local provider of the nationwide technique pioneered by Ward, technicians at UltraSlim Mid Michigan treat clients and back up their work by pledging repeated treatments until customers lose 2 inches.
Though the original Shangri-La may have been a mythical utopia, the Shangri-La Spa and Wellness Studio is a real, brick-and-mortar escape from the stresses of everyday life. Here, massage therapists alleviate tension with careful kneading, a medical esthetician turns back time with anti-aging facials, and a makeup artist teaches clients how to apply flattering cosmetics. But the studio doesn't focus on bettering the body alone. Free monthly meditation workshops help participants to center themselves, while Cell Free Sundays encourage participants to unplug and simply draw a smiley face when they feel like taking a selfie.