Maintaining healthy vision and vibrant skin requires analyzing more than one element?like completing a puzzle, it necessitates that physicians and medical staff members look at the entire picture to properly fit the missing pieces. It's with this mentality that the staff members of St. Michael's Eye & Laser Institute pool their collective experience?which totals more than 50 years?to perform effective ocular and aesthetic services. Eye exams by an optometrist determine a client's ability to read letters far away or fine print in the dark, which in turn gives specialists a fine-tuned plan for corrective options. Expert aestheticians lend their beautification skills to treating acne scars, wrinkles, or unwanted body hair to forge a resplendent image to gaze upon when having an out-of-body experience.
Doctor George Krikor Kamajian—known affectionately to his patients as Dr. K—helms a professional staff that crafts long-term solutions for cosmetic and weight-loss needs. While a team of experienced laser technicians eradicates unwanted hair with an FDA-approved Cutera system, aestheticians preserve youthful complexions with chemical peels and microdermabrasions aided by Obagi and SkinCeuticals products, as well as Fraxel laser treatments for the skin. Additional services include Botox and Juvederm injectables and Liposonix for fat reduction. Regardless of their patients’ treatment needs, the staff offers flexible hours seven days a week to ensure that blemishes and the etchings of pencil moustaches are erased as soon as they appear.
There are many paths to self improvement. The Laser and Cosmetic Center recognizes both internal and external routes to perfection. Hypnotherapist Maureen draws on experience accumulated at Temple, Barry, and Harvard universities to help patrons use their own hidden inner strengths to quit smoking, lose weight, or improve their general mindsets.
Dr. A. Valdes, the resident physician at the center, helps work on the surface to work towards beauty. He isn't fond of scalpels, preferring to rejuvenate his clients' faces without surgery, smoothing out wrinkles and adding volume with dermal injections. He administers injections of Botox, Juvederm, Radiesse, and other fillers, targeting areas such as crow's feet and smile lines. He can even perform non-surgical face-lifts and lessen double chins without hiding one beneath a Victorian ruff.
The center's expert staff also performs a variety of other cosmetic treatments. Their Candela laser removes unwanted body hair, as do electrolysis sessions. Facials, microdermabrasion, and clinical peels help to clarify complexions, while permanent makeup lends definition to eyebrows and lips. There's a Harvard-educated hypnotherapist on staff as well, who strives to curb bad habits and addictions.
With a background in pediatrics and nearly 30 years in practice, medical director Dr. Sheryl Haynes added aesthetic and laser therapies to her rich resumé following her move to Florida in 1981. Along with Dr. Robby Rockets, medical aesthetician Noelle Krauth, and licensed massage therapist Sheryl Merz, Dr. Haynes maintains a relaxing atmosphere––complete with verdant plants and cozy massage tables––where clients can indulge in a variety of medical and clinical services. Weight-loss programs aid participants in shedding unwanted pounds, and photofacials tackle irregular skin texture, acne scars, and skin damaged from bathing in the actual sun.
When Dr. George Kamajian isn’t busy lecturing on the international circuit, publishing medical articles, or writing books, he oversees his staff of aestheticians at Dr. K’s Med Spa. His team specializes in the use of advanced technology to fight the aging process without invasive plastic surgery. Some of those results-oriented treatments include the use of Cutera lasers, bioidentical hormone-replacement therapy, Fraxel laser treatments, or beauty injections. Further bolstering the team’s time-reversing skin services is a menu of spa treatments that includes peels, facials, and massages, which aim to relax, improve skin tone, and punish wrinkles for their crimes against the face.
Under the guidance of Drs. John and Louis Michaelos, Halo Aesthetics' spa team administers a wide range of cosmetic treatments for the skin and body. Lasers are used for several services, including skin resurfacing, hair removal, and acne therapy. Botox is also a multipurpose remedy here, effective against both facial wrinkles and hyperhidrosis. One of their most popular services is Venus Freeze, which is a technology that can help tighten skin and reduce the appearance of cellulite in anyone but snowmen.