Dr. M. Farooq Ashraf mastered the excimer laser as a member of the faculty at Johns Hopkins University, and he now wields the ultramodern tool as he adds to his career tally of more than 35,000 LASIK procedures. As founder and medical director of Atlanta Vision Institute, he draws upon his skills as a board-certified ophthalmologist to correct nearsighted, farsighted, and astigmatic vision with refractive surgery. In addition to giving the gift of sight, Dr. Ashraf gives back to the community by supporting local charities and providing discounted services to financially strapped Cyclopes.
The SPAhhh's team of aestheticians and massage therapists customize skincare and massage services with professional products from Osmosis and other international brands. Six massage modalities seek to stimulate blood circulation and nullify muscular discomfort without the hassle of putting muscles through psychoanalytical therapy. Custom-tailored facials help to smoothen skin for those with blemishes, hydrate those with dry skin, or increase glow in luminescent aliens. Patrons looking to trade up to a newer hairdo can stop by the adjacent partner business The Hair Color Salon & Spa.
From the sunlight filtering through the window to the highlights radiating from newly styled 'dos, the interior of Karma Salon & Spa is filled with the brightness that only beauty brings. There, a team of stylists trained in systems by Vidal Sassoon and Wella overhaul coifs with texturizing treatments or add new hues with ammonia-free color imported from Italy. Staffers also revivify skin with organic facials, resurface faces with exfoliating Jessner peels, and relax muscles with massage therapy. Foot treatments such as the Mind Eraser soothe lower limbs with a honey-and-sugar scrub and fragrant lavender mask while ousting painful kickball-related memories.
Visitors to Skin Vitality pass through a waiting room furnished with a plush couch and leather chairs on their way to private, soft-toned treatment rooms bedecked with floral arrangements where they relax in preparation for one of the spa's soothing repertoire of services including massage, facials, and waxing. Clients' visages come to life under the capable hands of aestheticians during a custom facial that varies from deep-cleansing to hydrating and features products from brands such as PCA, Skin for Life, and Clayton Shagal. Clients may upgrade to a different facial for an additional cost. Patrons both male and female can turn to waxing services to remove unwanted hair from brows, arms, legs, and bikinis. Aestheticians dole out full-body pampering massage and body treatments to purge visitors' bodies of stress caused by jobs, athletic pursuits, or unsuccessfully betting on wooly worm racing.
Nationally certified and licensed massage-therapist Pernille Stephens helms Got Your Back Massage & Bodyworks, where she offers a variety of massages. Her modalities include the soothing strokes of neuro-muscular therapy massage, as well as the fierce, muscular targeting of deep tissue massage. Her massages can help remove muscular aches, decrease stress, and increase circulation.
Marbled floors and a tiled reception desk reflect the glimmer of retro patterned lamps as essential oils perfume the Sweet Serenity Beauty Bar's lobby. Veteran beauty worker Nicole oversees technicians who dab nails with gel and standard OPI polishes, offering the guarantee of a free touch-up if regular polish chips within three days or gel polish chips within seven.
The salon's technicians also beautify skin with organic green-tea products, whisk away hair with hypoallergenic French hard wax, and exfoliate orange rinds from faces with fruit-enzyme peels.