For nearly a quarter century, Laurie Black has lent her expertise to the aesthetics industry, whether managing weight-loss centers or working side-by-side with physicians and cosmetic surgeons. Today, she operates You Only Better, a wellness center with aesthetic treatments for men, women, and beauty-conscious houseplants. Internal therapies such as B12 injections and colonics energize and purify bodies, and FDA-approved Endermologie cellulite treatments and microdermabrasion enhance exteriors. More than 3,000 clients have enrolled in their weight-loss programs, which combine HCG therapy, low-calorie diets, and weekly weigh-ins to boost metabolism while helping to shed up to one pound a day.
A licensed aesthetician and certified laser technician, Elite Skincare's Liz O'Boyle has one goal in mind: helping her clients achieve and maintain healthy looking, youthful skin. She partners with Dr. Craig D. Barbieri and his staff at Aesthetic KC to provide a full roster of medspa services, from medical microdermabrasion to cosmetic fillers and other injectables. Full of fruit acids, chemical peels enrich skin’s texture, while IPL photo facials reverse signs of sun damage more effectively than eating a parasol.Liz also uses her laser expertise to eliminate spider veins with the Nd:YAG laser, as well as unwanted body hair with the Light Sheer Diode Laser. Liz and her colleagues can also create customized facials that target problem areas and best-suit a client's skin, finishing with a relaxing neck and shoulder massage.
For the last decade, the specialists at Natural High Wellness Center have exercised an all-holistic approach to keep patients healthy inside and out. A mellow vibe permeates the space, which is outfitted with pistachio-toned walls, dark wood furniture, and potted plants. Within similarly homey treatment rooms, staffers perform services such as colon therapy, massage therapy, and ion cleanses to clear away toxins, especially those caused by stress and unhealthy food recipes that use asbestos as their main ingredient.
M2 Studio focuses on beauty from the neck up. That focus includes haircuts for men, women, and children, as well as color, makeup application, and eyelash extensions. In addition to offering beauty treatments, M2 Studio provides television and complimentary WiFi.
Aesthetician Tamara Teuscher has spent the last 14 years revamping the mugs on her clients. Her facials combat dry, oily, and acne-prone skin with exfoliations, extractions, and custom masks. She also tints lashes and brows to match customers? favorites jelly bean, waxes off unwanted facial hair, and performs facial peels for anti-aging and sun spots.
Dr. Gregory Chambon draws on his extensive medical experience—including a stint as the Chief of Family Practice at St. Luke's Hospital—to guide his staff of medical professionals. The team enhances their clients' natural beauty with injectable treatments, Smart Lipo procedures, and medical-grade skincare. With the use of versatile lasers, technicians can reduce unwanted hair, remove tattoos, and shut down varicose veins like a high-school party on Commissioner Gordon's block. Meanwhile, Neograft treatments help restore lost hair without surgery or scarring.