Body Electric Rejuvenation Center owner Melissa Lynch has been a registered nurse for 14 years and in the health and fitness industry for more than 20. This experience compliments her work at the center, where she strives to share pain-relieving therapies with her patients, including electrical soft-tissue therapy and detoxification. Melissa welcomes clients seeking solace from maladies of all kinds, which she addresses with electrical stimulation during exercise for chronic pains, or ozone therapy for extra boosts of body-restoring oxygen that work to improve a host of issues.
The nurse practitioners at Spindale Family Laser & Cosmetic Center brandish a Candela 1064 Nd YAG laser to keep skin free of unwanted marks and textures. The machine’s cryogen cools skin as the laser pulses, which keeps the client as comfortable as possible as the light erases hair, visible veins, acne scars, or stretch marks. It also helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles, tightens skin on faces and necks, and smoothes beard bumps. The clinic also provides Botox services and products by VI Derm. Like the Candela machine, VI Derm's facial peel helps erase hyperpigmentation, freckles, and shadows that don’t go away when the sun comes out.
The board-certified doctors at Waterside Dermatology and Laser Center invigorate and heal the skin of patients through an extensive suite of medical services. One such service, the DiamondTome MicroExfoliation (a $95 value), assists patients in evicting pernicious old skin cells, and is customizable to specific skin types. The DiamondTome wand exfoliates using diamond and chocolate chips, vacuuming away dearly departed cells of skin in a sterile manner, and clearing the way for younger, more rebellious skin to flourish. Next, clients will be on the blissfully receiving end of the Laser Genesis treatment (a $250 value), during which uses non-invasive lasers to treat fine wrinkles and erase embedded timestamps. The procedure mitigates excessive rosy redness, while helping to manage large pores and scars. After Laser Genesis, patients are able to wear sunscreen and return to normal activities, such as driving a car and challenging chickens to a road-crossing contests. The staff will teach newly rejuvenated faces how to truly shine with a makeup consultation, where a skilled makeupologist will match colors to each individual's face to create a super natural look.
Dr. Gregory Abrams, DMD, and Dr. Ron Cohen, DDS, go to great lengths to help patients maintain their healthy smiles. When not seating implants, filling cavities, or fitting teeth with braces, Dr. Cohen spends his time engaging in hundreds of hours of classes practicing new dentistry innovations. Dr. Abrams journeys from the Friendly Dental offices to underserved areas in a mobile dentistry van, giving patients access to dental care right in their own neighborhoods. Both professionals ensure their patients stay entertained during treatments by seating them in plush chairs, turning on the in-room televisions, and explaining the show’s finer plot points to teeth.
The Skin Center of North Carolina provides the guidance and steady-hand precision of medical professionals in treating the body's pore-patches and freckle-farms. The oxygen facial (a $99 value) rejuvenates jilted skin with a smorgasbord of oxygenating treatments, starting with an automated misting machine that sprays the skin with atomized moisturizers sailing atop a trade wind of pressurized oxygen. An aesthetician blends the oxygen-rich mist to target your specific skin need, whether it be anti-aging, moisture retention, acne axing, or inflammation inhibition. Epidermal fireflies will be ignited, adding a healthy glow to your skin.
Beauty is a family business at Valeria Salon Med Spa Boutique, where co-owner Geri Palillo has been working side by side with her three daughters and a staff of more than 30 handpicked beauty experts for nearly a decade. Born into a family of cosmetic pioneers, Geri's own journey found her graduating from the classrooms of Vidal Sassoon and rubbing elbows with industry big wigs and their wigs at New York's Redken 5th Avenue Exchange. Today, when she's not busy personally selecting the Ray-Ban sunglasses and designer handbags that fill the shelves of Valeria's boutique, she continues to show off her styling finesse in the sunlit, marble-floored salon that constitutes one third of the business, showing her cutting-edge knowledge of the latest hairstyles through cuts, coloring, perms, up-dos, and straightening treatments.
Meanwhile, on the spa side of this three-part beauty haven, guests relax in private, Tommy Bahama-themed rooms as one of Geri's highly trained therapists and aestheticians administers one of six types of massage or body wraps ripe with natural ingredients such as ocean salt, ginger, or white tea. Facials tend to sensitive skin or revitalize dried out visages, and can also address the unique ailments of the male face, such as pores left from make-out sessions with monster trucks. The service menu also includes med spa treatments, such as laser hair removal, skin tightening and spider vein treatments and wrinkle-smoothing injections of Botox and Juvederm, as well as professional teeth whitening that combines the stain lifting powers of peroxide and light.