Dr. Dawn Batiz Blagg and the Loraine Shinks Rejuvenate Spa team of aestheticians believe that people are their most beautiful when they feel relaxed and pampered. To that end, they create a soothing spa atmosphere where they offer microdermabrasions, chemical peels, and massages as well as deep-cleansing facials and Botox injections. Alternately, spa-goers can relax during a luxurious face, hand, and foot massage before getting a Brazilian bikini wax and a natural-looking spray tan, or get a seaweed wrap to help reduce the look of cellulite, while reminding clients of their summer vacations to the shore.
A quick glance at Alexandra Bradley's curriculum vitae reveals an unstoppable passion for skincare: she has a master's degree in physical therapy with a specialty in medical aesthetics; she graduated with honors from the Ogle School; and she is certified by the state of Texas. In addition, as a native Brazilian, she transformed appearances by running a beauty center in her hometown of Belo Horizonte. Backed by her education and a cumulative 18 years of working with plastic surgeons and dermatologists in Brazil and the United States, Bradley clarifies and rejuvenates skin through a collection of skin therapies using pharmaceutical-grade and environmentally friendly products. With an advanced hyfrecator cauterization device, she successfully dispels veins and skin growths including skin tags, sun spots, moles, and ghost tails. She also uses advanced technologies during a collection of peels, which can deploy lasers to resurface the skin.
Although it's hard to tell by looking at Fabulous Esthetics owner Amanda Walthall's healthy complexion, she's had ample opportunities to put various skincare products to the test while treating her own epidermal concerns. This first-hand familiarity, paired with seven years spent working for medical spas throughout the Midwest, makes her a trustworthy skincare specialist—well versed in chemical peels, facials, and microdermabrasion practices. Fabulous Esthetics specializes in treating acne-prone or aging skin with the most effective products and services available, favoring ingredients such as alpha hydroxy acid and vitamin C squeezed from oranges by supermodels. Microdermabrasion treatments whisk away weathered skin cells, waxing services uproot hairs to leave skin smooth, and paraben-free airbrush tanning gilds bodies for up to 14 days.
During medical school, Dr. Jason Riehs was primarily focused on internal medicine and pediatrics. But during his residency, he became fascinated with the success that doctors were seeing with using lasers to treat severe acne. Dr. Riehs was inspired to help his own patients achieve a fresher, more youthful appearance through laser treatments and other skincare technology. So he opened Le Beau Visage Medical Spa, which focuses entirely on noninvasive cosmetic treatments.
Dr. Riehs and his staff of medical aestheticians perform everything from acne-fighting Fraxel laser treatments to spider-vein-fading sclerotherapy treatments to hair-removing laser treatments. Dr. Riehs is particularly adept at smoothing wrinkles and plumping up skin with dermal fillers?he's currently an advanced injectables trainer who teaches others physicians and nurses how to properly inject Restylane and Perlane.
Jump Jive & Wail Salon owner Diane Bevan has carefully assembled a team of highly trained beauty experts, including a graduate of the Paul Mitchell Academy and certified specialists in Global Keratin's taming system and non-damaging Klix hair extensions. The salon focuses solely on hair and waxing services, excelling in custom color and always going the extra mile to make guests' visits pleasant ones. Its cheery, pink-topped styling chairs make the perfect resting place for customers to enjoy complimentary wine or beer, and stylists take great pride in getting to know each client by their first name and its Klingon equivalent. The positive, customer-service-oriented vibe earned the salon recognition in D Magazine, which named it a top salon in both 2008 and 2009.
At Rodgers Dermatology, board-certified dermatologist Timothy Rodgers combines the informed atmosphere of a doctor's office with the serene ambiance of a spa. He remedies medical and cosmetic ailments for guests of all ages, wielding lasers, microdermabrasion tools, and dermal fillers such as Botox, Juv?derm, and Sculptra.
In addition to fading blemishes and erasing drawn-on wrinkles, Dr. Rodgers identifies and treats skin, hair, and nail conditions such as eczema and spider veins. He and his staff emphasize the importance of thorough consultations and patient education?their website has compiled skincare resources that cover topics from rashes to acne.