Dr. Bhanu J. Shah helps men and women to improve their looks with Ageless Spa Medica’s full menu of cosmetic services. Her team of aestheticians rejuvenates skin, removes unruly hair, and sculpts bodies using lasers, injectable fillers, and minimally invasive liposuction. For home skincare regimens, Ageless Spa Medica sells dermatologist-formulated cleansers, exfoliators, anti-aging products, and anti-growing-up serums.
Dr. Sandra Brown has won several awards for her groundbreaking research in the treatment of hair loss and acne scars, including Michiganian of the Year in 1998. Her work is based in Ayurvedic medicine, a natural approach to health believed to restore the body's equilibrium.
Using a patented gel that she developed herself, Dr. Brown stimulates hair follicles to grow thicker and faster, reversing hair loss caused by alopecia, genetic thinning, and stress. A proprietary chemical peel helps eliminate acne and acne scars, and a facial peel treats darks spots, uneven tone, and other signs of aging, such as frown lines caused by thinking about that no-goodnik General Custer.
Apiderm owner-operator April Predeteanu knows a lot about good skin. The licensed electrologist, cosmetologist, and aesthetician spent more than 10 years working as an assistant to a dermatologist, has 17 years of electrolysis experience, and has practiced laser hair removal for more than 7 years. She brings 26 years total of aesthetic experience to her services. As a result, April knows that skin varies from person to person, which is why she offers complimentary consultations before performing any service.
She gets to know a client's skin before cleansing it during six different types of facials or applying permanent cosmetic makeup. For peskier wrinkles and misspelled temporary tattoos, she coats faces in powerful chemical peels, which use acids to exfoliate dead skin cells. She also utilizes advanced LightSheer diode laser as well as EpiLaser technology, an FDA-approved treatment that helps to remove unwanted body hair.
SVS Optical Center’s founders opened their first shop in Sterling Heights, Michigan, in 1974 to help the community clear up its vision. But even these optical gurus never foresaw their humble business expanding to more than 50 locations sprawled across 10 states. Today, each shop continues the tradition of ensuring ocular health and crystalline sight, beginning with exams from seasoned optometrists. Afterward, patients head to the optical dispensary, where they try on frames by Coach, Tiffany, Nike, Versace, or Ray-Ban. The staff then fits the stylish selection with polarized and scratch-protected prescription lenses to help guests read books clearly or see a charging moose from a distance. Most of SVS Optical Center’s frames can also hold sunglass lenses as well, eliminating squinting during summer months and tropical vacations.
As director of CEI’s Laser Vision Center, Dr. Gary A. Varley uses his expertise in laser vision correction to help patients achieve perfect sight. The first step to lens-free visual clarity is a preliminary screening and consultation where customers meet with Dr. Varley to make sure their ocular health and disposition toward laser tag do not hinder their eligibility for LASIK surgery ($4,495 for both eyes). During the procedure, patients will fix their eyes on a red target light as Dr. Varley precisely calibrates corneas for optimal eyesight. After the surgery, which takes only a few minutes to complete and involves minimal discomfort, patients enjoy a speedy recovery, a year of care and checkups, and the ability to clearly see their alarm clock or look their wakeup rooster in the eye.