Education is key for board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Marcus Crawford. After graduating from Baylor College of Medicine, he went on to receive extensive training in cutting-edge reconstructive techniques at MD Anderson Cancer Center, which eventually led him to volunteer for a mission with Operation Smile in Lima, Peru, where he worked to repair cleft lips and other palate deformities in children. He also believes his patients should be properly educated about the procedures they undergo at his namesake office, and so Dr. Crawford and his team discuss each treatment option during a thorough consultation that reveals each patient’s beauty needs and aesthetic goals, and chart the best course of treatment.
Along with cosmetic surgery for the face and body, Crawford Plastic Surgery also offers nonsurgical med-spa services that include microdermabrasion and wrinkle-reducing dermal fillers, such as Botox and Juvéderm. The office is also outfitted with disposable permanent-makeup equipment, which technicians use to tattoo organic, cosmetic-colored ink onto skin, thus defining the brows, lips, and eyelids, or camouflaging scars caused by a malfunctioning magical wand.
Though it may sound scary, Physician Choice's Vampire facial doesn't require a single fang; it is just one testament to the med spa's marriage of science and beauty. The treatment incorporates the growth factors found in your own blood plasma, which catalyze the production of more youthful-looking skin via micro-needle injections. Dr. Robert C. Shuman—the clinic's head—also harnesses technology to offer cellulite-reducing Zerona treatments and FitVibe vibrating-platform sessions, which are designed to improve muscle tone and bone density.
Further incorporating health into beauty regimens, Dr. Shuman crafts custom weight-loss programs for his clients. He draws upon more than 40 years of medical and nutritional experience to help them shed pounds through wellness coaching, meal plans, and FDA-approved diet supplements. Registered nurse Judy Shuman joins him in administering their innovative treatments, as does therapy dog, Jack, a golden retriever who has his masters in Looking Cute and Making People Happy.
Through nourishing, gentle, and noninvasive solutions, the aestheticians at Glow rejuvenate skin with facials, waxing, and microdermabrasion. They use quality products such as Silky Smooth, which is not tested on animals, and also apply facials and microdermabrasion treatments to backs and hands.
With the sole mission of healing the body without drugs, Doctors of Chiropractic Nicole McCarty and Clinton Seals pluck noninvasive medical techniques from antiquity and update them with modern science. To help patients overcome pain, they first locate its source. They then formulate a treatment plan that can involve any combination of cupping techniques, massages, spinal adjustments, and nutrition counseling.
The technicians at La Pure Day Spa grant clients' beauty and relaxation behests by performing everything from therapeutic massages to medical-grade skincare treatments. Inside the skincare clinic, aestheticians nourish complexions with facials harvested from Éminence Organic Skin Care products. Glycolic, salicylic, and lactic acids power seven 30-minute chemical peels, which, like linemen in a hall of mirrors, each try to tackle something different, including acne, dryness, and hyperpigmentation. Massage therapy chases tension from tendons with the popular gliding strokes of the Swedish technique or the intense, clinical manipulations of the deep-tissue modality. A licensed physician fills gravity-stricken skin with Botox, Juvéderm, or Restylane injections, and makeup artists decorate faces with Jane Iredale mineral makeup so that clients don’t have to accentuate their best features by circling them with crayons.
Under the guidance of a board-certified physician, the staff at Aesthetic Center of Atlanta cultivates youthful looks with cosmetic facials, injections, and treatments. The center's signature facelift uses guests' own platelet-rich plasma to help bolster collagen regeneration, and other beauty-enhancing treatments include Botox and Juvederm injections and oxygen-infused facials that remind the nose to breathe.