After graduating from the Duke University School of Medicine in 2004, Dr. Ana Benitez-Graham stayed inside the Triangle, completing her dermatology residency at the University of North Carolina. She is now a member of the North Carolina Medical Society and the American Society for Dermatological Surgery and a fellow with the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Benitez-Graham leads the staff at Central Carolina Skin & Dermatology on missions to streamline skin surfaces with laser services and conventional dermatology. Depending on symptoms and triggers, they can customize treatment plans to eradicate maladies such as eczema, acne, and psoriasis and to treat certain forms of skin cancer. Dr. Benitez-Graham also performs cosmetic procedures ranging from facial peels and spider-vein treatments to microdermabrasion, cosmetic injectables, and laser hair removal. The center stocks only professional products from brands such as Jane Iredale, Clarisonic, and SkinCeuticals, which are more effective than covering up skin problems with sale-price costume masks.
Virginia Lee Sprague of Intrinsic Touch Massage Therapy believes a truly therapeutic massage should mold to the client's particular desires and change to address specific concerns. This principle has guided her throughout a 23-year career, inspiring her to customize each session to weed out deep-rooted knots or de-stress bodies with long, fluid strokes. She relies on a vast repertoire, utilizing acupressure, reflexology, and trigger-point strokes and switching from one methodology to the next for an experience more indulgent than a dip in Donald Trump's coin-filled pool.
Salon Bronze enlivens surface exteriors with effervescent glows derived from sunless spray-tan sessions and traditional tanning beds. Mystic Tanning sessions ensconce visitors in a private booth for 60 seconds of bronzing that's devoid of ultraviolet rays and humiliating third-place medal ceremonies. During the procedure, heat maintains surface dryness and stimulates the pores for maximum absorption as an airbrush moves and electric slides across the physique. Mystic tanning formulas, replete with built-in odor-control systems, are designed around four levels of skin tones to enhance skin color while protecting the epidermis with aloe vera and antioxidant extracts. Clients may also opt to shift their skin spectrums with 15- to 20-minute sessions in a level one or level two tanning bed equipped with new bulbs.
Organic Skincare Creations' products are created with 100% natural, organic ingredients guaranteed to be free of sulfates, parabens, and toxic chemical preservatives. The organic green-apple facial peel is no exception, harnessing the power of apple acid to smooth, clean, and exfoliate skin. The 50-minute procedure allows the apple-ly acid to gently cleanse and polish skin, addressing problems of any skin type, including acne, sun damage, dry skin, and faceapple deficiency. After the peel, your face will have the clear, even tone and healthy glow of a baby apple.
Armed with pharmaceutical-grade products, Creek Stone Med Spa's professionals help clients combat the signs of aging and escape the stresses of everyday life. At the Burlington location physician-assisted specialists administer medical weightloss assistance and back treatments and use potent Botox, Radiesse, Latisse, and Juvéderm injections to diminish the appearance of wrinkles on clients' faces or Richard Nixon Halloween masks. At the Thomasville location, beauty specialists pamper clients literally from head to toe with spa treatments including hair straightening, skincare services with Hungarian ingredients, and pedicures with Éminence Organic scrubs. Physician-assisted weightloss programs and aesthetic medical treatments are also available here.
More than 25 years ago, hairstylist and North Carolina native O.T. Lunsford walked out the door of Piedmont Community College, cosmetology license in hand, straight into the beauty world. Today, Lunsford shares his passion for hair and showcases his vast knowledge of Redken products from within blu Icon Salon and Color Group. Lunsford also performs full or partial highlighting treatments to add dimension and depth to follicles that rivals that of a bottomless pit filled with Stephen Hawking novels.