Few women enjoy climbing out of a cozy bed to blearily begin their daily beauty regimen. Licensed medical aesthetician Andrea Sandoval helps clients reclaim their REM hours with her menu of permanent-makeup services. Using a blend of cosmetic pigments crafted from natural ingredients, Andrea carefully applies deft shades to the dermal layer of the skin to create makeup that won’t rub away when swimming, sleeping, or checking to see if the water hose is clogged. She can enhance brows to add definition to the face’s overall appearance, add a lush darkness to lash lines, or emphasize lips’ plumpness. Andrea can also blend the natural pigments to match skin tone, seamlessly masking complexion imperfections once and for all.
X Tattoo is comprised of laser technicians and doctors who generously volunteer their time to help patients get rid of unwanted tattoos. This helps keep the cost of the service low for customers; instead of payment, the doctors take only satisfaction, knowing they're helping clients get a fresh start, free from tattoos that may make job searches difficult.
Using a Fotona QX laser machine, the doctors and techs banish tattoos layer-by-layer in sessions that typically last 5- to 15-minutes. The laser breaks up the ink and also triggers the body's natural healing mechanism, which goes to work producing a new layer of skin. Over time, the tattoo gets lighter and lighter as new layers of skin appear and broken-up pigments are absorbed and disposed of naturally by the body. The number of treatments needed varies according to the size of the tattoo, but sessions are typically scheduled six weeks apart for best results.
The resume of Dr. Marvin Borsand, president of The Body Sculpting Center, should put any prospective client at ease. He not only has been certified to perform breast augmentation since 1992, but also has been a principal investigator on a silicone study for the Institutional Review Board. Plus, he co-authored an article on breast augmentation for the American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery and is the current president of the Arizona Society of Cosmetic Surgery.
Breast augmentation procedures are his specialty, and he spends a generous amount of time with each client as they consider treatment, doing his best to offer honest, realistic expectations of results. He understands that each person has their own reasons for seeking treatment, from the mother wanting to firm her breasts after pregnancy, to the cancer survivor seeking her former silhouette post-mastectomy.
Of course, Dr. Borsand, along with Drs. Bryan Friedman and Elizabeth Nikolic, perform an extensive selection of other procedures, including facial contouring, sinus surgery, and even vaginal rejuvenation. They have a med spa onsite as well, where clients can pursue less invasive treatments such as laser rejuvenation and hormone-replacement therapy.
The certified medical professionals at Phoenix Skin Medical Surgical Group turn back time with medical-grade cosmetic services. Dr. Lee Laris spearheads the campaign to create beautiful visages across the city.?Experienced in hair restoration and cosmetic surgery, he oversees??a number of procedures including face lifts, hair rejuvenation services, earlobe repair, and tattoo removal. For tattoo removal procedures, technicians use the newly FDA-approved PicoSure Laser to quickly remove even the toughest of colors. For a minimally invasive improvement, the doctor can also inject a dermal filler such as Botox or Juvederm into the skin, erasing lines and wrinkles around the face. Laser treatments, meanwhile, also erase sagging skin, leg hair, and regrettable tattoos, revealing the clear skin or forgotten Picasso painting underneath?.
Given an A+ rating by the BBB, IMAj Institute?s experienced teachers train aspiring aestheticians and laser technicians, instructing them in their future professions, including how to use technology, execute best practices, and synthesize research the institute has collected during more than 25 years in the business. In addition to classroom time, IMAj?s undergraduate students receive hands-on training, performing laser and spa services for the general public. Laser light softens the appearance of unwanted tattoos, cellulite, unsightly body hair, or forehead-mounted flashlights. The institute?s spa sector doles out rejuvenating peels, custom facials, and face-to-floor waxing services.
The National Laser Private MedSpa offices in Scottsdale and Dallas are led by board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. John J. Corey and Dr. Jeff Angobaldo, respectively. At each address, a seasoned staff of technicians revamps bodies and faces with services such as eMatrix skin-rejuvenation and fractional wrinkle-reduction treatments—the latest fad popular among shar-peis. You can see some of the treatments in action on NLI's press page.