When he's not penning articles for peer-reviewed journals or presenting at medical conferences around the country, Dr. Richard Gitter continues perfecting his surgical treatment of blood vessels at Gitter Vein Institute. A graduate in the top 20% of his class at Tulane University School of Medicine, the board-certified cardiovascular surgeon uses minimally invasive laser techniques to treat and cure vascular malformations, vascular lesions, varicose veins, and spider veins.
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Dr. Stephen E. Metzinger, a board-certified plastic surgeon, oversees the talented team at Dolce Bellissimo. Under his direction, aestheticians beautify clients from head to toe with services such as facials, chemical peels, and eyebrow tintings. Massage therapists, meanwhile, use deep-tissue techniques to help their clients manage pain and stress. Dolce Bellissimo also encompasses a retail shop, which sells advanced skincare products.
Softouch Permanent Makeup uses the finest beauty products to restore visages to prelapsarian levels of smoothness and radiance. In the microdermabrasion treatment, a stream of fine particles gently dislodges the outermost layer of tired, sulky skin, giving young, untested cells the opportunity to prove themselves and finally show their parents that being a face cell is just as important and respectable as being a neuron. The procedure is effective in reducing fine lines, blemishes, and sun damage. A repairing serum and smoothing mask are applied after the treatment to expedite the body's natural healing process, quickly eliminating the slight puffiness and soreness that accompany the treatment and helping forge skin with the uncanny smoothness and alluring glow of a phosphorescent baby shrimp.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Elizabeth A. Kinsley and her technicians take a highly personal approach to each cosmetic surgery and noninvasive procedure in order to help women feel comfortable and informed throughout each step. Her office brims with the latest state-of-the-art technology, including an Axis 3-D breast-imaging system and an iPhone app that helps women determine which breast-implant size is right for them. Nonsurgical enhancements include Botox, Juvéderm, and FDA-approved CoolSculpting—a liposuction alternative that destroys fat cells by freezing them and requires no lasers, needles, suction hoses, or dynamite.
New Orleans native Dr. Jonathan Weiler and his staff enhance natural beauty with cosmetic procedures and laser services that remove tattoos and unsightly veins. They also provide minimally invasive treatments that reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
In Louisiana, all aestheticians endure at least 750 grueling hours of cosmetology schooling before they can obtain a license. Difficult scientific classes aren’t part of the required curriculum, but they were essential for Elite Skin Suite’s Lessie. After obtaining her cosmetology license back in 1978, the aesthetician became completely enamored with skin. So she headed to Tulane College and enrolled in classes such as genetics, mutation, and cellular biology, all in hopes of truly understanding the ins and outs of her favorite organ.
So far, her schooling has served Lessie well. For more than 30 years, she has helped clients of all ages maintain healthy skin with treatments tailored to their individual needs. Every service at Elite Skin Suite begins with a complimentary assessment, which gives Lessie the knowledge she needs to administer any one of a dozen or so of the facial treatments in her repertoire, including glycolic-acid peels, LED therapy, and detoxifying acne facials. And though most spas and licking puppies tend to focus on the face, Lessie focuses her aesthetic eye on the whole body with cellulite wraps, coconut-infused hydration treatments, and waxing.