Dr. Mike Towey uses five lasers to permeate the skin, erasing tattoo ink of all colors. A board-certified physician and Minnesota native, he strives to make these sessions as comfortable as possible by applying numbing creams to alleviate any pain or anxiety. Inside the shop, a space awash in vibrant Caribbean colors, Dr. Towey takes 7?9 sessions to send tattoos into the ether, with the body expelling the broken-up ink through natural processes.
Vein Associates' master vein vanisher Dr. Robert Reese is a board-certified vascular surgeon. His skilled staff of capillary experts is on hand to help rid lovely legs of unsightly skin spindles. Visits begin with a professional consultation, during which a highly-trained staff member examines the area and recommends the number and type of treatments needed to fully alleviate symptoms, while also answering questions and taking note of acquired spidey-sense superpowers. Unlike some treatments that drive away spider veins by unleashing hordes of larger, hungrier spiders into the bloodstream, Vein Associates uses state-of-the-art sclerotherapy, a safe treatment involving the injection of a sclerosing solution directly into vessels to shrink veins and re-route blood flow to healthier areas. Although the initial reaction may cause slight cramping and discomfort for a few minutes, the solution will eventually transform the vein into scar tissue, which will then fade away over time.
At Advanced Cosmetic Skin Care Clinic and Advanced Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery, a staff of medical and aesthetic experts transform clients with a variety of cosmetic procedures. Dr. Mahjouri, a plastic surgeon with more than 25 years of experience, specializes in face lifts and tummy tucks but also provides medical direction of the skin care arm of the operation. Directed by Sussan Mahjouri, leads a group of licensed aestheticians who provide clients with innovative and safe treatments including peels, microdermabrasion, photo facials, and laser hair-reduction treatments.
Ideal Glow combines science and nature during holistic, technology-based aesthetic treatments. The team—which includes a naturopathic physician consultant, nurse practitioner, medical aesthetician, and neuromuscular therapist—specializes in harnessing the power of microcurrent technology. The staff uses low-level electrical currents to perform services including body sculpting and muscle rejuvenation, facial skin tightening, and cellulite reduction. The clinical crew can even use the technology to alleviate stress via transcranial microcurrent therapy, which stimulates brain waves to mimic a pattern that induces deep relaxation and the ability to psychically silence temperamental car alarms.
Other advanced, noninvasive techniques include Ultra-tone body shaping: a needle-free technique that uses an electric current to increase collagen and elastin production. The staff also targets fat and cellulite with the potent topical ingredients of heat-based body wraps.
The team at WellSpa believes the body heals itself; they only facilitate the process with spinal adjustments, acupuncture treatments, and therapeutic massages. This philosophy, and the staff?s nuanced understanding of the human body, has earned the center a spot on the USCA?s Best of Minnetonka list for both 2010 and 2011 in the Wellness Programs category. The center's noninvasive services also encompass cold-laser treatments, which can help alleviate conditions such as arthritis, asthma, and a belief that lasers only come out of superheroes? eyes. Spa owner and UltraSlim Laser Technician Bessie Lahoz-Arne oversees the treatments, and has done so in the Twin Cities since 2009.