Tending to bodies for more than 30 years, The Skin Center Medical Spa enhances innate beauty through noninvasive laser treatments, anti-aging skin therapies, and cosmetic enhancements. Conceived by Dr. Dominic Brandy, the current medical director at three Pittsburgh locations, and overseen by the Columbus location's medical director, Dr. Fernando Colon, the minimally invasive QuickLift mini face-lift helps tighten the lower face, neck, and jawline with a dramatically shortened recovery time. The Skin Center's experts revitalize all components of the face, targeting veins, hair, or _Mona Lisa_–shaped birthmarks through surgical solutions and high-tech injections. Vascular surgeons Dr. Marios Panayides and Dr. Jason Tomsic specialize in minimally invasive surgeries such as such as endovenous laser ablation, phlebectomy, and ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy to serve skin below the head.
Judy Vanderbeck uses her holistic education to mollify achy back muscles with a variety of torso-cosseting services. Clients enjoy 60 or 90 minutes void of the stress and angry birds of the outside world as trained fingers treat bone cages to the long, soothing strokes of a Swedish massage or a deeper, more rigorous therapy to address injuries obtained from sports or welding airplane propellers. During reflexology sessions, the tranquility infuser adds pressure to specific points on the feet, stimulating nerve endings, and ortho-blonomy techniques aid in slowly repositioning joints and muscles to alleviate chronic tension and pain. Each therapeutic session is tailored to individual problem areas and chronic issues, leaving clients as relaxed as a play-doh sculpture in a sauna.
Under the expert guidance of Dr. Victor M. Rudkin, Zerona Body Sculpting utilizes Zerona cold-laser technology to banish body fat from the waistline, back, hips, and thighs. Usually scheduled for an hour, the body-slimming treatment is administered in six 40-minute sessions over the span of two weeks. The treatment enlists the services of a low-energy laser scanner which transmits samba-playing signals to fat cells, stirring them into shimmying and shaking until becoming completely liquefied. The melted masses are then ousted through a temporary pore in the cell membrane, through the body's natural process of detoxification, as well as with the help of a pitchfork-wielding mob of metabolism. The non-invasive treatment causes no scarring or bruising, and does not require any recovery time.
Ideal Facial Plastic & Laser Surgery's offices, associated with Straka & Mcquone, Inc., are all designed to make patients feel comfortable and safe. Yale graduate and board-certified surgeon Dr. Paul Leong performs all facial treatments, except for laser hair removal, which is done by a trained technician and supervised by Leong. Each option includes a full, personal consultation with Dr. Leong to discuss treatment options and design individualized plans. Laser hair removal works over six sessions to gradually reduce hair growth, and is considerably less painful than getting dipped in hot wax and coated in feathers. The sessions may be used for underarms or any small areas—upper lip, chin, fingers, toes, or ears—but may be upgraded to a medium-sized area (such as bikini line) for an additional $59 per treatment.
Skin Beautiful's safe, gentle whitening treatment combines an LED light with a hydrogen-peroxide gel for fast whitening action that yields long-lasting results. After your treatment, you’ll also receive futuristic touch-up teeth-whitening pens to eliminate pesky gravy stains. The treatment contains twice as much hydrogen peroxide as store-bought treatments, and it works with sensitive teeth. You can expect immediate results, and, like a tiny toy clown that grows in water, your teeth will continue to whiten for 24 hours.
While successfully sculpting bodies at Premier Plastic Surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brian Vassar Heil felt the need to further help patients reach their aesthetic goals, which is why he founded Acqua Blu Medical Spa. The office blends the tranquility of a day spa with advanced, noninvasive med-spa services, from the Visia digital skin analysis to dermal fillers and laser hair removal, performed by a trained team of physician assistants, registered nurses, trained laser technicians, and aestheticians. Robe-and-slipper-clad guests can wander through the blue and white spa ⎯ swirling with the scent of lavender and the sounds of water bubbling over rocks ⎯ before retreating into private treatment rooms. Each tranquil space boasts a living-room-like setting complete with European-inspired furnishings, neutral hues, and dim light flickering from lamps being held by the Partridge family.