During his three decades of dental experience, which included a six-year stint as a general dental officer for the United States Air Force, Dr. John N. Santin has seen a lot of smiles. And from both of his Akron Area Oral, Maxillofacial & Facial Cosmetic Surgery Center offices, Dr. Santin continues to gaze at pearly whites, keeping teeth healthy and bright with surgical and cosmetic dentistry services including corrective jaw surgery, wisdom-teeth extractions, and bone grafting. But teeth aren’t the only thing on Dr. Santin’s mind. He also provides his patients with a range of cosmetic treatments, from rhinoplasty and facial implants to Botox injections and chemical peels. The offices even come equipped with advanced ActiveFX and DeepFX fractional lasers, which are designed to blast away layers of sun damage, dead skin cells, and temporary tattoos that seeped down into the dermal layer.
Voted No. 1 in 2012 by the readers of the Akron Beacon Journal, Novus Clinic was born 20 years prior from board-certified ophthalmologist Todd L. Beyer and optometrist Jerry Sude’s vision for a one-stop eye-care facility. To bring this idea to fruition, they first recruited a neuro-ophthalmologist and a second optometrist to their team and eventually constructed a 3,800-square-foot surgery center in 1998. The state-of-the-art center was built in response to the voices they heard asking for laser vision-correction procedures such as LASIK and cosmetic treatments. Dr. Beyer, also a certified oculofacial plastic surgeon, began performing face-lifts along with noninvasive skin treatments after he found himself fielding queries from more and more patients about dermal fillers, peels, and laser hair removal.
With the expanding list of offered services, the clinic shed its original title, System Optics, and was reknighted Novus Clinic in 2003. The word novus, which translates to “fresh and exciting” in Latin, more accurately encompasses the clinic’s multifaceted approach to ocular and anti-aging treatments. The doctors never forget the primordial soup from which they sprang, though, and still conduct eye exams and keep a venerable inventory of designer frames.
The face-saving staff at Roni's Hair Forum warmly welcomes visages with a skin assessment, customizing each session by epidermal type and age. Aestheticians begin 60-minute deep-cleaning facials with an examination and deep cleansing, scrubbing cheeks and dusting off noses. If needed, an extraction clears clogged pores before a massage's soothing motions relax cheeks stressed by lengthy free-form jazz whistle solos. A treatment mask blankets skin in a formula designed to pamper each face's specific skin type. Ninety-minute treatment facials also begin with a deep cleansing and extraction, followed by a more in-depth massage. Finally, technicians infuse a special treatment serum into the skin through an electric current, which brightens complexions by sending self-affirming maxims to skin cells via Morse code. Once thoroughly refreshed, guests parade rejuvenated faces through Roni's Hair Forum's classically inspired interior, dignified with scalloped columns and elegant vases verdant with greenery.
Carolina Sun's aestheticians envelop anatomies in FIT Bodywraps to release toxins, quicken blood flow, and work toward supple, tightened skin. During each one-hour session clients nap or read as they burn up to 1,400 calories––roughly the equivalent of fighting in a kangaroo boxing match. The FIT wrap’s infrared heat speeds up metabolism, causing bodies to sweat out toxins, and toasts fat tissue to inhibit the formulation of cellulite. Once the arms, abdomen, upper thighs, and lower legs are snugly bundled, clients can adjust their own temperature in single-degree increments. Getting burritoed in a FIT wrap can alleviate joint stiffness, boost immune systems, and help reduce cellulite while enhancing the body’s natural salsa-and-cheese flavors.
Dr. Bryan J. Terhune Jr. and his fellow oral custodians at Terhune Dental shine up people tusks using a custom, at-home teeth-whitening system that erases the dental vandalism perpetrated by coffee, tea, and tobacco. During the first visit, Dr. Terhune will create a model of the patient's mouth, complete with scaled buildings and teeny-tiny trees, which he will later use to produce custom-fitted clear plastic trays. Patients return for a second visit to collect the trays and a special whitening solution and to review complete instructions on how to proceed. The rest of the whitening process occurs over the next few weeks in the comfort of patients' homes, cars, or underground bunkers, where they’ll wear the trays overnight or twice daily for 30 minutes. Dr. Terhune will ensure that Groupon buyers are qualified for teeth whitening before administering the treatment.
One of the independent studios located within Private Spa, Lipo Laser of Ohio caters to its clients' needs with technologically advanced treatments designed to dramatically slim silhouettes. The LipoLaser system specializes in spot fat reduction, helping contour a number of body parts including love handles. These noninvasive procedures typically generate noticeable results after just one treatment with lasting results coming from multiple treatments.
At Legacy Plastic Surgeons, Drs. James Lehman and M. Devi Prasad Tantri combine more than half a century of medical and cosmetic experience. With more than 70 published articles under his belt, Dr. James Lehman is well versed in all areas of cosmetic plastic surgery, specializing in breast reduction, breast implants, and abdominoplasty. His counterpart, Dr. M. Devi Prasad Tantri, boasts more than 25 years of medical experience, and demonstrates special proficiency in hand surgery, breast reduction, and the removal of cancers from the head and neck.
Together, the doctors lead a team of skilled clinicians—many of whom have served with the doctors for more than 10 years—who revamp and beautify faces with noninvasive techniques such as microdermabrasion, facial peels, and Botox injections. Before administering any procedures or treatments, doctors consult with patients to understand their subjects' expectations and tolerance for witty knock-knock jokes.