Long before she received her cosmetic physician certification, Dr. Leslie Smith's medical and surgical career began at the State University of Michigan, where years of study led to the completion of her surgical training and the acquisition of a comprehensive knowledge of school fight songs. Dr. Smith then volunteered for military service, specializing in burn and tissue injuries as an Army officer at the Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio. Dr. Smith's research in burns, trauma, and soft tissue has garnered the attention of members of the national and international community, such as the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons and the Royal College of Surgeons in London. All this education and experience has led Sapphire Advanced Aesthetics to receive the SUN Current Readers' Choice Award for Best Laser Hair Removal in 2014.
Licensed phlebologist Kamran Afzal oversees a trained staff that snoops and snuffs out rogue veins by means of either injection or laser treatment. During a 30-minute cosmetic sclerotherapy session, an ultrasound locates defective ducts and an injection (a maximum of 10cc of medicine) sends them to their doom, closing varicose veins to ease discomfort in the legs. During an EVLT treatment, a high-powered laser heats cursive veins from the inside, smoothing and shrinking them into a mild sans serif font. Both treatments eschew more invasive techniques and send patients home with no downtime. Although this deal is valid for a single session on one leg, a second Groupon may be purchased for an additional treatment on the same or one of the patient's other legs.
Before switching on lasers or breaking out the chemical peels, the certified laser technicians and nurses at Gr8Skin MedSpa take a close look at their clients’ skin and work to figure out the best correct treatment plan. Visia complexion analysis relies on digital photography to evaluate pores, pigmentation, wrinkles, and patches of skin that turn out to be CGI. Following the complimentary consultation, experts get to work fading wrinkles with Botox injectables, reducing rosacea using elos technology, and disappearing unruly hairs with a laser. Additionally, the staff shows its support of breast-cancer research by offering patients and survivors a complimentary facial.
Dr. Lisa Ohman Erhard believes in the interconnectedness of health, beauty, and intimacy. As the medical director of Minnesota Gynecology & Aesthetics, LLC, she heads up a team that specializes in the synthesis of women’s wellness and beauty issues. Together, they tend to everything from uterine ailments and reproductive health concerns to med spa skin treatments and liposuction. No matter the treatment at hand, Dr. Erhard always offers a caring and compassionate ear to her patients, making it easier for them to come to her with deeply personal body concerns or songs they are considering for open mic night.
A cream-colored spa accented by green sprouts, marble, and stone sets the stage for relaxation at Aqua Lifestyle Nail Salon & Spa, where skilled aestheticians bolster beauty with services for the skin, hair, and nails. Wrinkles and furrows fade into oblivion as the staff tightens skin with Lumière LED facials and turns back the clock on sun damage with the lightening peel’s cocktail of lactic acid and brightening serums. Kneeling at the foot of 1 of 17 plush pedicure chairs, a technician culls overgrowing nails, curbs wayward cuticles, and ousts spent skin with a sea-salt scrub, promoting relaxation and the joyful urge to commute via kickline. Among the salon’s other services, airbrush tanning bronzes bodies without UV exposure and gentle head-to-toe waxing treatments strip away hair with warm wax.
Helmed by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Scott Jenkins, Angelic Skin Clinic's team of licensed and certified nurses, medical aestheticians, and massage therapists take a customized approach to refining their clients' bodies. Whether it's a facial, a UV-free spray tan, or a Botox injection, the professionals take time to examine their clients' needs and embarrassing baby pictures before determining a plan of attack. The office also houses an arsenal of laser technology to help remove hair and stamp out surface imperfections with swift, noninvasive techniques.