Though she enjoys conversing with her patients, Dr. Marilyn Pelias's ultimate goal is to get them out her office quickly. The seasoned surgeon tries to minimize the downtime following her procedures, thus enabling clients to resume work and daily activities with little hassle. Even before her treatments begin, she puts guests at ease. During pretreatment consultations, she answers questions and describes her services thoroughly to educate her patients.
Dr. Pelias's surgical treatments range from minor changes such as brow lifts and earlobe repair all the way to tummy tucks and liposuction. With the S-Lift, a faster, simpler alternative to a traditional face-lift, she reduces the appearance of sagging skin on the neck and lower face. Nonsurgical sessions often incorporate lasers, which the doctor uses for skin resurfacing, body contouring or the removal of body hair, spider veins, and tattoos that say I Love My Body Hair and Spider Veins. She also uses skincare products from Obagi to complement chemical peels and microdermabrasion sessions. Dr. Pelias doesn't do it all on her own, though. Aesthetician Shannon Eckler jumps in with the assist on all matters beauty-related, including corrective make-up, microdermabrasion, and hair-removal.
Skin Savvy's customized Couture facial immerses skin in natural elements to restore the health and vitality of facial surfaces. Advanced skincare products from Vivite penetrate the skin to promote the growth of collagen and hyaluronic acid, and tea-tree formulas provide natural antiseptics, astringents, and perfect pairings with scones. As aromatherapy infiltrates the senses, wound-up hands, feet, and shoulders relax with a calming massage, and a scalp soothing mollifies million-dollar ideas and keeps them from fleeing craniums. Newly revitalized faces can maintain their care with $50 worth of products from Skin Savvy, including the Obagi SunGuard SPF 30 ($49.05) or Vivite exfoliating facial cleanser ($39).
Gulf South Physicians Group's medical staff performs primary-care and wellness services to help patrons to reach their health-related goals, whether cosmetic or medical. In addition to performing medical procedures such as hormone-replacement therapy to help to relieve anxiety and depression and treating health conditions, the staff also executes cosmetic procedures such as Botox injections and alphabetizing the blood cells.
The definition of beauty is subjective and vast, causing some people to strive for clear skin while others care only about the slimness of their waistlines. At Skin Science, owner Sherril Monson aims to accommodate as many beauty needs as possible in one place. Led by medical director Dr. Shannon Pickens, her team of certified technicians plumps up complexions with Botox injections, reduces the appearance of cellulite during VelaShape treatments, and zaps unwanted hair with Palomar lasers. The staff's facial treatments employ skincare products from Obagi, SkinCeuticals, ZO Skin Health by Dr. Zein Obagi., and Clarisonic, all of which are available for purchase in Skin Science?s retail shop.