Clinical aesthetician Alethea Tinkle and medical director Dr. Jack Cheng operate Bella By Alethea Medspa & Boutique a med spa where clients confront wrinkles and blemishes with everything from laser treatments to organic skincare products. Their signature treatment, the 10-step Refresh laser facial, triple-teams age spots and redness with three medical-grade lasers, which also iron out fine lines and encourage collagen production. The med spa's resident permanent-makeup technician possesses more than 20 years of experience, which she draws on while accenting brows, eye lines, and lips with medical-grade Premier Pigments. During the eyelash-extension service, eye-safe adhesives lock synthetic lid fringe onto natural lashes, granting blinks the power to change weather patterns in Istanbul via the butterfly effect for about three months.
Armed with an education from Derma Clinic Academy for Estheticians, Jeff Davis uses his skincare skill-set to make complexions look their best with modern med spa techniques. From classic cleansing facials to microdermabrasion and dermaplaning, his treatments begin with a thorough skin analysis to match each face with the right regimen. Eyelash and eyebrow tinting reduce the need for messy mascaras and a controlling interest in a permanent marker factory, while waxing treatments sculpt brows and whisk away peach fuzz.
From haircuts to henna tattoos, the stylists at Hair Images have been revamping their clients' images since 1994. Aestheticians cater to clients with a full range of waxing services for all bodily areas, including underarms, brows, bikinis, and legs. They also specialize in threading, an ancient form of hair removal that uses a 100% cotton thread to lift hair directly from the follicle, resulting in clean, sharp brows. Along with threading, they render facials and bridal makeup for that one special day for a wife-to-be or for every day if you're a bridal-catalog model. The Hair Images salon has a clean, welcoming interior with large green plants and posters on the wall showcasing elegant henna work.
Medical aesthetics specialist Lisa Mangrum brings almost 20 years of experience and an arsenal of advanced technology to her med spa. Peels, photofacials, and microdermabrasions work together to refresh complexions, and a quartet of carefully calibrated lasers lets staff adapt hair-removal treatments to different skin and hair types. Injectables, such as Botox, aim to smooth out facial contours, and permanent makeup leaves mugs photo-ready, even when doused in Gatorade after a spelling-bee win.
Lyn Ross wrote the book on skincare. Or at least one or two of the books, cumulatively. She's authored numerous articles and textbook chapters on the topic, spreading the knowledge she's gained since opening her first natural skincare clinic in 1975, when most dermatologists still advised moisturizing with a rich crude-oil blend. In 1989, she established Institut’ DERMed—at once an Atlanta med-spa, a line of cosmeceutical products, and an aesthetician-training center.
Today, Ross and her staff make clients’ skin glow in a 3,000-square-foot facility filled with 11 private treatment rooms. At the College of Advanced Aesthetics, also headquartered in Atlanta, they train estheticians, cosmetologists, and doctors in product use and skin-treatment plans. Perhaps the element most central to Lyn's practice is her range of natural skin-care products crafted from concentrated but non-prescription active ingredients. The cleansers, serums, and exfoliants are formulated not just with carefully selected ingredients, but with carefully selected molecules—the company’s chemists reconfigure the very atoms of active substances so that the compounds will better penetrate the skin.
Using their combined 21 years of skincare experience, the staff at Seraphim Skin Care Inc. leave skin glowing, even-toned and exfoliated. Since opening its doors in 1997, the medical spa has educated its clients in the art of skin care while they relax in a welcoming, professional environment. Treatments include aromatic fruit peels that boast intense cleansing benefits, Peel and Bleach procedures, sugar-salicylic body treatments, and pampering spa packages. The signature Peel and Bleach Cream has garnered aesthetic praise throughout Europe and the United States. For at-home care using the patent-pending Seraphim Technique, customers can purchase peel-and-bleach creams, moisturizers, fruit peels, and other products at the spa boutique.