Aesthetics Etc. owner Ann Marie Ray strives to transform standard beauty services into relaxing sensory experiences. Her staff incorporates the flame-softened wax of collagen-infused candles into select massages, relies on brand-name gloProfessional products, and encourages clients to slip into cozy slippers and robes. Ann Marie's signature service is permanent-makeup application though, which is useful both for helping chemotherapy patients to aesthetically recover from the loss of their eyebrows or simply shortening a client?s daily face-prepping routine.
Before pursuing a career in makeup and skincare, Ann Marie spent seven years working a standard 9-to-5 job in finance. After years of persuasion and encouragement from her mother, a professional aesthetician, she left the corporate world and became a certified permanent-cosmetics specialist in 2002. Today, mother and daughter operate separate but noncompeting businesses, referring clients to one another for specific treatments or a second opinion on who left the milk out that one time in 1991.
Inside Wellness Laser Center & Med Spa's cozy office, trained technicians wield microcurrents and lasers to help physiques to achieve their dreams. From toning-facial sessions to pound-punching LipoLaser procedures, the center's non-invasive beautifiers sculpt new looks with limited downtime. Microcurrent facials bolster collagen, elastin, and ATP production to transform skin from wrinkly and sagging to svelte. Whole-body-vibration platforms and cold lasers join forces in their battle against flab during LipoLaser treatments. During sessions akin to poisoning fat with a diet of greens, the treatment purges the system of demolished fat cells with no discomfort and no downtime.
Board certified in plastic surgery and otolaryngology (head-and-neck surgery), Dr. Steven Goldman of Westlake and Beachwood Plastic Surgery artfully reshapes bodies and wards off the signs of aging. He tucks tummies and enhances bust lines in his clinic's in-office operating suite, while the registered nurses, medical assistants, and medical aestheticians on his team tend to less invasive procedures such as beauty injections, noninvasive CoolSculpting, and laser treatments. The clinic's med spa offerings include customized facials and pharmaceutical peels, in addition to lash extensions, body waxing, and surfboard waxing.
Skin Organic Lipo Laser Clinic's technicians rely on noninvasive LipoLaser treatments to spot treat fat on problem areas, such as the hips, thighs, and abdomen. The laser energy penetrates down to the fat cells and temporarily perforates their membranes. This action causes the fat cells to release their contents into the body and shrink, resulting in lost inches. The body then flushes out the expelled contents via the lymphatic system or burns them for energy. The technicians use a laser system that, in comparison to other brands, exposes larger surface areas to the laser light.
Skin Organic's staffers often enhance the LipoLaser treatments with whole-body-vibration sessions and supplements such as raspberry ketones. They also wield microcurrent devices in order to perform nonsurgical face-lifts.
The aestheticians at Beauty and Rejuvenation Essentials use intense pulsed light technology to eliminate unwanted hair and reduce the appearance of epidermal irregularities such as brown spots and rosacea. During their specialty treatments, professional staffers pass focused light from Xenon flash lamps over areas plagued by follicles or discoloration, such as the legs, back, and fourth and fifth tentacle. Clients can also address skin issues through photon-free exfoliation services such as crystal-equipped microdermabrasion and vitamin-enriched silk peels.
Like the elegant stonework outside Micha's Medical Spa, the interior's chic wood accents evoke a beauty that is timeless yet contemporary. This attention to detail is also replicated in the spa's aesthetic treatments, which range from chemical peels and microdermabrasion to electrolysis and tattoo removal. Technicians also beautify clients with Shellac manicures, which coat nails with a chip-resistant polish that instantly dries and can last for up to two weeks and several afternoons of catfish noodling. Waxing and threading services allow aestheticians to easily eradicate unwanted hair from the skin, and therapists customize massages to soothe achy muscles after rodeo-clown tryouts.