Helmed by Rush graduate Dr. Bhanoo Sharma, Shape Cosmetic Surgery's team of medical professionals smoothes out cracks in facial foundations with Botox treatments. During the 45- to 60-minute appointment, a registered nurse injects the FDA-approved serum into creased skinscapes, such as forehead furrows, elephant tusks, and crow's-feet, to temporarily slow down hyperactive muscles for up to three months. The nonsurgical procedure can also ease excessive sweating caused by hyperhidrosis or dating a treadmill.
Fine Skin Dermatology and Medical Spa director Renuka H. Bhatt, MD keeps a close eye on her staff of board-certified dermatologists, aestheticians, and physicians' assistants as they work to foster skin rejuvenation. Like schoolchildren solving a word problem about peaches, techs trained in IPL hair removal deftly subtract fuzz, and visages in need of a pick-me-up can turn to a range of dermal fillers and UV-light treatments. Throughout their myriad treatments, skin specialists employ skin-preserving product lines such as NeoStrata, Pevonia, Kinerase, and Obagi.
Led by Perfect Skin Solutions medical director Dr. Kannan Sundar, licensed medical aesthetician Peggy Schremser restores or maintains clients' youthful looks with exfoliating chemical peels, dermaplaning, and micro-needling sessions. She employs high-potency products such as a peptide-booster serum that combats fine lines and a vitamin-C "super serum" that can protect skin from sun damage, pollution, or windburn while flying around Metropolis. Schremser is also certified in the application of permanent makeup and eyelash extensions.
New U Med Spa's director, Dr. Jawdat Abboud, and his crew of board-certified cosmetic surgeons fill facial crevices with safe and effective Botox treatments. The FDA–approved solution (a $16/unit value) is gently injected into unwanted face wrinkles, transforming fine-lined mugs into visages that look as youthful as a newly hatched pop star. The natural, protein-based blend is designed to plump collapsed lines for up to four months while blocking nerve signals and sending contracting muscles on vacation. Though the quick procedure results in minimal discomfort and no necessary downtime, the doctor may apply an ice pack or numbing cream to desensitize the area. Supplemental units of Botox facilitate larger treatment areas or allow for multiple visits to create longer-lasting effects.
Board-certified general and cosmetic surgeon Dr. Demetrios Katsaros—who trained at the Cleveland Clinic, the Baylor College of Medicine, and the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center—oversees a team of surgeons, cosmetologists, dieticians, and stylists at ShapeMedUSA. From among their myriad treatments, the mommy makeover restores women's prepregnancy physiques by combining a tummy tuck and liposuction with a breast lift or augmentation. The slate of less-invasive procedures, such as Botox injections and chemical peels, works to subtly enhance beauty and restore youthful hair-twirling habits.
• For $40, you get a one-hour Swedish massage (an $85 value). • For $65, you get a four-layer face-lift facial (an $85 value) with a microdermabrasion treatment (a $50 value; a $135 total value). • For $69, you get a Steamy Wonder cellulite treatment (a $150 value).