The doctors and physician’s assistants who perform each service at Nu U Laser Centers need only choose the right laser in order to impart patients with quick, safe body and facial changes. While the Smartlipo TriPlex can less invasively slim and contours the body, the Smart Skin Co2 treatment plumps wrinkles, shrinks pores, and softens the appearance of scars. Their other treatments combat unwanted body hair, cellulite, and leg and facial veins.
Not only has Matt Peter performed more than 30,000 laser treatments over the course of his career, he has also trained under some of the pioneers in the field. Matt leads the operations at Strokes of Beauty, a cosmetic laser clinic that gives clients respite from spider veins, pigmented blemishes, wrinkles, and unwanted body hair. The technicians here can safely treat an array of imperfections on the full spectrum of human skin tones and hair colors, and clients are granted with a satisfying laser experience that yields quick results and long-term efficacy. Matt stays on top of current laser-medicine trends by regularly attending continuing-education seminars and training sessions throughout the year.
Medical director and physician Dr. Stephanie Durham, MD, ND leads a team of beauty experts?including a licensed cosmetologist and naturopathic doctor?in enhancing clients' appearances with noninvasive treatments. Pulling from a diverse collection of lasers, including the Cutera and Titan systems, techs clear unwanted hair or wrinkles, and help tighten the skin. Medical aestheticians customize facials and peels to treat specific skin troubles and gently knead muscles to evict stress. The spa's decor fosters feelings of calm with warm colors, flickering candles, and comfy leather seats.
At the Reviance Portland medical facility, licensed aestheticians supervised by double-board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. James Chan resurface dull visages with minimally invasive IPL lasers and custom chemical peels. The approximately 90-minute visit kicks off as an aesthetician evaluates a patient's skin type and ability to complete geometric proofs before prepping dermises with a face and neck facial. Under the guidance of Dr. Chan, the aesthetician sweeps the medical-grade chemical peel across facades to extract dead epidermal layers. Then, the aesthetician beams intense pulse light (IPL) rays onto facades, which can lighten pigment patches, tighten skin, and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Newly minted mugs leave with a post-treatment kit stuffed with goodies and a glow that mimics the sun after its first kiss.
The team at Health and Beauty Aesthetics knows how to approach just about every set of teeth with whitening that works for the individual. Among their most popular treatments are hour-long Zoom! whitening sessions performed by a dental hygienist, brightening smiles up to nine shades. The FDA-approved treatments start with painting the client's teeth with a bleaching gel and then catalyzing it with beams of LED light. Take-home whitening kits are also an option here, helping brighten smiles far more effectively than the original home whitening kit?mouthfuls of whipped cream.
Teeth appear even whiter when their backdrop is newly sun-kissed skin. With Infinity Sun spray tanning, clients avoid the sun's UV rays, which can cause skin to burn and brows to furrow permanently. A fine mist sprays the skin with bronze shades customized to each client.
Decorated in muted earth tones and accented by lush plants and vivid floral arrangements, Bridgeport Laser & Wellness Center's serene lobby helps patients unwind as soon as they arrive. Clients can further set their minds at ease with the knowledge that the physician-owned wellness center is helmed by a quartet of medical professionals, each of whom excels at one or more aesthetic areas. Owner and medical director Dr. Derek Norcom offers aesthetic treatments, including vein treatments and mole removal.
Dr. Janice Buenafe helps patients find relief from hormonal imbalances via bio-identical hormone-replacement therapy. Experienced aesthetic nurse practitioner Yan Duan specializes in cosmetic injections, including Sculptra, and is also certified in hormone replacement. And Patricia Gravenites, a clinical aesthetician and medical assistant, has more than 16 years of experience as a cosmetic injector and skincare specialist.