Dr. Tom Haas might be the one examining clients at Imaage Cosmetic Surgery Center, but there’s a chance they might recognize his face as well. The board-certified plastic surgeon has made multiple television appearances, been featured in numerous magazine articles, and offered advice in several educational cosmetic surgery videos. Readers of LEO Weekly named Dr. Haas the area’s best plastic surgeon in 2009, 2010 and 2011, and the center also earned the publication's best spa award in 2011. The state-of-the-art cosmetic surgery suite puts client satisfaction first, offering a discrete exit for patient privacy and a comfortable waiting area for loved ones. Most procedures can be performed under Twilight anesthesia, which reduces undesirable side effects such as grogginess and mid-session snoring. The center's registered nurse and licensed aestheticians also perform a variety of nonsurgical services, including laser facial treatments, peels, and body-contouring VelaShape sessions.
Armed with just a single, generations-old cookie recipe, Great American Cookies opened its first store in 1977, and the rest is history. Today, the franchise boasts locations in malls across the country and nabbed a coveted spot on Entrepreneur magazine’s 2012 list of Top 500 Franchises in the baked-goods category. The shop’s reputation grew, and so did its menu as chefs churned out a mouthwatering roster of gourmet-cookie recipes, each created and carefully tested in Atlanta. The tempting options now include snickerdoodle, peanut butter with M&M’s, and chewy pecan supreme, as well as freshly baked fudge and cheesecake brownies and cookie sandwiches stuffed with frosting. The real showstoppers, however, are the giant chocolate-chip cookie cakes, which can be customized with sweet, celebratory messages or shopping lists penned in colorful icing.
Hot Locks Salon and Spa's expert stylists and aestheticians have been at it for 25 years, but they haven’t stopped innovating. Along with Great Lengths hair extensions and Goldwell color, the team recently added new lines of skincare and makeup products to their arsenals. They use tools to craft new hairdos with salon services, spa treatments, and nail transformations. All services take place in a newly renovated, private spa space characterized by vanity lighting, framed artwork, and potted plants that clap their leaves to help clients feel welcome.
At Digenis Plastic Surgery Institute, Alexander Digenis, MD, uses his wealth of knowledge in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery to perform advanced aesthetic procedures to enhance the skin, face, breasts, and body. An experienced staff assists him though these procedures. Chief among this staff is aesthetician Jessica Burnett, whose skincare services include laser hair removal, resurfacing chemical peels, and IPL laser treatments that zap away blemishes and spaceships double-parked outside the clinic.
Dr. Leesa Richardson understands the complex workings of the body’s one-way valves, the veins. At The Vein Treatment and Aesthetic Center, she draws from extensive training in phlebology to diagnose disorders and treat them using sclerotherapy, laser therapy, and surgical vein stripping. The center also treats other visible skin imperfections with such aesthetic services as dermaplaning, chemical peels, and laser hair-removal treatments. Products from Skinceuticals, Obagi, and GloMinerals aid in pampering skin, fighting signs of aging, and supporting alibis involving the fountain of youth.
Aubrey Medical employs the noninvasive Lapex BCS LipoLaser to help patients refine their figures with minimal discomfort. Their trained laser technicians focus beams at waistlines, abdomens, arms, and sticks of butter to lower their fat content, often shedding as many as 6 overall inches over the course of nine treatments, result may vary from person to person. Meanwhile, a complement of other services, including massage and microcurrent facial sculpting, help maintain synchronicity between feelings and appearances of youthfulness.