Monarch Medspa is stocked with a supportive and caring staff of licensed professionals who perform thousands of cosmetic procedures each year. Laser hair removal gradually and permanently removes unwanted hair by destroying the follicle itself, like Godzilla reaching into the ground and carving away at the bedrock instead of inefficiently whacking at skyscraper tips. Treat a variety of areas, including the upper lip, chin, and back of the neck (all $183 per treatment), as well as underarms ($220 per treatment) and bikini line ($265 per treatment). Each treatment takes only minutes and is performed by licensed nurses under the supervision of medical directors. This deal also includes a plastic-surgery consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon (a $75 value).
The friendly staff of Hulya's Aesthetic & Wellness, which includes a medical director, internationally trained aesthetician, and registered nurse, works to rejuvenate exteriors with a range of holistic treatments. Chemical peels, exfoliating microdermabrasion session, and Isolaz acne treatments form a line of defense against face and body acne as impermeable as a jar of pickles sealed by the Hulk. IPL hair removal treatments also help banish unwanted hair and sun damage. Hulya's menu of services is also etched with ear candling, far-infrared-sauna sessions, dermal fillers, tattoo removal, and therapeutic massages.
Baltimore Tattoo Removal would like to be their clients' "undo" button. No longer do you have to fret about the permanence of tattoos bearing an ex-lover's name or bank account number?the staff has a solution. Designed for virtually any skin tone, their Astanza Duality laser breaks up the subdermal ink particles in a handful of sessions, so that the body can flush it away. Two wavelengths target different shades of ink, and a cooling feature or local anesthesia helps soothe any discomfort (many liken the feeling to a snap from a rubber band). Afterwards, clients will find the only evidence of their procedure in a superficial burning sensation and possibly bruising and blistering.
Medical Director Terrance L. Baker isn't afraid of embracing change. In fact, when he started practicing medicine more than 25 years ago, many of the technological instruments he relies on today, including lasers and body-contouring systems, weren't even invented yet. Instead of sticking to what he knew, he and his staff at Sollay Cosmetic Medical & Laser Center quickly adopted and mastered the new technology, opting to provide cutting-edge cosmetic treatments for their patients. The bedrock of their anti-aging services is the laser, which they use to remove unwanted hair, as well as to diminish unsightly veins, cellulite, or skin blemishes. To help clients get even closer to their ideal look, they also offer Botox injections, fillers, microdermabrasions, Neova Renaissance 2 peels, VerlaShape body contouring, E-2 skin rejuvenation, and Bioflex therapy.
Dr. Gwendolyn Yates and Christopher Yates co-founded A Change of Art to focus on a single area of expertise: laser tattoo removal. Dr. Yates, who has practiced for more than 15 years, serves as medical director, while Christopher draws upon 20 years of medical sales experience in his role as clinic manager and lead laser technician. There's a third member of their team, too: a Quanta Q-Plus C laser, whose three beams can target tattoos of any color, not just the ones done in invisible ink.
Focusing on such a specific service means that the team also devotes a lot of time to client education. Their web site, for example, has resources such as easy-to-read FAQs and primers that tell guests what to expect.
The Studio at Painful Pleasures isn’t your standard piercing parlor. The 5,000-square-foot showroom has five fully furnished studios, each with their own TV and comfortable TatSoul chairs, as well as an educational center where they hold classes on piercing techniques. Hyperrealistic, ethereal, and vibrantly colored artwork designed by the in-house artists covers the walls—a testament to the detailed work they do. The team is also complemented by two resident tattoo-removal specialists who have mastered the art of buffing off unwanted images, such as the tally marks on your arm that remind you how old you are.