The trained laser therapists at Cosmedical Spa & Salon Anti-Aging Laser Center employ the Candela GentleYAG laser in an effort to grant each face a firmer, more youthful appearance. Delivered in quick pulses, the laser's infrared energy penetrates deep into skin to help to eliminate fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating collagen production, ousting acne-causing bacteria and impurities while maintaining client comfort. Light to medium toned skin types on the Fitzpatrick scale of 1–4 can benefit from the procedure, helping lead to smoother, more even-toned complexions. The treatment requires little to no downtime.
Dr. Joseph Galitzin works toward one goal: turning back the clock. He?s not a particularly inept watch repairman, however? he?s the accomplished medical director of Skin Care At 5th Ave. Here, he oversees a staff of aestheticians and clinicians to help him defy the cosmetic effects of aging. The first step to achieving this lofty goal is holding a preliminary consultation with each new client, which Dr. Galitzin prefers to helm personally whenever possible. During these consultations, the staff typically employs Beau Visage skin-analyzing technology to take a look beneath the surface of the skin?2 millimeters beneath the surface to be exact. This gives them a clearer look at how blood flow, melanin levels, and sun damage may be contributing to any skincare conditions.
With this evaluation in mind, Dr. Galitzin and his staff will recommend a treatment regimen that emphasizes nonsurgical procedures and confidence-boosting high fives. Diamond-tip microdermabrasion treatments and chemical peels can improve skin tone and texture by deeply and powerfully exfoliating the topmost layers. IPL technology can help by erasing stubble, fading sunspots and signs of hyperpigmentation, or even stimulating collagen production beneath the surface. To add even more structure to jawlines and cheekbones, the staff also offers injectable dermal fillers, which can help conceal the appearance of anything from wrinkles to depressed acne scars.
Andrea Stephens Dunn, owner of Beautiful Image, has performed thousands of permanent makeup applications in her prolific career as a cosmetic artist. She is both a Certified Dermal Technologist and Fellow of the American Academy of Micropigmentation and she uses her talents to fill in sparse brows, pale lips, and paint-by-number eyelids with natural-looking hues.
Andrea is joined at her studio by licensed medical aesthetician Abby Hern, a champion of healthy, youthful skin and dermal education. After graduating with honors from the Georgia Career Institute in 2008, she has since broadened her knowledge of facials, waxing, chemical peels, and medical-grade skin care products while working at Beautiful Image. Her specialities include correcting hyperpigmention, acne, fine lines, and wrinkles. Karen Rinkiewicz, a licensed medical aesthetician and 2006 graduate from the Atlanta School of Aesthetics, works in tandem with the team while focusing on anti-aging procedures, including laser therapy and skin analysis.
Master cosmetologist and salon owner Manisha Mehta takes pride in delivering a sweeping range of beauty and grooming services infused with luxurious touches. Full-length facials incorporate rich ingredients such as 24-karat gold or chocolate, and facial peels immerse visages in fruit and vegetable medleys without the need for surreptitious head dunks into a punch bowl. Issuing from Mehta's fervent interest in the healing and restorative powers of herbs, most full facials are accompanied by a custom aromatherapy blend. Alongside eyelash extensions and waxing are ancient Eastern grooming services, such as eyebrow threading, ear candling, mummification, and henna designs for hands and feet. Dark wood and leather furnishings, deep-maroon walls, and gilt-framed mirrors and paintings lend the space a feeling of an urban retreat.
Surgery isn’t Bella Medical Aesthetics’ style. Instead, the center’s aestheticians and laser technicians reverse signs of aging and banish blemishes with FDA-approved procedures that don’t require lengthy downtime or prolonged discomfort. These procedures might come in the form of IPL lasers and radiofrequency energy, or they might consist of injections of Juvéderm fillers or Botox, but either way, they often involve removing wrinkles and glabellar lines from the face. For help chasing away abdominal fat, turn to the permanent Liposonix treatment, which makes use of ultrasound energy.
The benefits of a salt room include improvements to general health and beauty. Though Salt MedSpa is named for their soothing salt cave, that's also not the only path they offer to wellness and good looks. The center is a haven for both holistic approaches, such as massage and yoga as well as more targeted cosmetic treatments, including facials and waxing.
Sitting in the relaxation room for which the center is named, though, almost feels like camping under the stars on an Arctic snowbank. The salt built up on the walls and floor looks like freshly fallen snow, and twinkle lights poking through the black ceiling resemble a shimmering night sky. Luckily for clients the room is as well-built as it is beautiful: the halogenerator that infuses the room's air with salt was designed by Dr. Alina Chervinskaya, a physician with 20 years of experience in preventative medicine.
The three main functions of Salt MedSpa's equipment are to boost respiration, clear various skin conditions (such as psoriasis and eczema), and improve mood. Adults can relax in the Himalayan salt room for 45-minute sessions, stashing their belongings in a locker before settling into zero-gravity chairs in the hypoallergenic, hypobacterial space. While the adult room is calmed with dim lighting and relaxing music, kids can reap the benefits of salt therapy in a separate room, where a play area helps keep them entertained.