East Side Laser Center's owner, Bridget Miller, keeps current with skin-perfecting techniques and technologies and has compiled a collection of services that employs lasers, peels, microdermabrasion, and intense pulsed light. Bridget's lasers excise the body of unwanted accouterments such as hair or a tattooed map of the place you used to hide your Junior Mints. Photofacials and peels reduce age-related blemishes such as wrinkles and age spots and inspire skin to regenerate in a younger-looking incarnation.
Capristo Salon & Wellness Spa is more than just a beauty haven—it's a family legacy. The late founder, Bruce Capristo, started styling hair at the age of 19. He owned and operated many successful salons in the Pittsburgh area beginning in the 1960s, including his flagship site—Capristo International—where he worked alongside his wife, Cheech. Bruce established a strong reputation while working in fashion, film, and television; he even styled hair on the set of the 1968 cult classic Night of the Living Dead.
The location that Bruce opened on Ellsworth Avenue has now been going strong for more than 25 years. When Bruce passed away in 2006, his son Roman—a master stylist who trained with the likes of Vidal Sassoon and Bumble and bumble—took over the business, continuing his father's dream. And although she no longer works as an aesthetician and stylist, you might still see Cheech helping out behind the scenes.
The laid-back atmosphere at the salon and spa keeps both clients and staffers happy; in fact, some of the stylists have been with the company since the very beginning. The crew hands out complimentary martinis on Wednesday evenings, pampering guests with custom facials and body wraps. In a private spa-party room filled with padded chairs and sheer drapery, the beauty experts ply brides-to-be or birthday girls with complimentary champagne and hors d'oeuvres.
Under the supervision of Dr. Zoscak, Laser Body Shaping's technicians reduce inches on problem areas with the FDA-approved Zerona body-shaping laser. In a private treatment room, the laser technicians use the noninvasive laser to touch up the physiques of clients who are already in shape, shrinking problem areas such as love handles or full pants pockets an average of 3.64 inches. They also use it to jump-start weight-loss programs and often recommend supplements to assist the laser device’s efforts.
Drawing from more than 10 years of dental experience, Dr. Alvaro Lazo emphasizes gentle dentistry aided by advanced technology. Before performing dental services such as root canals, extractions, or cleaning, technicians reveal inner-mouth workings with digital radiography, which reduces the radiation exposure of traditional radiographs by up to 90%. Laser cavity detection and treatment seek out and stop tooth decay without the use of drills that can inadvertently tap into a tooth's precious oil reserves.
Tending to bodies for more than 30 years, The Skin Center Medical Spa enhances innate beauty through noninvasive laser treatments, anti-aging skin therapies, and cosmetic enhancements. Conceived by Dr. Dominic Brandy, the current medical director at three Pittsburgh locations, and overseen by the Columbus location's medical director, Dr. Fernando Colon, the minimally invasive QuickLift mini face-lift helps tighten the lower face, neck, and jawline with a dramatically shortened recovery time. The Skin Center's experts revitalize all components of the face, targeting veins, hair, or Mona Lisa?shaped birthmarks through surgical solutions and high-tech injections. Vascular surgeons Dr. Jerome Itzkoff and Dr. Marios Panayides and specialize in minimally invasive surgeries such as such as endovenous laser ablation, phlebectomy, and ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy to serve skin below the head.
At WychFit Personal Training, customized exercise plans and light therapy are the weapons of choice in taking down unwanted fat. The trainer's team of experienced fitness coaches work with clients to build customized training plans, each based on the client's lifestyle and a set of achievable goals. Trainers implement these plans during personal-training sessions in the workout room.
To combat particularly stubborn pounds, clients can opt for sessions with a 16-pad Lipo-Light LED therapy device. When placed on specific points on the client's body, these pads stimulate a noninvasive process called litolysis. Light waves open the membranes of targeted adipose cells to release fatty acids, helping to break down body fat. Following each session, these fats are removed through the metabolic process.