In her youth, Jami Miller did not take care of her skin. Like many teenagers, she struggled with acne and spent her summers basting in baby oil as she scooped up UV rays with sun reflectors. The resulting scars and sun damage inspired her to pursue a career in aesthetics and eventually open her own spa, Clinical Skin Innovations. Here, Jami and her team specialize in advanced anti-aging treatments, using nonsurgical skin tightening and LED therapy to counteract the abuse that results from exposure to the sun or bouts with breakouts. Epionce products power the clinic?s specialty facials with clinical-strength, paraben-free formulations that interact with skin on a cellular level.
Dr. Jeff Angobaldo goes out of his way to personally meet with every person who comes into Renaissance Plastic Surgery, whether they're considering a nip, tuck, or Botox. At other clinics these consultations are often performed by a physician’s assistant or scarecrow in a lab coat, but Dr. Angobaldo believes in the importance of getting to know his patients and understanding their beauty goals. He’s able to whittle away unwanted bulges with liposuction and put sagging features back into place with eyelid lifts and full facelifts. In his spare time, he offers his pro bono services to under-privileged patients in need of reconstructive work and travels to locales such as Bolivia and Haiti to donate his medical expertise to humanitarian efforts.
Though the beauty gurus at Uptown Laser & Skin address problems on the surface of the body, their treatments aim for a deep-seated change in confidence. To this end, they use the GentleYAG laser, whose pulses of focused light can reduce unwanted hair, unsightly surface veins, and wrinkles from all skin types while its Dynamic Cooling Device soothes targeted areas. The technicians also administer laser-free skin care. For microdermabrasion sessions, they wield the DermaSweep MD's wand to unclog pores and buff away dead cells. The wand comes with nine different heads that vary based on their function—some dispense nourishing serums to guard against acne and signs of aging, whereas others have more bristle tips to polish cheeks until you can see yourself seeing yourself in the mirror. Rounding out their treatment menu, the spa uses Neocutis skincare products to target dryness, lines, and the after-effects of other noninvasive procedures.
Featured on programs such as The Dr. Oz Show and Good Morning America, Aqualipo’s water-assisted fat-removal system sneaks under skin to steal away lipid collections from designated body geography. Licensed physicians Dr. Jeffrey Caruth and Dr. Mauricio Giraldo photograph, mark, and sketch abstract self-portraits on the client's problem area before applying local anesthetic and cutting a small incision to reach the fat layer. Pulsing water jets then flush out fatty tissue with a sterile fluid, evicting lipids without stressing surrounding muscles, nerves, or other tissues. Unlike traditional liposuction, Aqualipo treatments require no general anesthesia and typically last 30–45 minutes, leaving most patients ready for discharge 15 minutes after completion. Clients can expect faster results and less intense side effects—such as swelling, bruising, and uncontrollably transmitting ham-radio signals—than those caused by conventional liposuction procedures.
At Total Med Solutions, medical director Dr. Arun Badi, MD and company offer a wealth of beautifying solutions to both men and women. Noninvasive laser services reduce fat and blemishes, and hormone therapy helps to balance bodies without forcing them into an apprenticeship as a seesaw. During facials and skin treatments, Ole Henriksen products restore complexions with African red tea and extracts from walnuts, black currants, and antioxidant-rich blueberries.
Understanding every skincare product and treatment on the market can be overwhelming. That’s where Tamala Mason comes in. At Sozo Skin Care Studio, the master aesthetician puts her clients at ease as she beautifies their skin and draws upon training at Aveda and Toni & Guy to educate them on the best services for them. Following a “one size never fits all” philosophy she refined while working for a plastic surgeon and as a lead aesthetician for Spa Mira Vista, Tamala performs a thorough consultation and skin analysis to help determine each client’s skin type. Once she has determined whether it’s dehydrated, sensitive or rosacea-prone, she sets to work pampering the face with natural, organic enzyme masks, aromatherapy massage, and wrinkle-erasing serums from Dr. Dennis Gross. To help products penetrate the skin, Tamala employs the aid of advanced equipment, such as bt-micro ultrasonic peeling technology. Traditional waxing services are enhanced with Depilar hair-removal gels, which offer results comparable to laser hair removal but without the unwanted superpowers.