At Hospitality Medical Aesthetics, owners Maria and Cheri Sanchez lead a team that strives to marry in-office treatments?including noninvasive laser therapies, cosmetic injections, medically supervised weight loss, and levitation therapies?with at-home care regimens. By skillfully using products ranging from Obagi Medical to SkinCeuticals, the aesthetics crew claimed the 2013 Best Facial Runner-Up award on CityVoter.
Dr. Rasi and his licensed team of nurses at Senza Aesthetic Medicine employ Botox to combat the face's syndicate of fine lines and wrinkles. Twenty units of Botox may target crow's-feet or frown lines, and 50 units treat crow’s-feet, frown lines, and forehead furrows dug by careless eyebrow farmers. Within the comfortable environs of a homey clinic, an experienced practitioner directs the medicine into problem areas through a miniscule syringe to obstruct nerve impulses in the muscles that engender facial rumples. The 15-minute treatment helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for up to three to five months.
Dr. Ben Childers oversees Sheer Beauty Medical Skincare, a clinic dedicated to helping clients look their best. Licensed aestheticians perform a range of beauty treatments, including chemical peels, laser hair removal, and Botox fillers—all using high-grade equipment. The platelet-rich-plasma vampire facial uses blood to promote healing and collagen production in damaged skin, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and sun spots.
Merle Norman Cosmetics' name comes from Merle Nethercutt Norman, who founded the company back in the 1920s. Initially, she made beauty products just for her family and friends, but she was so successful?especially with her "try before you buy" philosophy, which back then was quite unusual?that a full-fledged makeup company grew up around her. Nowadays, the company is still thriving and is now run by Merle's nephew. Their products, all made in the United States and modernized since Merle's early days, include makeup in sheer and saturated hues, a line of skincare products, and assorted perfumes.
Helmed by Dr. Javier Rios, a physician who specializes in cosmetic skin treatments, Magnolia Skincare refurbishes skin with laser technology, microdermabrasion, and injectable treatments. Spider veins flee following sclerotherapy injections, and bursts of Botox and Restylane soften wrinkles without hanging faces on a clothesline. Cutera lasers penetrate below the skin to remove fuzz and reduce fine lines while leaving the surrounding tissue unharmed, and Fraxel lasers combine the effectiveness of ablative laser systems with the gentleness of nonablative machines in order to shrink acne scars and age spots.
Dr. Syed W. Bokhari and cosmetic clinician Sahar Alhawash believe there as many ways to be beautiful as there are those weird glittery dots in the sky. At The Beauty Medics, they take an individualized approach to anti-aging and laser treatments, drafting a unique plan for each client. They use intensive pulses of light to eradicate the bacteria responsible for blemishes and a combination of radio-frequency energy and vacuum massage to help smooth out cellulite structures. Their medspa experience guides them as they
inject faces with beauty solutions that restore lost volume and fill in furrows.