Plastikos originated as a cosmetic- and reconstructive surgery center, but board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Susan E. Kolb and Dr. Julian Gordon wanted to make a place for their clients to just relax. So they decided to expand their clinic with the Plastikos Medical Spa, a tranquil studio that serves up a range of spa treatments. To combat signs of aging, the TCA-based Obagi Blue chemical peel lifts away dull layers of skin and revitalizes cellular regeneration. Antioxidant-rich variants might include botanical ingredients sourced from blueberry, pomegranate, or pumpkin.
Meanwhile, expert massage therapists might use deep-tissue or reflexology techniques to excavate tension and undo stubborn knots. Alternatively, an Endermologie lipo-massage aims to disperse fatty tissue with focused kneads and rolls. The med-spa also uses advanced know-how to beautify clients with noninvasive medical treatments. The Ion Magnum, for instance, uses analog waveforms to trigger neurons that mimic physical activity, thereby building muscle and joint strength. The beauty haven also offers cold-laser LiLa body-contouring and Latisse eyelash-lengthening treatments to ready bodies for swimsuit season or a winking competition.
For more than 40 years, the doctors and staff at Premier Image Cosmetic and Laser Surgery have worked to beautify clients inside and out with cosmetic plastic-surgery procedures. The center's three board-certified plastic surgeons don't just fulfill the required minimum to form a surgeon folk-rock band—they also furnish the diverse specialties necessary to lavish their patients with services ranging from facelifts and rhinoplasty to liposuction, tummy tucks, and breast augmentation. Meanwhile, an in-house anti-aging physician treats hormone imbalances and coaches guests on losing pounds through the hCG diet. The team also bolsters patients' appearances with nonsurgical procedures including facial injectables, laser hair and tattoo removal, and microdermabrasion treatments that reduce the appearance of wrinkles and pores stretched by spelunking freckles.
The interior of Premier Image Cosmetic and Laser Surgery conjures a sense of serenity with its rich wood floors complemented by walls in quiet earth tones such as forest, sand, and ozone layer. Contemporary artwork hangs over unimposing furniture in the waiting room, and a more formal reception space beckons visitors with pastoral art and an oriental area rug.
Blue is everywhere here, from the cerulean-, azure-, and aquamarine-stained windows to the very name of Blue MedSpa. Dr. Landon McLain, medical director of the beauty haven inside the Westin hotel at Bridge Street Town Centre, helms a team of registered nurses, aestheticians, and physicians who focus on restoring youthful appearances. They use advanced equipment such as SmartLipo to reduce the appearance of cellulite, IPL laser machines for photofacials, and six types of dermal fillers to send fine lines scurrying beneath floorboards. Blue also provides traditional salon and spa services with Pureology and Redken products, as well as skincare products from iS Clinical and its own signature line. Regardless of the service, each med-spa staffer takes a holistic approach to treating clients to ensure their beauty goals are accomplished.
Dr. L. Jack Cheng—a cosmetic physician and medical director at Atlanta Medical Institute—leads the LifeSpring Antiaging & Aesthetic Medicine team in smoothing skin and turning back facial clocks with a cadre of laser procedures and injectables. With an approach that emphasizes patient collaboration, Dr. Cheng precedes each treatment by listening to patients’ concerns and going over all treatment options. From there, he and the patient devise a regimen that might enlist lasers to remove hair, sun spots, or spider veins, or task Dysport or Juvéderm injections with filling out wrinkles and shar-pei Halloween masks.
Cosmetic & Laser Specialists's board-certified physicians and certified laser technicians sculpt bodies with cosmetic laser treatments, nonsurgical cosmetic injections, and a variety of facial and breast surgical procedures. After a skin evaluation, they permanently reduce hair with FDA-approved lasers, brighten skin during photofacials with intense-pulse light, and remove unwanted fat deposits with mesotherapy and lipodissolve injections. Surgeons take the reins to perform breast augmentations, pectoral surgery, and rhinoplasty on rhinoceroses.
Dr. Pradeep K. Sinha leads a well-rounded team of beauty-boosters in gently banishing unwanted body fur. The LightSheer XC Diode laser is safe for all skin types and hair colors, and it includes a handheld cooling device to keep clients comfortable and unintimidating to ice cream. During each hair-removal session, the high-tech gadget shines long pulses of brightness down on pesky fuzzies, which have been afraid of the spotlight ever since forgetting lines in their high school's production of Oklahoma. Once hairs stop quaking in their roots, they evacuate the body, leaving smooth skin behind as a parting gift.