Dr. Michael Margolis, a board-certified physician, oversees each treatment at Erase The Ink M.D. To start, a trained technician applies topical Lidocaine to numb the area. Next, the technician aims a RevLite Q-switched laser at the offending ink. While the laser sends intense pulsed light beneath the skin to break up the pigment, which is then released naturally through the body’s immune system, a jet releases cold air on the area to optimize comfort. Not without a sense of humor, the staff donates its services to the patient with the worst tattoo each week.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph E. Mark helms Plastic Surgery Arts and Spa?and, per his certifications, he finesses physiques with artful reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. However, he and his team work just as effectively without incisions, especially when it comes to contouring. They have a noninvasive method at their disposal: CoolSculpting. The process freezes stubborn fat deposits so the body can eliminate them naturally.
The team takes care to earn the "spa" in their center's name, too, with plenty of treatments that beautify bodies without reshaping them. Their spray tans, for instance, give clients a summery glow free from UV damage, while laser hair-removal treatments neutralize unwanted stubble and address especially severe cases of hat hair.
The certified laser specialists at Rochester Laser Center work under the supervision of Dr. Robert Levine, zapping unwanted body hair, spider veins, tattoos, and nail fungi with the latest medical treatments. Armed with state-of-the-art lasers, such as the Cynosure Elite, MedLite C6, and PinPointe FootLaser, they perform procedures that require little to no downtime in the comfort of their welcoming office, which doubles as a facility for superheros to practice their laser training. The licensed esthetician on staff provides an array of spa services that leave the complexions refreshed and pores clear of dirt and debris.
At Fit Slim of Michigan, the team’s preferred weight-loss tool is light. The center specializes in a red light therapy dubbed UltraSlim, whose beams of LED light trick subcutaneous fat cells into releasing their contents—without painful incisions or any known side effects. Afterward, the freed fat is digested naturally, slimming inches from the midsection, thighs, and chest. As the treatments contour physiques, they also boost collagen and elastin production, tightening skin and combating cellulite.
If anyone can attest to the notion that diamonds are forever, it’s an aesthetician. Thanks to the nonsurgical exfoliating treatment known as microdermabrasion, many of those in the beauty business have gotten a firsthand glimpse at the stones’ power to stop time. A less-intense alternative to the chemical peel, microdermabrasion removes the outermost layers of skin by exfoliating it with diamonds. This stimulates cell regeneration and allows new skin—free of fine lines and blemishes—to rise to the surface.
Due to its quick application and recovery time, the microdermabrasion treatment is sometimes referred to as a “lunchtime peel.” The aesthetician performs the treatment with a handheld applicator, which dispenses diamond chips as it glides across the skin’s surface. An attached vacuum and pump then dispose of the loosened skin cells. As a result, newly generated layers of skin take the place of skin blemished by sun damage, wrinkles, acne, and scars. Though they typically target specific areas of the face, microdermabrasion treatments can also exfoliate skin on the chest, back, and limbs.
The doctors and aestheticians of Artisan Cosmetic Surgery empower clients to overcome their fears and pursue aesthetic goals. Having earned board certifications in surgery and plastic surgery, Dr. Manish Gupta and Dr. Raj Gupta deliver complex aesthetic modifications. They can alter the size, position, or shape of breasts, diminish excess fat, or sculpt facial features. As an alternative to surgery, certified aestheticians perform anti-aging procedures that yield noticeable results with little to no downtime. They tackle wrinkles with a suite of treatments that cater to different needs. Dermal fillers immobilize wrinkles for months at a time, and chemical peels gradually diminish wrinkles by sloughing away the skin's outermost layer, also known as its overcoat. Artisan Cosmetic Surgery has four locations?two in Ohio and two in Michigan.