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.
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.
Vixen Aesthetics arose from a passion for healing people and caring for skin. Medical director Dr. Jerry Greib developed an interest in aesthetics while treating patients in the emergency room. Leann Griffin, a registered nurse and the CEO of Vixen, fueled her passion for skin rejuvenation after caring for patients in the critical-care and burn-intensive-care units. Together, these two helm a staff that beautifies clients with medical and nonmedical aesthetic procedures. Wrinkles relax after injections of Botox or Dysport, and facial fillers such as Artefill, Restylane, and Juvéderm work to restore fullness. The staff rejuvenates complexions with exfoliating microdermabrasions as well as more advanced treatments, such as carboxytherapy—the practice of injecting small amounts of carbon dioxide into the skin to improve the appearance of stretch marks, scars, and lingering marker mustaches. With the assistance of versatile laser systems, they can also remove hair, resurface skin, remove tattoos, and eradicate nail fungus.
Dr. Mark Berkowitz and his seasoned staff rejuvenate clients' faces and bodies with an array of both surgical and nonsurgical treatments. Some visitors seek out Accents Cosmetic Surgery & Medical Spa for face-lifts; others come for peels. But they all flock to the homey, inviting practice because they know they'll be taken care of.
With its exhaustive menu of anti-aging cosmetics, Harper Dermatology and Laser Beauty Center is a place of transformative experiences. The center is overseen by medical director Dr. Usha Sood, a board-certified dermatologist and Wayne State University professor who constantly updates her technologically prodigious arsenal of tools. In the hands of Dr. Sood and her team, lasers can restore firmness and luster to aging complexions, or remove hair and tattoos. She also offers mesotherapy and injectables. Some treatments address similar beauty goals, but in slightly different ways. This gives clients the flexibility they need to use the treatments that are right for them.
Seven days a week, experienced laser technicians refresh faces and bodies at Absolute Skin & Body Care. Acne, tattoos, and unwanted hair vanish in the wake of high-tech beams. Lasers also coax younger-looking façades to the surface by sloughing off fine lines, dullness, and bifocals. Other facial options include glycolic skin peels, nonsurgical facelifts performed with gentle microcurrent, and ultrasonic facials.