The friendly staff of Hulya's Aesthetic & Wellness, which includes a medical director, internationally trained aesthetician, and registered nurse, works to rejuvenate exteriors with a range of holistic treatments. Chemical peels, exfoliating microdermabrasion session, and Isolaz acne treatments form a line of defense against face and body acne as impermeable as a jar of pickles sealed by the Hulk. IPL hair removal treatments also help banish unwanted hair and sun damage. Hulya's menu of services is also etched with ear candling, far-infrared-sauna sessions, dermal fillers, tattoo removal, and therapeutic massages.
Baltimore Tattoo Removal would like to be their clients' "undo" button. No longer do you have to fret about the permanence of tattoos bearing an ex-lover's name or bank account number—the staff has a solution. Designed for virtually any skin tone, their Astanza Duality laser breaks up the subdermal ink particles in a handful of sessions, so that the body can flush it away. Two wavelengths target different shades of ink, and a cooling feature or local anesthesia helps soothe any discomfort (many liken the feeling to a snap from a rubber band). Afterwards, clients will find the only evidence of their procedure in a superficial burning sensation and possibly bruising and blistering.
Medical Director Terrance L. Baker isn't afraid of embracing change. In fact, when he started practicing medicine more than 25 years ago, many of the technological instruments he relies on today, including lasers and body-contouring systems, weren't even invented yet. Instead of sticking to what he knew, he and his staff at The Sollay Cosmetic Medical and Laser Center quickly adopted and mastered the new technology, opting to provide cutting-edge cosmetic treatments for their patients. The bedrock of their anti-aging services is the laser, which they use to remove unwanted hair, as well as to diminish unsightly veins, cellulite, or skin blemishes. To help clients get even closer to their ideal look, they also offer Botox injections, fillers, microdermabrasions, Neova Renaissance 2 peels, VerlaShape body contouring, E-2 skin rejuvenation, and Bioflex therapy.
The Studio at Painful Pleasures isn’t your standard piercing parlor. The 5,000-square-foot showroom has five fully furnished studios, each with their own TV and comfortable TatSoul chairs, as well as an educational center where they hold classes on piercing techniques. Hyperrealistic, ethereal, and vibrantly colored artwork designed by the in-house artists covers the walls—a testament to the detailed work they do. The team is also complemented by two resident tattoo-removal specialists who have mastered the art of buffing off unwanted images, such as the tally marks on your arm that remind you how old you are.
Experienced plastic surgeons Dr. Daniel Markmann and Dr. Danielle Dauria spruce up torsos, limbs, and faces, focusing on natural-looking results. Though breast augmentation, liposuction, and body contouring are popular procedures at their practice, they also beautify patients with less-intensive treatments, injecting dermal fillers into faces, tinting eyelashes and brows, removing hair with lasers, and coating patients in buckets of glitter. The board-certified Dr. Markmann was rated RealSelf.com's Top Doctor in four different categories in 2010.
Working in the medium of ink and skin, the artists at Black Lotus Tattoo Gallery create custom works of art in a squeaky clean shop. Led by owner Halo, whose portrait-style and freehand work can be viewed here, this crew sends clients home with indelible, one-of-a-kind designs and expertly inserted body jewelry. For those sporting outdated or botched ink, the studio offers Tatt2Away tattoo-removal procedures, which diminish old tats without the use of lasers or giant pink erasers.