Treating the cosmetic blemishes that can appear on aging skin requires a forward-looking approach. Overseen by Drs. Hratch Karamanoukian and Raffy Karamanoukian, Advanced Aesthetics Medical Spa keeps pace with the passage of time by constantly seeking out new advancements in technology, skincare products, and cosmetic procedures.
The center’s cache of technology includes cosmetic laser systems that work to improve skin tone and texture by addressing fine lines, acne scars, and scratch-and-sniff tattoos. Beyond light, these and other systems can also use sound waves or radio frequencies to firm and lift faces. Even the more traditional spa procedures at the clinic pamper clients with medical-grade products and equipment. The crystal-free microdermabrasion system uses a diamond-encrusted titanium wand to smooth away impurities, and facials with botanically derived balms and vitamin C rejuvenate complexions.
Secrets Salon's certified permanent makeup artist Wendy Lansdon draws upon 16 years experience to pep up the features of both men and women, including those who can't wear traditional makeup due to conditions such as allergies and oily skin. The one-hour skin paintings kick off with a consultation, in which the pigment artisan helps face owners choose from a spectrum of colors as varied as Michelangelo's kindergarten crayon box. Using sterilized tools, skilled hands administer a procedure similar to traditional tattooing except that it targets the skin's second layer, instead of the third. Eyebrows dance to show off the look of full hair along the brow line, and eyeliner combines the natural look of thousands of tiny lashes with shadowing pigment across eyelids. Topical anesthesia comforts skin during the procedure, and clients can return to daily activities with virtually no downtime and only slight redness or swelling. After pigmentation reaches its final color and old makeup brushes have found new jobs as brooms, patrons return for a quick touch-up three weeks following the initial procedure,
The Exotic Body's experienced professionals perform expert aesthetic alterations for body modifiers, inking in custom tattoos and deftly piercing parts in need of shiny metal accents. Owner and senior piercer Michael Hare teaches seminars on body modification in Europe and Japan, and each artist on staff has been trained in the medical subjects pertinent to their work. The Exotic Body stocks only surgical-implant-grade, internally threaded body jewelry, including pins, plugs, studs, and miniature dumbbells. Adorn the cranium in studded style along the eyebrow ($40+), through the septum ($40+), or in the nostril ($50+). All basic piercings come with a ring, but customers can opt to apply their Groupon toward other piercings such as the labret or monroe ($55+ each), in order to achieve the perennially fashionable magnetic look.
The seven-person team of tattoo and piercing artists at Highland's Finest Tattoos couples custom illustrations with rigorous health and cleanliness standards, with the goal of giving each client a piece of art they'll cherish throughout their lives. Using the brightest-quality pigments and disposable tubes and needles opened in full view of each customer, the artists create personalized images in tribal, realistic, portrait, black-and-gray, or new-skool styles. The team also specializes in cover-up tattoos, allowing patrons to transform their ill-advised or outdated tattoo more efficiently than tapping it with a magician's wand.
At Folsom Plastic Surgery and Laser Center, Dr. Shahriar Mabourakh designs procedures to suit clients’ specific needs, ensuring that their experiences at the clinic are as positive as their results. Mabourakh and his staff enhance natural features with plastic surgery and improve skin texture and tone with chemical peels, microdermabrasion, facials, and laser genesis, a treatment designed to reduce fine lines and shrink pores. Injectable treatments, including Botox and Juvederm, minimize wrinkles by improving the volume of skin or impeding muscle activity that causes facial lines.
The tattoo artists at Ink Fiend Tattoo have tuned their craft, specializing in a variety of styles, from fantasy to realism. Whatever clients are interested in, the ink artisans understand the importance of producing the perfect piece of permanent art and collaborate with them throughout the process. To ensure clients are completely satisfied, Ink Fiend's crew keeps the studio immaculately clean, using only sanitized instruments and safe procedures.