Fountain Laser's skilled professionals help visitors achieve stubble-less skin by zapping hair follicles during laser hair-removal treatments. An efficient and precise computer scanner moves the two-headed laser across targeted zones, incinerating unwanted hairs and alien spies disguised as unwanted hairs while simultaneously diminishing discomfort with a sapphire contact-chill plate. An in-office or over-the-phone consultation before treatment allows the staff to answer any client questions about the procedure, as well as tailor each treatment to individual needs.
In a house on tree-lined historic Union Street, board-certified vein specialist Dr. Fort eliminates unwanted spider and varicose veins by using an array of noninvasive techniques, such as traditional and foam sclerotherapy, laser therapy, and minimally invasive surgical solutions. Esthetic Laser Centre's medical esthetician, Amy Perka, focuses attention on faces, using different types of lasers to reduce hyperpigmentation and tone complexions, along with chemical peels and dermaplaning. The lasers are also used to banish unwanted hair.
Ceres Anastas is an artist with a new medium: the laser. For more than 20 years, she created art in the traditional sense, assembling mosaics and painting pieces that still hang in collections across the United States and in Europe. In 2010, she discovered in aesthetics another passion, this time beautifying bodies instead of blank canvases. After graduating from the National Laser Institute, she opened her clinic, where she depilates both men and women. She relies on the ClearScan laser, whose computer-guided handpiece covers areas evenly. In addition, its integrated cooling system makes the pulsating beams of light feel more comfortable on the skin. The procedure—whether it covers a small area such as the chin or a larger area, such as the dorsal fin—incurs no downtime. And, since each patient’s skin and hair type is different, Anastas determines the number of treatments needed on an individual basis.
Dr. William Anyaegbunam and his staff strive to help clients boost their confidence with laser body-sculpting treatments. Using SmartLipo and other laser-assisted body-contouring techniques, the doctor helps clients eliminate unwanted weight. His lasers are apt at removing hair, spider veins, and fat cells, and he eliminates fine lines and wrinkles with dermal fillers such as Botox, Juvéderm, and Restylane.
While many laser-hair-removal spas carry only one laser system, Albany Laser Spa keeps an arsenal. When consulting with a new client, the spa's technicians will evaluate skin and hair type to determine which of the FDA-approved systems will best suit him or her. Also, the staff is LaserFast certified to use the proprietary system that ameliorates the laser's sting with a pulse of cool air, so the technician doesn't have to blow on it.
Inside her independently owned salon at the Delmar Wellness Center, Tara Tucker tends to skin using experience gleaned from the Austin School of Spa Technology and advanced ongoing-training workshops. A lifelong love for helping others look and feel their best drives Tara as she works to combat premature aging or hyperpigmentation with facials that feature products from Paris-based companies G.M. Collin and Bio Jouvance. Galvanic microcurrent therapy sends pulses deep into pores to jump-start collagen production and reset the body's internal digital clock, and chemical peels harness the power of glycolic, lactic, or salicylic acid to speed exfoliation of sun damage, fine lines, or acne. Above and below the neck, Tara also helps keep skin looking smooth with waxing services, and offers special-occasion makeup services to prep mugs for a night on the town.