AJ’s Spa Millennium has more than its extensive menu of services to thank for being named one of Fox 8's top 20 Cleveland-area day spas in 2010. The all-purpose salon and spa earned that distinction due in large part to its dedicated team of beauticians. Though they wield their scissors, brushes, and facial scrubs as effectively as anyone, the beauticians share an even more important skill: they know how to strike a perfect balance between their own input and their clients’ individual preferences.
Skilled stylists utilize relaxers and Nioxin hair-strengthening treatments to reinvent 'dos, and aestheticians keep waxing treatments thankfully brief—full Brazilians clock in at an average of only 15 minutes. But they take their time administering 1 of 15 facials, allowing clients to relax under specialty masks infused with seaweed and nourishing minerals. The spa's new collection of aromatherapy scents—which includes champagne and rose, wild honey, and grandpa—soothes the senses during massages, scrubs, and mani-pedis.
Board certified in plastic surgery and otolaryngology (head-and-neck surgery), Dr. Steven Goldman of Beachwood and Westlake Plastic Surgery artfully reshapes bodies and wards off the signs of aging. He tucks tummies and enhances bust lines in his clinic's in-office operating suite, while the registered nurses, medical assistants, and medical aestheticians on his team tend to less invasive procedures such as beauty injections, noninvasive CoolSculpting, and laser treatments. The clinic's med spa offerings include customized facials and pharmaceutical peels, in addition to lash extensions, body waxing, and surfboard waxing.
Hard work does not scare Dr. Robert Rossio. He is not only a board-certified plastic surgeon and the medical director of Cosmetic Rejuvenation Center, but a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force. Dr. Rossio's discipline fuels everyone on staff at Cosmetic Rejuvenation Center, giving the team the laser focus needed to help clients achieve their aesthetic goals with advanced cosmetic procedures. The team's repertoire includes specialties in tattoo removal with a RevLite EO Q-switched Nd:YAG laser, IPL treatments, and dermal-filler injections. Dr. Rossi also oversees his skilled aestheticians as they ameliorate client's skincare woes with exfoliating SkinMedica and ResultsRx chemical peels, crystal microdermabrasion, and skin-loving reflective wallpaper.
Captained by board-certified Dr. Jason E. Leedy, the Cleveland Plastic Surgery Institute provides aesthetic services that utilize the latest cosmetic technologies. After a free consultation to determine the correct dosage for individual skin and wrinkle types, 20 units of Botox will smooth finicky fine lines and wrinkles. Botox employs a nonsurgical skin-tightening formula and soft jazz to relax subskin muscles, smoothing out the crags and fissures of mature geological structures. Twenty units sufficiently treat either the area between the eyebrows, the areas near the eye, or forehead. Botox begins working two–three days after treatment, and results last around three months.
Womankind empowers underserved expectant mothers with the services necessary for a healthy pregnancy, such as pregnancy testing, prenatal care, professional counseling, and childbirth classes. More than 1,700 women each year find support in Womankind's services, all provided at no cost and administered by Womankind's staff and volunteers, including physicians, nurses, certified nurse-practitioners, and a licensed independent social worker. The organization welcomes all women in need of pregnancy support, including those facing financial difficulty or a lack of health insurance. In 2011, Womankind provided comprehensive prenatal care at no cost to 384 pregnant clients during the first 28 weeks of pregnancy who lacked insurance or financial support.
Specializing in spinal decompression, Dr. Allen Hoover and the team at Solon Spine & Wellness Center strive to relieve their clients' chronic back and nerve pain with a noninvasive, technological approach. The FDA-approved method helps increase blood flow to problem areas, coaxing the body to work to heal itself. It is designed to alleviate such maladies as sciatica, herniated discs, and degenerative disc disease.