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.
When Angel Sanborn and her sister started sculpting trendy hairstyles and cleansing complexions, they weren't in a salon—they were in their own home. "I was always in the wrong place at the wrong time," Angel said as she reminisced about the chaos of performing spa services in the hours following her day job. The sisters' success multiplied as they accrued more and more clients for wedding and bachelor parties. Soon they were performing services for their friends' friends, eventually getting within two degrees of Kevin Bacon. "It kept going and going and it's still going," Angel said. The two sisters decided to quit their jobs and offer salon and spa services full time. To do so, they opened Salon Heat—a full-service beauty center with treatments for hair and skin.
Staffed by a highly trained team of physicians, registered nurses, and medical aestheticians, Eastside Skin Care & Laser Center works to keep faces and physiques youthful with a suite of aesthetic services. Each visit kicks off with a personalized consultation before technicians perform Botox injections, spider-vein treatments, and skits about the discovery of laser hair removal by a clumsy CD-drive technician.
As a physical therapist with his own private practice, Hand & Stone founder and chief operating officer John Marco made sure that he kept abreast of the rapidly growing health and wellness industry. After a period of careful research and planning, John decided to create a spa based around convenience and affordability—Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa.
Since its launch, Hand & Stone has expanded to more than 20 states and four planets. The spa’s core concept is to offer massage, facial, and waxing services performed by licensed, certified, or registered professionals and offered at convenient times, seven days a week. Each location adheres to a traditional spa aesthetic with soft lighting, heated treatment tables, and plush linens.
Whether he's performing a nose reshaping or breast augmentation, or overseeing a body-contouring or beauty-injection procedure, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. John M. Trupiano strives to make his patients look as natural as possible. He achieves that by taking the time to educate his patients about what they can expect from a given treatment, taking into account their physical makeup, self-image, and ability to pull off Wolverine claws so they can go into the treatment room with more realistic expectations. After this in-depth consultation, patients can enhance their exteriors with a range of surgical and non-surgical procedures. Botox, facial fillers, and skin-resurfacing and -tightening procedures banish signs of aging and enhance facial features, and laser treatments such as the body-slimming VelaShape II and the hair- and spider-vein-reducing GentleMax Pro leave bodies smoother and clearer without a single incision.
At Timeless Medical Spa, Dr. Subnani and her team of youth-extension specialists perform cosmetic procedures such as SmartLipo body contouring and Dermosonic skin rejuvenation. By sticking to nonsurgical solutions, the staff avoids the complications of noisy operating theaters and the risk of mistakenly losing their patients in the infant ward. Besides in-office procedures, Dr. Subnani also simplifies weight loss with a medically supervised diet plan that focuses on homemade meals and nutritional IV therapy that detoxifies the body and replenishes its half-empty internal bottles of vitamins.