For Body Beautiful's team of cosmetic experts, it?s not enough to simply treat patients? skin, veins, or cellulite. The med-spa?s staff is also focused on helping patients understand the issues they?re facing and how they can be treated most effectively, which is why all patients begin their relationship with the spa with a personal consultation. Only then does Body Beautiful draw on its arsenal of high-tech services, including treatments that include diode-laser hair removal, tattoo removal, and fractional skin resurfacing and rejuvenation designed to minimize skin irritation. The team also uses lasers?along with peels, ultrasound facials, microdermabrasion, and other approaches?to combat acne and spider veins, and its laser toenail fungus removal helps prepare feet for warm-weather footwear. To complement its other technological techniques, Body Beautiful also offers body-contouring wraps, which rely on a mixture of radio frequency, infrared light, fillers and Botox, and teeth whitening.
Styles have changed drastically in the last 25 years, but Your Personal Image Inc. owners Jackie Romano and Lea Ann Rattigan have remained tethered to the present even after a quarter-century of salon ownership. Thus, they’re able to approach every client with a vast amount of experience and a fresh eye for current and future trends. Along with their licensed staff of stylists and beauticians, Jackie and Lea Ann offer personal reinvention via cuts, perms, and coloring services that highlight their clients’ most flattering features. Skincare specialists approach complexions with similar finesse; they combat acne, wrinkles, and third nostrils with relaxing and revitalizing facials that utilize the powers of vitamin C and collagen masks. With a veritable buffet of makeover options, Your Personal Image Inc. teems with additional treatments that help clients look beautiful and feel confident, including airbrush tanning, mani-pedis, cosmetics, and electrolysis.
Avanti offers a cornucopia of facial services, including the half-hour medical mini facial, which cleanses, steams, and massages your skull-sheath before applying a therapeutic mask tailored to your skin type. The treatment costs $75 by itself, but only $45 if you combine it with another service such as the microdermabrasion ($125), a skin-freshening technique that gently sandblasts the skin with tiny crystals before sucking up the fallen enemy cells with a vacuum. A few microdermabrasion treatments will help facial skin recover from the sun's savage Pesci-like pummeling—staving off the effects of aging in the process by removing fine lines and unwanted pigmentation.
For the ophthalmologist at NeoVision, checking up on his patients' vision is just the first step. Dr. Lawrence Gipson ?a board-certified physician?also helps by performing surgical procedures intended to improve eyesight. Using state-of-the-art technology such as the computer-guided, blade-free IntraLase system, the doctor offers LASIK treatments that precisely reshape corneas and compensate for the effects of myopia, hyperopia, or astigmatism. The cataract surgeries replace cloudy lenses, and other laser therapies can help treat glaucoma. He also values preventative care, offering examinations that determine prescriptions while checking for the early signs of ailments and counting the stars on the retinas of starry-eyed lovers.
But Dr. Gipson's expertise extends beyond eyes, too. He performs medical-grade aesthetic procedures, including Botox injections and laser hair-reduction treatments.
Backed by a quarter-century?s worth of experience, Tracey and her staff at Pittsburgh Permanent Makeup & Laser Center zap away unwanted ink and make skin appear more youthful with paramedical aesthetic services. For tattoo removal, they utilize laser technology in a process that breaks ink particles into tiny fragments for the body to remove naturally. An expert makeup artist applies permanent makeup to brows, lids, and lips, and a certified collagen induction therapist administers collagen-induction therapy, which can reduce or eliminate the appearance of lines stemming from general aging. Their esthetician helps clients solve common and uncommon skin issues.
Laser technician Anna Hilborn helms Opal Rose, which is located within the McDowell Shops. Here, she aims to resolve problematic skin expediently and safely. Stubborn acne is controlled when met with advanced laser treatments. Lasers also gently remove unwanted body hair while entertaining clients with light shows set to the Eagles.