SmartLipo Laser and Cosmetic Center's aims to expunge the signs of aging on weatherworn head façades with skin burnishing facials and state-of-the-art CO2 laser resurfacing, a treatment that WebMD describes as an “anti-aging breakthrough.” To kick things off, one of these gurus treats faces to a 15-minute microdermabrasion, a surface-sprucer that removes the outer layer of the epidermis with a controlled stream of exfoliating crystals from a jet nozzle. In addition to sloughing away dead cells, this treatment unearths a fresher skin stratum and lessens the appearance of fleshy flaws, including blemishes, fine lines, and sun damage. After expunging pore pollutants and burrowing face gophers, guests then move on to the 45-minute CO2 laser resurfacing treatment. These seasoned staffers gently sweep frontispieces with high-frequency beams of light, removing old skin and spurring collagen into production mode to help tighten epidermises and diminish deep wrinkles caused by sun exposure, aging, and James Cagney impersonations. Although topical anesthesia cream is applied before the procedure, most clients report minimal discomfort. Postlaser redness or puffiness typically vanishes like loose pocket change within a few days, with results lasting for up to several years.
At Godiva Laser, a medical staff directed by Dr. Stephen England takes time for a complimentary consultation with each patient, answering questions and explaining all aspects of each aesthetically enhancing treatment. Injections of FDA-approved Botox smooth crow's-feet, creased foreheads, and six-packs developing between the brows. High-quality dermal fillers, synthesized in the United States, restore sleek skin and youthful fullness to faces, and laser hair-reduction treatments for both men and women zap follicles until they retire from the business of hair growing.
A lifelong Cincinnatian, Dr. Chris Balsly has no shame mentioning that "the Bengals make him cry every Sunday." To balance this out, Dr. Balsly has devoted his life to making others' smiles brighter at his private practice, Trailside Dental Care. There, he and his staff perform services that range from routine cleanings and teeth-whitening treatments to root canals and removing wisdom teeth before they offer any bad advice.
Dr. James Kerchner, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, and registered nurse Kelly Dorsten have been providing aesthetic upgrades to clients for more than 20 years. They fight wrinkles and plump up lips with Botox injections and dermal fillers. They use a diode-laser system, which treats all skin and most hair types, to remove body hair peeking out of sandals, bathing suits, and chain mail. They also stock products from Rejuve and Vivité to help clients expand their skincare regimens beyond the office doors. For more intensive facial rejuvenation, Dr. Kerchner calls upon 30 years of performing oral surgery to remove wisdom teeth, install dental implants, and perform surgical jaw reconstruction.
Overseen by Dr. Jennifer Cova, the nurses at The Complete Women's Practice apply specialized knowledge of the female body to protect and promote its health. Dr. Cova administers ob-gyn care and surgical services, approaching each patient as an individual, rather than as a number or Scrabble tile. Staff members supplement health care with cosmetic services, including laser treatments for skin rejuvenation or hair removal, facial treatments, and Botox and dermal fillers. Warm, modern treatment rooms in the spa-like office contain 27-inch computer screens that showcase treatment options and educational videos.
Amy Tobias and Cathy Murray, aestheticians and co-owners of Transforming Techniques Salon and Medical Spa, each bring 17 years of beauty-biz experience to their treatment chairs. They and their team lavish complexions with a wide range of skin services, from antibacterial and oxygen facials to slightly more intensive chemical peels and wrinkle-fighting injections. Stylists tend to men's, women's, and kids' locks, keeping ends fresh and hairdos manageable, and techs groom both natural and artificial nails. Massage therapists knead stress from tense muscles, and depilation experts use wax to whisk unwanted body hair away from faces, legs, and plates of nachos.