With 10 years of experience under their belt, the board-certified aestheticians at Aesthetic Art focus on three kinds of advanced beauty services: vein therapy, hair removal, and facial skincare. Their Cutera Excel lasers noninvasively tackle unsightly veins, from superficial facial anomalies to buried blue leg veins, and laser hair removal sidesteps the more painful follicular deactivation of waxing, shaving, or sandpapering. Aesthetic Art extends its forward-thinking approach to facial treatments, including microdermabrasion and specially formulated peels.
Patients who visit Dr. William Massey at Elise Laser & Medical Spa know one thing: they won't be in for a long recovery period after undergoing one of his cosmetic procedures. That's because the doctor sticks to treatments that require minimal—if any—downtime, from photofacials and Botox to chemical peels and Aluma skin renewal. A particular attraction is fractional-laser skin resurfacing, a treatment that makes the skin seem firmer and decreases wrinkles after just 10–20 minutes.
Go gunning for insurgent hair in your choice of the following locations: chin and lip, sideburns, underarms, bikini line, both sides of the neck, lower arms, or shoulders. A one-time $85 fee will grant you an upgrade for lower-leg treatments. Troy Laser Center's hair treatments are the last and best line of defense against the constant threat of delinquent follicles drunk on store-brand shampoo and hate. The center uses the intimidatingly named CoolGlide long-pulse Nd:YAG 1064 nm laser, featuring a longer wave of light, large spot size, and built-in copper cooling tip, which simultaneously lessens damage to the surrounding skin while providing a deeper penetration for more effective hair removal. The CoolGlide excels at treating both light- and dark-colored skin, including a-spectrum tones created in the Hulk Hogan Uber-Tan Chamber.
Though true perfection is unattainable, the technicians at Beauty Kingdom take pride in helping clients get as close as possible to their aesthetic ideal. Staffers target unwanted hair with the LightSheer Duet, a vacuum-assisted laser system whose capability to treat large body areas, shortens the duration of hair-removal treatments. Aestheticians tend to complexions during facials that target dead skin, blackheads, and acne, and permanent-makeup artists line lips and fill eyebrows with a variety of colors that won?t smear, smudge, or melt in the spring.
Sterling Laser Clinic is located inside of Town Pediatric, where Dr. Besma Mikhail provides medical care for young patients and aesthetic upgrades for adults. Inside of a private treatment room, technicians use the Cheveux laser machine to render skin smooth and hairless. The nonsurgical procedure can be applied to most parts of the body, such as the face, stomach, bikini area, legs, and arms.
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.