Cultivating his bedside manner during a career as a board-certified anesthesiologist, Dr. Michael Carter swiftly switched over to the med spa world where he now happily serves as the medical director of Atlanta Medical Spa, overseeing traditional spa treatments and transforming patients with cosmetic procedures. Though not a certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Carter has spent many hours training in the cosmetic field, completing intensive course work and honing the ability to identify celebrities from only their pores. The doctor can safely and effectively treat patients with advanced cosmetic treatments, including laser hair removal and fat-reducing Tumescent bodysculpture. In addition to performing procedures, Dr. Carter also shepherds a team of skilled aestheticians and laser technicians who perform more traditional beauty treatments, from nourishing facials and European body wraps to dermal fillers and permanent makeup.
At Natural Wellness, it's perfectly acceptable to spend an entire conversation discussing nothing but the human colon. That's because, according to their expert team, this final stage of the digestive system can be responsible for numerous health matters. During consultations, their staff will tell patients that a clogged colon may lead to constipation, hemorrhoids, and other problems across the body.
They address these issues through the process of colon hydrotherapy, the center's primary focus. The team sends purified water into the colon—often aided by a light abdominal massage—to clear out toxins and gas. They purify other areas of the body as well, seeping toxins from feet with ionic footbaths and sweating them out with an infrared sauna.
Mari-D Glass of Salon Life Spa began to realize her talent for hairstyling as a teenager, when friends and neighbors would flock to her door seeking a new look. The burgeoning demand for her services inspired her supportive parents to invest in a styling station, hooded dryer, and other salon tools to fuel her creative fire. Twenty-one years later, Glass stays on top of industry trends with regular educational classes, learning the latest techniques for cutting, coloring, and relaxing hair.
Glass also believes in the restorative power of touch, which inspired her to extend her gift for enhancing outward beauty to help fortify inner harmony. She has earned certifications in both holistic healing and massage therapy, banishing muscle aches and energy-draining stress using seven different modalities. Glass enhances gentle Swedish strokes or Thai stretches with essential oils and warmed river stones. :m]]
Dr. James Freemont's credentials speak to his ability to synthesize Eastern and Western medicine. After graduating from the Emory University School of Medicine, he decided to augment his specialties in gynecology and obstetrics by learning acupuncture. He took up studies at the Helms Medical Institute's Medical Acupuncture for Physicians course, a program administered through UCLA. These days, Dr. Freemont applies his medical training toward gynecology and infertility services, and he performs acupuncture treatments that bust back pain, head off headaches, and pop pool ring buoys that clients can't remove without ruining their makeup.
The Spa at Stonecrest integrates state-of-the-art medical spa services with conventional and alternative treatments for a holistic approach to body-and-mind wellness. A 60-minute Swedish massage assuages the wintry discontent of tense muscles and minds, utilizing long strokes, soft-tissue manipulation, and light-to-medium pressure to open the circulatory passages ($75). Spa-goers who opt for the blueberry smoothie facial are in for 50 minutes of sweet-smelling aesthetic and synesthetic rejuvenation thanks to the sacrifice of nature's most soulful fruit ($75). A refreshing scrub with active blueberry extracts and a light chemical peel exfoliate the skin, restoring a youthful glow to sun-damaged, dull, or acne-plagued skin. Both options include a spa mani-pedi ($55) in which Stonecrest's talented technicians shape and polish nails, care for cuticles, and massage hands, feet, and lower legs. The pedicure portion also includes a moisturizing foot soak, callous treatment, and an exfoliation and confidence-boosting pep talk for the feet and lower legs.
Earning accolades from the likes of Jezebel, Flirt & Flutter Beauty Boutique simplifies beauty routines with treatments that have long-lasting results. Eyelash extensions take the place of mascara to create fuller lashes that flutter for up to eight weeks. With HD brows services, technicians use a combination of waxing, threading and tweezing techniques to shape brows before darkening them with a henna formula that lasts up to six weeks. In the nail salon, Perfect Match gel polish blends the long-lasting finish of a gel with the speedy application of a polish. These time-saving beauty services can be consolidated with Bedicures?in which clients rest atop a plush massage bed while receiving a manicure and pedicure in tandem with their choice of facial service.
Flirt & Flutter Lash Loft also tends to the health of eyes inside the Lash & Brow Hospital, where a certified lashologist removes eyelash extensions, performs lash and brow treatments for cancer patients and helps eyes recover from misdirected wet willies.