At FPA Cosmetic Med Spa, Jay A. Pickett, MD, and his staff of medical assistants not only treat patients with wellness services such as immunizations and mammograms, but also perform cosmetic procedures with the same level of care. Facials with SkinCeuticals pharmaceutical-grade products improve complexions, and the Palomar StarLux 500 laser system resurfaces skin, imparting a youthful look without asking the client to swallow a night light. Tinting services give lashes a dark, lush appearance, and lash extensions elongate the flirtatious fringes. Sclerotherapy treatments target spider veins, leaving legs clear and smooth.
Since 1990, So Natural Permanent Cosmetics has been embellishing eyebrows, lips, and peepers with permanent makeup, thickening eye fringe with Xtreme lash extensions, and misting on airbrush makeup. The salon’s certified permanent-cosmetics professionals amplify lids with indelible eyeliner, ruby-ify lips, and restore brows that have vanished after years of tweezing or hair-singeing experiments with baking soda and vinegar. The expertly applied enhancements, which take about an hour to apply, render lipstick and eyeliner as obsolete as an Esperanto-speaking lamplighter and last for years, with minimal touchups sometimes required after a few years.
At the helm of the Sheen Vein Institute stands board-certified physician Dr. Vidal Sheen, a specialist in non-surgical varicose vanquishing. Affected hipsticks first undergo an initial consultation and mapping, where the dermal doc will evaluate the patient's medical history in order to cater treatments to each individual case. Dr. Sheen then coaxes arachnoid veins from their not-so-secret hiding spots using sclerotherapy—an FDA-approved treatment that breaks up offending veins using a safe, injectable solution and a sensitive yet firm text message. Visually or ultrasonically guided, the liquid or foam injections are virtually pain-free and patients suffer no downtime, allowing lives to resume and workplace kick-line competitions to commence as planned. The office’s protocol suggests patients receive three check-ups within the first year of the injections, making certain gams stay glamorous and healthy for as long as possible.
Certified laser technicians and aestheticians wield wands of intense pulsed light at Estetical Laser Hair Removal, removing unwanted patches of hair, regrettable tattoos, and stubborn acne. They also treat faces with hydroxy-acid peels, which work to diminish fine lines, sun spots, and freckles caused by too much time in the moonlight.
Hair-removing lasers and dermal fillers populate the list of cosmetic services offered at Clayton Med Spa. The center's skilled technicians and aestheticians bid dullness adieu with diamond-tipped microdermabrasion wands, skin-rejuvenating photofacials, and other treatments that target the face and body. Those hoping to correct sagging skin sans surgery can receive noninvasive skin-tightening treatments, which use infrared light, magnetic pulses, and bipolar radio frequencies to stimulate collagen production. Injectables such as Botox, Juvéderm, and Restylane help fill in fine lines caused by aging or falling asleep atop a subway grate.
Tower Optical is the stylish spawn of St. Louis's longest-running ophthalmologic practice, Clinical Ophthalmology. The eye-shield shrine is the retail section of Clinical and home to a horde of designer brands, including Vera Wang ($250+), Brooks Bros. ($150+), Coach ($250+), and J. Lo's own line of optical orb protectors ($165+). Break down the brightness while becoming the envy of neo-hipster friends with a pair of authentic Rayban wayfarers. If you're feeling self-conscious about your eyes' square-shaped irises, invest in a pair of mirrored eyewear, which strategically deflect the evil eye from frenemies while allowing true friends to check their teeth.