Tacoma Laser Clinic tackles blemishes with advanced technology and aesthetic know-how. Its staff is trained in laser systems and dermal fillers, which could help clients look young enough to get carded even when they're buying a rum cake with "Happy 30th Birthday to Me!" written in icing. Their treatments include laser hair removal, Botox, and myriad skincare treatments for everything from lack of elasticity to discoloration. Tacoma Laser also offers tattoo removal should clients want to remove inked designs they now regret, such as the one on their shoulder that reads, "Happy 30th Birthday to Me!"
Nurse practitioner Olga Voloshina and her team of aestheticians divide their services into three categories, though all three serve the same purpose: to enhance the appearance of skin. The medical-grade facial services do so traditionally, with the help of cleansers, moisturizers, and exfoliation in the form of peels and microdermabrasion that are individually customized for each client. The laser and light treatments help clear up conditions such as rosacea, acne, and sun damage. They also administer injectables such as Botox and Juverderm to smooth out wrinkles on the skin's surface. Of course, before beginning any procedure, a staff member consults with each client to devise the proper treatment plan for the client's skin woes.
With 25 years of professional practice, board-certified nurse practitioner Margaret L. Larson leads the team Larson Medical Aesthetics in performing cosmetic procedures in a medically sound environment. Margaret and the rest of the licensed staff smooth away wrinkles with injections of Botox and Juv?derm and improve epidermal appearances with devices developed by Alma Lasers. Patients can also visit the center for laser hair reduction, skin rejuvenation, skin-tightening and resurfacing treatments, or metabolic detox programs, which promote health more effectively than eating an apple one day or adding bits of a Men's Health magazine to a protein smoothie.
Christian Hunt is no stranger to expediting the healing process. She got her start in 1994 as a licensed massage therapist and made the leap to acupuncture in 2001. After a life spent sun-bathing, skiing, and hugging nuclear reactors, the jill-of-all-trades wanted to find creative ways to undo the effects of sun- and wind-damage while, as she says, “sticking it to aging.” At The Needlery, the certified skin revisionist turns her attention to that task with a trio of natural age-combatting procedures: tattoo removal, needlederm abrasion, and dermal rolling.
To oust unwanted ink, Christian uses the Tattoo Vanish system. Unlike other methods that rely on dangerous acids or limb replacements, her system employs a contraption similar to a tattoo machine to remove layers of skin until ink can be removed with cleaning solution. For fine lines and wrinkles, she trots out needlederm abrasion and dermal rolling. The former uses a machine similar to the Tattoo Vanish mechanism to administer tiny pinpricks into lines and scars, leaving room for the body to naturally replenish collagen and elastin. A small handheld wheel covered in hundreds of tiny needles, dermal rollers likewise stimulate elastin and collagen. After each procedure, Christian sits down with clients to go over thorough home-care instructions and discuss several follow-up options.
Much of what Serenity Rejuvenation Center does rests on the shoulders of its medical director, Dr. Stephen O'Connell. As a physician, his knack for physical medicine and rehabilitation ultimately earned him a diplomate status on the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. However, upon reaching another of his field's peaks, Dr. O'Connell decided to branch out into the field of aesthetic medicine. Today, he oversees skincare services such as Botox and Juvederm, along with Cool Sculpting, laser hair removal, weight loss services such as the hCG diet, and wellness services such as vitamin B injections, which inject the bloodstream with a shot of bees.
The team of spa and medical professionals at Aura Laser Skin Care dispenses FDA-approved treatments whenever possible. When fine-tuning the appearance of men and women through laser hair removal, SmartLipo, laser skin resurfacing, or chemical peels, only treatments given the official thumbs-up are used on clients. For newer procedures, the staff relies on advanced systems to soften skin, slim shapes, or eradicate troublesome moons orbiting newly glowing complexions.