LaVida Massage's comfortable atmosphere and experienced therapists invite males and females of all ages to unwind and improve their emotional and physical well-being during a one-hour massage session. The deep-tissue massage accesses the deepest layers of soft tissue and targets specific muscle groups to drain wells of pain and soreness. Light- to medium-pressure strokes soothe sore muscles during Swedish massages, and prenatal-massage maneuvers gently alleviate the discomfort and stork muscles associated with pregnancy. This LaVida Massage location houses 16 elegantly appointed private treatment rooms and roughly 25 highly certified staff members. Locales stay open seven days a week and offer flexible, extended hours so that clients can squeeze some relaxation into hectic electric-shoveling schedules.
Dr. Ayoub Sayeg reshapes his clients' faces and bodies with plastic surgery techniques he had been honing since completing his plastic surgery residency at Wayne State in 2000. Over the past decade or so, he has published a number of articles on plastic surgery and has become a member of many professional organizations including the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. He draws upon this experience to enhance bosoms, minimize tummies, and shorten noses of lying puppets and real live humans at Sayeg Plastic Surgery Center.
Dr. Michael Margolis, a board-certified physician, oversees each treatment at Erase The Ink M.D. To start, a trained technician applies topical Lidocaine to numb the area. Next, the technician aims a RevLite Q-switched laser at the offending ink. While the laser sends intense pulsed light beneath the skin to break up the pigment, which is then released naturally through the body’s immune system, a jet releases cold air on the area to optimize comfort. Not without a sense of humor, the staff donates its services to the patient with the worst tattoo each week.
After earning his bachelor's degree at Cairo University in Egypt, Emad Elmarakby headed to Boston University's College of Health & Rehabilitation to attain his doctorate in physical therapy. After his graduation, the newly appointed Dr. Elmarakby opened Michigan Universal Physical Therapy, a private practice where he could apply his knowledge of anatomy and interest in functional biomechanics to help his patients recover from chronic ailments.Today, the center’s friendly staff continues to tend to sore joints and muscles with rehabilitative services that range from massages to postoperation orthopedics. Aside from these and other healing services, Dr. Elmarakby’s specialty-treatment programs assist patients suffering from ailments such as aching joints, osteoporosis, and bodies that stubbornly refuse to travel except via crabwalk.
As director of CEI’s Laser Vision Center, Dr. Gary A. Varley uses his expertise in laser vision correction to help patients achieve perfect sight. The first step to lens-free visual clarity is a preliminary screening and consultation where customers meet with Dr. Varley to make sure their ocular health and disposition toward laser tag do not hinder their eligibility for LASIK surgery ($4,495 for both eyes). During the procedure, patients will fix their eyes on a red target light as Dr. Varley precisely calibrates corneas for optimal eyesight. After the surgery, which takes only a few minutes to complete and involves minimal discomfort, patients enjoy a speedy recovery, a year of care and checkups, and the ability to clearly see their alarm clock or look their wakeup rooster in the eye.
If anyone can attest to the notion that diamonds are forever, it’s an aesthetician. Thanks to the nonsurgical exfoliating treatment known as microdermabrasion, many of those in the beauty business have gotten a firsthand glimpse at the stones’ power to stop time. A less-intense alternative to the chemical peel, microdermabrasion removes the outermost layers of skin by exfoliating it with diamonds. This stimulates cell regeneration and allows new skin—free of fine lines and blemishes—to rise to the surface.
Due to its quick application and recovery time, the microdermabrasion treatment is sometimes referred to as a “lunchtime peel.” The aesthetician performs the treatment with a handheld applicator, which dispenses diamond chips as it glides across the skin’s surface. An attached vacuum and pump then dispose of the loosened skin cells. As a result, newly generated layers of skin take the place of skin blemished by sun damage, wrinkles, acne, and scars. Though they typically target specific areas of the face, microdermabrasion treatments can also exfoliate skin on the chest, back, and limbs.
Apiderm owner-operator April Predeteanu knows a lot about good skin. The licensed electrologist, cosmetologist, and aesthetician spent more than 10 years working as an assistant to a dermatologist, has 17 years of electrolysis experience, and has practiced laser hair removal for more than 7 years. She brings 26 years total of aesthetic experience to her services. As a result, April knows that skin varies from person to person, which is why she offers complimentary consultations before performing any service.
She gets to know a client's skin before cleansing it during six different types of facials or applying permanent cosmetic makeup. For peskier wrinkles and misspelled temporary tattoos, she coats faces in powerful chemical peels, which use acids to exfoliate dead skin cells. She also utilizes advanced LightSheer diode laser as well as EpiLaser technology, an FDA-approved treatment that helps to remove unwanted body hair.