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.
The doctors and aestheticians of Artisan Cosmetic Surgery empower clients to overcome their fears and pursue aesthetic goals. Having earned board certifications in surgery and plastic surgery, Dr. Manish Gupta and Dr. Raj Gupta deliver complex aesthetic modifications. They can alter the size, position, or shape of breasts, diminish excess fat, or sculpt facial features. As an alternative to surgery, certified aestheticians perform anti-aging procedures that yield noticeable results with little to no downtime. They tackle wrinkles with a suite of treatments that cater to different needs. Dermal fillers immobilize wrinkles for months at a time, and chemical peels gradually diminish wrinkles by sloughing away the skin's outermost layer, also known as its overcoat. Artisan Cosmetic Surgery has four locations?two in Ohio and two in Michigan.
At Miller Vein, a team of board-certified vein specialists wields advanced technology to treat unsightly facial veins found on the nose, cheeks, forehead, and neck. The Veinwave treatment employs heat to exterminate unwanted facial veins and unseasonably stubborn rosacea blooms. An ultra-fine insulated needle broadcasts harnessed radio-frequency energy into the affected blood vessels, causing their walls to stick together and essentially erasing the dilated veins until the face is smoother and more brilliant than Einstein playing the jazz trombone. Individual sessions last roughly 30 minutes, and follow-up treatments are often necessary to suppress future intravenous uprisings.
Although Cleopatra Hair and Skin Center was named after the last pharaoh of Ancient Egypt, the technology it uses is anything but ancient. The center's technicians accomplish an array of beauty-boosting effects using their Awaken low-level laser. When used for hair regrowth, the laser's warmth opens pores on the scalp and proves that clients aren't wax statues masquerading as humans. After gently penetrating skin, the light stimulates cell growth and boosts circulation, which helps manes grow back thicker and fuller. In an almost identical process, the laser can also improve cell health and repair tissues to rejuvenate skin. Facial treatments powered by the Awaken low-level laser can help erase fine lines and spur collagen production, leaving skin firm and smooth.
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.