While most of his peers were concentrating on their senior year of high school, 17-year-old Steven Bengelsdorf kept an eye toward the future and accepted a spot in Boston University’s prestigious six-year medical program. Fifteen years later, the gifted youth has transformed into an experienced physician who oversees a staff of nurses and medical aestheticians at The Franklin Center for Skin & Laser Surgery.
Dr. Bengelsdorf and his staff believe that minimally invasive treatments—chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and light-based therapy, to name a few—can rejuvenate the face just as effectively as surgical procedures and bobbing for live electrical wires. Personal consultations and examinations typify the individual approach they take to each treatment, and Dr. Bengelsdorf’s dedication to innovation has resulted in the facility’s penchant for technologically advanced solutions.
With an uncanny knack for inking realistic portraiture, the epidermal artists at Artistic Creations Tattoo etch custom images across skin canvases in vegan-friendly organic ink. Shop artists excel in intricate renditions of favorite movie stars or favorite movie explosions. Small black and white designs, such as a pair of folded hands, start around $100, and large, detailed work, such as a portrait of Elvis or a compilation of all the listings in the telephone book, starts around $250. Clients can also adorn limbs with a black and white tattoo splashed with an infusion of color starting at around $150. During the tattooing process, clients can bring along a friend or iPod to keep them company, and detailed aftercare instructions promote speedy healing. Artistic Creations Tattoo often support their community by contributing to local charities.
More than a decade ago, Dawn M. Sears, LME, opened medical skincare and aesthetic laser center Skinsation, where a licensed physician oversees nonsurgical beauty procedures. In the hands of technicians, GentleMax and Vbeam Candela laser systems remove pesky stubble and unflattering vascular lesions. Alternatively, permanent makeup can simplify morning routines, rendering beauty basics such as eyeliner, lip liner, eyebrow filler, and war paint obsolete by imbuing the skin’s dermal layer with natural pigments. Five injectables, such as Botox and Restylane, smooth client’s brows with minimal downtime, and trained technicians coat physiques in sunless Airtan liquid, whose bronzing effects last 7–10 days. Clients can refer to the website for a complete list of services.
Dr. Beautiful's board-certified physician, Dr. Stephanie Gafford, embraces both the latest in aesthetic medicine and powerful natural approaches to beauty. She uses technology, such as ablative and nonablative Fraxel lasers, Liposonix ultrasonic energy, and Thermage radio frequency, to custom craft treatment plans that slim waists and fade wrinkles, acne, and skin discoloration. Dr. Gafford also beautifies clients with skincare products such as skin-lightening Obagi-C Rx serum, Jane Iredale mineral makeup, and Oxygenetix breathable foundation, whose formula acts as a second skin to cover up scars and marks resulting from nuzzling pet porcupines.
Dynamic Medical Centers houses a medical doctor to oversee a team of physicians and nurses to address problems associated with weight loss and food sensitivity. Using the Cutera GenesisPlus laser to eliminate toenail fungus, fully-trained nurse practitioners, who are the primary treatment providers, use light technology to accommodate to fungal problems. Practitioners are also available to combat excess inches by constructing diet and exercise plans supplemented by natural and prescriptive therapies that act as appetite suppressants. One-on-one counseling helps provide encouragement and uncover the root cause of ailments, which often stem from lifestyle habits, negative reactions to particular foods, or rigorous training regimens for the dumpster-diving portion of the decathlon.
Seven Embassy Dental hubs chase a single mission: to enhance smiles safely using state-of-the-art technology. The accomplished dentists that staff each office preach preventive health care and regular hygiene as a way to stave off more serious issues, although Embassy does employ an oral surgeon, endodontist, and orthodontist just in case. All procedures follow safety guidelines as outlined by the American Dental Association, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and articulate fire extinguishers that sit in the corner of each office. The dentists can further highlight healthy smiles by treating teeth with the Zoom whitening method, which brightens them an average of eight shades in 45 minutes.