Dr. Thomas McFadden may not be an artist, but he makes the human body his canvas. After studying under three of the world’s most experience cosmetic surgeons, Dr. McFadden stepped into his own practice where he spends time getting to know his patients and understanding their aesthetic desires so that their surgeries result in the looks they’ve envisioned. A staff of anesthesia personnel and registered nurses work alongside Dr. McFadden, aiding him in his state-of-the-art surgery center and in performing less invasive treatments, such as facials, hair removal, and dermal fillers, which reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles.
Armed with skills honed during his residency at Yale, Dr. Michael Traurig, a board-certified phlebologist, treats varicose and spider veins as well as restless-leg syndrome at Vein Centers for Excellence of Greenville. Lasers allow him to quickly collapse veins and slice carrots, and sclerotherapy injections allow him to target varicose veins without any anesthesia or sedation.
Overseen by Dr. Rajesh Kedar, the skin specialists at Metrolina Medical Spa help diminish the appearance of common skin imperfections. They shoo away scene-stealing blood vessels through sclerotherapy, fill in unwanted lines with Botox, refresh facial glow with microdermabrasion, and terrify Rapunzel impersonators with laser hair reduction. No matter the service, the team makes the health of each client's unique skin the top priority.
Southeast Cosmetic Rejuvenation Group team of beauticians pampers clients with hair, nail, spa, and massage services. Inside the salon, stylists revamp strands into artful looks and dispense advice on how to add flare to one's hair with accenting highlights or thought bubbles. The resident skin experts lend similar attention to the body, exfoliating faces with customized formulas and slimming waistlines with invigorating body wraps.
At Indian Land MedSpa, board-certified physicians Dr. Amit Shah, Dr. Nimish Patel, and Dr. Shephali Patel, along with a licensed aesthetician, brighten customers' complexions with a variety of minimally invasive procedures. They inject troublesome areas with FDA-approved Botox and Juvéderm, which combat signs of old age more effectively than hiding behind an oversize lollipop. They also perform customized facials, microdermabrasions, and chemical peels to help reduce common issues such as fine lines, acne, and uneven skin tone. The medspa is managed by Palmetto Medical Group.
Board-certified surgeon Dr. Bruce Marko has a light touch for body sculpting and facial rejuvenation at Enhanced Images Medical, eschewing the "no pain, no gain" beauty philosophy. Dedicated to minimally invasive procedures, he has continually sought out new, gentle technology since he completed his surgical residency at the Orlando Regional Medical Center and saw the wrinkles Linda Hamilton developed while screaming in The Terminator. His specialty in microscopic hair transplantation represents both his technical precision—he painstakingly duplicates the original growth pattern with new follicles—and his interest in creating a natural look with small adjustments. He also takes his time with patients, who develop a safe, effective route toward their ideal look during free 20-minute conferences.
Although Dr. Marko can lift slack cheeks with a few deft incisions, he maintains a collection of five cosmetic injections to smooth facial creases with little more than a pinprick. Erchonia and Cynosure lasers help patients to sidestep weight-loss surgery and skin-rejuvenation techniques that abrade cheeks through exposure to Fran Drescher's laugh, and the lasers can also rout toenail fungus and unwanted hair.