Skinsations Health & Wellness Medical Spa owner and licensed aesthetician Michelle Merrix-Gowens has assembled a team of experts to provide advanced anti-aging and wellness services. She performs organic microdermabrasions and seven types of facials with a botanical skincare line whose ingredients nourish skin and enhance the face's ability to yodel. Physicians administer wrinkle-diminishing Botox injections, a massage therapist performs hot-stone treatments or reflexology sessions, and certified thermographer and two-time breast-cancer survivor Jeanne Wilson aims to detect early signs of disease with a digital infrared thermal imaging technique.
Lefty Dentistry fosters a relaxing, trustworthy relationship with its patients by offering dental services and products that refuse to fall short of American Dental Association, Ohio Dental Association, and Medina County Dental Society standards. After completing a comprehensive examination to determine if the Zoom! treatment ($600) is appropriate, a skilled technician will apply hydrogen-peroxide whitening gel and a strong beam of light to teeth, which amicably divorces teeth from deadbeat stains and discoloration. For $45, Groupon customers may also get a take-home touch-up kit (a $400 value), with two whitening trays to maintain their smile's newfound glow. If not eligible for a Zoom! treatment, patients may instead apply today's Groupon to a comprehensive exam and necessary x-rays (a $225 value).
Voted No. 1 in 2012 by the readers of the Akron Beacon Journal, Novus Clinic was born 20 years prior from board-certified ophthalmologist Todd L. Beyer and optometrist Jerry Sude’s vision for a one-stop eye-care facility. To bring this idea to fruition, they first recruited a neuro-ophthalmologist and a second optometrist to their team and eventually constructed a 3,800-square-foot surgery center in 1998. The state-of-the-art center was built in response to the voices they heard asking for laser vision-correction procedures such as LASIK and cosmetic treatments. Dr. Beyer, also a certified oculofacial plastic surgeon, began performing face-lifts along with noninvasive skin treatments after he found himself fielding queries from more and more patients about dermal fillers, peels, and laser hair removal.
With the expanding list of offered services, the clinic shed its original title, System Optics, and was reknighted Novus Clinic in 2003. The word novus, which translates to “fresh and exciting” in Latin, more accurately encompasses the clinic’s multifaceted approach to ocular and anti-aging treatments. The doctors never forget the primordial soup from which they sprang, though, and still conduct eye exams and keep a venerable inventory of designer frames.
Regaled as top doc by readers of the Medina County Gazette in 2009, Dr. Naples boasts expertise earned over a quarter of a century of beam-based experience. Highly qualified nurses perform laser hair-removal procedures with the gentle CoolGlide laser that necessitates no pain medication, though some patients may prefer a topical anesthetic for sensitive areas, like one's poetry-writing arm. Though each client's fuzz is different, optimal results generally require three to five sessions. Patients may resume their daily routines immediately following treatment, and side effects may include slight redness and being fired from the comb-testing laboratory.
During his three decades of dental experience, which included a six-year stint as a general dental officer for the United States Air Force, Dr. John N. Santin has seen a lot of smiles. And from both of his Akron Area Oral, Maxillofacial & Facial Cosmetic Surgery Center offices, Dr. Santin continues to gaze at pearly whites, keeping teeth healthy and bright with surgical and cosmetic dentistry services including corrective jaw surgery, wisdom-teeth extractions, and bone grafting. But teeth aren’t the only thing on Dr. Santin’s mind. He also provides his patients with a range of cosmetic treatments, from rhinoplasty and facial implants to Botox injections and chemical peels. The offices even come equipped with advanced ActiveFX and DeepFX fractional lasers, which are designed to blast away layers of sun damage, dead skin cells, and temporary tattoos that seeped down into the dermal layer.
At Legacy Plastic Surgeons, Drs. James Lehman and M. Devi Prasad Tantri combine more than half a century of medical and cosmetic experience. With more than 70 published articles under his belt, Dr. James Lehman is well versed in all areas of cosmetic plastic surgery, specializing in breast reduction, breast implants, and abdominoplasty. His counterpart, Dr. M. Devi Prasad Tantri, boasts more than 25 years of medical experience, and demonstrates special proficiency in hand surgery, breast reduction, and the removal of cancers from the head and neck.
Together, the doctors lead a team of skilled clinicians—many of whom have served with the doctors for more than 10 years—who revamp and beautify faces with noninvasive techniques such as microdermabrasion, facial peels, and Botox injections. Before administering any procedures or treatments, doctors consult with patients to understand their subjects' expectations and tolerance for witty knock-knock jokes.
Indian Summer Tan & Retreat keeps bodies beautifully bronzed with traditional bulb and spray-on tanning services. The 15-minute airbrush tans use an FDA-approved sugar spray to darken skin with two coats, leaving bodies sporting a sun-kissed glow without the possibility of burns or the risk of sentient tanning booths falling in love with customers' glistening calves. The center's airbrush technology keeps technicians in control of the tanning process, ensuring even color that matches natural tan lines with delicate finesse. Airbrushed tans usually last for three to seven days, allowing skin tone to effortlessly transition between beach-worthy tans and pallor sufficient to infiltrate circles of Victorian aristocrats.