Dr. Bhanu J. Shah helps men and women to improve their looks with Ageless Spa Medica’s full menu of cosmetic services. Her team of aestheticians rejuvenates skin, removes unruly hair, and sculpts bodies using lasers, injectable fillers, and minimally invasive liposuction. For home skincare regimens, Ageless Spa Medica sells dermatologist-formulated cleansers, exfoliators, anti-aging products, and anti-growing-up serums.
Certified injection specialist and BSN registered nurse Susan McIntosh noticed a pattern: friends and colleagues weren't happy with their cosmetic injection experiences. She set out to discover why, ultimately identifying a lack of expertise and bedside manner as two of the biggest problems, and decided she could do better. For more than 15 years, McIntosh has used her skills to provide medical injections to their patients, along with a helping of personal attention, warmth, and reassurances that needles aren't really that scary. She takes time to ensure patients' comfort with clear explanations of her procedures and responses to all of their questions, an approach that helps Susan tailor the procedures to each patient's needs. Susan also owns a training company that educates other nurses and physicians in injection procedures. All procedures are overseen by Dr. Brian Young, who boasts specialized training in aesthetic procedures.
Beyond refining facial features, Susan also revamps bodies with electro body sculpting. Adhesive electrodes carefully placed on trouble spots help stimulate underused muscles or unwanted fat cells, simulating the benefits of a nine-hour workout in around 90 minutes. When the treatment is over, many patients walk away with stronger muscles, less cellulite, and a detoxified physique.
Staffed by a highly trained team of physicians, registered nurses, and medical aestheticians, Eastside Skin Care & Laser Center works to keep faces and physiques youthful with a suite of aesthetic services. Each visit kicks off with a personalized consultation before technicians perform Botox injections, spider-vein treatments, and skits about the discovery of laser hair removal by a clumsy CD-drive technician.
SVS Optical Center’s founders opened their first shop in Sterling Heights, Michigan, in 1974 to help the community clear up its vision. But even these optical gurus never foresaw their humble business expanding to more than 50 locations sprawled across 10 states. Today, each shop continues the tradition of ensuring ocular health and crystalline sight, beginning with exams from seasoned optometrists. Afterward, patients head to the optical dispensary, where they try on frames by Coach, Tiffany, Nike, Versace, or Ray-Ban. The staff then fits the stylish selection with polarized and scratch-protected prescription lenses to help guests read books clearly or see a charging moose from a distance. Most of SVS Optical Center’s frames can also hold sunglass lenses as well, eliminating squinting during summer months and tropical vacations.
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.