As an artist, Josh Wiley's canvas is the human skin. The owner of Modified Skin Tattoos, along with a staff of guest artists, transforms epidermal layers into a living portfolio. Though the artists' styles vary, their work reflects the wants and expectations of their clients, which is carefully communicated during consultations. For fans of fantasy or gaming, they have inked vivid profiles of flaming skulls or of popular superheroes such as Batman. For those who want realistic portraits to commemorate loved ones, they have captured detailed likenesses without having to press a face into piece of tracing paper and wrap it around a bicep.
The artists also renew tattoos with cover-up work that conceals unwanted images, and they use UV ink to create tattoos that are completely invisible until they are exposed to a black light. In addition to tattoo services, Modified Skin Tattoos also adorns bodies with dangly pendants, minimalist studs, and other jewelry that can bedazzle piercings and microdermal anchors.
Dr. James Apesos, a board-certified and published plastic surgeon, oversees his fellow doctors and aestheticians at The Plastic Surgery Pavilion, which is nestled within a building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1956. The producers of both a CBS television special and ABC’s 20/20 have sought his expertise, which he uses to help his clients improve their self-images and daily function with a prolific list of surgical and non-invasive cosmetic treatments.
Together with his seasoned staff, Dr. Ronald Bush combats villainous veins with state-of-the-art techniques and equipment. A thorough evaluation using a special light, ultrasound, or truth serum helps determine the source of the spidery tributaries and their appropriate treatment. While laser sessions subdue unruly vessels, sclerotherapy injects venous henchmen with a solution that prevents blood flow through the vein over time. Some treatments may also incorporate VeinGogh, which generates heat beneath the skin with a super-thin probe, forcing vessel walls to paint moody postimpressionistic landscapes until their eventual collapse. Side effects are rare but possible and include temporary skin pigmentation changes posttreatment.
SmartLipo Laser and Cosmetic Center's aims to expunge the signs of aging on weatherworn head façades with skin burnishing facials and state-of-the-art CO2 laser resurfacing, a treatment that WebMD describes as an “anti-aging breakthrough.” To kick things off, one of these gurus treats faces to a 15-minute microdermabrasion, a surface-sprucer that removes the outer layer of the epidermis with a controlled stream of exfoliating crystals from a jet nozzle. In addition to sloughing away dead cells, this treatment unearths a fresher skin stratum and lessens the appearance of fleshy flaws, including blemishes, fine lines, and sun damage. After expunging pore pollutants and burrowing face gophers, guests then move on to the 45-minute CO2 laser resurfacing treatment. These seasoned staffers gently sweep frontispieces with high-frequency beams of light, removing old skin and spurring collagen into production mode to help tighten epidermises and diminish deep wrinkles caused by sun exposure, aging, and James Cagney impersonations. Although topical anesthesia cream is applied before the procedure, most clients report minimal discomfort. Postlaser redness or puffiness typically vanishes like loose pocket change within a few days, with results lasting for up to several years.
Armed with airbrushes and customizable tanning formulas, Tan To You's technicians travel to Dayton-area salons and clients' own homes to spread sunless glow. The airbrushing experts supply all necessary equipment, and they offer up plenty of tips that help clients achieve and maintain the best color. In addition to standard airbrush tans, the staff also hosts mobile tanning parties, bringing along wine or martinis. Alternatively, they paint fingers with custom designs during mobile nail services.
Dr. Mark Mandell-Brown, a triple-board-certified cosmetic surgeon, calls upon 25 years of experience to perform facial plastic and body cosmetic surgery that include face-lifts, tummy tucks, and rhinoplasty, earning inclusion in Cincinnati Magazine's Top Doctors list for Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery in 2013 and Plastic Surgery Practice’s Best of 2012 Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeons list. Dr. Mandell-Brown and medical aestheticians Erin Noplis and Debra Mauro boost patients' appearances with facials, waxing, and laser hair-removal. Amid earth-tone walls and elegant décor with modern paintings and sculptures, the practice offers the familiarity and confidentiality of a private office paired with the amenities of a hospital. As an expert in many areas, Dr. Mandell-Brown also performs breast augmentations and reconstructive surgeries, for which he is nationally known.