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.
We specialize in cosmetic surgery and skin care supervised by Dr. Michael Hueneke, a board certified plastic surgeon. Our friendly environment encourages patients to come in for a free consultation to fully explore their options and how we can help you get the look you desire.
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 owner Michael Lanning excels in intricate renditions of favorite movie stars or favorite movie explosions while apprentice and Bard graduate Dare scrawls bold symbols. 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.
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.
The tooth technicians at Rivergate Dental Care ply their pearly trade in a relaxed, nurturing setting. Dentists tailor each whitening procedure to patrons based on the type and level of tooth discoloration, including routine stains, marks left from recently removed braces, and plaques from 3rd-grade softball victories. During the 90- to 120-minute whitening, lips and gums are shielded before a specialized gel coats the chompers. A Zoom! light positioned over the mouth speeds the blanching, bumping mouth bones up to two shades lighter. Clients receive two bottles of take-home gel to brighten teeth by up to six shades. New patients can also make an appointment for a free exam and X-ray to ensure their enamel's eligibility for whitening.
Dr. Carmen April and the attentive staffers of The Foot and Ankle Healthcare Center wipe toe canvases clean of encroaching foot fungus with laser treatments. During the fungus-freeing session, a specialized laser deploys a cascade of light rays across the infected nail bed, which can be caused by athlete’s foot, excessive perspiration, or foot massages from mushrooms. Each heated beam quickly shimmies beneath the keratin surface before throwing a one-two punch that smashes fungi invaders into a dissipating anime dust cloud. The quickly administered treatment painlessly targets all 10 toes without damaging the surrounding skin or nails, and results in healthy, sandal-ready feet.