Though many plastic surgeons take pride in the way they can sculpt the body, not many are actually accomplished sculptors like board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Anthony Geroulis. He strives to weave the artistry of his sculptures into each procedure and leave his patients with a natural look, and has garnered media mentions from the likes of Chicago Magazine and North Shore Magazine. He directs Skinmedispa, a fully accredited medical facility and division of the North Shore Center for Facial Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery, with this philosophy as well. His team of licensed aestheticians, clinical technologists, and certified therapists, on the other hand, wield only noninvasive treatments to improve the look and feel of the face, skin, and body. Their services boost collagen production, balance pigmentation, and give skin a glow rivaled only by an active volcano that has recently fallen in love or swallowed a flaming Cheeto. Free parking is available.
Erica Trojan is on the receiving end of many glowing testimonials. "Whenever somebody says that I have great skin, I credit Original Skin and Erica Trojan," declares one happy customer. "My skin looks better now than ever," says a client of 12 years. Another just states succinctly, "I would sacrifice many things, but I would never give up Erica."
The reasons for all of the praise: Erica's medical knowledge coupled with her attention to proper skincare and her warm, approachable demeanor. The licensed medical aesthetician combines experience working with plastic surgeons with her know-how of non-invasive advanced technologies and nutrition and wellness to rejuvenate skin, face, and neck and infuse clients with a glow previously only achieved by swallowing LED lights.
Erica rids clients of dead skin cells during papaya enzyme peels, exfoliates and stimulates collagen production with dermaplaning, and strengthens facial muscles during diamond medi-lift sessions. She also arms clients with nutritional tidbits aimed to keep their skin healthy and illuminated.
At Northshore Nails and Day Spa, staff members mix together delicious-sounding extracts of pineapple, papaya, and calendula, but not for an exotic dinner appetizer. Instead, they use the ingredients for the spa?s anti-acne facial, a combination of natural extracts that soothe irritated skin, reduce redness, and slow oil production. The one-hour treatment is just one of the spa's purifying skincare services, which range from regenerating body scrubs to moisturizing facials and chemical peels. Along with skincare, the staff members beautify clients with threading and waxing hair removal, nailcare, massages, and spray tans. Clients receive their services amid a relaxing, earth-toned atmosphere decorated with plants, nature-themed wall murals, and talking mirrors that boost confidence through excessive compliments.
With its starkly elegant black-and-white design scheme, On Stage Salon exudes a modern vibe that belies its 40 years in business. Ornate chandeliers illuminate the cushy, ebony salon chairs, from which stylists transform the manes of women, men, and children. A time-honed slate of services draw from cutting-edge products such as Moroccanoil, Paul Mitchell, and Wella color. The mirrors at each styling station—along with the delicately painted curlicues above them—reflect clients' newly minted perms, waves, and Slinky extensions.
When developing the concept for his Teddie Kossof Salon & Spa, master stylist Teddie Kossof decided to combine head-to-toe beauty treatments under one roof. For nearly 40 years, the salon and spa has beautified the North Shore using top-notch products from Keratin Complex, Milbon, Goldwell, Wella, Sebastian, Aquage, Moroccanoil, Colorproof, Rene Furterer, and Clarins. Day spa services include facials, waxing, body massages, and makeup application in the studio.
Licensed massage therapist John Slipke helps allay aches with neuromuscular therapy, a medical-massage technique that aims to ease muscle pain, bursitis, and injury-related discomfort. At the start of each appointment, Slipke chats with the client to pinpoint probable causes of tenderness, which may include sciatica, plantar fasciitis, or repeatedly watching Old Yeller. He may also identify pain triggers by analyzing the body's posture. Throughout the session, the client shares feedback, noting when pressure alleviates aches and crackling when attached to a guitar amplifier. After the kneading massage, Slipke crafts a custom wellness plan-including a pain-prevention regimen-with the clinic's internist or chiropractor. Robledo Medical & Wellness Center does not offer prenatal massages.