With more than 30 years of experience, The Colton Center's Dr. Jeffrey J. Colton and Dr. Lamont R. Jones lead a knowledgeable staff in revivifying visages and skin with a diverse array of aesthetic and surgical procedures. The duo of physicians can escort unwanted wrinkles and loitering pigeons from façades with Botox and Restylane injections, or combat the effects of gravity during full face-lifts or chin, ear, and nose augmentations. Nonsurgical treatments, such as chemical peels, adeptly tackle blemishes without the need for obtrusive tools. Laser hair removal uses the latest technology from Alma Lasers, providing a virtually pain-free treatment for all skin types. To ensure optimal results, staffers and clients join forces to determine an appropriate beauty game plan, complete with intricate hand signals, before beginning treatments.
Star Plastic Surgery’s board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeons and medical professionals skillfully revive facial façades with effective cosmetic procedures. The photofacial skin-rejuvenation treatment uses quick pulses of light to reduce the appearance of fine lines, leaving facial planes as smooth as a freshly lacquered catfish. During the treatment, a series of light flickers delivers a particle-wave massage to the epidermis, alleviating epidermal afflictions such as irregular pigmentation, flushing, and broken capillaries, with no need for a recovery period or downtime. Though this Groupon is valid for only one treatment, patients typically see long-lasting results after a series of up to five treatments.
Though the hairstyles that emerge from Elle Studio’s doors are often described as cool, this salon’s interior emanates warmth. Here, guests can relax by a cozy fireplace or bask in the sheen of silver-framed mirrors and polished wooden floors. Talent also shines from stylists’ shears, which snip men’s, women’s, and children’s locks into custom ’dos. To turn brunettes into blonds and redheads into doves, the coiffing crew summons the transformative properties of Goldwell colors. Products by Kérastase, Kevin Murphy, and EVO fuel the hair-wrangling process, nourishing dry strands and catching flyaways. When they’re not painting lips and lashes for photo shoots, resident makeup artists lead lessons with their wands and brushes. The staff also specializes in NovaLash extensions, which make eyelashes as long and full as a dachshund after Thanksgiving dinner.
Inside Apree' Salon, aesthetician Devon is busy turning back the clock on aging skin. Harnessing tiny electric currents during microcurrent facials, Devon reduces wrinkles and fine lines, restoring faces to their younger-looking incarnations, and giving clients the confidence to throw out their Young Nixon masks.
In hair-removal sessions, staff guide a handpiece over targeted skin, using a Diode laser system to disable hair follicles. The team also works to jump-start collagen production using an IPL laser machine to improve epidermal texture in treatments for skin rejuvenation and collagen renewal. Skin can also appear smoother and tighter after the laser works to smooth wrinkles and treat acne blemishes. Technicians also relive sinews from stress with therapeutic massages that include Swedish, reflexology, or sports.
With a newly minted medical degree and ability to pronounce caduceus, a young Dr. Michael W. Gray charged headlong onto the osteopathic scene. After a stint as the chief resident at Midwestern University's Chicago Osteopathic Medical Center and a fellowship at Northwestern University, the already accomplished plastic surgeon packed up his snake and staff and headed for the Pleasant Peninsula. Today, when he's not discussing advancements in plastic surgery on ABC and NBC local news, he brings his years of experience to The Michigan Cosmetic Surgery Center and Skin Deep Spa where he and his staff perform a full line of surgical and nonsurgical medical procedures.
At Skin Deep Spa, Gray practices a less-aggressive approach to cosmetic procedures with noninvasive treatments in a space designed to put clients at ease. Zerona cold-laser systems and the pulsed energy of Venus Freeze gently smooth away cellulite, for example. The in-house Beauti Bar area, manned by licensed aestheticians, sells Skin Deep beauty products designed by Dr. Gray himself to augment the cosmetic treatments. The zen-garden-inspired décor infuses the spa with earth-toned tiles, leafy green plants, the sound of rippling water flowing over stones in fountains, and ornate wooden chests filled with meditating yogi masters.