- $197 for one full-face Smoothbeam laser acne treatment ($685 value)
Dr. Colella wields an FDA-approved Candela Smoothbeam laser to noninvasively combat acne and acne scarring and minimize pore size. A skin technician first cleanses faces, removes the topmost layer of skin with a microdermabrasion treatment, and applies a topical anesthetic. Clients relax for 45 minutes so the anesthetic can numb the face. After the 45 minutes are up, the technician washes the anesthetic off and then leads clients to the laser room, where the doctor performs the procedure.
The laser creates microscopic wounds in the skin, which encourages the skin to produce new collagen and elastin and heal itself. It takes about six months to see the full results, and Dr. Colella generally recommends a series of 3–5 treatments. The treatment can also improve skin tone and smooth wrinkles.
About Face CTC
For more than 30 years, the licensed professionals at About Face CTC have helped clients to maintain youthful complexions without plastic surgery. Owner Vickie Mickey—a cosmetic therapist licensed by the State Medical Board of Ohio and president and chief instructor of the Cosmetic Therapy Training Center—personally oversees all electrolysis services, as well as the med spa's laser hair-removal treatments. The staff also performs basic aesthetic services including glycolic peels and microdermabrasion and encourages at-home maintenance with Glo-Professional products. The med spa was recently awarded The Spectrum Award for Excellence in Customer Service by City Beat News.