The CEO of MediPro Direct Slim, once felt that her body had been taken over by an alien—despite an active lifestyle and healthy eating patterns, she kept watching fat accumulate as it never had before. After her doctor advised her to "get over it," she decided to take matters into her own hands. Her team of experts researched the body's maze of glands and traffic-jam-prone nutrient-processing pathways to develop weight-loss programs based on whole foods and hormonal rebalance. Today, a team of doctors guides customized weight-loss programs that draw on motivating, supportive communication to overcome mental and physical barriers to success.
Determined to make each client’s visit “feel like a sunlit holiday,” Sunset MedSpa’s friendly staff aims to make the space a tranquil staycation retreat. Armed with Obagi, Epionce, and Jane Iredale cosmetics, experienced aestheticians give complimentary consultations, help construct daily skincare regimens, and administer custom facials that leave skin glowing bright. Physicians administer all dermal-filler injections, and trained hair-removal techs wield laser systems to remove unwanted sprouts, much like a crime-fighting robot reprogrammed to do the weeding.
Few people own a trademark. Dr. Jerry Darm of Aesthetic Medicine owns three. He pioneered the trademark procedures of LaserLift and LipoLift, which use noninvasive and minimally invasive techniques, respectively, to smooth fine lines and banish excess fat. To add to his repertoire, Dr. Darm added a third trademarked treatment: MiniLift. His accomplishments have led to invitations from aesthetic medical professionals around the world—including a 14-day trip to China to speak about his treatments at conferences in several cities.
The LaserLift procedure reverses damage caused by exposure to the sun, free radicals, and gravity malfunctions by regenerating collagen and tightening the skin with laser wavelengths. LipoLift destroys fat with a laser that melts fat cells through a small incision and allows them to be removed more gently than with traditional liposuction. The MiniLift is performed only by a board-certified plastic surgeon and is available only at Aesthetic Medicine. At the Lake Oswego location, which boasts more than 14,000 square feet, Dr. Darm helps patients feel beautiful in other ways, including combating spider veins with laser therapy or sclerotherapy and keeping wrinkles at bay with injectable fillers. The center's weight-loss program helps patients shed pounds under the guidance of medical specialists and dieticians.
Decorated in muted earth tones and accented by lush plants and vivid floral arrangements, Bridgeport Laser & Wellness Center's serene lobby helps patients unwind as soon as they arrive. Clients can further set their minds at ease with the knowledge that the physician-owned wellness center is helmed by a quartet of medical professionals, each of whom excels at one or more aesthetic areas. Owner and medical director Dr. Derek Norcom offers aesthetic treatments, including vein treatments and mole removal.
Dr. Janice Buenafe helps patients find relief from hormonal imbalances via bio-identical hormone-replacement therapy. Experienced aesthetic nurse practitioner Yan Duan specializes in cosmetic injections, including Sculptra, and is also certified in hormone replacement. And Patricia Gravenites, a clinical aesthetician and medical assistant, has more than 16 years of experience as a cosmetic injector and skincare specialist.
As the name suggests, the doctors and aestheticians at Skin Body Soul Spa nurture a balance between outer beauty and inner peace. Aiming to restore the body's nutrients while drawing out its toxins, treatments such as Herbalogica body wraps use niacin and soy oil to stimulate collagen production and firm up skin. Nonsurgical lipo treatments and infrared sauna sessions similarly aim to contour the body through the use of ultrasound and dry infrared heat, respectively.
Several of the spa's other offerings, including microcurrent treatments, glycolic peels, and Norvell sunless tanning, restore a youthful glow to skin. But the staff's expertise doesn't stop at the service menu. They keep a blog updated with recipes, nutrition tips, and YouTube videos of the latest dance craze the Protein Shake.
Board-certified Nurse Practitioner R J Edwards not only has nearly a decade in aesthetic medicine, but also training from some of Oregon's top plastic surgeons. She draws on this experience at her med spa, R J Edwards Aesthetic Clinic, where she addresses a host of aesthetic concerns with cosmetic treatments. Read on to learn more about a few:
Acne and acne scars: She targets and shrinks oil glands with a laser-light procedure or relies on less invasive chemical peels to resurface skin. Both treatments can minimize breakouts and reduce the appearance of scars.
Uneven skin tone and texture: Nurse Practitioner R J Edwards also employs medical-grade chemical peels and Vi Peels to improve overall skin tone. CoolTouch laser and microneedling treatments can be helpful, too.
Dark undereye circles: Nurse Practitioner R J Edwards improves the appearance of dark circles with such fillers as Juvéderm Voluma XC, Restylane Lyft, and Radiesse.
Crow's-feet: To smooth these smile lines around the eyes, she may inject Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin, which can reduce forehead and frown lines, as well.
Toenail fungus: Her laser can penetrate infected toenails and destroy nail fungus with minimal pain and no downtime, helping clients get back to wearing sandals or slippers with the toes cut out as soon as possible.