Triple board certified by the American Board of Physician Specialties, the American Board of Laser Surgery, and the American Osteopathic Board of Family Medicine, Dr. Ayyaz M. Shah uses his medical know-how to help his patients evade the signs of aging. He offers chemical peels and microdermabrasions, which strip away dull layers of skin through exfoliation, in addition to beauty injections, dermal fillers, and laser treatments.
His more advanced treatments include Cosmelan masks, which lighten skin with hydroquinone, and platelet-rich-plasma facials, which inject platelets extracted from the patient's own blood or minerals extracted from the Philosopher's Stone into faces to make them look more youthful.
Equal parts med and day spa, technicians at this one-stop beauty depot refine surfaces with noninvasive treatments and relaxing services. Lasers do double duty, with techs abolishing hair growth on legs, arms, and bikini zones with the Syneron lasers customized to skin type permanently stunt the growth of unwanted hair or smoothing out wrinkles with ThermaScan's infrared rays. To further boost youthful appearances, staffers inject wrinkles with facial fillers, such as Botox, and buff away fine lines and curlicues with microdermabrasions. Sauna sessions and two diet plans help curb out-of-control curves, and eight types of massages soothe overworked muscles.
From its services to its decor, AcuMed Group Wellness Center effortlessly blends East and West. Within the center's bronze-hued treatment rooms, acupuncturist and aesthetician Cecilia Rusnak combines contemporary beauty treatments with ancient Chinese medicine. One example of this blend is her acupuncture sessions, which not only treat various health conditions but also offer an aesthetic advantage—they work to rejuvenate complexions. Cecilia also offers med-spa services, including microdermabrasion treatments and steam facials, as well as Chinese therapies such as cupping and moxibustion.
Patients don't come to Doctor of Chiropractic Judy Husbands just for help with injuries and ailments—they also visit her when they're looking to get proactive with improving their overall wellness. Dr. Husbands relies on the training she received at Life University in Marietta, Georgia, to build relationships with patients and teaches them how to better take care of their bodies. This could include strengthening weak muscles with therapeutic exercises or losing a few pounds through proper nutrition or noninvasive body contouring.
At Cathy's Genuine Massage, licensed massage therapists tame tension and pain with a variety of treatments. They relax aching muscles with gliding strokes, soothe chronic pain with deep kneads, and speed up healing processes with lymphatic drainage. Patrons can also opt for massages that incorporate hot stones or fragrant essential oils, or for a reiki energy work session.
Licensed aesthetician Melissa Mixon creates her own skincare products from freshly-harvested organic ingredients such as lavender and rosemary. These herbs help to soothe and nourish complexions during a handful of luxurious facial services. However, Melissa has also worked with a NASA rocket scientist to learn the art of LED light therapy, a skin-tightenting technology that noninvaseively lifts faces and sculpts bodies. These treatments shine specialized red light onto specified areas to reduce sagging and signs of cellulite, firming up skin on the face or body.
Regardless of whether she's wielding garden plants or space-age tools, Melissa focuses on convincing her clients that they are celebrities. She combines her expertise as a makeup artist, model, and skincare professional to create the ultimate pampering experience for each visitor. She also personalizes her spa offerings—the massage-focused Mukha Abhyanga Ayurvedic Facial, for example, can include the use of
a seasonal aromatherapy herbal pack specially crafted to suit the client's skin type. Her Acne Terminator facial centers around deft extractions, complemented by camphor or mint formulas that eliminate bacteria and refresh complexions more effectively than bobbing for apples in a bucket of Listerine.