Until physicists learn how to actually turn back time, Dr. Rosanne Sutter and her team at Aazore Med Spa stay on top of the latest aesthetic trends to keep skin looking young and fresh. Their basic facials wash away oils and fight blemishes, and more advanced techniques, such as microdermabrasion and dermaplaning, slough away dull layers of skin to minimize wrinkles and age spots. For a quick fix to sagging skin, clients can explore Botox and Xeomin injections that firm up facial structures by temporarily disabling discrete muscles.
Within her serene, secluded studio, skilled aesthetician Dora Peters leads her staff in tailoring skincare regimens to clients' specific needs. Aestheticians outfit patrons with youthful glows with services such as acid peels and microdermabrasion facials. High-tech skin-tightening sessions harness the collagen-boosting prowess of radio frequencies. Also included in the beauty arsenal are electrical microcurrent tools, which stimulate skin cells to dissolve such signs of aging as fine lines, sunspots, and grinning incessantly while watching Matlock.
A former Miss Seattle, board-certified physician Dr. Amy Miller knows firsthand how important it is to feel confident in your own skin. Having always possessed an interest in skincare and a desire to help others feel beautiful, she traded her pageant gown for a white lab coat and now spends much of her time training other physicians in the use of medical lasers. At St. Louis Skin Solutions, Dr. Miller helms a small staff that includes a licensed aesthetician and supervises all skin treatments, including laser hair and tattoo removal, Botox, and cellulite reduction. Beyond cosmetic enhancement, staff use their skincare expertise to screen for skin cancer, and can also harness laser energy to remove spider veins that don’t respond to being slapped with a shoe.
The staff of Aesthetic Specialists at LAesthetic wield a variety of cutting-edge machines to subtly enhance appearances. They rely on everything from a Trios or Palomar laser to remove unwanted body hair to a Viora Reaction radio-frequency system to tighten skin to a BriteWhite device to brighten smiles.
The beauty experts also smooth and brighten complexions with oxygen facials and medical microdermabrasion treatments, as well as tone skin with facial peels. These employ such enzyme-rich ingredients as pumpkins, yams, and vitamin C. One of their most indulgent treatments is the 24k gold facial mask that firms skin and helps clients feel richer than James Earl Jones's voice after he gargles with maple syrup.
Dr. Raffi Krikorian, the medical director at New Look Vein and Aesthetic Center, and his staff employ vascular know-how as they treat unsightly, unruly, and painful vessels in the legs. Techniques range from laser, radiofrequency, and chemical-injection treatment of large varicose veins to more dramatic ambulatory phlebectomies and cheese-baited vein traps. In addition to fighting the purple graffiti of unwanted veins, they also ward off the signs of aging with wrinkle-plumping injectables and chemical-peel facials. Vials of Latisse pump up eyelash volume to fortissimo and hand rejuvenation leaves paws smooth and supple, as if they'd been washing dishes in the Fountain of Youth.
Since 1990, So Natural Institute has been embellishing eyebrows, lips, and peepers with permanent makeup, thickening eye fringe with
lash extensions, and misting on airbrush makeup. The salon’s certified permanent-cosmetics professionals amplify lids with indelible eyeliner, ruby-ify lips, and restore brows that have vanished after years of tweezing or hair-singeing experiments with baking soda and vinegar. The expertly applied enhancements, which take about an hour to apply, render lipstick and eyeliner as obsolete as an Esperanto-speaking lamplighter and last for years, with minimal touchups sometimes required after a few years.