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Skin Inc. magazine’s Second Annual Best of the Best Awards

By: Cathy Christensen
Posted: October 23, 2007, from the November 2007 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.

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      The doctor makes the difference. The company believes that, in order for a spa to be deemed “medical,” there should be convincing evidence that the service promises are based on science and delivered with medical expertise. Paul Hester, MD, is present and active in the delivery of the facility’s services, which builds and nurtures patient confidence.

      Beautiful health now. The business focuses on the enhancement of health and image with a goal of moving patients in the direction of positive change. This includes both the medical and esthetic sides of the business and culminates in the Diamond Cosmetic program, which offers preferred pricing for esthetic procedures targeting skin health or image enhancement. This balance helps ease client apprehensions about indulging in medical spa services and instills enthusiasm for the chance to live better through medical science.

      No medical spa is an island. The facility realizes the benefits of having relationships with other talented providers, and, by forming and maintaining alliances with other medical professionals and businesses within the community, Be Medispa has become a medical image and human performance resource for its entire community.

Best Balance Between Medical and Esthetics in a Medical Spa: Honorable Mentions
Ageless Remedies SouthPark, Charlotte, North Carolina
Esthetic Corum, Tokyo
Lea Advanced SkinCare Spa, Los Angeles

Best Body Line: Aviva Labs

“It lasts a long time and does not turn orange. It looks real and feels good.”
Skin Inc. magazine reader, Reading, Massachusetts

Honorable mention:
* gloProfessional/Lycon Wax
* Betty Beauty

Best Facial Line: Bioelements

“After doing a Flaxx-C Anti-Aging Facial and using the mask, my clients’ skin looks absolutely radiant! Clients feel the tightening effects of the mask immediately and see a great improvement in facial tone, plus a clear healthy glow when we are done.”
Skin Inc. magazine reader, Racine, Wisconsin

Honorable mention:
* Pevonia Botanica
* Repêchage
* SkinCeuticals, LLC

Best Industry Equipment: Bio-Therapeutic, Inc.

“The Bio-Ultimate Platinum is my go-to piece of equipment for so many of the professional services I offer. Easy to use and very effective. Clients love the results.”
Skin Inc. magazine reader, Portland, Oregon

Honorable mention:
* Edge Systems Corporation
* Flip4, Inc.