NaYo Color System

Odorless | Velvety | Organic


Is your hair getting beaten up by the color that’s being used? Come see us for truly gentle and synergistic hair color. Spa Renaissance is proud to use Kemon’s NaYo Color System. NaYo is a complete wellness treatment, a soft yogurt based mixture with certified organic ingredients. This luxurious, gentle system is extremely reliable, offering a natural touch for healthy locks and intense, long-lasting tones. NaYo is a cosmetic treatment developed to satisfy the various nutritional needs of color treated hair thanks to the following ingredients:

Yogurt Extract: Gently protects the hair for a healthy cuticle.

Calendula: This plant extract calms and soothes the scalp during the coloring process.

Flax: A natural seed extract that promotes hydration, shine and silkiness for ultimate brilliance.

NaYo is an ammonia and paraphenylenediamine (PPD – a coloring chemical) FREE, protecting the hair and respecting its structure. To start investing in the health of your hair, come see one of our talented stylists!

Authored by Taylor Gray, Hair Stylist




Eyelid Rejuvenation – A Natural Approach to Sulky or Baggy Eyes

It’s true when they say the eyes are the window to the soul. In everyday life, we interact with other people and most of our interactions involve making good eye contact. Unfortunately, one of the first areas affected by aging is our eyelids. Have you ever looked into the mirror and said to yourself, “How come I look tired?” Patients come in with this complaint every day and I always reassure them saying it’s not your fault, genetics has always played a key role in the way we age, including around the eyes!


The first sign of ‘looking’ tired is typically the extra skin sagging around the upper eyelids. To solve this problem, upper eyelid surgery (upper blepharoplasty) is the most long-term option. This procedure usually takes less than an hour and can be done either with a local anesthetic or under light sedation. The recovery period takes about 5-6 days with minimal bruising and downtime, the results can be extremely dramatic, but most importantly very natural. Quite often, I have patients telling me people ask them if they have a new hairstyle or went on vacation!


Another area of concern are bags within the lower eyelids. These bags are typically fat pockets in the lower eyelid that begin to ‘pouch’ out from under the skin, again making it look like you haven’t slept in days. A minimally invasive technique, lower eyelid surgery (lower blepharoplasty) now involves making a scar-less incision from inside the eye to remove the unwanted bags. This approach also takes just under an hour and light sedation, recovery takes about 1 week with minimal bruising and downtime. By addressing the fat and removing the pockets, this procedure will provide a smooth contour and transition into the cheek giving a more youthful look. An adjunct to restoring that smooth transition is adding a little fat to that area to help restore volume. This is called fat transfer and typically harvested from one’s abdomen. By using one’s own fat, it gives a natural filler to that same area between the lower eyelid and cheek and restoring the lost volume. This procedure is permanent and you may not need to retreat for years to come.

Here is an example of a patient who recently had an upper and lower blepharoplasty (aka eyelid surgery), as described above. She felt she often looked tired when looking in the mirror. Now she looks at herself and feels much more refreshed!



There are also non-invasive approaches to eyelid rejuvenation-particularly for the lower eyelids. The lower eyelid bags can be smoothed by an injectable filler known has hyaluronic acid such as Juvederm and Restylane. This creates that smooth transition from the lower eyelid into the cheek restoring volume to the area. This is temporary however, and lasts typically 9 months to 1 year.

Another area of concern can be the wrinkles around the eyelids. Addressing the wrinkles or ‘crow’s feet’ around the outside of the eye can be softened with the use of Botox/Dysport. These involve a small amount of injection around the eyelid and lasts 2-3 months.

Microneedling is another non-invasive approach involving skin resurfacing to the area of wrinkles. By resurfacing the area, it promotes collagen growth and newer, healthier skin. Microneedling is done in a series of treatments and the benefits can be seen after around 2 months.


There are many ways to address aging eyelids. I always tell patients that eyelid rejuvenation, whether surgery or noninvasive, always seems to make the MOST difference in someone’s appearance with minimal downtime. Please feel free to make an appointment to discuss options tailored for your particular areas of concern here at Renaissance Plastic Surgery.

Authored by George S. Miguel, D.O.


When people think of massage, they often only think of relaxation. Massage therapy will certainly help relax a person, and it will also help health conditions people tend to suffer from. Studies have found that massage helps with:

  • Stress Relief: Living a healthier lifestyle starts with stress relief. Even one massage session can help with reducing daily stress by lowering heart rate, cortisol and insulin levels.
  • Improvement of Posture: Poor posture can be easy and relaxing to correct! From board meetings to yard work, people are often in a position where negative posture habits are easy to fall into. Massage therapy can help reinforce positive movements that can really affect your posture, ultimately helping joint issues and…
  • Improved Circulation: Along with better posture, massage helps move blood through congested areas of the body causing new blood flow and improving body function.
  • Lower Blood Pressure: Many people suffer from high blood pressure which can have various negative health effects. As a more holistic option than medication, many people choose to partake in massage therapy to lower blood pressure naturally.

Spa Renaissance Massage Benefits

  • Breathing Through Anxiety: People who suffer from anxiety will tell you they often have a hard time breathing. Massage not only helps relax your body but it also improves respiratory problems and teaches the body how to relax.
  • Headache Relief: Millions of Americans deal with headaches and migraines. Massage helps relieve pressure and pain of these traumas, and it can also reduce the likelihood of frequent headaches.

To begin your commitment to a healthier lifestyle, contact me at Spa Renaissance today! 248-498-8100

Authored by Becky Saleh, Massage Therapist


We’re excited to celebrate the development of George S. Miguel, D.O., Tiffany Olis, RN and Amanda Doyle, RN and their work within the company. All three members have shown stellar results and growth!

August is Dr. Miguel’s one-year anniversary at RPS!!! Patients truly love his comforting personality and specialization in nose and facial surgery. He is enjoying building relationships out in Clarkston!

Read one of his latest testimonials from Real Self here.

Tiffany Olis, RN and Amanda Doyle, RN are respected nurses in Metro Detroit who began extensive injectable training in early 2015 at Renaissance Plastic Surgery. Working with Allergan and Galderma Pharmaceuticals, Tiffany and Amanda are now proficient injection specialists available on evenings and weekends. Working with Botox and Dysport (neurotoxins) and dermal fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane takes dedication.

Our medical team is happily growing and we’re committed to helping you feel Fabulous at Any Age! Check out the photo proof below!


Authored by Jacquelyn LaFrance, Marketing Manager


Did you know? Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, affecting almost any age, race and gender. It can be frustrating and embarrassing – It can affect both our professional and social lives. Without appropriate and timely treatment, acne may cause temporary or permanent scarring.

What can you do to avert acne, reduce flare ups and prevent scarring?

  1. Establish A Daily Skincare Regimen: Cleansing the skin twice a day washes away excess oil and dirt build up that may clog the pores. Look for cleansers that contain benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid or glycolic acid.
  2. Remove Makeup At Night: Going to bed with makeup on can clog the pores and cause acne.
  3. Use Makeup with the Right Ingredients: Look for makeup that is non-comedogenic (meaning “pore clogging”) and oil-free or non-oily as to not clog the pores.
  4. Avoid Oily Haircare Products: Build-up of hair care products on the skin can clog the pores and lead to breakouts.
  5. Shower After Sweating: Wash soon after exercising to prevent dirt and sweat from sitting on the skin.
  6. Avoid Touching Acne-Prone Areas: Hands are breeding grounds for bacteria because we touch everything. The less we touch our face the less prone to breakouts we may be.
  7. Wash Pillowcases Frequently: Wash pillowcases at least once a week to prevent oil build up on the pillowcases. This is often overlooked but very important when acne is flaring up.
  8. Moisturize: Many acne products can be drying. It is necessary to use a non-comedogenic moisturizer every morning and night so your skin doesn’t get too dry.
  9. Daily SPF: The most important part of a daily skincare routine is SPF. For acne-prone skin it is important to find a SPF that will protect without clogging your pores.

If you are unsure what products are best for acne treatment and prevention, please feel free to schedule a skin evaluation with me or one of our aestheticians!

Authored by Leah MacMartin, PA-C & Dermatologic Expert


Facelift vs. Kybella

Kybella is a new product from Allergan, the makers of Botox® and Juvederm®.

The chemical makeup is composed of deoxycholic acid, a chemical that is naturally used in our digestive tract to help dissolve food. Kybella® is the first and only product to be FDA approved to treat sub-mental (under the chin) fat. Kybella® treatment involves multiple injections (approximately 15-20) under the chin over a series of sessions to improve the look of sub-mental fullness. Recommendation is typically 3 treatments, however results shown for maximal improvement can take 4-5 treatments. Allergan’s studies have shown excellent results. Treatments can have minimal discomfort and downtime, although patients may have some swelling for several days.

This is a hot topic in the field of facial plastic surgery right now and many patients have been asking whether they need a facelift or something non-invasive such as Kybella®. Both options have their role and which one is right depends on each patient’s goals and anatomy.

A facelift  is a surgical procedure involving a tightening of deep facial and neck muscles which causes the sagging/jowling and a redraping of the excess skin. It also addresses fat deposits in the neck, typically via liposuction. While surgery does require more downtime, most patients are presentable by day 12.

Biggest advantages for Kybella® is minimal downtime and no surgery. Kybella® is still fairly new into the market and there are claims to some tissue tightening however long term studies are currently underway. A facelift is surgery, however has proven thus far to be the most definite in addressing excess skin as well as tightening muscles.

In my opinion, Kybella is ideal for younger patients (early 40s and under) who have fat under the chin and minimal skin sagging. Those patients who have excess skin or obvious “neck bands” will probably require a surgical approach to correct their issues.

Thus, it’s important to have a good discussion with physicians and aestheticians at Renaissance plastic surgery because our treatment plans are individualized to ensure that you look Fabulous At Any Age®.


Authored by Dr. George S. Miguel, Facial Plastic Surgeon


Are you tired of spending so much of your valuable time trying to blow dry your hair smooth? Why not let the talented, well-trained staff at Spa Renaissance treat your hair to something that just might be magical for you!? We offer many different hair conditioning treatments, scalp conditioning treatments, and hair smoothing treatments for various types and textures of hair. We can help you decide which product and service would work best for your hair type and desired result. Examples of what we offer include:


Eufora Color Elixir: can also be used as a stand-alone or a color additive. This treatment is formulated with NAOPLEX™ Technology, a proprietary complex of supercharged natural antioxidants and vegetable proteins and an aloe stem cell therapy. This treatment targets free radicals and prevents them from attacking or damaging the hair during chemical services, improves strength & elasticity and slows down oxidative process to help color penetrate better into the hair so you get the most out of your money.

Shinbi/Noirauderpro: utilizes 9 key reparative elements to strengthen and moisturize from the inside while softening and smoothing from the outside. This series of Keratin ingredients repairs damaged strands, improves elasticity and strengthens the hair. They are also very effective in repairing chemical damage from treatments such as perms and straighteners by restoring the nutrients lost in chemical processing.

Shine & Color Refreshing Treatments: Get noticed! We also offer treatments to bring back your hair’s lost shine and silkiness that can help refresh faded color or calm brassy highlights.


Olaplex: Can be used as a stand-alone conditioning treatment or as an additive to your color to help stop damage before it occurs. Marketing themselves as “insurance for your hair”, Olaplex is a combination formulated by PHD scientists that is free of silicone or oils linking broken bonds in the hair during and after chemical services making them stronger than they were before. This treatment is highly rated for blondes, people who often go from brunette to blonde and back, and those who love to push the envelope with color.

Keratin Complex Smoothing Treatments: these deep conditioning treatments are not relaxers and contain no formaldehyde or methylene glycol making it much safer than over-the-counter treatments. Available in an express blow dry version or a longer lasting glycolic version. Both have no downtime meaning you can re-wash your hair in as early as 8 hours!

Moroccan Oil Masques: Choose from restorative, hydrating or smoothing masques as an in-salon treatment or a take-home treatment! There are also options for dry or oily scalp and flakiness. Each are infused with the popular, antioxidant-rich argan oil, repairing damaged hair with a creamy formula improving texture, shine and manageability.

For more information on the products and services we offer in the salon please contact me! 248-498-8100

Authored by Taylor Gray, Hair Specialist



Trendy or Classic?

With the amount of pictures and information available to us these days, hair inspiration is endless! Should you try a soft balayage, vivid colors or trendy blunt layers? Maybe you’re more in tune with classic and chic looks such as the perfect pixie, long locks or a timeless bob.

If you’re not thrilled with your current style, summer is a fantastic time to update your look. A fresh new haircut has amazing power to make you feel happy and confident! Don’t put off making a hair appointment because you are unsure of what to do. It is our job as hairstylists to listen to your concerns and help you achieve your best look, many clients even bring in multiple pictures of different cuts and color pallets they’re feeling, in hope of confirmation or suggestion from the specialists. I love helping my clientele find a new style that they’re excited about!

Here are some simple suggestions of styles that compliment face shape and hair texture.

  • FINE HAIR? Consider a square bob with a graduated bottom to enhance fullness. Then add one layer that hits right at your best facial feature, like your cheekbone or lips.
  • THICK/DENSE HAIR? Try having internal layers done to create movement and get rid of old, dry ends. With this haircut, the top layer is left long, the layers are “hidden” underneath it to keep length without feeling heavy or too “big”.
  • ROUND FACE SHAPE? Slimming tapered layers will be your best look. Leaving the top layer long keeps the look modern. Be sure to ask your stylist to texturize the ends to create a soft, playful look.WILDBERRY

Once you have the right haircut for your needs, enhance it with beautiful color or highlights. It’s important to care for your hair just as you would your body with the right foods and vitamins. At Spa Renaissance we have organic, yogurt based and ammonia-free hair color offering the healthiest of results! If you’re struggling with your hair or unsure about what cut/color would be best for you, come in to our salon for a consultation and let the positive changes begin!

Authored by Christine Boring, Hair Specialist

What is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is a non-surgical body contouring treatment that freezes away stubborn fat. The science behind this procedure was developed when doctors and scientists realized children were developing dimples from frequently eating popsicles. The suction and freezing combination that occurred while eating frozen treats resulted in dimples due to the loss of fat in children’s cheeks.


Coolsculpting is currently the only FDA approved non-surgical method of fat reduction. The technology freezes adipose tissue (a.k.a. fat cells) to 4 Celsius, causing crystallization and demise of the cells. This is called Cryolipolysis. Over a period of 3-6 months the body will rid itself of the treated cells and each of those areas will appreciate anywhere from 20-40% fat loss. The surrounding (non-fat) cells are not damaged, there is no downtime and the expense is minimal. Although treatments can be repeated in the selected areas, we do not recommend more than two; If you need two-plus treatments per area, liposuction is more time and cost effective. Some of our patients ask if CoolSculpting will also shrink drooping skin, I let them know you can get some skin retraction but it doesn’t truly address saggy skin as much as one would like. It affects the fat cells underneath, not the skin around your belly, neck or area in question.

I have tried CoolSculpting myself and among the obvious curve appealing benefits, it only took 1 hour and was painless. The specialist discussed the areas I was interested in minimizing and freezing, set me up with the device, massaged the area to promote cell demise and better results – all while I was relaxing, reading an issue of Golf Digest! The next day I went to the gym the with no problems or discomfort and I can happily say I had great results in about 60 days.

CoolSculpting has been pretty popular in the past few years… the technology is newer, the results are real, and it’s fairly inconspicuous because the fat cells secrete through your body overtime. When someone says “You look great lately! What have you been doing!?”, you get to choose who knows how and why because it’s so discreet! People rave about it because this procedure has honestly helped over a million men and women feel more comfortable in front of the mirror!!

Authored by William A. Stefani, M.D.


Sun protection and the use of sunscreen are crucial to skin health and protection against skin cancer. What exactly are sunscreens? Sunscreens are products that protect the skin from the Suns UV radiation with various combined ingredients. UVA and UVB rays from the sun damage the skin and prematurely age it. Those same UV rays also increase your risk of skin cancer.

There are many sunscreen options, so how do you know which product is right for you?

  • APPLY DAILY. Anyone over 6 months old should wear an SPF everyday as we are all subject to sunlight at some point throughout the day.
  • SPF 15+. These affordable products do an excellent job at protecting skin from UVB rays.
  • BROAD-SPECTRUM. This means your product will protect against both UVA and UVB rays.
  • WATER RESISTANT. The sunscreen you choose should also be water resistant to help when you are sweating or in the water. Please remember even water resistant or “waterproof” sunscreens should be reapplied after swimming or excessive sweating.
  • LIQUID, LOTION OR SPRAYS. The kind of sunscreen you use is a matter of personal choice and can change depending on what part of your body you are covering. For example, creams are the best for dry skin and the face whereas sprays are often preferred for the body because they are easily applied, especially on children.

Sunscreens can also come in combination products such as moisturizers and cosmetics. Luckily, this results in one less step in your morning routine! We offer a variety of different products that contain SPF including mineral makeup, face primers, moisturizers, body sprays, even in some hairsprays.


Speak with your skin care specialist to get the best recommendation for your skin type and daily routine!

Authored by Joanna Barker, Medical Aesthetician