John Querin Cook
Whole Beauty Institute, a medical spa specializing in aesthetic treatments, prides itself on treating its guests with the kindness and consideration most people reserve for lonely mailmen. A 15-minute Iriderm treatment uses laser light on light-toned skin to reduce the appearance of broken capillaries around the nose and cheeks. The Silk Peel microdermabrasion, a 30-minute procedure, sloughs off dead skin cells to reveal a younger-looking, moisturized visage with a more even tone, a softer texture, smaller pores, and less sun damage. No matter which facial-freshening treatment you choose, your skin will emerge shimmering like the surface of a lake at twilight, but without skinny-dipping lovebirds constantly frolicking in it.