- $79 for a medical-grade microdermabrasion treatment, Pamper-Mint peel, and acupressure massage for the head, neck, and shoulders ($230 value)
The aesthetician welcomes clients and offers them a beverage while they fill out their profile. During the initial consultation, she describes the treatment, letting clients know what to expect and finding out what they'd like to change before she leads them to a private treatment room. A double cleanse first banishes dirt and oil and then clears out pores as the aesthetician massages skin to boost circulation and relieve tension. Next, she wields a medical-grade microdermabrasion machine to remove dead skin cells. A holiday-themed Pamper-Mint peel further treats complexion issues.
Penny Tompkins at Ooh La La SKIN & Spa
Penny Tompkins has been caring for skin for more than a decade, as a medical aesthetician trained to correct signs of aging, acne, large pores, blackheads, whiteheads, brown spots, uneven skin tone with medical-grade treatments. A PCA-certified clinician, she's passionate about sharing her depth of knowledge with her clients—starting with a 20-minute consultation before commencing any treatments. "Ninety percent of aging is preventable," she says. "I really focus on educating people about what is possible with their skin." Though some treatments are on par with those offered in medical offices, Penny pampers skin within private rooms, maintaining a comfortable and relaxed spa ambiance. Away from the bustle and buzz of the salon, she welcomes clients to rest on pillow-top spa beds in rooms lit by soft lighting. Here, she works to reveal radiant skin with medical-grade microdermabrasions or PCA Skin peels. She also offers lash and brow tinting, full-body waxing, and spa facials using Arbonne's European skincare line.