In 2010, Up Close Beauty tacked ?Max? onto the end of its name to reflect the continued dedication and drive to dole out exceptional beauty services from each stylist, aesthetician, nail technician, and therapist. Owner Michelle Mai?an experienced hair colorist, extension artist, and aesthetician?guides the staff as they beautify exteriors with the latest brands, including Paul Mitchell haircare, Cellex-C skincare, and OPI nail polishes.
As clients relax in the jacuzzi tub or on two massage tables in Up Close's spa room, aestheticians revive lackluster visages in a room of their own, performing facials, microdermabrasions, and chemical peels. Out on the salon floor, stylists beautify manes with snap-on and glue-in hair extensions and hair-straightening services such as the De Fabulous Kerafusion, which irons out strands for up to six months with a protein complex infused with mineral oils, shea butter, and cocoa butter, without including harsh fumes or smoke. Clients can also indulge in a traditional or gel mani-pedi, more than 10 massages, or radial-endodermo-therapy sessions designed to clean out the lymphatic system and help banish cellulite to the body's black hole, located directly behind the spleen.
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.
Dr. Thomas Hobbs, Doctor of Chiropractic Vivian Carbone-Hobbs, and the staff at Power-Med harness FDA-cleared Zerona cold lasers to noninvasively slim male and female physiques. Technicians begin by positioning the module's four prongs along the waistline, hips, or thighs, bathing them in light that releases fat from subcutaneous cells without disturbing surrounding tissues or waking inner tigers. The liquefied lipids are then swallowed by the lymphatic system and expelled through natural processes, leaving behind shapelier contours and toned limbs. The gentle 40-minute procedure requires no anesthesia and no recovery time, so patients may immediately return to normal activities, such as work, working out, and working out the kinks to their time-traveling toilet. To optimize the sculpting of their silhouettes, patients should schedule three sessions each week and stay active throughout the course of treatment.
From microdermabrasions and Botox and Filler injections to FDA-approved Cutera, Venus Freeze, Cool Sculpt and Ultherapy laser systems, the medical team at Eternity Medical Spa is armed with anti-aging and beauty procedures including skin tightening that reduce wrinkles, acne, rosecea, pore sizes, brown spots, facial veins, and other signs of aging. The spa uses medical grade skin care products, available only through a physician. Additionally, Eternity Med Spa is proud to be a Platinum provider with Allergan, which places the spa in the top 5 percent in the country for botox injections.
The experienced staff at Beautiful Body Laser understand that starting a weight-loss regimen can feel about as inspiring as alphabetizing your receipts. To help, they tailored three separate programs geared toward motivating clients while providing visible results. A body-detoxification program aims to quickly cleanse the body, leaving a blank slate to inspire continued healthy eating and fitness. Also offered is a doctor-designed weight loss program. Finally, lipo-laser systems such as Erchonia nudge the body into naturally flushing out fat in hard-to-shrink places, such as the lower belly and love handles.
Stepping into the lobby of Beautiful Body Laser seems more like dropping by the home of a hip friend than a professional med spa.
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.