Licensed aesthetician Grace Young Lee pampers vexed visages with the Be Timeless facial-toning treatment, burnishing time-dulled epidermis and coaxing out new youthful glows. Each 60-minute session commences with a relaxing facial, as serums chockfull of natural ingredient prep surfaces for the countenance-strengthening Radio Derm RF session. Aided by oscillating radio frequencies, the nonsurgical treatment helps tighten muscles, lift features, and fuel cellular rejuvenation without weighing faces down with cumbersome free weights. After each mug’s workout, Grace slathers skin with a soothing mask before ushering newly renovated faces toward their real-world debut.
Roses line the driveway up to D'Marie Skin Care, which is tucked inside Shine Spa on a hill sheltered by eucalyptus trees. In a private chamber hidden in a magical wardrobe, aesthetician Denise Witt specializes in maintaining youthful looks with preventive skincare and judicious interventions with Ayur-Medic, Epicuren, and PCA Skin products. Her prudence stems from witnessing the effectiveness of gentle treatments made possible by technology, such as DermaSweep microdermabrasion that eschews harsh particles. "There's no need to do drastic things to the skin now," she points out in a 2010 interview with the Agoura Hills Patch. Her desire to match her clients' inner beauty to their appearance is longstanding, having manifested during her four-year turn as a personal trainer in the 1990s.
Today, an Esthetics degree from the Euphoria Institute of Beauty in Las Vegas helps her tailor skin and hair treatments to each client's poker face. Fourteen facials and peels combat aging using oxygen, warm enzymes, and botanicals including coconut and pumpkin, and all of them last at least a full hour.
Under the medical supervision of a board-certified physician, the staff at Florade Wellness Center refills time's hourglass with age-fighting aesthetic and spa treatments. Beautifying injectables from trusted names such as Botox, Juv?derm, Radiesse, Perlane, and Restylane erase scattered webs of lines and wrinkles. Elsewhere, refreshing peels and facials and relaxing massages mitigate signs of stress, whether they're carried in a grumpy expression or hidden deep within muscles. The center's expert technicians tighten deeper lines with the help of Aluma, and buff away dull, dead skin cells with medical-grade microdermabrasion sessions. Staff can also help create smoother skin with laser hair-removal treatments that target hair regrowth at the follicle level.
Aesthetician Dania Henry believes that healthy skin plays an important role in her clients’ confidence, and that true beauty can’t be created by makeup alone. Wielding natural products from Le Mieux, her services aim to soften some of the most common flaws that can mask a naturally beautiful complexion, including acne, rosacea, and lipstick impressions left by overzealous aunts. Aside from basic facials that pack a vitamin-rich punch, her expertise extends to facial-toning microcurrent treatments and plant-rich bust-lift therapies, both designed to improve skin’s firmness and elasticity sans surgery.
The philosophy at Blank Canvas is that anyone can be an artist with the right materials and a little encouragement. To prove this philosophy, the studio hosts weekly sessions where artists of all experience levels come together to create their own works of art based on an existing painting. Likewise, Blank Canvas encourages kids as young as pre-kindergarten and up to high-school age to follow their artistic impulses by attending classes and camps instead of drawing on the walls or painting the kitchen the wrong shade of mauve.
The California Health & Longevity Institute eases Golden State bodies and minds with a comprehensive approach to wellness, integrating five disciplines of care. Licensed professionals perform a soothing array of complementary alternative services that combine Eastern and Western medicines and omit the works of prime-meridian snake-oil surgeons. Acupuncture painlessly engages innate healing responses with hair-thin needles, and acupressure treatments mimic the therapeutic effect with manual pressure instead of slender pins. Energy healing employs touch to influence internal systems and balance physical, emotional, and spiritual scales. Medical-hypnotherapy sessions use clinical techniques that reinforce subconscious signals to achieve deep relaxation and defeat old habits such as chewing other people's fingernails.