Medical procedures and spa treatments share a home at Allure Skin and Laser Clinic, where medical aestheticians reinvigorate skin with facial peels, laser hair removal, permanent makeup, and other treatments that blur the line between the laboratory and the day spa. Though their specialties vary, the staff members share a common philosophy: treat each guest as an individual who deserves to be pampered.
This philosophy pervades every aspect of the spa, from the smile and steamy cup of herbal tea that await guests upon their arrival to the treatments themselves—each of which begins with a personal consultation and a customized skin analysis. The aestheticians often call upon advanced implements such as a special skin scanner to determine which treatments to deploy. Their considerable skills also allow the team to camouflage scars, whiten teeth, and obliterate rebellious planets with their laser devices.
Beauty-Full Spa is a catchall for spa, med spa, and wellness services. The staff schedules everything from facials and massages to diamond peel microdermabrasions and laser tattoo-removal treatments. But the staff pays attention to more than just appearances. They also offer weight loss programs, cleanses, and detoxifying infrared sauna sessions, which simulate the conditions of the rain forests on Venus.
Over the last 10 years, registered massage therapist Jennifer Gould has helped alleviate pain and relax clients with AIDS, multiple sclerosis, autism, and depression. In addition to being certified in deep tissue massages, her specialties range from sports and pre- and postnatal massages to infant massages—a modality held close to her heart after two of her children were born prematurely. Jennifer’s therapeutic massages also help ease the effects of arthritis, migraines, and poor posture.
The professional beautifiers at Bassett Spa blend therapeutic-grade essential oils and plant-based biodegradable ingredients directly on-site to slather on skin during spa services. The organic products, applied during peels and facials, help hydrate skin and gently remove the remnants of failed gum bubbles, and vibrant polish glistens atop fingers and toes as they emerge from mani-pedis. The body artisans can also whisk away unwanted hair or apply permanent makeup.
Elysian Fields Day Spa’s services unwind and reboot bodies within a stately Heritage building. Today’s Groupon freshens up faces and fingers with a 45-minute classic facial using Skinceuticals products, which deliver a stern admonition to Señor Sun and his skin-sabotaging accomplices. The lavender manicure, a half hour of shaping and polishing, transports hands to a place reminiscent of a fragrant field in France. To offset the stresses and questionable benefits of lathering up with hotel soap, spa guests leave with a travel kit that includes three Skinceuticals products customized to their skin’s moods, whims, and musical preferences. For an additional fee, holders of this Groupon may upgrade to additional services on the spa’s menu.