Helmed by board-certified specialists, Facial Aesthetic Concepts was recently recognized as the Best Place for a Nip and Tuck in the Orange County Register's 2010 Best Of Orange County and enacts glowing dermises with a variety of services. Fit for any skin type, the seasonal signature facial fortifies human fabrics with a blend of deep pore cleansing, steam, exfoliation, and gentle-cycle hydration. Meanwhile, the ultimate one-hour chemical peel exorcises the specters of dead surface cells to help halt acne, rosacea, stage productions of Casper, and sun damage. Safe and effective laser systems penetrate the cheeks in the full-frame photofacial (IPL), which works to stimulate collagen production, mend broken capillaries, and minimize hyperpigmentation.
At this bright venue equipped with floor-to-ceiling windows, patrons sip beer and nibble pretzels during various salon and spa services geared exclusively toward men. Expert staffers can cut and color hair, trim nails during mani-pedis, wax away unwanted fuzz, and soothe muscles during massages. Meanwhile, patrons stay entertained with a 46-inch flat-screen television as well as a foosball table with eight rows of foosmen sporting frosted tips.
A professional, affable fleet of 32 licensed massage therapists accentuate the calming atmosphere and warm vibe at The Knotstop, an independent firm focused on unwinding tangled corpuses with attentive care. Each master muscle manipulator will handedly perform whichever of the two 60-minute massage types you choose. The popular Swedish massage uses long, continuous strokes, kneading, and friction to liberate shackled muscle tissues, promoting relaxation and improved circulation. If fiery stress deposits reach down into the core, consider the deep-tissue massage, which targets buried and chronic tensions with slow, intense strokes, restoring flexibility and range of motion. Soak away the worries that have lodged themselves in the nooks of your joints and the crooks of your connective tissues, while inhaling a bouquet of soothing, therapeutic scents afforded by aromatherapy, which piques the nostrils and the mind after a triumphant kneading.
OC Laser Lipo's staff contours bodies with effective and painless treatments, which is why both of its offices are outfitted with only Zerona and Dazzle Light systems. During FDA-approved Zerona treatments—which were featured on The Dr. Oz Show—five rotating cold lasers dance across target areas, such as the love handles or back rolls, to rupture fat cells at the subcutaneous layer. The body's lymphatic system then naturally absorbs the fluid leaked from the cells, causing figures to begin slowly dwindling down. Working in a similar way, Dazzle Light employs 144 high-power LEDs to pinch inches while also smoothing the appearance of cellulite, specifically on areas where the skin has begun forming into unsightly portraits of Gary Busey.
Drawing upon his training in acupuncture and Oriental medicine, Vantis Therapeutic Massage's Josh Chen tailors massage sessions using a blend of Swedish, deep-tissue, and Tui-Na strokes. In a private treatment room with soft music and aromatherapy, Chen unroots painful knots with a mixture of long glides, heavily pressured kneads, and the pushing and grasping techniques of Tui-Na or professional bullies. During massages, patrons can don comfortable clothing of choice, or change into a T-shirt and shorts provided by the spa.