At G. Skin Therapy, licensed clinical aesthetician and professional television makeup artist Glenda Engelbach uses advanced technology and clinical-grade products to beautify skin. After receiving a degree from the Catherine Hinds Institute of Esthetics, Engelbach went on to complete post-graduate certification at the renowned International Dermal Institute. She is also certified in a number of innovative facial techniques, such as dermaplaning, and in the use of therapeutic and organic lines that include PCA Skin and Dr. Hauschka Skin Care. This combination of expertise in high-quality methods and products helped her earn recognition on Applaud Women magazine's 2011 Readers' Choice awards in the Best Facial category.
Engelbach employs the Trios intense-pulsed-light system to rejuvenate skin, remove hair, and clear complexions of acne. She also addresses skin concerns such as rosacea, age spots, and wrinkles, as well as sun damage caused by literally living under a magnifying glass.
Sun Tan City's tanning centers house an armada of bronzing vehicles designed to polish bodies, rain or shine. Tanners can burrow into the belly of any of four levels of tanning beds for 10- to 20-minute bronzing sessions. Fast-level beds slowly steep skin with a solid base tan, and Instant-level beds boldly bronze pelts with a larger ratio of UVA bulbs, coaxing melanin out with paparazzi-like attention and promises of leading roles. VersaSpa sunless, open-air booths airbrush epidermises with a water-soluble plant-based solution that goes on evenly, resists staining clothes, and, unlike rolling around in a puddle of fudge, darkens skin without leaving a sticky residue.
Deep-cushioned beds, heated blankets, and a roaring fireplace telegraph the DayDreams Day Spa staff's intention to fully relax clients. They beckon guests to unwind during facials, massages, and body wraps by filling the air with custom blends of aromatherapy oils and by supplementing facials with hand treatments delivered with heated mitts. Certified to wield professional products, the team relies on PCA Skin products for correcting fine lines, acne, and dark spots, and they beautify faces with Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics.
Licensed aesthetician Aimee Soles helms Aimee Nicole Esthetics, where she works to emphasize her customers' natural skin with a variety of services. Her customized facial treatments combat acne or dryness by exfoliating, hydrating, and cleansing. Waxing services remove unwanted body hair from areas such as the back, chest, legs, or face. Other treatments include eyebrow and eyelash tints, paraffin masks, and skin consultations.
At Laser Image, plastic surgeon Dr. Stephen J. Scully leads a team of medical aesthetic technicians as they work to realize clients’ goals. Though most of Laser Image's services can be performed within 30 minutes and require no downtime or reciting of pledges, a complimentary consultation is always provided to ensure clients receive the best treatment for their aesthetic concerns.
After deciding a course of action, the staff harnesses the beams of various lasers to perform services ranging from eliminating unwanted hair to fading stretch marks, sun spots, and acne. Skin is further treated during exfoliating ultrasonic facials and chemical peels, which aestheticians personalize with pharmaceutical-quality products and carefully embroidered monograms. Botox injections can smooth fine lines, and laser teeth whitening puts the finishing touch on dazzling visages.
For two decades, the staff at Cari Skin Care Centre has pulled their aesthetic and therapeutic treatments straight from the annals of European spa tradition; they cleanse and exfoliate the pores of men and women with the popular European facial, remove unwanted hair using a European waxing technique, and pair exfoliating coffee body scrubs with baguettes. Products from G.M. Collin infuse skin with hydration, and the staff tailors treatments to treat imperfections including redness and the telltale signs of aging.
The medical team at New England Eye and Facial Specialists uses innovative technology to create personalized plans of care that treat optical and epidermal ailments. Board-certified ophthalmologist Adam Beck—a former clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School—improves eyesight with procedures such as LASIK or PRK laser corrective surgery. He is assisted by optometrists Chris Brown and Kristin Stanley—Brown's specialties include pediatrics and contact-lens fitting, and Stanley has trained extensively in the treatment of dry eye, a condition caused by reading too few Nicholas Sparks novels.
New England's resident physician assistant performs a variety of aesthetic treatments, including microdermabrasion, Botox and dermal fillers, and Pellevé, an FDA-approved radio-frequency laser system that tightens skin. She employs the Reveal Imager to assess skin issues and develop custom solutions, and her advanced laser systems remove hair from or repair damage to virtually any skin type.