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Advanced-practice nurse Leeanne Mercier specializes in keeping women healthy, but she also focuses on their personal comfort. After 20 years of providing preventative healthcare to the indigenous women of the arctic, Mercier opened her own clinic for women's health in 2004. She now owns All About You Medical Spa, where she takes an individualized approach to beauty and wellness. Aestheticians put patients at ease with advanced training in services such as cosmetic injectables, skin-tightening derma-roller treatments, and nonsurgical liposuction sessions.

In the turquoise-walled Thai room, Asian-inspired art and lush tapestries create a cozy, welcoming backdrop for women's wellness exams. The reception area is no less comforting—a cushy red sofa sprawls beside a wood-framed fireplace, whose flame-fed light mingles with rays from the sparkling chandelier overhead. The massage room also features a fireplace, along with a painting depicting a window-like view into an exotic landscape.

4050 Lake Otis Parkway
Anchorage,
AK
US

Clients relax as they sip frothy beers and tart ciders amid the elegant white décor of The Wax Bar's lobby before following aestheticians back to a private treatment room for one of a broad repertoire of signature hair-removal services. Staff at The Wax Bar's two locations aim to make waxing or sugaring a luxurious and dignified experience, soothing clients' jangling nerves with drinks from the wet bar. Each aesthetician boasts a repertoire of discomfort-minimizing tricks to ensure sugaring and waxing services for men and women's brows, backs, and bikinis go as swiftly and painlessly as possible. After follicles have said their tearful goodbyes to unwanted hair, aestheticians apply aftercare products and advise clients on the best way to reduce irritation on freshly bare skin. Staff members also offer facials whose targeted therapies incorporate products from Dermalogica and Aveda.

1108 East Northern Lights Boulevard
Anchorage,
AK
US

The eponymous owner of Catelyn?s Place doesn?t draw a line between results and relaxation. Her med-spa treatments combine detail-oriented care and constant communication to ensure a comfortable experience for all clients. Catelyn?s three types of body wraps boost skin?s health with hydrating ingredients and therapeutic oils, and her personalized facial veers off course to include a decadent foot massage. During her waxing treatments, Catelyn uses a special formula infused with ingredients designed to make skin less sensitive to pain and yo' mama jokes.

1108 East Northern Lights Boulevard
Anchorage,
AK
US

Healthier and more beautiful skin is what Alaskans have come to expect from Fortson Dermatology & Skin Care Center. That’s because the Fortson Center is recognized as Alaska’s leading resource for skin --- for dermatology, skin rejuvenation and cosmetic skin services.

2401 East 42nd Avenue
Anchorage,
AK
US

Tucked inside the elegant confines of Feather Skin & Body Studio and Visionary Skin Care, aesthetician Michelle Ward deftly removes unwanted hair with applications of warm wax. From among her many services, she accentuates eyes with a brow shaping, and clears hair from nether regions with Brazilian waxes.

751 East 36th Avenue
Anchorage,
AK
US

Each service at Borealis Body Aesthetics aims to boost clients’ beauty, from blasting away fat with ultrasound cavitation to tightening skin using radio frequencies or removing dead skin cells with microdermabrasion’s diamond-tip wand. Technicians customize facials with Image Skincare and Osmosis Skincare products, a skincare line that eschews chemical preservatives and parabens. For added sparkle, technicians coat eyeliner or existing tattoos with glitter designs.

407 E Northern Lights Blvd
Anchorage,
AK
US