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.
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.
The staff at Tres Chic Salon & Day Spa boasts a flair for the creative with technical expertise. This combination lends itself to a menu of intricate services, such as hair extensions, creative braiding, makeup applications, and teeth whitening. The menu doesn’t neglect relaxation, either; the staff also performs facials, therapeutic massages, and exfoliating body scrubs.
At Lush Esthetics, each facial targets a common skin malady. One is designed to revitalize aging skin, another combats acne, and a third diffuses stress. To complement this trio of skin treatments, the team also exfoliates faces with microdermabrasion, defuzzes physiques with custom waxing, and brightens hands with festive manicures.
Sona Vita Hair Studio’s serene and earthy spa setting serves as the stage for transformations. Clients can watch in oversize, framed mirrors as a master or junior stylist cuts, colors, and styles their hair. The salon also offers updos and one-hour deep-conditioning treatments, which leave hair silky and soft after a three-step process that includes a head massage, shampoo, and style.
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.