Dr. Lanford Peck has had as much success as you would expect of an Ivy League med-school grad. Since earning his degree from Yale School of Medicine and completing his residency training at Yale Hospital, the board-certified doctor has accumulated more than 12 years of practice experience and has ascended to the position of owner and medical director of Laser Aesthetics and Liposuction. Along with his team of medical aestheticians and permanent-makeup artist Lynn Keenan, Dr. Peck makes a point to learn about cosmetic technologies as they emerge. His philosophy is the same one that inspired Nietzsche to take up cardio kickboxing: the better you look, the better you feel.
The selection of treatments available at the center is vast. Microdermabrasion, peels, and lasers resurface complexions with varying degrees of intensiveness, sometimes to diminish acne scarring and sometimes to restore a dewy glow. Patients can play up their favorite features with lip augmentation, permanent makeup, or lash-fortifying Latisse, or they can cause hair and spider veins to wither in the glow of specially designed lasers. Laser liposuction is also available to reduce fat and enhance figures.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray-tan skin, and massage muscles.
Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning that members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.
Hair Additions by Debra was established over 6 years ago as a
labor of love. I have always been fascinated by hair and have
over 25 years of experience in hair care. I am a Greensboro,
North Carolina native where I attended Rutledge Business
College and Leon's Beauty School. I received my Cosmetologist
license in 1994.
Under the supervision of Dr. Ajay Ajmani, the staff at The Skin Institute provides clients with skincare procedures ranging from laser hair removal to acne treatments such as peels and deep-pore facials. Physician assistants, registered nurses, and aestheticians round out the seasoned team, who all work to enhance patients' natural attributes and reverse signs of aging, sun damage, and repeated face xeroxing in the most naturally appearing way possible. The staff also knows that what's under the skin is just as important as the skin itself, spurring them to soothe muscles with a variety of massage modalities and other body treatments.
The MVP haircut is reserved for guys who want the brawn of a chiseled cut with the extreme adrenaline rush of a pleasant pampering. Following careful instructions or expert intuition, stylists can clean up the edges without sacrificing any degree of edginess. A thorough shampoo and scalp massage ensures an itch-free walk off, while a neck and shoulder massage with steamed towel leaves cleaned-up batters with the zonal focus to connect on any upcoming office pitch.
Ambiance is everything at Syeni Salon & Day Spa. Take one step inside, and you'll find yourself beneath exposed metal beams and surrounded by furnishings that bridge the gap between classic and modern aesthetics. Most visits will include time in the relaxation room, where coffee and tea is served amid decorative fabrics from Turkey?echoing owner Sarah McAllister's family heritage. Custom tile work and glass whirlpool bowls define the mani-pedi area, while soft lighting keeps the focus on relaxation inside massage rooms.
The talented team also includes stylists, who snip and shape new looks through a variety of cut, color, and texturizing services. For every haircut or facial, staffers rely on
carefully-chosen products, including Redken for hair and Dr. Hauschka for natural skincare.