The Zinnia flower that serves as Elite Medspa and Wellness? logo may symbolize memories, but their powerful SCITON laser actually makes memories?out of wrinkles, spider veins, and unwanted hair, that is. The team, led by medical director and Board-certified physician Dr. Saira Nisar, chose the SCITON laser for a slew of reasons. Not only is it completely capable of handling a rogues gallery of cosmetic complaints, but it dispatches them with the quickness. Its high-speed scanner?which allows the laser to pack a wallop without damaging tissue?is paired up with a computer-guidance system that evenly distributes heat and teaches the laser how to play chess when the office closes for the night.
But the medspa is more than just technology. The staff also works with time-honored treatments to beautify faces, such as chemical peels, Botox, and Juvederm. They even embrace downright ancient techniques, such as hot-stone massage and aromatherapy.
On the tree-lined, bustling Beacon Street, a stately brownstone located at the St. Mary's T-Stop, three blocks from Fenway Park, and a 10-minute walk from the Longwood Medical area offers sanctuary from the frenetic outside world. Here, Southwest Day Spa cossets bodies and minds with more than 30 pampering spa treatments. Its lava-shell massage brushes bodies with polished shells from the Philippines that therapists have gently heated and combined with minerals, algae, salt water, and essential oils. The desert-heat body wrap, with its zinc compound, helps tone and smooth skin by scrubbing, wrapping, and then rinsing in a four-jet steam shower. The zinc compound is also an effective treatment for painful joints and muscles. Plant-stem-cell facials work to delay the appearance of aging much better than denial, and microcurrent technology fades wrinkles. Spa packages include special options for brides, couples, and those who, like NFL linebackers, just want to be pretty and pampered. Additionally, FDA-approved SmartLipo treatments take aim at stubborn fat cells, while laser hair removal banishes unwanted hair for all skin types.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Russo completed a plastic surgery residency at Harvard Medical School. So, when he personally selects nurses and aestheticians for his team at Dream Spa Medical, each staff member must meet his expert standards to perform advanced cosmetic treatments ranging from injections to surgery to noninvasive vein removal. With SkinCeuticals and Image products, aestheticians revitalize clients' skin during facials, peels, microdermabrasions, and other services. Laser hair treatments rid clients' bodies of unwanted fuzz, and tattoo removal helps keep the grocery lists on their arms up to date.
For 13 years, Jaclyn has traveled the country doing what she loves: making women feel beautiful. She's perfected her skills through her experience as a makeup artist for the Miss America pageants, and now she uses that expertise to make clients feel runway ready. She highlights cheekbones and improves eye-batting through makeup application and lash extensions. She can even give whole bodies a sun-kissed glow with spray-tanning sessions.
At BelloCorpo, the licensed aestheticians beautify their clients with the versatile GentleMax Pro laser. Its beams have two different functions: they're used to shut down unwanted body hair or to minimize spider veins. Whatever the laser's task at hand, it keeps patients comfortable with a built-in cooling system that neutralizes the laser light's heat.
When they're not working with lasers, the team tends to bodies with other nonsurgical treatments too. Ultrasound cavitation liposuction, for instance, drains fat cells and slims hard-to-tone areas. Then there are injections of Botox, Dysport, and Radiesse that are used to make patients look younger, better rested, and less likely to chug a stranger's coffee.
Lorrain Lombardo-Shapiro is a medical clinical aesthetician and kundalini yoga teacher. The diversity in Lorrain's resume speaks to the way Bella Faccia Skin Care and Wellness Spa operates: a combination of clinical and holistic care used to achieve cosmetic beauty and self-confidence. The center's marquee services are its customized facials, which are designed to address each client's unique skin needs and are supplemented by 10-minute relaxation treatments. There's a whole slate of organic facials as well that incorporate a variety of nourishing ingredients in service of a radiant face: organic cherry, green tea, grape seed masks, and wild rose bub. Bella Faccia takes the same holistic approach to harmonizing mind and spirit with body treatments such as visual meditation and Reiki energy healing.