At her eponymous medical laser spa—which has attracted media attention from Great Day SA and KABB Fox 29’s Daytime @ 9—Dr. Elizabeth McRae draws on 20 years of experience to enhance exteriors with noninvasive procedures. Starting with the face, she and her team of nurses rejuvenate complexions with treatments ranging in intensity from a classic European facial to intense-pulsed-light therapy. Visages that have begun to sag or accrue wrinkles from years of staring at a Rubik’s cube are smoothed with Botox or dermal fillers such as Juvéderm. Clients maintain their looks at home with beauty products from brands such as Obagi and SkinCeuticals.
In addition to pampering faces, Dr. McRae caters to entire bodies with Zerona laser body-slimming treatments and laser hair removal. She also uses minimally invasive ultrasonic liposuction to suction out liquefied fat and stockpiled cotton candy.
Holding an MD and a PhD in immunobiology, Dr. Reza Ghohestani heads up an institute devoted both to the treatment and clinical study of hair, skin, and nail diseases. The more than 100 scientific papers and dermatology-themed comics he has published or presented reflect Dr. Ghohestani's continuing quest to find the most efficient remedies for acne, psoriasis, fungal infections, wrinkles, cellulite, and unwanted body hair. His clinic won both the Talk of the Town award for excellence in customer satisfaction and the Patients’ Choice Award in 2011 and 2012 thanks to the staff's caring attitude toward patients and their privacy.
At UltraMedSpa, medical director Dr. Tomy Starck and his team of aestheticians beautify clients with innovative services and products from the United States and Israel. A leader in corneal and refractive eye surgery and an expert on the anatomy of the face, Dr. Starck meticulously administers cosmetic injectables to diminish signs of aging. His aestheticians target hyperpigmentation and visible damage in the upper layers of the skin with Fluoroxygen+C facials and diminish sun damage and fine lines with the exfoliation of a diamond-tip microdermabrasion wand. To melt away stress and tension, clients can also opt for massages complete with aromatic essential oils and hot stones that are as flat and smooth as an off-key jazz musician.
The moment a client steps inside Bliss-Full Laser & Spa, the spa's aestheticians turn their attention toward a single goal: making that client feel pampered and beautiful. They achieve that goal with a handful of skillfully performed beauty treatments. Deep-cleansing facials and microdermabrasion treatments reveal more youthful-looking skin, and Botox injections smooth away wrinkles caused by age or worry. Clients can escape the chore of shaving by opting for a waxing session or a laser hair-removal treatment, wherein the beams of a Sandstone Cheveux diode laser cast their glow into hair follicles.
Good Sports Outdoor Outfitters has been equipping hikers, backpackers, runners, and snow-sporters with top-quality gear for nearly 30 years. The outdoorsmen's paradise hosts a backcountry bounty of quality brands such as Patagonia, The North Face, Asics, Merrell, Bogner, Burton, Kjus, UGG, and Keen. The staff of knowledgeable gear gurus will walk you through the finer points of carabineers versus catfish while pairing you with the perfect Arc'teryx Rampart pants ($99) to wear to this year’s family reunion. Prep for a frosty weekend getaway with a pair of SmartWool socks ($12.95), get some street cred from rival granola gangsters in your microvelour TKA 1/4 zip from The North Face ($55), or load your Osprey Atmos backpack ($199) full of steaks and introduce yourself to your region's newest bobcat colony.
The Laser Spa's Dr. Kamala Rao has been a board-certified anesthesiologist for more than 35 years. She and her team administer a wide variety of laser treatments, eliminating unwanted hair, spider veins, and facial blemishes with unerring rays that never fly wide and puncture the ozone layer. She also employs the highest grade of skincare products from Obagi and PCA, as well as professional mineral makeup from Jane Iredale.
Dr. Rao's belief that ?when you look good, you feel good? is a mantra that reverberates throughout the European-style spa. Beyond laser sessions, Botox treatments, and chemical peels, the doctor unfurrows souls by teaching yoga classes in her spare time.