While most of his peers were concentrating on their senior year of high school, 17-year-old Steven Bengelsdorf kept an eye toward the future and accepted a spot in Boston University’s prestigious six-year medical program. Fifteen years later, the gifted youth has transformed into an experienced physician who oversees a staff of nurses and medical aestheticians at The Franklin Center for Skin & Laser Surgery.
Dr. Bengelsdorf and his staff believe that minimally invasive treatments—chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and light-based therapy, to name a few—can rejuvenate the face just as effectively as surgical procedures and bobbing for live electrical wires. Personal consultations and examinations typify the individual approach they take to each treatment, and Dr. Bengelsdorf’s dedication to innovation has resulted in the facility’s penchant for technologically advanced solutions.
The stylists at Salon Atash Hair & Brow Bar combine Middle Eastern practices with sophisticated style to transform above-the-shoulder beauty with haircare and eyebrow services. Inside the salon, stylists cut and style hair, adding drama with vibrant color and dimension with partial and full highlights. At the brow bar, stylists perfect arches with waxing, threading, and makeup.
SkinMD's macrodermabrasion treatments are medical-grade salt peels that reduce the appearance of aging, light acne scarring, and hyperpigmentation. During treatments, expert aestheticians armed with handheld buffing devices skillfully slather faces with a non-toxic salt scrub, melting away wrinkles, scars, sun damage, and squatting slugs. The process also boosts facial circulation, leading to fresh cell production and a healthy flush. Although five to six treatments over a two-month period are what SkinMD recommends for clients seeking complete countenance sprucing, macrodermabrasion is powerful enough to yield smooth, radiant results after just single servings. Consult with one of SkinMD's friendly skincare professionals for advice on scheduling and dealing with hate mail from competitively spirited babies that feel entitled to the silky-skinned throne.
The Wax Pot Studio's deft depilators raze and refine unmentionable areas with soy-based waxes and expert techniques. During each 30-minute session, wax wizards apply a gently heated concoction to unwanted fuzz, evicting it from its follicular hideouts in a series of movements so speedy they make cheetahs’ ears tingle. Clients can tame the bristle borderlands of bikini zones within the conservative scope of a bikini wax, or oust every taboo tendril with an all-over Brazilian wax. The Wax Pot Studio’s skilled waxers leave skin soft, sleek, and fit for flaunting in swimsuits and leggy Thanksgiving pageant costumes alike.
There is no follicle too wispy or fuzz too peachy to avoid Rochelle Pappas, Brooke Sweet, and their professional waxen maidens at Wax Nashville. As they like to chant in unnervingly deep Latin during their pre-day huddle: if it has hair, it can be made bare. A sleek visage is easily acquired with a brow wax, cover, and fill ($35), or lip and chin wax ($12 each). Remove cumbersome hair weight in time for the Tour de France with a full leg wax ($70), underarms wax ($25), or full arm wax ($50). Or prepare for a toasty poolside afternoon with a bikini wax ($40) or Brazilian wax ($75). Dudes, meanwhile, can de-scraggle their back, neck, or shoulders ($65), streamline their chest ($50), or find out how the other half lives with a BROzilian ($125). Wax's careful and pleasant skin-slickers will target each area's overgrowth and diligently weed it out in a calm, serene environment that puts the mind at ease. This relaxed mind translates into a relaxed body right down to the tips of each follicle—loosening hair's viselike grip on the skin and making it easier and less painful to pluck out.