Though Planet Beach Contempo Spa employs two spa consultants, neither lifts a finger to perform any treatments. That?s because all of the spa?s services?massage, teeth whitening, tanning, skincare, and even weight management?are taken care of by a fleet of automated booths and capsules. Clients slip into the calorie-burning SlimCapsule or the bronzing Mystic spray-tanning booth in complete privacy, and many of the machines feature voice instructions to guide them through each treatment.
Together, the highly trained staffers at Centre for Cosmetic Dentistry have dedicated more than four decades of their lives to improving people's smiles. They insert implants that look almost identical to the real thing for patients with missing teeth, and they apply Lumineers veneers for folks with damaged or discolored smiles. Teeth-whitening treatments are available to add an extra dash of shine. Though they specialize in cosmetic procedures, they're equally adept at general dentistry, including routine exams and cleanings. In order to make patients feel as comfortable and stress-free as possible, they've cultivated a warm, home-like atmosphere—complete with hardwood floors, floral paintings, and actors hired to dress up like your parents.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas?its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries?Planet Beach Contempo Spa 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.
At Planet Beach Contempo Spa Elmhurst, automated spa treatments massage away tension, deploy heat and steam to soften skin, and restore complexions’ glow. Ears nestle into headphones that coo mermaid calls as clothed guests lie down on a hydro-massage bed, on which cloth-covered waves gently crash upon corporeal shores to ebb away tension. Infrared heat and nutrient-rich steam exhaled by a health-conscious dragon soothe, moisturize, and promote collagen production during a 20-minute Hydro-Derma Fusion treatment. For a more obvious glow, UV and Mystic spray tans gild pelts, and teeth-whitening services brighten the smiles brought on by the spa’s innovative personal pampering.
Hollywood Tans gilds epidermises with a host of high-tech equipment. The open design of the high-pressure Sunboard bed gives patrons room to breathe, and its filters catch most stray UVB rays, giving tans longevity. For quicker bronzing, vertical booths build tans in 8–11 minutes, and custom airbrush tans and Mystic spray options bypass UV altogether like a tree on a hunger strike.
The full-service salons are open seven days a week and offer waxing, makeup application, and UV-free red-light therapy, a treatment designed to stimulate collagen production and reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and cellulite.
Invisalign straightens crooked chompers through a combination of highly advanced, 3-D computer graphics and the spells of good old-fashioned orthodontia. Orthodontists specially trained and certified in the Invisalign process eschew cumbersome braces for clear, removable aligners that are virtually invisible to the unclothed eye. An initial exam, including x-rays and photos ($325), will pave the way for a flurry of calibrated teeth sheaths that are designed to slowly shift your walnut crackers into perfect alignment. The total cost of an Invisalign treatment varies with each customer (it can run anywhere from $2,000 to $8,000); this Groupon gets you $1,000 to put toward that final cost. View some Invisalign FAQs here.