Virtually no aesthetic concerns go unaddressed at Essentials Spa and Salon, which employs a diverse team of stylists and aestheticians as well as med-spa technicians armed with contemporary cosmetic technology. The salon staff keeps its clients looking sharp by pampering tresses with haircare products by Moroccanoil, KMS, and L'Oréal Professional, and the nail technicians augment their mani-pedis with everything from paraffin dips to agave-nectar rubs.
The massage therapists treat concerns beneath the surface by kneading overstressed muscles with a variety of soothing modalities, but the med-spa team also strives to effect deeper changes. Overseen by Dr. Michael Lesser, the technicians can employ cutting-edge equipment and products, including microdermabrasion wands, a cosmetic laser system, and clinical-strength skincare balms. These treatments collectively rejuvenate the skin while minimizing the appearance of blemishes that typically accompany aging, sun exposure, or frequent naps in a bathtub full of wet newspapers.
The aestheticians at Healthcare 4 Her combine medical know-how with classic relaxation techniques in a tranquil spa environment, beautifying clients from head to toe using technologically enhanced and traditional spa treatments. Licensed laser technicians stop fuzzies in their tracks and prevent future hair growth with laser hair removal. Professional skin pamperers dole out five types of facials to exfoliate visages with microdermabrasion, clear complexions with fruit enzymes, and purge pores with menacing eviction notices. Massage therapists relax clients with four different massage styles, taking cues from venerated massage traditions and modern aromatherapy and kneading techniques to melt away muscle tension.
Aesthetician Emilia DiRaddo—a self-proclaimed "hands-on skin detective"—begins each facial treatment by assessing the client’s skin. She uses more than 30 years of experience to carefully examine the skin’s tone, texture, and shape-shifting abilities. Then, DiRaddo assembles a lineup of exfoliating enzymes, scrubs, essential oils, and masks that address the individual’s skincare needs. Along with facials and acne treatments, she offers Revitalight LED light therapy to reduce redness and improve skin tone, and waxing services to remove unwanted hair from the face or body.
As a licensed medical aesthetician and certified laser technician, Tammy Alexander feels right at home in every corner of her beauty spa. Her six facials include anti-aging glycolic peels and diamond-tipped microdermabrasion treatments, and she can even exfoliate skin on the back with steam and masks of french clay. Alexander expertly removes fuzz during her bikini and Brazilian waxes. She also offers cosmetic treatments that include eyelash extensions, organic airbrush tanning, and jane iredale–makeup applications.
Alite Laser’s three locations act as upscale sanctuaries where clients can go to lose spider veins and unwanted fat, but their specialty is hair removal. A trio of hair-removal procedures—waxing, laser removal, and electrolysis—fight follicles more effectively than scaring hair away like it’s a case of the hiccups. When they aren’t performing laser hair-removal procedures, technicians harness the power of light to brighten skin during facials.
Led by owner Christine Crownover, the team can enhance clients’ natural beauty with a slew of treatments that include noninvasive procedures such as chemical peels, laser hair removal, and laser facial treatments that harness the power of GentleLase, Aura, and YAG lasers. The medical aestheticians also use medical-grade therapeutic products from brands such as Neocutis, glo minerals, and Vivant.