The up-to-date lasers at Belallure Laser & Wellness Center are a triple threat—they can reduce unwanted hair growth, erase tattoos, and obscure signs of aging. Noninvasive Laser 360 treatments compound photonic wonderment by toning crinkled skin, smoothing out wrinkles, and balancing discoloration. The physician-supervised team also inspires overall well-being with an arsenal of more traditional spa treatments. Hot-stone and Swedish massages, for example, relax musculatures, whereas a set of facials brighten complexions better than neon blush at a blacklight disco.
On the surface, Anew MediSpa looks like an upscale spa, with a homey waiting room decked out in hardwood furniture and sunny yellow paint. The services fit the bill, too: traditional facials, waxing, and massage therapy among them. However, the center boasts a medical director, Dr. Ashley Chin, who personally administers all injections of Botox and Juvéderm. It's her medical expertise, paired with the center's state-of-the-art technology, that gives Anew its edge.
Dr. Chin oversees the safety of the med spa's laser treatments, which include hair and spider-vein removal, skin tightening, photofacials, and acne treatments. Despite the reliance on technology, Dr. Chin and her team of aestheticians are personally invested in each treatment, maintaining a professional-and-inviting atmosphere that makes clients feel at ease.
Your hair?s sure to feel silkier once your stylist conditions it?learn why with Groupon?s close-up look at conditioner.
Although human hair may look smooth, each strand's outer layer?the cuticle?is actually quite rough. Under dry conditions, the tiny scales that cover its surface become raised and brittle, causing hairs to tangle and lose their shine. Conditioner aims to correct this problem by bonding a particular class of molecules, called cationic surfactants, to the cuticle. This is possible because keratin, the protein that makes up most of the hair shaft, bristles with negative ions, which attract the positively charged surfactants, coating each thread in a thin film that weighs it down and reduces frizz. (The negative charge of keratin is also what causes static whenever positive ions are stripped from the hair?the static that makes it possible to stick a balloon to the wall or to power a miner's headlamp.)
The other ingredients in conditioner don't always need ions to do their jobs well. Humectants suck in water from the surrounding air, thereby moisturizing the hair, and oils simply penetrate the cuticle. Glossers coat the hair with light-reflecting polymers, increasing shine, whereas other ingredients raise the acidity level of the conditioner, which helps protect the hair's protein structure.
Dr. Chaitali Nangrani is a board-certified physician with experience in family and emergency medicine. Over the years, dealing with sensitive and often emotionally trying cases has caused Dr. Nangrani to develop a calm, caring demeanor, which serves her well today as owner and medical director of Vedas Medical Spa. There, she and her staff perform cosmetic services that include SmartLipo procedures, Botox injections, laser hair removal, and SkinMedica facials.
The little touches make all the difference at A-1 Amazing Massage & Day Spa. Hot stones and aromatherapy amplify the calming effects of massage, and the steam tent that clients lie inside during body wraps makes the wraps toastier than a greenhouse in the Sahara. The spa also provides traditional and LED-based facials, exfoliating back treatments, and sea-salt body polishes.