Long before he opened Westcoast Piercing and Ink, professional piercer Kelly began to reconsider his own body’s potential as a template for artistic self-expression. As a pre-teen during punk rock’s heyday in the early 80s, he became fascinated with big chains, spiked bracelets, and large rings—pretty much anything that would showcase his style and increase his radio signal. The scene’s do-it-yourself ethic often led his friends to experiment with unsanitary piercing methods, but Kelly thankfully knew better and decided to take the true D.I.Y. route: he became a certified piercer himself and opened Westcoast Piercing Guy.
Today, years after his initial stroke of inspiration, Kelly operates out of a health-board approved studio that has been given the seal of approval from the local medical community and clients alike. He continues to outfit ears and other body parts with piercings; only now he works alongside a band of piercers and tattoo artists who decorate skin with everything from colorful custom sleeves to blank crossword puzzles that help clients pass the time during morning commutes.
Within a black-and-white 1,500-square-foot facility embellished with tropical accents, Kucumber Skin Lounge's physician-supervised medical aestheticians enhance earthly edifices with hair removal sessions performed with lasers or customized wax, Botox injections, and cutting-edge skin treatments such as hydrafacials, photofacials, and chemical peels. Tattoo removal services rid bodies of the names of ex-lovers or outdated maps leading to safe-deposit boxes hidden during the Y2K scare. Other body beautifiers include tanning and specialized cosmetic treatments.
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Using body-slimming and skincare technology, LeSante Spa & Beauty's staff of aestheticians strives to beautify and increase their clients' overall wellbeing. Their facial services rely on the radiofrequency, microcurrent, and intense pulsed light treatments, but they also pamper faces with more traditional means with exfoliating cleanses and nourishing creams during the European facial. To help clients slim down, they use ultrasound cavitation, radiofrequency, and dry saunas to detoxify and eliminate fatty tissue, a more effective means than buying a centrifuge in the hopes of spinning it off. The power of heat is harnessed for weight loss as well, with the thermo c system heating and kneading away unwanted fat.
Bottles of PCA Skin and Dermalogica products are aplenty inside Aura Skin Care & Laser Services, where skilled estheticians provide clinical facials, as well as restore vibrancy in skin during microdermabrasion treatments and chemical peels. For those looking for an all-over change, Aura Skin Care also offers body-shaping services, such as non-invasive body cavitation treatments that eliminate fat in the body where even workouts can't reach.
Elegance Medi Spa's cosmetic procedures entwine Eastern modalities with noninvasive Western technology. Using this mix, the staff of certified technicians can help patients vanquish flab with an FDA-approved LipoLaser, banish unwanted hair with laser hair-removal services using the LightSheer XC diode laser, and fade discolouration with teeth whitening. No matter what aesthetic treatment patients choose, they first undergo a comprehensive consultation to discuss their concerns, goals, and favourite celebrity baby names.
At Heights Laser Centre, a highly qualified team of aestheticians aim to restore faces to their natural splendour. Treatments kick off with a complimentary consultation to ensure clients select the right treatment for their skin and Myers-Briggs personality type. During the glycolic peel, a skin-spert dispatches acidic gel across the face, erasing fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots. The treatment can also evict dirt and oil from pores, combatting nefarious acne hordes. The 15-minute treatment safely renews faces, which clients can then use to charm librarians into renewing overdue library books.