Dr. Goldring at MDS Medical Spa & Laser Center aims to restore youthful vigor to veneers with medical injections, including Botox, Juv?derm, and Restylane treatments, as well as medical peels and IPL photofacials. The photofacials stimulate visages with laser light energy and aim to banish such pigmented blemishes as acne scars, sun damage, and rosacea. Treatments can take 30?45 minutes, with each laser pulse creating the sensation of a rubber band snapping against the skin while a sci-fi foley artist provides sound effects. During each Botox session, targeted areas receive an injection of purified protein, which relaxes muscles and smoothes skin that has become furrowed from age or frequent super-soaker duels. Alternatively, Restylane injections achieve similar results with a hyaluronic-acid elixir, and Juv?derm injections fill wrinkled areas around the mouth and nose. Prior to treatment, patients meander past lush outdoor greenery as they pass through the spa's thick wooden doors and into the waiting room, where a sleek reception desk and supple leather chairs keep waiting patrons comfortable. On the walls, bottled body serums add splashes of color to brushed-metal shelves as gleaming frames display feature articles about the spa and lovelorn dating columns written by recently abandoned wrinkles.
Trinity Salon & Spa co-owner Cher sometimes perfects the makeup and hairdos of models at haute fashion shoots, but she spends most of her time making sure her regular clients get the same star treatment. Her business partner Candi shares the same passion for high-fashion styling, holding certifications from companies including Rusk and Matrix Hair Color. The pair have put together a team of salon stylists who snip hair into follicular masterpieces and reprogram hair textures. The crew can impart uniform straightness with keratin treatments or massage strands with ground-up Shirley Temple headshots to create billowing curls.
On the spa side, the DiamondTome microdermabrasion reveals fresh, unblemished skin with chips of real diamonds, and medical-grade peels accelerate the skin's exfoliation process. Men can enjoy treatments such as the Pampered Facial, during which aesthetician Nina bolsters handsome looks with a seaweed mud mask, facial massage, warm towels, and a beer to sip. The spa keeps hands and feet of all kinds well-groomed with mani-pedis, and elongates eyelashes, hair, or strap-on Santa Claus beards with realistic extensions.
Ai Spa's founder and owner, Rashel Pouri, believes that a peaceful mind can only be found within an equally peaceful body. To help clients in their pursuit of all-over health, she and her team of specialists treat them to luxurious body and facial services during relaxing spa days or in preparation for special events. Their back facials exfoliate the skin before their oxygen spray tans bless it with UV-free bronze tones. The team also relaxes muscles with five different types of wraps and multiple massage modalities, including deep tissue, aromatherapy, and prenatal. More than 10 varieties of facials, which can be supplemented by peels, microdermabrasions, or injections, help keep faces looking youthful for years. Ai Spa also carries Ravi skincare products, ensuring that clients can take the spa look home with them or exfoliate a pet lizard back into its previous cat form.
Established in 1990, Hair Restoration of California—which has been featured on Los Angeles Fox News and KCAL Channel 9—offers a variety of treatments that address hair loss in men, women, and children. In addition to low-level laser hair-therapy treatments and surgical hair transplants performed by board-certified plastic surgeons, they give their clients nonsurgical hair replacement options such as Ultratress hair-progression hair extensions. They treat patients who suffer from male- and female-pattern baldness, as well as those who have medical hair loss caused by chemotherapy or alopecia. Inside their facility, an experienced staff of trichologists and beauticians work inside private styling rooms while clients read, watch television, or stare at the ceiling trying to name all the constellations in alphabetical order.
Best Face and Body aims to be a respite from the hectic pace of modern living. Inside the warmly lit spa, professionals pamper clients with soothing massage services, healing aesthetic treatments, and their own line of proprietary skincare products. Founder Bonnie Best developed the B.Best line to reinforce the impact of her spa treatments with a skincare regimen clients could follow at home. As she carefully calibrated each formula, she eschewed ingredients such as mineral oil, alcohol, or perfume, which she knew from experience can dehydrate skin and clog pores. Instead, her products incorporate state-of-the-art substances recommended by skincare manufacturers and chemists to help hydrate, protect, and nourish skin.
Though they have backgrounds in a variety of alternative therapies, the practitioners at Balanced Lifestyle Therapies all have the same philosophy when it comes to the best way to heal the body: stimulating the life energy. Their clients can choose from a variety of holistic healing modalities, including transformational bodywork, ayurveda, clinical aromatherapy, and Raja energy healing. One of the center's practitioners, Bernhard, draws from Western and Eastern modalities and energy work during treatments. Former opera singer Laurie uses her knowledge of Raja energy and ayurveda and her passion for music and chanting to help clients relax and uncoil their inner slinkies.