On the tree-lined, bustling Beacon Street, a stately brownstone located at the St. Mary's T-Stop, three blocks from Fenway Park, and a 10-minute walk from the Longwood Medical area offers sanctuary from the frenetic outside world. Here, Southwest Day Spa cossets bodies and minds with more than 30 pampering spa treatments. Its lava-shell massage brushes bodies with polished shells from the Philippines that therapists have gently heated and combined with minerals, algae, salt water, and essential oils. The desert-heat body wrap, with its zinc compound, helps tone and smooth skin by scrubbing, wrapping, and then rinsing in a four-jet steam shower. The zinc compound is also an effective treatment for painful joints and muscles. Plant-stem-cell facials work to delay the appearance of aging much better than denial, and microcurrent technology fades wrinkles. Spa packages include special options for brides, couples, and those who, like NFL linebackers, just want to be pretty and pampered. Additionally, FDA-approved SmartLipo treatments take aim at stubborn fat cells, while laser hair removal banishes unwanted hair for all skin types.
Lorrain Lombardo-Shapiro is a medical clinical aesthetician and kundalini yoga teacher. The diversity in Lorrain's resume speaks to the way Bella Faccia Skin Care and Wellness Spa operates: a combination of clinical and holistic care used to achieve cosmetic beauty and self-confidence. The center's marquee services are its customized facials, which are designed to address each client's unique skin needs and are supplemented by 10-minute relaxation treatments. There's a whole slate of organic facials as well that incorporate a variety of nourishing ingredients in service of a radiant face: organic cherry, green tea, grape seed masks, and wild rose bub. Bella Faccia takes the same holistic approach to harmonizing mind and spirit with body treatments such as visual meditation and Reiki energy healing.
The Zinnia flower that serves as Elite Medspa & Wellness’ logo may symbolize memories, but their powerful SCITON laser actually makes memories—out of wrinkles, spider veins, and unwanted hair, that is. Medical director, and Board certified and Harvard trained plastic surgeon, Dr. Joseph Russo chose the SCITON laser for a slew of reasons. Not only is it completely capable of handling a rogues gallery of cosmetic complaints, but it dispatches them with the quickness. Its high-speed scanner—which allows the laser to pack a wallop without damaging tissue—is paired up with a computer-guidance system that evenly distributes heat and teaches the laser how to play chess when the office closes for the night.
But the medspa is more than just technology. The staff also works with time-honored treatments to beautify faces, such as chemical peels, Botox, and Juvederm. They even embrace downright ancient techniques, such as hot-stone massage and aromatherapy.
For 13 years, Jaclyn has traveled the country doing what she loves: making women feel beautiful. She's perfected her skills through her experience as a makeup artist for the Miss America pageants, and now she uses that expertise to make clients feel runway ready. She highlights cheekbones and improves eye-batting through makeup application and lash extensions. She can even give whole bodies a sun-kissed glow with spray-tanning sessions.
At Flawless MedSpa, the staff creates a nurturing environment where state-of-the-art cosmetic procedures pair with a spa-like emphasis on patient comfort. Her team includes medical director Dr. Nathalie Celestin, Lisa Allison RN, and aestheticians Carol Alessandro and Katie Casey, and together they pair their advanced knowledge of skincare concerns to clear complexions of everything from unwanted hair and unwelcome veins to wrinkles that showed up uninvited and claimed squatters rights. Injections of Botox, Juvederm, and Radiesse temporarily diminish unflattering folds, and facials—fueled by Obagi and Jan Marini skincare products—smooth complexions with formulas specifically tailored to treat rosacea, acne, and premature aging. Laser technology plays a starring role in redness-conquering photofacials, as well as the FDA-cleared i-Lipo system, which works to remove fat from the arms, legs, hips, and anywhere else that isn't responding well to diet, exercise, or the silent treatment.
True to its name, Fresh Start Skincare & Laser Tattoo Removal Specialists provides specialized skincare treatments and safely, permanently remove tattoos. Technicians certified by the National Laser Institute clear away unwanted tattoos with lasers that are gentle enough to leave skin undamaged but strong enough to break down even stubborn ink colors such as green, blue, and black.
On the skincare side, staffers perform treatments that can take years off the face. Microdermabrasion and microneedling treatments restore a youthful glow to skin, and Hydrafacial treatments use water to cleanse the skin and gently improve its texture. Other services include spider-vein removal treatments and age-defying dermal fillers.