In her private chamber within Heidi's, Nicole Cereghino is cataloging all of the ingredients found in beauty products that clog pores. The list is long and full of surprises such as algae extract, cocoa butter, and spackle, but Cereghino has devoted her business, Pure Radiance Revealed, to restoring skin's healthy glow without them. Instead, she relies on fruit enzymes and natural acids to gently buff away dead and damaged tissue during her six specialty facials. Particle-free diamond microdermabrasion furthers this goal with minimal irritation to the skin, and soft, LED light and microcurrent technology promote cellular renewal below the surface for a firmer, more youthful complexion. To help showcase the radiant complexions that result from her treatments, she also removes unwanted hair with the targeted rays of an Elos laser instead of staring at the hair long enough to make follicles get uncomfortable and leave.
At SkinTherapy, LLC, aesthetician Marly Sexton draws upon more than 12 years of experience to combat skin issues with custom facials that blend exfoliation, massage, steam treatments, and extractions. To keep skin looking its best all year long, many facial ingredients change with the seasons and could include everything from an autumn spice mask to blueberry enzymes and more. But above all, Marly's mission is to tailor each treatment to the client's skin type and concerns, which is why she begins every service with a thorough skin analysis.
Decorated in muted earth tones and accented by lush plants and vivid floral arrangements, Bridgeport Laser & Wellness Center's serene lobby helps patients unwind as soon as they arrive. Clients can further set their minds at ease with the knowledge that the physician-owned wellness center is helmed by a quartet of medical professionals, each of whom excels at one or more aesthetic areas. Owner and medical director Dr. Derek Norcom offers aesthetic treatments, including vein treatments and mole removal.
Dr. Janice Buenafe helps patients find relief from hormonal imbalances via bio-identical hormone-replacement therapy. Experienced aesthetic nurse practitioner Yan Duan specializes in cosmetic injections, including Sculptra, and is also certified in hormone replacement. And Patricia Gravenites, a clinical aesthetician and medical assistant, has more than 16 years of experience as a cosmetic injector and skincare specialist.
The doctors and physician’s assistants who perform each service at Nu U Laser Centers need only choose the right laser in order to impart patients with quick, safe body and facial changes. While the Smartlipo TriPlex can less invasively slim and contours the body, the Smart Skin Co2 treatment plumps wrinkles, shrinks pores, and softens the appearance of scars. Their other treatments combat unwanted body hair, cellulite, and leg and facial veins.
The aestheticians and laser technicians at Olena's Day Spa, in business for 10 years, work Monday?Saturday to help boost beauty and confidence with a diverse palette of services. The skilled staffers tend to fa?ades with European, micro-current, and gentlemen's facials to enhance good looks. Trained and certified technicians remove unwanted hair from body parts by wielding Candela and Cutera lasers and answer questions about the treatment, debunking urban legends that the lasers will not cause x-ray vision.
Before spa or salon sessions, clients can admire the framed, pastel-hued artwork lining the walls in the waiting area, where cushioned leather couches prevent discomfort and coffee tables prove that you can make a table out of a liquid.
Salon owner and certified lash technician Beth Cates specializes in applying full sets of individual lash extensions. She performs both introductory and custom treatments, and also offers packages that include a year's worth of applications and touch-ups. Beth is also a licensed aesthetician, and can treat skin with everything from traditional European facials to Agera chemical peels and microdermabrasion treatments that help reduce sun damage, acne spots, and face doodles from that aesthetician you recently had to stop going to.