Helmed by Dr. Michael S. Gurney, Joie de Vivre Laser & Medical Spa's staff of medically trained technicians wields FDA-approved equipment to address aesthetic issues during a variety of services. Using light-based technologies, techs work to dissolve signs of pigmentation, uneven skin tone, and tattoos of old sweethearts or shopping lists during a variety of non-invasive treatments. Other services, such as medical-grade chemical peels, facials, and permanent makeup, take place inside the spa's serene interior, marked by natural wood and cool green shades.
The experienced staff at Lotus Spa & Salon indulges clients with professional pampering that spans the entire body, from four types of massage to haircut and color services. The spa pays particular attention to complexions. Specialized facials and peels treat combination or acne-prone skin, and diamond-tip microdermabrasion exfoliates the skin’s surface to remove its plastic packaging, resulting in youthful, radiant looks. After hours, Lotus Spa & Salon hosts private spa parties that pair custom treatments with wine, mimosas, and cheese platters.
Christina Freeman and her resident aesthetician have more than 30 years of collective experience in the art of making skin glow. In their pursuit of youthful radiance, the skin specialists tailor spa treatments to each client’s skin type. The organic passionfruit peel offers a lighter rejuvenation, and chemical peels and Dermaglow microdermabrasion treatments delve deeper to combat blemishes and signs of aging such as wrinkles or comb-over noses.
Spa-goers can relax during full-body massages and enjoy the aromatherapy of nine essential oils during raindrop-therapy sessions designed to boost immune systems and soothe stress. Rounding out their services, Christina and her team can enhance features with Jane Iredale mineral makeup and wax away mustaches or eyebrows that need braiding each morning.
A pebbled driveway cuts through vast greenery leading up to a historical church, which was originally built in 1890 and currently sits nestled in the shade of neighboring trees. Inside the quiet, secluded house is Canterbury Spa, where owner and licensed aesthetician Laura Lewis curates a suite of beauty-boosting services that span from waxing and facials to massage. Canterbury’s lineup of massages lifts tension from hardworking backs and shoulders, and its manual tans allow beneficiaries to convince coworkers of a recent vacation without wearing a coconut bra around the office.
At Paige Elizabeth Salon & Spa, salon professionals work independently, offering unique services to their customers and operating on their own schedules. Tessa is one to go to for soothing, customized skincare. Her deluxe facial includes warm towels and massages in addition to a deep cleanse, exfoliation with steam, and a treatments mask—all while clients are cozied up in a heated bed. Other treatments include anti-aging or skin-brightening facials, plus advanced skincare, such as glycolic chemical exfoliation and microdermabrasion.
Voted No. 1 from 2209-2013 by the readers of the Akron Beacon Journal, Novus Clinic was born 20 years prior from board-certified ophthalmologist Todd L. Beyer and optometrist Jerry Sude?s vision for a one-stop eye-care facility. To bring this idea to fruition, they first recruited a neuro-ophthalmologist and a second optometrist to their team and eventually constructed a 3,800-square-foot surgery center in 1998. The state-of-the-art center was built in response to the voices they heard asking for laser vision-correction procedures such as LASIK and cosmetic treatments. Dr. Beyer, also a certified oculofacial plastic surgeon, began performing face-lifts along with noninvasive skin treatments after he found himself fielding queries from more and more patients about dermal fillers, peels, and laser hair removal.
With the expanding list of offered services, the clinic shed its original title, System Optics, and was reknighted Novus Clinic in 2003. The word novus, which translates to ?fresh and exciting? in Latin, more accurately encompasses the clinic?s multifaceted approach to ocular and anti-aging treatments. The doctors never forget the primordial soup from which they sprang, though, and still conduct eye exams and keep a venerable inventory of designer frames.