Overseeing both Dermacare centers in San Diego and Carlsbad, medical director Dr. Jeff Birchall has made it his mission to make patients "look as good as they feel." A board-certified family physician known for his calm, easygoing personality, Dr. Birchall channels more than two decades of experience in the medical industry to helm a team of aestheticians and registered nurses working tirelessly to correct skin problems and fight signs of aging with minimally invasive treatments, including Botox and Juvéderm. Dr. Birchall injects all dermal fillers himself, a treatment he claims is his favorite due to its "quick, dramatic results" and ability to turn dried figs back into plums. Other popular services include Fraxel laser treatments or IPL photofacials that harness cosmic light to correct skin tone and texture, and Cutera laser hair-removal treatments that safely and permanently reduce unwanted fuzz for clients of all skin types.
Guests with a taste for refinement find it the moment they step into Champagne Skin Lounge and find themselves bathed in the glow of a shimmering chandelier. But it's aesthetician Nicole Torres, Jennifer and Rebecca who cements the classy experience?she personalizes each waxing, facial, and massage service to ensure her clients get the royal treatment they crave. She custom-blends her facials from natural ingredients, mixing in professional h2t and Dermodality formulas to combat ailments such as acne, pigmentation, and fine lines, though her pumpkin peel can tackle all three problems, infusing pores with restorative nutrients that elicit admiring whistles from jack-o'-lanterns. While the services may feel luxurious, Peters works hard to ensure her spa remains welcoming and unpretentious, making it accessible to even the shyest clients who swing by for the shop's specialty Brazilian waxes.
Since opening its doors, LaserAway has accumulated 18 California locations and the patronage of celebrities such as the Kardashian clan. At different settings, the clinic's state-of-the-art lasers can treat signs of sun damage, tattoos, body hair, and glued-on glam-rock wigs with comfort and efficiency. The clinic's medical professionals are all fully licensed to administer laser pulses, and fully glad to educate clients on the intricacies of skincare.
Though Era Skin Lounge's aestheticians are obsessed with skincare, they realize that a facial is probably not the most important thing their client has to do that day. This is why they use high-performance products in timesaving treatments designed to strike a balance between effectiveness and relaxation. Era's staff hunts down pore-clogging culprits with facials, chemical peels, and leads from an anonymous tip line, and they battle signs of age with retinol and medical-grade organic enzymes.
Skincare expert Candy Granados has witnessed the evolution of the beauty industry over the past 17 years, working at international resorts and spas and now staying on top of the latest research and technology at her own practice. She customizes more than 20 types of facials, peels, and specialty treatments with professional products by Le Mieux and Mesoestetic USA, and she adds to the relaxing nature of each visit with a face, neck, and shoulder massage. Enhancing beauty through technology, Granados exfoliates skin with a microdermabrasion device, deploys ultrasonic waves to deep-clean pores, and uses LED therapy to address redness, laxity, or pallid skin caused by clapping the dust out of chalkboard erasers.
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Brazilian
Brands Used: Tamara's Professional Body Sugaring Paste
Pro Tip: 100% natural ingredients. Exceptional for all skin types, hair textures and skin sensitivities.