At Boston Cosmetic and Laser Center, clients can literally change before their own eyes. Here, a staff of professional beauty experts perform services designed to enhance appearances without invasive surgery. Many treatments focus on reversing signs of aging—injections of Botox, for example, relax wrinkle-causing muscles, while Ultherapy tones the face and neck with ultrasound energy and microscopic barbells. Other options, including laser hair removal and VelaShape body-contouring, focus on fine-tuning torsos and limbs.
Growing up in Honduras, Cecilia dreamed of becoming a stylist. She arrived in the United States and quickly got to work accomplishing her goal. After graduating from school as a professional stylist, she went even further and opened her own salon. Now, Cecilia works with her sister and other beauty pros at Cecy’s Hair Salon. They specialize in hair-coloring services, keratin treatments, and extensions. Other offerings include mani-pedis and makeup applications for weddings and wedding-themed pool parties.
During a Swedish massage at Ambiance Salon & Spa, long, gentle strokes glide over the musculature while circular kneads bolster circulation and work-out knots. The customized ministrations of a signature facial remedy skin’s specific ailments, counteracting the complexion-marring effects of acne, aging skin, and uneven pigmentation. The 75-minute session can leave skin of all types more elastic and beaming with a youthful glow emulated by many amateur supernovae.
As the seasons change, so too do the styles. The stylists at Bangs of Boston understand that the haircut that gets you through the winter might not be the one that makes a splash during your spring debut. That’s why they consult with each client before the first snip, collaborating to craft a new cut that’s both fashionable and functional. From traditional to funky, they can create any desired look, and provide Keratin treatments and Brazilian blowouts in addition to cuts and colors. Plant-derived Aveda haircare products enhance the already relaxing styling experience with whiffs of soothing scents like rosemary mint, signifying the botanical therapies taking place within the serums.
As a nurse working in intensive care, Antonette "Toni" Dardeno, an RN and certified medical laser safety officer who was a contributing author in CMLSOs' Best Practices in Medical Laser Safety, saw firsthand how advanced medical equipment could change lives. It wasn’t until her personal experience with a dermatologist, however, that she understood the effects lasers could have on the skin. Though this experience became the catalyst for her interest in skincare and medical-grade lasers, it was her passion to help others that led her to establish Laser Enhanced Therapies.
At this laser-centric med spa, Toni and medical adviser Dr. Elliot Lach treat patients with two types of advanced Candela lasers designed to effectively eliminate unwanted hair and leg veins and firm aging skin on a variety of epidermal types. A trained laser technician or nurse reaches for the GentleLase 755 system for pale complexions, while employing GentleYAG 1064 system for those with a darker skin tone. In addition to laser treatments, Toni and crew also clear complexions with facial treatments, such as microdermabrasion, which they enhance with paraben-free MyChelle Dermaceuticals, IMAGE, and Aubrey Organics products.
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