When owner Giovanni Finocchiaro picked up the phone at Face It Spa, he heard one of his clients sobbing. She had been preparing for a presentation at work, and in the process, her skin had broken out so badly that Finocchiaro recalls her lamenting, "I just can't do it. I have to see you." Finocchiaro, who once dreamed of being a counselor, told her to come in immediately. "When you help people look better on the outside, it really does make them feel better inward, too," he says. When his distraught client arrived, he tailored a peel for her sensitive skin that helped kill bacteria and calm inflammation. Within a few days, he says, "she couldn't believe … how [her complexion] was already turning around."
Inside his recently remodeled boutique, Finocchiaro caters to each of his clients in the same way. He offers them complimentary water or tea before leading them across dark hardwood floors to a candlelit treatment room. After cleansing their face, he uses a lighted magnifier to analyze their skin type, then employs PCA products and a wide arsenal of customizable facial treatments to help them reach specific beauty goals or the center of the Earth.
Permanent Perfection Permanent Cosmetics’ licensed beauticians upgrade clients' appearances with classic and uncommon spa services. During therapeutic cupping treatments, staffers create small pockets of suction to gently increase lymphatic flow, reduce toxins, contour bodies, and ameliorate scarring. To mold shapelier frames, technicians swaddle guests with slimming body wraps or melt fat with ultrasound liposuction. In addition to body treatments, the clinic offers teeth-whitening, facials, and permanent-makeup applications. Permanent Perfection's techs can also remove tattoos by using advanced technology or traveling back in time and trapping your past self in a net.
Directed by James Kahl, M.D. and anti-aging specialist Jean Clark, Sanctuary DermaSpa offers a range of medically supervised aesthetic treatments and spa services. As a registered nurse, Clark synthesizes her passions for both beauty and medicine while earning glowing endorsements from _A-Line Magazine_’s Elle Morris, who writes that she “delivers incredible medical-grade procedures.” Clark and a team of licensed aestheticians also nurture complexions with microdermabrasion, remove unwanted hair with waxing, and eliminate the need to always wear a Zorro mask with permanent-makeup application.
At Cincinnati Cosmetic and Vein Specialists, board-certified physicians banish unsightly spider veins and potentially painful varicose veins from legs with high-tech treatments. Through a series of simple injections, the doctors diminish purplish vascular spider webs or bulging veins without the need for surgery. Clients begin their visit by consulting with a doctor who will carefully examine your spider veins and decipher which treatment option is best suitable. The noninvasive procedure requires minimal recovery time and uses advanced comfort techniques to reduce irritation.
Laser treatments are the focus at Reflection Medical Spa: laser hair removal, laser cellulite reduction, laser vein removal, laser facials. Lasers fit with the med spa's commitment to noninvasive cosmetic beauty procedures. In addition to its host of laser treatments, Reflection's staff, led by Dr. Florencia R. Guzman, injects dermal fillers, such as Botox and Juvéderm; rejuvenates skin with facial procedures, such as fractional skin resurfacing and microdermabrasion; and aids weight loss with methods that include meal replacements and appetite suppressants.
With its Star Trekable equipment and top-notch customer service, Anderson Cosmetic & Vein Institute has been a leader in the non-surgical cosmetic field for the past 10 years, though it looks way younger. Instead of self-serve laser stations, an experienced staff helps customers begin their fleshoskeleton's beautification with an initial skin assessment and a consultation that determines the best way to customize the treatment to each patient. Patrons can then experience a microdermapeel treatment, which combines the effects of microdermabrasion with a chemical peel. Microdermabrasion stimulates the production of new cells and collagen through gentle abrasion and voodoo spells, and following that, a customized glycolic or salicylic-acid peel is applied to provide further exfoliation while reducing pore size, scarring, small lines, and the risk of being hit by lightning.