The licensed massage therapists at Clearwater Massage put bodies at ease with customized muscle-coddling services. The Swedish massage applies firm, but relaxing pressure to tired musculature, and a deep-tissue kneading employs concentrated pressure and deliberate strokes to work out specific pain and injuries. Moms-to-be can repose comfortably on their sides during a prenatal massage, which eases parenting pain before kids can be permanently shipped to summer camp. With each customized manipulation, guests can vocalize the level of pressure they prefer or opt for an upper-body-only massage during the full hour.
The dermatologists at Bay Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery provide treatment geared toward two ends: skin health and skin beauty. Their chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and laser hair removal keep skin smooth by removing dead cells and unwanted hair from the surface. Dermatology services screen skin for signs of melanoma, help treat acne, and use UVB light therapy to alleviate symptoms of psoriasis and eczema. The staff also removes spider veins by injecting a special solution or reduces the appearance of fine lines with the injection of prescription Botox. Bay Dermatology stocks a product lineup that includes ColoreScience, Glo Minerals, Latisse, NeoCutis, and Image Skin Care. The center traces its origins to 1988, and since then the team has opened offices in seven local towns.
Celebrity Glam Squad's clients literally do not have to lift a finger beyond the finger they use to open their front door. The mobile beauty company's team of makeup artists piles into a pink-and-black Range Rover, arriving onsite to prep individuals or groups for events such as weddings, proms, or driver's-license renewals. Pulling from an arsenal of airbrush foundations and MAC Pro cosmetics, the aestheticians can pop in for a simple makeup application or bring along a hairstylist, fashion consultant, and lifestyle coach for an all-day head-to-toe makeover. Regular clients can sign up for annual memberships, which grant discounted services, free upgrades to airbrush makeup, and priority accommodations for last-minute requests.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach Contempo Spa is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray tan skin, and massage muscles. Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.
The professional tanning experts at Planet Tan keep dermises glowing year-round with a combination of UV booths and UV-free spray-tan solutions. The salon houses many machines, including a SuperSonic 7-minute stand-up booth that infuses skin with a healthy golden hue in less than half the time of conventional tanning beds. The facility’s laser LED whitening technology lets patrons sport flashier fangs that serve as a handsome contrast their bronzed pelts, calling on the power of a professional-grade hydrogen peroxide gel designed to give grins the snowy glimmer of an igloo-dwelling disco ball.
From his three offices, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Christopher Ewanowski and his knowledgeable staff help restore epidermises with cosmetic, medical, and surgical skin treatments. With a stable of seven lasers, including the Candela GentleLase, Palomar StarLux IPL, and the 2,940-nanometer Whisper, Suncoast’s trained technicians rid skin of unwanted hair, sun damage, broken blood vessels, and tattoos of broken blood vessels. For more invasive procedures, including eyelid-lifting blepharoplasty and Dr. Ewanowski's specialty, the cancer-ridding Mohs micrographic surgery, the doctor treats clients in the in-office surgical suite. Suncoast’s resident aesthetician pampers with medical-grade spa services, using products from such skincare brands as SkinMedica, Avène, and glo.