Owner and aesthetician Katrina Barringer opened Skin Essentials Laser and Medical Spa in 1999, and has since recruited an elite team of eight that includes a physician and a licensed acupuncturist. Each of the women on staff boasts a specialty such as bamboo-fusion massage, eyelash extensions, or aromatherapy that smells like colors. Barringer's interests are of an academic complexion, as she penned an award-winning paper and is one of 67 laser technicians without an M.D. degree to be accepted into the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery.
Housed within an inviting red-brick home, Cassandra?s Family Salon and Day Spa ushers clients into spacious rooms filled with natural light. Hair services commence at sleek white porcelain shampooing stations, and facials and body-sculpting treatments transpire in private treatment rooms dimmed by sturdy curtains. The salon also comprises a toddler-friendly playroom with books, toys, and a racecar activity rug where kids can get an early start on parallel-parking skills.
At NorthEast Ear, Nose, and Throat Center, adult and pediatric otolaryngologists address virtually every malady that can affect a person’s facial structures. Doctors James Dziadziola and Jamie Scaglione treat allergies, sinusitis, and sore throats, as well as provide hearing tests and hearing aids. Additionally, the clinic administers skincare services including facials, peels, and masks made with natural ingredients such as papaya puree and pumpkin enzymes. These facial treatments can improve a variety of skin problems including acne, sun damage, and wrinkles.
At Glowing Skin & Nails, Shannon Tzikas has a knack for making her guests look and feel beautiful. And her skill comes not from applying makeup or altering their appearance, but rather by uncovering the fresh, healthy skin beneath. She customizes facials to suit her clients' individual needs, whether they have issues with acne, need to relax, or want to beat a newborn baby in a Most Youthful-Looking Skin competition. She also provides microdermabrasions to slough off dead skin and therapeutic masks to rejuvenate it.
Aesthetician Jamie Hoffman, the resident skincare expert at Body Balance Studio, has worked with every kind of skin: sensitive, acne-prone, dry, or glowing. Jamie analyzes each client's façade to determine which of her skincare services is the best fit, and then she soothes face-scapes with a carefully chosen facial or peel. In addition to facials and waxing for women, Jamie also performs a Gentlemen's facial specifically designed for men's skin, which tends to be rougher than women's and more prone to getting clogged with tiny footballs.
At Beautiful Image Anti Aging, LLC trained staff who specialize in microcurrent techniques, noninvasively freshen faces and physiques with the microcurrent sessions that have earned the business features in Lake Norman Woman magazine, the Charlotte Observer, and on WCNC's Charlotte Today show. During the procedure, conducting wands relay currents into bodies at key acupuncture points, speeding up the production of collagen and elastin and reeducating muscles to reduce wrinkles, and lift sagging skin. Benefits can include a youthful, pink glow, tighter skin, and a reduction in visible blemishes and under-eye circles.