Upon walking into the waiting area of Body Bar Laser Clinic, you may feel as though you've stepped into the future: an electric fireplace sits between stark white shelves filled with Obagi and SkinCeuticals products, and illuminated orbs hang from a ceiling that glows with electric blue light. Inside the clinic, the technology is no less advanced. Medically supervised technicians wield Syneron's eMax system to target a variety of skin conditions. During the Triniti series, a PhotoFacial radiofrequency session targets age spots and sun damage before the ReFirme device tightens skin and the Matrix IR fractional laser diminishes wrinkles. The team also reduces cellulite with noninvasive VelaShape sessions, sculpts bodies with Zerona cold-laser energy, and uses Proellixe vibration treatments to tone muscles and shake ears free of coins forgotten by magicians.
Calming background music and a warm cup of tea greet arriving clients in the lounge at Sonah Medspa, where the crackling fireplace and elegant plush furniture inspire a mindset for calm. In the quiet, cell-phone-free spa, the staff offers traditional relaxing services alongside state-of-the-art technology. Guests descend into infrared saunas to sweat out toxins and memories of outdated locker combinations, or relax on a massage table under a therapist’s skilled hands. Skin treatments rejuvenate visages during facials supplemented with vitamins and muds, and wraps exfoliate the entire body. High-tech procedures such as laser hair removal, photofacials, and noninvasive body contouring are also available, allowing clients to experience the treatments of tomorrow without peeking ahead in the page-a-day calendar.
At Salveo Naturopathic & Skin Care, doctors Allan and Shalon Strauss oversee certified laser technicians who enhance bodily contours using FDA-approved VelaShape, a noninvasive laser lipo procedure demonstrated live on The Doctors. Treatment begins as technicians explain VelaShape in-depth so patients feel comfortable and can set realistic expectations about fitting into their favourite childhood lederhosen. While clients recline, technicians secure two multi-laser probes and two smaller laser probes to treatment areas before gliding the VelaShape hand piece over epidermises. The device applies a cold, low-level laser technology comprised of four fat-targeting modalities—vacuum action, mechanical massage, infrared light, and radio-frequency energy—which combine to melt subcutaneous fat, boost circulation, stimulate lymphatic drainage, and smoothen the appearance of cellulite. Patients may lose up to 3-inches in circumference depending on treatment area, ranging from large zones such as the thighs, buttocks, and abdomen to smaller swaths such as the flanks and upper arms. Patients often experience little to no discomfort and can return to normal activities right away.
Katie Marshall's beauty mastery stretches beyond her aesthetics practice. Trained at Vogue Esthetics College and Sternberg College, the certified medical aesthetics practitioner has amassed a deep understanding of how treatments interact with various skin types. During brief consultations, she assesses each new client's skin using a special magnifier that reveals the epidermal effects of genes and lifestyle. Taking into consideration individual goals and whether or not any groundhogs popped out of the pores to see their shadows, she then charts a custom treatment course. Katie is certified to administer an ever-expanding assortment of treatments, including Ultra Sonic facial, waxing, and PCA clinical facials.
Signature Service: Sinchloss toning and fat reduction
Brands Used: Sinchloss
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking garage
Minimum Age Requirement: 18
Pro Tip: Please wear undergarments you are comfortable being seen in by the therapist.
The technicians at Skin Tightening & Body Contouring at New West Hot Yoga rely on Sinchloss to tighten and tone bodies. Using a combination of medical-grade electrical muscle stimulation and heat diathermy wraps, they contour bodies, tighten skin, and boost lymph flow.
The gentle electric currents tone underlying muscles in such areas as the arms, back, stomach, thighs, and hips. This can help make these areas look more chiseled than a block of cheese in Michelangelo's fridge, plus many athletes use similar muscle-stimulation technology to enhance their athletic performance. The currents work in conjunction with heat wraps, which raise the body's internal temperature to promote detoxification and even relieve joint pain. Similarly, Sinchloss can tone the underlying muscles in the face, which helps lift sagging facial features.
Bottles of PCA Skin and Dermalogica products are aplenty inside Aura Skin Care & Laser Services, where skilled estheticians provide clinical facials, as well as restore vibrancy in skin during microdermabrasion treatments and chemical peels. For those looking for an all-over change, Aura Skin Care also offers body-shaping services, such as non-invasive body cavitation treatments that eliminate fat in the body where even workouts can't reach.