Pacific Beach's Beauty Angel treatment pairs beautification and physique sculpting in a series of 10-minute sessions combining light therapy, vibration, and platform-based exercise. Within the stand-up booth, clients bask in a safe red light that works to reawaken the body's collagen and elastin factories, disentangling wrinkles around the eyes and firming skin across the entire physique. The booth sports a vibrating platform designed to help break down cellulite and further stimulate epidermal collagen production. The vibrating motion also facilitates muscle toning and recovery by relaxing fibers. After seven daily sessions over one week, wrinkles may begin to diminish, cellulite may begin fade, and skin may begin smooth out, negating the need to seek eternal youth in every municipal fountain.
Dr. Raffi Krikorian, the medical director at New Look Vein and Aesthetic Center, and his staff employ vascular know-how as they treat unsightly, unruly, and painful vessels in the legs. Techniques range from laser, radiofrequency, and chemical-injection treatment of large varicose veins to more dramatic ambulatory phlebectomies and cheese-baited vein traps. In addition to fighting the purple graffiti of unwanted veins, they also ward off the signs of aging with wrinkle-plumping injectables and chemical-peel facials. Vials of Latisse pump up eyelash volume to fortissimo and hand rejuvenation leaves paws smooth and supple, as if they'd been washing dishes in the Fountain of Youth.
MassageLuXe provides a soothing spa environment dedicated solely to the art of the massage. Swedish, deep-tissue, and prenatal styles are all effective techniques for soothing sensitive soul sacks. The Swedish massage, the most popular type of massage, melts your muscles like beeswax, erases tension, improves blood flow, and awakens the lymphatic system. Opt for the deep-tissue massage and give your body a break and surrender to an hour of deliberate strokes and direct muscle grain pressure. The prenatal massage is ideal for kneading away the back pain that stems from carrying around a person on your person. All three options include a 15-minute session on the HydroLuxe dry water massage bed, where warm hydro jets push against the underside of a rubber bed, creating a calming massage experience without the annoyance of having to take off your gigantic T. Rex mascot costume.
The staff at Identity Salon and Spa understands that full-body wellness is a three-front fight. With that in mind, their stylists, spa techs, and fitness instructors join forces to keep clients looking, feeling, and performing their best. Stylists versed in Schwarzkkopf, Redkin, Matrix, Logics and Wella color bless fresh cuts with professional, personality-changing hues, and nail techs coat digits with sturdy OPI and Creative polishes. On the spa side, massage therapists deploy Swedish and deep tissue strokes to knead knots out of muscles and wring stress from connective tissue. Their esthetician friends tackle surface concerns, mitigating fines lines and wrinkles with everything from facials to Juvederm and Botox injectables.
Unlike many professional beauty outlets, Identity Salon and Spa also places an emphasis on physical fitness. Their team of instructors lead up to 30 students in pulse-hiking group classes powered by yoga's restorative stretches, Zumba's high-energy rhythms, or the toning motions found in Pilates exercises. Instructors schedule classes throughout the day, helping students work up pre-office sweats in early bird sessions or banish post-work stress in evening workouts.
As a licensed aesthetician with more than 16 years of experience, Medical Aesthetics RX's founder, Nettie, performs what she considers to be results-oriented treatment regimens. These treatments range from diamond-tip microdermabrasion and facials with fruit enzymes to photo-rejuvenation treatments, but they are all focused on creating a dramatic change in her clients' outer appearance. Skincare treatments enable Nettie to help create younger-looking complexions by reducing the appearance of age spots, fine lines, and wrinkles shaped like bird feet.
The massage therapists at Beyond Relaxation incorporate hot stones and aromatherapy to relax their clients, but they really dazzle clients with a secret weapon: a sound table. This massage bed vibrates to the sound of music. Its gentle movement unwinds any sneaky knots that ducked out of the therapists reach for complete relaxation. The sound table also hosts guests during reiki treatments and purifying mud-based body wraps.