Hartford HealthCare Medical Group MedSpa is part of one of the largest practices in Connecticut, which brings together more than 250 physicians and medical practitioners to provide care in more than 30 specialties. Here, board-certified plastic surgeons oversee every laser and skincare treatment, which in turn are performed by licensed aestheticians and registered nurses. These services include laser hair removal, laser skin tightening, chemical peels, and permanent makeup. Cosmetic injections such as Botox are performed by the board-certified plastic surgeons. The staff also specializes in adapting these treatments for men, whose skincare, body-hair, and anti-aging concerns may differ from women's.
Board-certified physicians Stephen M. Rouse, M.D., F.A.C.S., Jerilyn S. Allen, M.D., and William T. Culviner, M.D., F.A.C.S. work together to perform safe, advanced cosmetic procedures at The Center for Facial Cosmetics. With years of training and experience backing them up, they guide customers through personal consultations that help them create individually tailored treatment plans. They can also prescribe skincare regimens using Obagi products that can correct unhealthy skin functions instead of simply treating ailments. In seeking out natural beauty looks, the trio performs noninvasive treatments such as chemical peels and hair removal. Also available from the team are non-surgical treatments including Botox, Juvederm, and Restylane, and surgical treatments including rhinoplasty, face lifts, and neck lifts.
Founded in 2006 by plastic surgeon Dr. Deborah Pan, Esana Plastic Surgery Center and MedSpa was voted best medical spa by Connecticut Magazine in 2010 for its wide variety of aesthetic services, including facials, peels, laser skin treatment, and full cosmetic surgery. Evict pesky body bristles from your upper lip (a $525 value), chin (a $525 value), sideburns or cheeks (a $525 value), underarms (a $750 value), or traditional bikini line (a $975 value) with three laser hair-removal treatments. Relying on the cutting-edge technology of the Lumenis LightSheer Diode Laser System, the friendly and trained staff of skin smoothers zaps unwanted hair and removes it for long-lasting results. The safe, FDA-approved lasers emit specialized light to damage hair follicles, reducing or eliminating continued whisker growth while still inciting contented purring from clients. The nearly painless procedure should be repeated five to nine times for optimum results. Additional treatments are half off the menu price with the purchase of this deal.
A graduate of the Rolf Institute of Structural Integration, Rachel Felson helms New Haven Rolfing, where she performs the specialized service in an effort to release built-up tensions and adhesions in clients of varying ages and backgrounds. During Rolfing sessions, Felson manually loosens connective tissue, or fascia, by kneading the labyrinthine network with her fingers, hands, and elbows. After roughly one hour of the holistic bodywork, visitors may notice an improvement in their health, observing higher levels of elasticity in their tissue and a greater feeling of balance on tightrope commutes to work. Among its myriad benefits, Rolfing boasts the ability to improve individuals’ posture, decrease anxiety levels, and amplify energy for long-distance pogo-stick marathons.
Rita Ammons still doesn't quite believe it. In 1987, she was in a serious car accident that left her suffering with severe pain from nerve damage. A friend recommended reiki as a healing practice, and within time, Ammons found that it worked—the treatments seemed to heal her. Amazed and inspired, she became a master reiki practitioner herself, eventually expanding her expertise into massage and opening her own practice, Back to Harmony Massage & Bodywork.
Now a licensed massage therapist, Ammons offers treatments in 10 modalities, from relaxing Swedish massages to medical massages that help treat ailments including back pain, headaches, and arthritis. She also seeks to heal guests through reiki and to soothe backs with hot-stone massages, which are far more relaxing than hugging a furnace.
Rejuvenate Medical Spa, housed in the Women’s Health Center, employs a licensed staff to polish and pamper the body's wrapping paper with restorative skin treatments aimed at promoting youthful textures and vibrant tones. The Vitalize chemical peel is a dermatological treatment enlisted in an arms race to retire pigments, bully blemishes, and eliminate facial lines. The process begins its transforming tale with a facial cleanser, which readies the exterior surfaces of the face for rejuvenation by ridding the skin of airborne bacteria, acquired oils, and obscene alleyway graffiti. Then, after moisturizing the face, a skin specialist uses SkinMedica products to erase acne scars and the cruel signatures of age, time, and Founding Fathers. A final slathering of SPF 30+ sunscreen protects newly revitalized skin cells from sun damage and light rays pretending to be comets.