Led by owner Kimberly Thompson, an entrepreneur, mother, writer, and former model, the clinical staff at Shangri-la Medispa helps busy clients to look and feel their best. A physician tends to both their inner and outer needs by administering cosmetic fillers and overseeing the weight-management program. An experienced medical aesthetician fine-tunes appearances with laser and microcurrent treatments, chemical peels, and waxing. The medispa has also developed its own product line, Shangri-La Skin By Kim. The team also includes a registered nurse who can advise patients on their treatment options or answer any questions, from “how much downtime is required?” to “is the human appendix an extraterrestrial tracking device?”
The crew performs services in whimsically themed treatment rooms filled with shabby-chic tables and dressers. Clients can relax in spaces decorated with such touches as a colorful London sign and lamps that resemble the Eiffel Tower and an antique streetlamp. In the black-and-white facial room, a picture of Marilyn Monroe glamorously oversees skincare treatments.
Image Renu at Walnut Hill is owned and operated by five OB/GYN physicians, but it's the skin that gets the most attention there. Aestheticians rejuvenate skin with custom treatments designed to counteract the effects of aging and sun exposure. These treatments rely on laser technology, wrinkle-smoothing injectables, and exfoliating scrubs to erase blemishes; a personalized skin evaluation determines which treatment will prove most appropriate for your complexion’s needs. Laser light, for example, zaps away unwanted hair, spider veins, and evidence of sun damage. Microdermabrasion facials exfoliate dead skin cells with tiny abrasives, and custom-blended chemical peels strip away the skin’s uppermost layer without short-circuiting the cybernetic wires beneath its surface.
Whether undergoing a customized facial or chemical peel, it’s easy to relax at Optimal Med Spa. That’s because the medical aesthetician is also a trained massage therapist who complements each treatment with a few minutes of gentle kneading. Also putting guests at ease are the gentle, laser-based treatments—which remove everything from unwanted hair to excess inches—and the advanced skincare products from Revision and DermaQuest.
Lasting Lines started as most great businesses start: with eyebrows. Now 35 years have passed, and Renee Ryan’s permanent-makeup business has blossomed into a successful aesthetic school and clinic. Renee and her highly trained staff can outfit clients with new brows, or use their modern electrolysis equipment to remove hair, skin tags, moles, and spider veins. Clients may also solicit Lasting Lines for sleek eyelash extensions, or retreat to a private room for a soothing deep-tissue massage from registered massage therapist Charles Linville.
CiruGuía's SkinBorn system microdermabrasion treatment painlessly repairs damaged dermises by smoothing, firming, and toning the skin. Face canvases are cleared with the sweep of a wand, which mines the pores for dirt, debris, stamps, and dead skin cells. Unwelcome skin habitants are sucked away with a gentle vacuum and a helper monkey toting a straw, simultaneously stimulating blood flow and encouraging collagen production. SkinBorn then reduces wrinkles, acne, scars, and sun damage without sharp, skin-pinching crystals.
The experienced stylists at Artistic Image Salon & Spa refine head threads with precision and dedication in a family-friendly space accented with plentiful lighting and large mirrors. The hands of mane masters cut and style lady locks according to the latest developments in scissor theory. Youngsters younger than 12 revel in side-by-side stylings with their parental units, getting strands snipped to match Mom's cut and blow-dry or a favorite doll's impromptu buzz cut. Customers may spruce up newly sheared and styled tresses with partial highlights, adding a subtle hue before infusing hair with a deep-conditioning treatment that hydrates and nourishes.