An elegant palace of pampering greets pore proprietors to Maison Esthetique Christiane Bourque Spa, where indulgence and rejuvenation is the norm. Relax in the lounge and perk up the dermis with a complimentary cup of coffee or tea before the helpful, friendly staff whisks you away for the classic European facial ($80) and classic pedicure ($45) treatments. Close your eyes and relax as a master aesthetician uses traditional techniques to deeply cleanse the pores, exfoliate dead skin cells, and massage the skin during the 50-minute facial. The treatment will restore the frontispiece to a fit and bright disposition, sealed in its shiny fate with a creamy, rich mask personalized for your skin type and favorite Tony Danza character. Equal care is lavished on the lower paws for the classic pedicure. An exfoliation will stimulate shoe-fillers while a deliberate polishing of the toe chapeaus leaves them feeling dapper, bright, and spry atop feet feeling soft and silky.
Under the expert guidance of Drs. Nathalie Majorek and Mavis Jaworski, the aestheticians at Dermatique harness the FDA-approved Zerona cold-laser technology to reduce corporeal circumferences by an average of 3.5 inches. During each 40-minute session, clients relax beneath a beam-slinging apparatus as it glides low-light lasers over their waistlines, backs, hips, and thighs, emulsifying adipose tissue so that it can easily sneak its way out of the body. The disintegrated lipid depots are then absorbed by the body’s obsessively tidy lymphatic system and expelled through natural detoxification processes and a complex system of waterslides. The noninvasive treatment does not require any recovery time.
Look Your Best's age-vanquishing team of board-certified physicians and nurses aim to whittle down wrinkles with FDA-approved Botox injections. A physician or nurse begins by examining facial fields to suss out each crease and determine a plan of attack. In a brief 30- to 45-minute session, the smoothing serum is injected directly into the facial muscles that are responsible for frown lines, laugh lines, and pug-impersonation lines, preventing their contraction. Newly liberated lines soften over the following three–five days, leaving a smoother appearance for up to four months.
Skin Deep wields an arsenal of high-tech exterior enhancers to solve an array of aesthetic conundrums. Laser hair reduction quickly eliminates unwanted down from fur-festooned body parts with the help of a Lumenis LightSheer Duet machine. The procedure starts with a thorough cleaning of the relevant area to remove dirt and stubborn body barnacles, after which the laser takes aim at the offending follicles, vaporizing the carbon particles in hair-growing glands while leaving surrounding cells untouched. Because the laser acts selectively, targeting only active hair follicles, there is very little skin irritation and no need for recovery time, unlike hair removal conducted via lawn mower. The treatment is effective for darker skin types that may be ineligible for other types of laser therapy. Optimal efficacy is usually reached after five to seven treatments, though this may vary depending on the density of the hair, skin tone, and each follicle’s emotional readiness to accept early retirement. Customers should shave the target area prior to their appointment.
As the owner of Smooth as Silk, Inc., Kathy Weishaar performs every hair-removal treatment herself. And as a registered nurse and certified technician of intense-pulsed-light technology, she knows how to operate the FDA-approved Palomar MediLux IPL equipment, which removes unwanted hair from the face, body, and limbs before it becomes too long or qualifies for national-park status. With similar attentiveness, Kathy also performs skin-rejuvenation treatments that help to revive blemished or damaged skin of all shades and sensitivities.