For the past 17 years, aesthetician Kathryn of Skincare by Kathryn has been hard at work inside her petite spa, brightening complexions with organic Hungarian products and herbs. Kathryn handles all services at the spa, allowing her to monitor the progress of repeat visitors. She tailors each service to the client's particular skin type and relies on the gentle, wholesome healing powers of natural products, such as exfoliating papaya enzymes. A well-rounded aesthetician, Kathryn also specializes in treating teenage skin, which tends to be more volatile and more vulnerable to the peer pressure of pimples.
With the help of Spa Bella Medispa's certified staffers, patients turn back the clock on the aging process, removing the touch of Father Time with facial treatments ranging from exfoliating microdermabrasion and enzyme facials to Botox wrinkle blockers. Staffers also offer skin resurfacing with DOT fractional CO2 laser treatments on various body parts, as well as laser liposuction which uses low-level light to eliminate body fat.
Avanti's suite of skin-services eradicates imperfections such as wrinkles, blemishes, fine lines, hair, and crow's feet with a blend of high-tech equipment and skilled, friendly service. Laser hair removal slips light energy beneath the skin to the dark follicle where unwanted hair grows, searing it at the root like a futuristic light-rabbit seizing a hair-carrot ($125 per underarms treatment, $250 for Brazilian). Those concerned with their brain-case can get wrinkle-smoothing Botox injections ($13 each), luxurious, cleansing customized facial peels ($125), or a microdermabrasion treatment, which gently blasts dead skin cells off, reducing the effects of sun and aging ($90). Like your face, the glassy, modernist offices of Avanti Skin Center boast sleek, clean lines, vibrant natural color, and no giant dragon tattoos.
Each flower in the bouquet of services is tailored to fit individual needs and skin types. The comprehensive revivification begins with a half-hour basic facial (a $60 value) to clear pores of Silly Putty, sparking a warm glow. Next, digit caps receive some TLC with a one-hour spa manicure (a $35 value), with "No Scrubs" playing in the background. Once fingertips are in check, hair tips will be cut, shampooed, and styled to meet personal preferences (a $50 value). Laser hair removal is available for curious cats and scheming supervillains—you get one session in one area such as the underarms, brow, upper lip, chin, cheek, or sideburns ($150–$200 value). If lasers aren't your bag of Fritos, opt for the hydrafacial microdermabrasion instead, which hydrates as it exfoliates to deeply clean the skin of dead skin cells and impurities.
At Suddenly Slender Body Wraps with Kathy, whole-body-sculpting wraps help clients rejuvenate their bodies and shed unwanted pounds. Wraps vary by design, with formulas created to specifically target aging, cellulite, and unwanted fat. Though the ingredients are a secret, many wraps use minerals, vitamins, and exotic and rare herbs harvested from destinations such as China and the rainforest of Ecuador. Wraps can specifically help reduce the appearance of stretch marks and cellulite while providing other benefits such as softer, nourished skin and a rejuvenated aura.
The aestheticians at Divine Skin help their clients achieve soft, radiant skin with an array of services. With treatments ranging from vitamin C–infused facials to microdermabrasion treatments and chemical peels, aestheticians cater to each client's specific skin needs and concerns. Extractions, clay masks, and Dead Sea mineral masks can enhance other facial treatments, or stand alone for quick skin fixes.