Eyebrow & Lash Art Spa?s beauty pros twist cotton thread over clients? faces to swiftly remove unwanted hair and shape eyebrows. However, the threading session is only the beginning of the pampering services that boost women?s visages. With more than a dozen facials available, clients can find relief from stubborn acne, unsightly fine lines, excess oil, and sun-damaged skin. After facials and threadings properly preps faces, clients can have them dressed with subtle-looking daytime makeup or a more dramatic look befitting a bride on her wedding day. Below the neck, the pros work to decorate limbs with intricate henna art.
When Elle ? A Clinical Day Spa first opened in 1997, its therapists specialized exclusively in massage. But soon, they saw that what the average guest needed most was not a standalone massage appointment, but an immersive, multifaceted experience that could undo the stress that bombards them on a daily basis. Owners Leigh Shaw and Polly Tabares, who have experience in the spa industry and the fields of dermatology and plastic surgery, rethought their approach and expanded their services into both traditional spa therapies and med-spa treatments.
Today, Leigh and Polly oversee everything from body wraps and facials to Botox injections and prescription skincare. They also maintain a stash of products for at-home care, stocking lines such as Dermalogica and bareMinerals by Bare Escentuals. For frequent guests, they coordinate VIP memberships that offer perks such as service discounts and massages that harness the rejuvenating power of phoenix tears.
Tiptoe into Lemon Drop's quaint and quiet confines for a secret rendezvous with one of the spa's relaxation professionals. Lemon Drop dons a full-length shawl of luxurious services, including European-style facials, therapeutic massages, facial and body waxing, and more. The lemon drop facial ($75 for 75 minutes) is the most popular treatment; in addition to deep cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, and application of a custom-blended mask, this treatment includes a light tweeze and trim for unwanted facial fuzz and an aromatic shoulder, neck, décolleté, hand, and arm massage. If grounding your face from TV has gotten you nowhere, enlist the expert help of the blissfully blemish-free facial to effectively reprimand your rebellious pores ($65 for 55 minutes). Massage therapies at Lemon Drop run the gamut, ranging from the focused kneads of the deep Swedish massage ($65 for 60 minutes) to the soothing, specialized strokes of the pregnancy massage ($70 for 60 minutes). If you're looking to combine an end-of-summer beach vacation with a vacation from your razor, take a peek at Lemon Drop's long list of waxing services ($10–$115).
Under the expert guidance of Dr. Paul A. Madsen, who has decades of experience in the field of preventive medicine, the staff at Madsen Medical Spa harnesses the FDA-approved Zerona cold-laser technology in an effort to reduce corporeal circumferences. During each session, clients relax beneath a beam-slinging apparatus for 40 minutes as it glides low-light lasers over their waistline, back, hips, and thighs, emulsifying adipose tissue so that fat can sneak its way out of the body. The disintegrated lipid deposits can then be absorbed by the body’s obsessively tidy lymphatic system and expelled through the body’s natural detoxification process and complex system of water slides. The noninvasive treatment does not require any recovery time.
With 25 years of professional practice, board-certified nurse practitioner Margaret L. Larson leads the team Larson Medical Aesthetics in performing cosmetic procedures in a medically sound environment. Margaret and her medical aesthetic staff are experts in facial aesthetics. Margaret is the national top injector of BellaFill (formally known as Artefill) and was recently recognized with a BellaDiamond Award from Suneva Medical. She is an expert in advanced injection techniques, using Botox and dermal fillers to fully restore volume loss in the face and hands, providing a liquid lift and collagen stimulation. Temporary fillers include Juvederm, Voluma and Radiesse. The longest lasting filler is BellaFill (Artefill). The medical aesthetic staff use the Alma Lasers and medical grade chemical acid peels to correct skin defects caused by sun damage, acne and aging.
From chamomile cleansing lotion to honey-almond scrub, a fleet of botanical products find themselves the star at Olga’s Beauty Spa. Licensed aesthetician and manicurist Olga Gonzalez incorporates them into her facials, body wraps, and mani-pedis. Several products work in tandem to refresh faces, such as the fruit-extract buffing crème that exfoliates away dirt and the ginseng mineral toner that shrinks pores.