Aesthetician Marina Ramos was voted Best Facialist in the El Dorado County Readers' Choice awards in Style magazine for 2009 and 2010, and in 2011 was voted Favorite Makeup Artist and earned second place for Favorite Facialist. Her deft touch was first developed at Federico Beauty College, where she persevered to earn her aesthetician's license, in spite of Frankie Avalon's continued insistence that she drop out. Certification in six skincare lines means that she has a battery of techniques from Aveda, Jan Marini, and Bioelements at her disposal, helping her create custom regimens that help skin stay healthy and youthful. Continually educating herself on methods for preserving beauty, she became a certified dermatician for permanent cosmetics to artfully highlight facial features with organic pigment.
Unlike dentists and dietitians, aesthetician Vonadale Silva-Ramirez tends to prescribe sugar to her clients. Of course, she isn't telling those clients to eat it. Instead, she uses sugar in an all-natural paste that removes unwanted hairs when applied to the body and stripped away. This sweet technique uproots hairs in the same direction as their natural growth pattern, thereby reducing the risk of ingrown or broken strands. Also, the natural sugar mixture is water soluble, so it won't stick to the skin or follow clients home in the rain.
In addition to her hair-removal services, Vonadale performs facials that include cleansing, exfoliation, and customized masks to address a variety of different skin conditions. She can also embellish skincare appointments with add-ons ranging from glycolic peels to manual microdermabrasions to bottles of daytime lotion customized to the client's unique skincare needs.
Skintastik crafts a winning combination of professional tools and products to prod skin into its original, youthful shape. The ultrasonic facial sends out low-frequency ultrasound waves that generate gentle water bubbles, which detect baby faces and actual babies floating beneath your visage. With no crystals or chemicals, the treatment is appropriate for acne- and rosacea-plagued skin. Three-step treatments begin as air-filled orbs go to work removing dead surface cells, dirt, and bacteria. Next, an antioxidant infusion introduces youth to lower levels of the dermis to increase collagen production, in a process akin to flooding skin's basement with marshmallows. In the final phase, microcurrent therapy uses a low-level electrical current to remind sluggish cells what they're supposed to be doing.
The laser technicians at Creekside Medical Spa carefully aim beams to remove hair, veins, and tattoos from the skin. When it comes to facial blemishes, the laser services separate into two specialized treatments: SmartSkin laser rejuvenation and IPL laser facials. The first combats hyperpigmentation, brown spots, and wrinkles, and the latter fades the effects of sun damage more effectively than moving to a dank cave for six months.
It's not all flashing lights at the spa, however. The licensed skincare professionals within also rely on skincare products from Obagi and SkinMedica to refresh certain complexions. Their customized facials address a wide range of symptoms, from dryness to acne, and the formulas used to nourish pores can also be purchased to aid at-home regimens. The spa menu is rounded out by a list of injectables, including Botox and Restylane. These products smooth out wrinkles from between the brows, around the nose, and near the mouth, leaving faces looking firm and youthful.
After 16 years in the beauty industry, cosmetologist, aesthetician, and International Reiki Master Manisha Hotpeti understands how to tailor a skincare service to meet the needs of many different skin types. As an owner of Desi Threading & More, she is able to offer a menu of services that include diverse treatments such as threading, acupressure, and reflexology. The beauty spot has been serving downtown Sacramento for the past three years and has recently opened a second location in Folsom. When Manisha isn't precisely threading eyebrows with strands of cotton thread to remove unwanted hairs, she can shape brows with wax and enhance eyes with lash extensions. Manisha's facials and peels purge clogged pores and exfoliate visages, and her henna tattoos adorn hands and arms with swirling designs and scavenger-hunt clues.
Vitality Medical Laser & Skin Clinic's Dr. Celia Remy and her team take a holistic, patient-centered approach to laser and aesthetic medicine. As a credentialing instructor for doctors and nurses in laser medicine, Dr. Remy brings the most current techniques and technologies to the field. Her integrated background in sports medicine, child psychology, and dermatology allows her to concentrate on creating the most naturally appearing, safest, most effective, yet, least invasive approaches to aesthetic medicine. Dr. Remy's staff is committed to ensuring that the patients who have selected Vitality are well informed, well cared for, and secure in knowing that there is always a friendly person just a phone call away should any questions or concerns arise.