At each Amerilaser Center and AmeriCosmetic Surgery Center in Chicago, Des Plaines, and Downers Grove, experienced laser technicians and aestheticians, under a team of supervising doctors, take time to listen to each client’s skincare needs. Building this rapport helps the staffers to craft custom treatment plans that may include non-invasive procedures like laser hair removal, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and dermal fillers, as well as invasive procedures like liposuction, breast augmentation, face lifts and tummy tucks. Their most celebrated treatment may be noninvasive skin tightening, which uses bipolar radio frequencies and magnetic pulses to help to firm lax skin caused by aging or extreme weight loss, and it has earned ringing endorsements from The Biggest Loser winner Michael Ventrella, WWE pro wrestler Lisa Marie Varon, and a cherry tomato that sat untouched in Elvis Presley’s fridge for years.
Classical sculptures and mirrors create an Old-World atmosphere at Spa Constantine, where spa travelers navigate the lengthy list of spa services to discover treatments that improve health, appearance, and mood. Spa Constantine touts opulent furnishings, from carved wooden benches softened by gilded pillows to tall golden pillars capped by plush greenery. Pedicure stations cradle clients in reclined chairs with whirlpool tubs, and pedicurists use the glow from crystal chandeliers to differentiate toes from dropped grapes or missing glass eyeballs.
Licensed aesthetician Christina Marie has tracked the trends of the skincare industry for more than 20 years, watching techniques that work become refined and perfected while those that don’t become obsolete. Her enthusiasm for up-to-date practices is the driving force behind her spa; it's also what enables her to best correct dermal issues ranging from acne to sagging skin. Before crafting facials from such ingredients as flax, vitamin C, and Bioelements skin products, Christina conducts a personalized skin reading, in which she and the client discuss possible treatment options and nicknames for the client’s freckles.
With 26 years of experience as a critical care nurse, licensed aesthetician and owner of Simple Skin Solutions Carmen Murillo adheres to a philosophy of treating each client as a whole and an individual. Before undergoing any of Simple Skin Solutions signature skin treatment--such as microdermabrasions, Botox injections, and facials--Carmen consults with clients to discus concerns and goals. With the information, Carmen develops a treatment customized to the individual, pairing him or her with a cosmeceutical grade product designed to treat skin problems, such as acne, hyperpigmentation, or irremovable Richard Nixon masks.
Methylparaben, sodium lauryl sulfate, and diaminobenzene are just a few of the dirty words you're unlikely to hear at Korcare Spa & Wellness. Instead, this all-natural, organic spa favors products free from harmful chemicals, and blends formulas from Éminence Organic and SpaRitual into its large menu of relaxing services. Facials begin with a thorough skin analysis so aestheticians can customize a treatment plan that will help reverse the dulling effects of environmental changes, hormone fluctuations, allergies, and doggy kisses. One-hour wraps use herbs and oils to release body impurities or wrap the body in algae to restore hydration, and tension yields under the soothing strokes of therapeutic or Swedish massages that may be enhanced by reflexology, aromatherapy, or myofascial techniques.
A dedication to meticulous skincare and a bevy of spa services impress clients at Westmont's newly renovated Clear Skin Day Spa, where trained technicians wield products by renowned brands such as Isolaz to rejuvenate countenances. More than a dozen facials address individual needs with the aid of customizable formulas from Bioelements. Med-spa treatments employ advanced microdermabrasion and 3-D laser hair-removal technologies, and traditional mehndi services decorate the skin with henna in traditional paisley, flower, and sheep patterns.
The beauticians at Vanity Chicago have created a respite from the hustle and bustle of daily life where their clients can relax and indulge in a range of pampering treatments. Facials cleanse and exfoliate complexions, leaving them dewier than a slip 'n' slide at dawn, and body wraps melt down fat stores and boost circulation. Spray-tan artists keep their weapons loaded with Norvell sunless solution, misting clients down in a choice of three hues—sun kissed, beautifully bronzed, or deeply dark.