Since creating her aesthetic care center in 1984, owner Brenda Romanow has focused her attention on biochemical advancements in the skincare industry to provide her clients with the most effective anti-aging treatments. Under Brenda's watchful eye, Desired Image's trained staff employ a skin analysis to assess the client's dermal health, type, zodiac sign, and stress level before constructing a beauty blueprint that can include everything from chemical peels, targeted facials, and body-detox wraps to specialty treatments such as laser spider-vein removal. The beauty haven also stocks its shelves with a professional, chirally correct skincare line that helps combat inflammation and sensitivity with molecularly compatible solutions that can easily bond with the skin's lonely receptors.
Aesthetician Jennifer DiFiore pampers patrons with waxing, anti-aging indulgences, and skincare treatments that use natural Pevonia Botanica products. Turn face caterpillars into exclamation points with a brow wax ($12), or remove rogue bristles from a bikini line ($35). The mini deep-cleansing facial ($40) deeply cleans and exfoliates dull dermises before steam from a tableside train rolls over visages to prep skin for extractions and a custom mask.
Green Spa's staff puts equal emphasis on traditional Western spa treatments and more alternative, holistic services that blend energy work with massage. The spa services include six massage modalities including shiatsu, Swedish, and Thai massage styles. Other body treatments employ herbal mud and organic sugar scrubs to tone, detoxify, and candy skin. Registered nurse Joei Marie Lucey helms the holistic branch of services, using medical know-how alongside her belief that "the body can heal itself," she says. In addition to energy therapies and nutritional counseling, the nurse can recommend organic beauty products and organic Vemma supplements to clients for what she calls "beauty from the inside."
Featured on WKBW Channel 7, the natural-spa services at Preeti’s Organic Spa range from organic facials to herbal massages, many of which are powered by natural products from Christine Valmy. The spa offers a number of high-end treatments, including facials blended with 24-karat gold, silver, pearl, and chocolate mix-ins. The beauty haven also ousts unwanted fuzz with waxing or threading methods and embellishes hands and feet with intricate henna designs that are often seen as tokens of good fortune during weddings or barrel rides over Niagara Falls.
The staff at New Image harnesses laser technology, noninvasive peels, and injectable treatments to smooth skin and combat signs of aging from various body parts. Armed with the FDA-approved Zerona cold-laser technology, they work to reduce corporeal circumferences, or using Smoothbeam lasers, they zap away sun spots, acne, and wrinkles. Their new Vaser Shape treatment uses ultrasound to smooth and firm the body by reducing the appearance of cellulite. Other cosmetic technologies, such as microdermabrasions and teeth-whitening LED lights, work to brighten dull or coffee-coated surfaces.
At Synergy Salon & Spa, aesthetician Victoria Rebmann tends to her clients' expressions with facial services that range from emphasizing natural ingredients to using scientifically based chemical solutions. The express facial slides neatly into packed schedules and lunch breaks, carving out a petite oasis of pampering by cleansing and exfoliating the visage in just 30 minutes. Victoria customizes the fundamental facial to address each face's tone, blemishes, and unsolved sudoku tattoos. During the treatment, Rebmann executes deeper exfoliation and cleansing than in the express service, taking a full hour to polish kissers to a fine sheen.