From the organic teas and fresh fruit that await clients when they walk through the front door to the soothing services performed inside treatment rooms, Cetina European Skin Spa creates a peaceful respite where clients can let go of their stresses. Operated by a mother-daughter team of aestheticians—Maria and Suzanne Cetina—the spa draws on both cutting-edge techniques and products in its indulgent therapies. The Cetinas emphasize the importance of natural skincare methods by stocking their shelves with Shir-Organic products made from whole fruits and rejuvenating herbs.
These organic products drive to the soothing effects of the spa's various facial treatments and body therapies, such as shea butter hand treatments that nourish skin or mineral-rich sea-mud wraps that provide marshland camouflage. For a more mechanical approach, the staff uses crystal and diamond microdermabrasion equipment to restore cheekbones' natural radiance while minimizing the appearance of wrinkles, acne scars, and other blemishes. The massage therapists help complete spa escapes by soothing muscles with relaxing and therapeutic modalities.
Headed by doctor duo James Kojian, MD, and Cecilia Gutierrez, RN, BSN, the medically trained nurses and physicians assistants at The Rejuvenation Center smooth out epidermal planes with ultramodern medical products and technology. An arsenal of lasers wrenches back the hands of time, tackling acne and wrinkles with equal aplomb and also removing body hair and contouring faces. Injectables, dermal fillers, and chemical peels from brands such as SkinMedica and Apeele enhance mugs and attract celebrity clientele. The center counts model and reality star Brittany Binger as a fan of its chemical peel and laser hair removal. Many of the center?s procedures are mostly painless and require little downtime, allowing for immediate stunt doubling as a surfboard in live reenactments of Point Break.
Founder Ande Akinrele opened i Medspa after spending more than 20 years working in the international health and beauty industry in Belgium, England, and West Africa. Her close-knit staff?which includes physicians, physician assistants, nurses, medical aesthetician, and resident puppet?specializes in FDA-approved laser services such as IPL photofacials, acne treatments, medical weight loss, botox and filler treatments, and laser hair removal. More traditional spa services include facials, diamond-tip microdermabrasion, and chemical peels combining glycolic and salicylic acids. To help clients maintain their results at home, i Medspa sells pharmaceutical or medical-grade skincare lines such as Epionce, Obagi, and Glo-minerals makeup.
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At Skin by Shannon, Shannon uses techniques such as clay masks, steam, exfoliations, and an enzyme peel during her custom facials to help battle anything from acne to dry skin. The skin specialist also expertly removes unwanted hair on faces, legs, and tails for women and men.