At Facelogic, skin specialists incorporate a wide range of solutions and techniques to beautify skin during clinical-grade facial treatments. Miniscule currents of electricity stimulate facial muscles during noninvasive microcurrent treatments, which tighten skin and boost its production of collagen and elastin. Skin-resurfacing treatments may also be performed with Facelogic's DermaSweep machine, which specializes in flexibility, precision, and control, delivering results for a variety of skin types, while also reducing scars and keeping skin youthful. A mask with beads of encapsulated oxygen helps rejuvenate faces during the oxygen facial, a treatment more effective than blowing on your own face with a crazy straw. Organic enzymes soften and smooth the face during the skin-renewal facial. Facials like these?along with skin-resurfacing, chemical peels, and an array of products from makers such as Peter Thomas Roth?alleviate skin ailments from acne to wrinkles. They also helped net the studio a mention on Fox 8's list of the best facials in town; more information is available here.
Balanced Body Therapeutic Massage's licensed therapists work to ease pain and balance out-of-whack bodies with holistic therapies including bodywork and stress management. The massage therapists call upon a wide range of techniques to tailor each session to the specific needs of their client. Their signature integrative massage may include any combination of modalities, such as circulatory massage, which works to improve blood flow to sore muscles, stretching exercises to reduce stiffness, and trigger-point therapy to unwind knots. They also perform reflexology, hot-stone massage, and cellulite massage, which can break up fluids and fat deposits in problem areas. The staff of licensed and certified technicians also includes a holistic-health practitioner along with a neuro-linguistic programming practitioner. The neuro-linguistic experts can complement sessions with empowering suggestions to overcome fears and kick bad habits, such as smoking or getting on the train instead of inside it.
In 2001, the first iTAN Sun Spray Spa opened its doors. It had a simple goal?to make clients feel and look lovely with professional tanning services. Today, the spa has more than 30 Southern California franchises, each offering a slightly different assortment of teeth whitening, tanning beds, spray-tanning booths, and self-serve spa offerings.
The Smart Tan?certified staff prioritizes keeping up with tanning technology by stocking state-of-the-art tanning beds such as the Sun Angel, which uses sensors to customize a blend of UVA and UVB rays, practically eliminating overexposure. Many beds come equipped with stereo sound systems, misters, and fans. Just down the hall from these beauty gadgets, Mystic and airbrush machines bronze limbs without UV rays, and self-administered spa treatments dispense relaxing red-light facials, infrared-heat bodywraps, and aqua massages.
Skin Alive and its aesthetician school, Mequon Thiensville School of Esthetics, are devoted to the study and practice of skincare. Clients can choose to visit the hands-on student-learning center for aesthetic services performed by students under instructor supervision, or head to the Skin Alive spa for services performed by a licensed professional. Both offer basic beauty services, such as facials, peels, and waxing, but the licensed aestheticians at Skin Alive can also slough off dead skin cells with diamond-tip microdermabrasion, rejuvenate skin with lasers, and vanquish unwelcome hair with laser hair-removal treatments that leave skin smoother than a cue ball smothered in olive oil.
Tan By the Sea in Carlsbad and Deep Tan & Spa in Encinitas keep skin bronzed seven days a week, regardless of the season. To deliver the sun-kissed look of Apollo's cheekbones, the facilities offer tanning beds?which range in intensity from the introductory Sunrise 3500 to the lamp-riddled European high-pressure TurboPower 25000s?as well as VersaSpa chambers that provide summer-worthy fa?ades without the stern gaze of UV rays, misting clients from head to chakra with clear or bronzing solution in as little as 60 seconds. Decorating the salons are swimsuits, sandals by Havaianas, and products by Designer Skin, Hempz, and Australian Gold. In addition to tanning specialists, the spas' teams include aestheticians as well as technicians who can brighten pearly whites with dental-grade treatments.
Born in Rio de Janeiro, aesthetician Sarah Araujo blossomed in a culture that celebrates beauty in all forms. She calls upon her Brazilian heritage and its philosophy to every service rendered at Skin By Sarah, where she performs facials and waxing services. Armed with modern, high-quality products, Sarah pays homage to her native country with the Brazilian wax, famously invented to prepare kiwis for snacking season. She also uproots fuzz from faces and delivers custom facials to rejuvenate features. Jessner's PCA peels target imperfections such as acne and migratory beauty marks, while the Oxygenating Trio facial harnesses the power of antioxidants to mend and prevent free-radical damage.