Bloor West Cosmetics Centre’s staff wants their patients to feel at ease before, during, and after treatment. To do this, they’ve found it helps to be transparent and offer quality services. Their free consultations explore the potential benefits and side effects of their many cosmetic products and services, all of which have the approval of Health Canada and the FDA. Popular treatments include injectable cosmetic treatments, microdermabrasions, chemical peels, laser hair removal, and photofacials that combine beams of intense pulsed light and good dreams to forge smoother skin.
Helen relies on sophisticated technology such as bipolar radio frequencies and ultrasound to fight wrinkles and other dermal imperfections on her clients' faces and bodies. Radio frequency treatments can be used to stimulate collagen regeneration, which in turn leads to tighter skin and a better defense against the pinches of nosy aunts. Ultrasound treatments also work to tighten the skin by targeting the deep, subbasement of the dermis and strengthening the connective tissue therein. Helen also offers traditional cleansing facials and chemical peels, along with waxing services and Reiki energy therapy.
Dorothy, the experienced aesthetician behind Eternal Youth Skin Care, protects her clients from the dangers of invasive procedures and toxic products with her collection of holistic facials. Among options that clients would be hard-pressed to find on another spa’s menu, the laser-alternative facial combines BioLamp therapy with hyperbaric pressure that pushes minerals deep into the skin. In a similarly innovative vein, Dorothy’s Botox-alternative treatment starts with a light peel and enhances the effects of its ingredients with small electrical currents. Aside from these and other facial treatments, Dorothy heals skin and helps shoulders sprout their nascent wings with infrared body wraps and holistic energy work.
Each laser technician at Forever Laser has at least 12 years of experience and uses the latest technology to remove hair, spider veins, and brown spots. Technicians employ the Apogee Elite Alexandrite laser for lighter skin types, the Elite Nd:YAG laser for darker skin, and the LightSheer Diode laser system to treat most hair colours on virtually any skin type, including tanned skin. The LightSheer's contact-cooling ChillTip maximizes comfort and can easily lower the temperature of what would otherwise be tongue-scalding soup. The team also offers chemical or herbal peels, microdermabrasion, and facials with essential-oil-rich Yonka products.
At Your Hair Doctor, Dr. Aditya Gupta restores natural-looking hair to sparse scalps using a minimally invasive surgical procedure. To bolster hair thickness, he transplants very small pieces of skin from one part of the scalp to another. The number of grafts needed depends on the desired look and starting density. With the right type of aftercare, grafts can even grow.
Real Tan’s owners originally opened their doors more than 20 years ago with a salon in Scarborough. The single location couldn't keep up with tanning demands, leading to a relocation to Mississauga and a recently opened second location in Thornhill. Along the way, Real Tan has expanded its specialties to include ultra-bronzing Ergoline beds, Playboy spray tanning, and teeth whitening, which brightens teeth up to eight shades and lasts longer than gargling white-out.
The staff at West Salon and Spa beautifies visages six days a week with products by Kevin Murphy, Guinot, and Moroccanoil. As some stylists clip tresses, others tint strands with Affinage hair colour or Infiniti permanent hair-colour cream, which boasts low ammonia and thoroughly covers up grey strands. Techs can also coat facades with safe spray-tanning solutions and prune fuzzy regions with aromatherapy essential wax. To prep brides for their big day, staffers arrange bridal packages by combining their skills and the powers granted by their magical rings.