Karizma Salon & Spa's staff leave no body area ungroomed—clients can head to this cozy spot for head-to-toe touchups. Hairstylists take it from the top, scissoring hair into new looks and adding dimension with highlights. Massage therapists relax clients with Swedish and hot-stone massage, and nail technicians add gleaming polish to fingers and toes. Aestheticians refresh visages with facials and lash extensions, and waxing techs round out the salon's services, removing hair from both body and face.
Medical Director Dr. Irving Restituyo of Avalon Medical Spa oversees a staff of one physician assistant and two registered nurses who draw upon experience in fields ranging from cosmetic surgery to personal training to facilitate their patients' anti-aging and weight-loss goals. Cosmeceutical products by Obagi and Jan Marini fuel traditional facials, and advanced peels and microdermabrasions target signs of age—such as wrinkles and a purse full of hard candies. The majority of Avalon's remaining treatments rely upon injectables or lasers—the latter of which resurfaces skin plagued with excess hair, spider veins, or cellulite. Avalon's staffers carefully smooth wrinkles with Botox or Juvederm, as well as fat deposits with mesotherapy or Lipotherme.
There’s no stopping the aging process, short of becoming a vampire or finding the elusive soda fountain of eternal youth. But at Celia's Face & Body, licensed aesthetician Kelley offsets the physical signs of aging with facials that use ingredients such as warm paraffin masks and organic-fruit acids to improve skin’s texture. A line of Yon-Ka Paris products uses marine extracts, fruit acids, and essential oils to further rejuvenate epidermises. Luxurious facial packages can include aromatherapy back scrubs or neck-and-shoulder massages.
Beyond facials, Kelley pampers clients with bodywork sessions such as the citrus body buff, which exfoliates bods with citrus body masks more effectively than running through a lawn sprinkler filled with salt and OJ. The certified massage therapist also soothes achy muscles with massages that can incorporate deep-tissue and hot-stone massage techniques.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Richard S. Fox applies his Yale training and 25 years of experience to guiding Medispa at Fox Center's range of beauty and anti-aging treatments. His team of aestheticians operate under the philosophy that physical appearance improves the quality of life by boosting confidence. With this philosophy in mind, the team first consults with clients, discussing their beauty goals before administering any customized facials or waxing services. Dr. Fox and Roxanne Pinto, NP handle the center's Botox injections. In addition to revamping skin, the team also eases clients into blissful states of relaxation with therapeutic and hot-stone massages.
Four Elements Salon & Spa establishes a sense of serenity before treatments even commence. While reclining on plush leather couches in the waiting room, guests can warm up their contented-sigh muscles over mugs of coffee and tea. Staff members then lead the way into either the salon—where stylists create new 'dos via haircuts and highlights—or private treatment rooms, where low lighting casts a warm glow on cozy treatment beds and vases of fresh flowers. Aestheticians offer a full range of skin services, including facials and waxing, and licensed massage therapists knead away stress.
Doctor of Chiropractic Jean Peelor wants to make sure her patients feel even better at home than they do when they leave her office. First, she examines patients and adjusts spines to reduce pain inside her comfortable office, and then she goes the extra mile by designing a custom wellness program that patients can follow through with at home. These effective at-home programs can include exercises, stretches, and ice or heat applications.
Though patients can maintain their health at home, regular visits to Dr. Peelor can still play a vital part in recovery and health maintenance. Her meticulous examinations and adjustments to the spine can help stave off future problems in addition to relieving any pain the patient feels on an ongoing basis. Taking a whole-body approach to care, she also offers nutritional counseling, massage therapy, and skin services at Discover Health and Wellness. The doctor also helps educate both patients and the general public with a biweekly newsletter that provides updates on modern chiropractic and crossword puzzles in which all the answers are “spine.”