Dr. Navjot Bajwa can meet with clients who have questions, recommend treatments, and check for contraindications at MD Laser Skin Care, a physician-operated cosmetic procedure clinic. Dr. Bajwa, who is board certified in family medicine with extensive experience in aesthetic procedures, is joined by a highly motivated team of aestheticians and nurses trained in cosmetic dermatology. In treatment rooms, aestheticians beautify complexions with Jan Marini skincare products or guide lasers over faces and bodies to vanquish blemishes, unwanted hair, and fine lines.
At Shelly's Advanced Skin Care, owner Shelly Pagnota and her team of trained and licensed aestheticians take a clinical approach to pampering their clients. This is most evident in their slate of rejuvenating facials. Aestheticians conduct nearly 15 types of facials, such as the age defense facial and the vitamin C peel and firm facial, which uses a combination of vitamins and glycolic acid to give the face a younger, firmer look. The staff adds on a chemical peel to every facial if needed, and also offers microdermabrasions and massage services.
Arch Brows Salon & Spa takes an organic, ayurvedic Indian approach to traditional spa methods, often incorporating fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs to beautify and promote relaxation. Although all-natural honey waxing and brow threading are the spa's specialty, skilled aestheticians can also trim the physique with a tummy mask or extract toxins with a seaweed and French clay body wrap. Clients may also solicit a nonsurgical face-lift or papaya enzyme peel to renew the complexion, or request a henna tattoo in the shape of a moustache to fool a local barber.
Ten separate rooms with misters, iPod plug-ins for speakers, aromatherapy, and, of course, UV tanning beds that resemble space pods—these are the technologies that define Sunset Tan. The high-tech salon also contains open-air spray tan booths capable of toning skin to eight different shades, with an optional setting to emphasize muscles lines and one to emphasize personality lines. Of course, the staff knows a machine doesn’t always cut it, so they offer hand-applied airbrush trans available on-location or in private residences.
As an independent contractor at A Unique Boutique & Spa, licensed massage therapist Lora Petchkurow relaxes clients and soothes muscular discomfort with custom massages. Her Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone massages also incorporate stretches to keep clients in shape for important events, such as annually telling their doctor they've been working out.
With two decades of experience and multiple certifications under her belt, clinical aesthetician and permanent makeup artist Sallie Beauman helps patrons look and feel their best. Sallie demonstrates her skill with services that augment facial features, clarify skin, and help assuage the aesthetic effects of scarring, vitiligo, and alopecia. She also imparts her talents to others via an apprenticeship program in which novice ink wielders learn to manipulate the same feature-fortifying hues that Sallie so painstakingly applies to her own clients on the job and to popsicle sticks when bored.