Sleek silver accents decorate the clean, professional space of Smart Skin Med Spa, where dermal experts help keep skin looking youthful and radiant. The skilled technicians master a variety of facial treatments customized to smooth wrinkles, soothe irritation, and ameliorate dry skin. SkinMedica and Smart Skin products pair with hot towels, facial massages, and microdermabrasion treatments to open clogged pores and simultaneously stimulate collagen for speedier cell turnover. SmoothShapes XV and Viora Reaction body treatments spot-slim hips, tummies, and thighs with noninvasive lasers that leave surrounding tissue undamaged. Due to this combination of service and expertise, Smart Skin Med Spa has been awarded Talk of the Town's Customer Satisfaction Award and voted Birmingham Magazine's for multiple consecutive years.
Helmed by a dynamic trio, Classic Aesthetics combines expertise in skincare, electrolysis, and massage therapy to deliver head-to-toe beauty and relaxation treatments. The center rejuvenates wrinkle- or acne-marked visages with more than 20 facial treatments, including microdermabrasion, PCA chemical peels, and face-lifting microcurrent treatments. The team depilates hirsute faces and bodies with waxing services for both men and women, and offers a more permanent follicle solution with FDA-approved electrolysis hair removal. A resident massage therapist assuages aches and pains with customized bodywork and chases away stress by kneading muscles with fluid hand movements and occasionally shouting “Boo!”
Each of Hollywood Tans' 140-plus locations, scattered from coast to coast, houses UV tanning booths that allow patrons to tan while standing for 8–11 minutes. With an average of 15 hygienic booths per salon, patrons rarely encounter waiting times and can stop in without an appointment. Hollywood Tans also offers UV-free methods of adding color to one's skin, including Mystic Tan's DHA-infused spray tans, tanning lotions, and public readings of guests' teenage diary entries.
More than 15,000 patients have passed through Parish Cosmetic Vein and Laser Center’s doors since it opened in 1995. Dr. Timothy Parish has been at the helm the entire time and, although he’s added several skills to his resumé since, he still takes the time to personally outline a treatment plan and perform ultrasounds for each patient with varicose veins. A registered vascular technician and registered physician in vascular interpretation, Dr. Parish eschews painful vein-stripping procedures for innovative methods including endovenous laser treatment, which uses laser fibers to damage the vein walls, eventually causing them to break down, pack up their belongings, and disappear. Beyond vanquishing problem veins, Dr. Parish and his team have also mastered several cosmetic procedures, including laser hair removal, chemical peels, and dermal fillers such as Botox and Juvéderm.
The skin care therapists at Teach Me Beauty—which celebrates its 10-year anniversary in 2012—elevate timeworn skin to epidermal excellence with a combination of noninvasive medical treatments and technology-fueled skin therapies. The clinic offers a variety of beautifying treatments in addition to its laser hair removal services. A session with the facility's SkinTyte system delivers sag-reversing results on the lower face, neck, or hands using the power of infrared light, which smoothes out fine lines without surgery. Meanwhile, FDA-approved treatments vanquish cellulite and sagging skin on various parts of the body without requiring any downtime, allowing patients to return immediately to work, school, or full-contact orchestra rehearsals.
Sherry Rayborn considers every aspect of her clients’ skincare and relaxation needs before beginning each fully customized treatment. Having worked as both an RN and aesthetician, Sherry focuses her services on improving facial health through the use of fruit-enzyme peels, antioxidant exfoliation, and a feather duster to inspire healthy giggles. Each facial and waxing treatment transpires on a three-fold reclining chair amid low lighting and soothing music.
During a one-hour makeup application, professional makeup artist Danielle Lee—whose work has been featured in numerous publications including Southern Bride magazine—will polish and paint your profile with a variety of couture cosmetics. Potential pigments include products by Laura Mercier, Nars, Bobbi Brown, MAC, Chanel, Clinique, and Smashbox. Sip on a soft drink of your choice and nibble on cheese and crackers while Danielle retouches your countenance, analyzes your makeup collection, and brings you up to date on the latest looks. A focus on delivering custom-tailored tips ensures that all clients leave the studio with the know-how to dress their dermises appropriately for upcoming bridal parties, birthday bashes, or KISS concerts.