Xanadu Med Spa's cadre of skin specialists and medically trained technicians apply heat-insulating body wraps in 90-minute sessions. First, staff gently exfoliate bodies with a rich sugar scrub, then apply a hydrating body mask with artisanal care, creating a corporeal canvas as eye-pleasing as van Gogh's Starry Navel. Recumbent clients are then wrapped for about 20 minutes in a special heat-insulating material that helps the mask's moisture penetrate the skin's surface. Once the wrap is removed, physique stewards massage the mask from the skin with steamed towels and apply body butter, much as Richard Nixon's advisers removed the stage jowls from his face every night.
At Reflections Medspa, clients rekindle natural beauty during highly efficient, noninvasive treatments powered by ultramodern equipment. The tides of time ebb away during a CO2 laser resurfacing that washes away the appearance of wrinkles, scars, hyperpigmentation, and large pores. Trained physicians and nurses expose tired skin to beams of carbon-dioxide-enriched light that heat and vaporize the tissue, stimulate collagen growth, and leave behind a complexion more balanced and smooth than a tightrope walker in a zoot suit. The roughly 30-minute facial buff 'n' shine smoothes visages and improves skin tone, incurring a sunburned look for a short period of time. The complete, regular-strength treatment of the face and neck aims to soften fine lines and sun damage, and requires 2-4 days out of the sun. Patients who chose to receive sedation will need a driver to comfortably return to their cozy abodes. Recent resurfacees should lacquer on ample amounts of sunscreen if they venture outdoors.
If board-certified eye surgeon Dr. Paul Cutarelli kept a physical tally of all the LASIK and PRK procedures he has performed, he would probably be nearing the end of a comically lengthy scroll. That’s because he’s been at the helm of more than 60,000 of these procedures, which are designed to sharpen vision in minutes with the help of a precise laser and wavefront computer technology that determines exactly where to shape the cornea. This former resident of the world-renowned Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins Hospital pairs his most repeated procedure with a handful of other vision-correcting services. He can trade a scarred cornea for a new one and remove blurring cataracts. He can also insert a lens behind the iris to crystallize vision, an alternative for patients who can’t get LASIK or who refuse to hang magnifying glasses from each eyebrow.
Armed with advanced training in lasers and aesthetics, Charity helps her clients take control of their dermal destinies with corrective peels, spider-vein treatments, and electrolysis. She tackles acne with specialized regimens and goes after rosacea with bacteria-fighting solutions. Electrolysis zaps follicles by the only permanent means recognized by both the FDA and Thomas Edison, whereas vein treatments erase dilated vessels using radio frequency direct currents.
Using a combination of whitening gel and FDA-approved blue accelerating lights, the DaVinci teeth-whitening system can leave teeth an average of up to eight shades whiter. During office visits, clients apply the signature whitening solution?an organic plant- and mineral-based gel?to chompers. A specially designed LED laser light is used with the food-grade hydrogen peroxide gel to lift lingering stains. Once the tonal transformation is complete, patients may walk away with the graffiti of tobacco, wine, coffee, and age erased from their smiles. To continue the process, Davinci also produces a take-home personal whitening kit that includes 12 gel applications, an LED accelerator light, custom-fitted trays, and remineralizing and desensitizing gel to care for enamel.
Like the time you spent in a bad relationship or trying to start an art collection of the world's best faxes, there are parts of your life you wish you could forget. But when relics of those days are inked into your skin, the past becomes harder to ignore. That’s why certified laser specialist Michael Scarpulla at Tat 2 Undo offers his skills and state-of-the-art lasers to fully erase unwanted tattoos. His Quanta Q-Plus C laser safely pulls out all colors of ink during quick sessions, cleanly removing unwanted designs, permanent makeup, or even road rash. The pain level is comparable to the level of discomfort when getting a tattoo, and the number of sessions required depends on the colors and type of ink used.