Planet Beach is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the services. Wielding infrared heat and nutrient-shrouding steam, the moisturizing Hydro-Derma Fusion machine can help slake parched pores, increase collagen production, and replenish water reserves stored in vestigial dromedary humps. Erase evidence of eye-roosting crows and firm facial terrain with a luminous facial, which joins forces with topical skincare salves and dietary supplements to help stimulate cellular renewal and remove the velvet rope separating inner and outer beauty. The aqua-massage bed relieves muscle tension with a combination of warmth and water pressure. Like gullible brain surgeons, the skin’s natural defense systems are tricked into healing themselves with red-light-therapy treatments, which can help generate new collagen, reduce fine lines, and clear blocked pores.
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.
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.
Relaxation reigns supreme at Elements Hot Tub Spa, where reprieve from the daily grind awaits in the form of bubbling hot tubs and the masterful hands of fully licensed massage therapists. Behind the doors of five themed areas, the crystal-clear tubs send toasty tides surging across limbs from up to 108 hydrotherapy jets. Inside the Fire room, visitors sink into 104-degree tubs amid warm tones of burnished slate, whereas out in the Air garden, breezes move tree boughs across stucco walls, replicating the gentle rustling synonymous with nature or book-themed scavenger hunts in a library. Stress sapping is also available through trips to the facility's infrared sauna and steam rooms, and through services such as deep-tissue massages, hot-stone treatments, and chocolate facials.
Modeled after a New York salon, with zebra décor accents, plush couches and chairs, and a friendly pug named Lola to greet guests, Le Salon maintains a fun environment meant to emulate the hip spirit of an artist’s studio. Le Salon’s team of talented stylists includes master level stylists and newer members to the team such as Jamie, who graduated from Regency Beauty Institute and has a passion for making clients look and feel like a newly minted million-dollar coin (which has 10,000 Ben Franklin faces on it). Along with carrying sought-after hair care products and undergoing continuing education with Bumble & bumble and L’Oreal Professional, the salon features a boutique through which it purveys seasonal gift items.