Bella Medica's alternative cosmetic treatments address a host of bodily concerns—from aging and loose skin to smoking habits and weight gain—using natural, toxin-free green spa practices. Tackling sun-damaged and acne-prone skin, the anti-aging skin Medica Vitalize chemical peel aims to seize youth back from Father Time, throwing hourglass sand in his eyes and forcing him to eat minute rice. The peel employs a blend of retinoic, resorcinol, beta-hydroxy, and alpha-hydroxy acids to help smooth the texture of facial skin by removing its outer layers and innermost repressed feelings. One of the only superficial peels suitable for all skin types, the Vitalize peel incurs little to no downtime after treatment.
Dr. Shannon Watley, a board-certified OB/GYN, believes that physicians need to act more like teachers?not just healers?and educate their patients about living healthy so they can prevent larger health problems down the line. So she founded Watley Medspa & Wellness Center Ltd. to provide individuals with wellness information tailored to them. There, she teaches clients how eating nutritious whole foods is even more important than exercising or heading to the moon when it comes to losing weight and that bodies need proper rest and hydration.
Once they make sure clients feel great with wellness services and massages, Dr. Watley and her staff help them look great, too, with such treatments as skin-nourishing HydraFacials, body-contouring i-Lipo, and wrinkle-softening cosmetic injections.
McHenry Med Spa's lavish interiors provide a relaxing retreat for clients, while disguising the level of technology hidden within. Soft white curtains hang in the doorways and windows, softening light and surrounding plush leather furniture. Techs wield lasers and microdermabrasion wands?to remove hair and diminish wrinkles. They can also erase wrinkles with injections of Botox and Juv?derm.
The state-licensed technicians at The Cutting Edge frequently attend educational programs to stay up-to-date on the latest spa and salon services. Among them, Kirsten Fahey, a skin care specialist and licensed esthetician, addresses clients' skin issues using skills she acquired while studying at the New Age Spa Institute. Her certifications in chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and body treatments further help her improve the look and health of epidermises. In case clients are more concerned with what’s on top of their heads, Kirsten can also point them in the direction of the spa and salon’s hair services, which are carried out with products by Aquage, Redken, and Moroccanoil.
Dina M. Becker is a licensed massage therapist, esthetician, and Reiki master. Her fingers are well equipped to alleviate aches using deep-tissue, Swedish, trigger point, myofascial release, pre/postnatal, and essential oil therapy massage techniques. She gently combats above-the-neck skin problems using Repechage, a seaweed-based skin care line that is favored among 9 out of 10 mermaids.
Before diving into any of their spa treatments, the staff of Infinity Day Spa wants you to stop, breathe, and drink a cup of tea. By arriving at least 15 minutes prior to any appointment, guests can decompress in the tranquility room, where flickering candles and fluffy pillows play host to tea leaves that blend into steamy custom brews. Patrons can also use this time to swap their street clothes for a robe and sandals and stow their belongings in the men?s and women?s locker rooms. Once their technician comes to claim them, guests embark on a visit built from the extensive service menu. Many of the spa?s treatments include extra elements, such as manicures with retinol-based vitamin repair or reflexology sessions with paraffin dips. Natural therapies also sprout up throughout the spa?estheticians frost skin with body wraps harvested from wasabi and ginger, and massage therapists melt muscles using oils infused with aromatherapy blends. After any treatment, clients may retreat to the spa?s showers to freshen up and hide evidence of the day from jealous stress balls back at home.