The Body Bar is an ideal place for a body makeover, thanks to amenities that tend to one’s fitness, beauty, and relaxation needs. The gym floor is home to ellipticals, treadmills, Cybex weight-training machines, and rubber-coated dumbbells, as well as fitness studios where instructors teach yoga, Zumba, and a cardio-circuit workout. A trio of tanning beds adds bronzy definition to newly acquired muscles, while waxing services make skin smooth. To top it off, The Body Bar’s team of massage therapists dwell inside of 10 private massage rooms, performing Swedish, aromatherapy, and hot-stone massages that relieve sore muscles and boost circulation, an especially important benefit for those who have just worked out or those who need to get an A on their upcoming blood test.
At Enhancing Light Cosmetic Laser Centers, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kenneth Dembny oversees a team of fully certified staffers who beautify physiques with laser-guided services. Using VelaShape, an FDA-approved procedure that fuses infrared light, bipolar radio frequencies, and mechanical massage, technicians can contour away cellulite. Photofacial skin rejuvenation, meanwhile, resurrects a youthful glow in faces marked by signs of aging, such as fine lines, sun spots, and mouths locked in place after blowing out candles on a birthday cake. Tattoo removal lifts unwanted ink, microdermabrasion exfoliates away dead skin, and skin tightening reduces wrinkles and saggy areas. A portion of the clinic’s profits go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, which funds breast-cancer research and raises awareness of the disease.
Using advanced Chromogenex i-Lipo lasers—which have been praised by The Doctors—the technicians at New Beginnings Body Sculpting reduce both fat and inches from clients’ forms. Four pads outfitted with a total of 32 low-level lasers are placed along sites of concern, such as thighs, upper arms, or water wings, where they spend the next 40 minutes prompting fat cells to release their impurities and triglycerides. The cell waste is then absorbed and burned off by the muscles. The office’s i-Lipo Ultra goes one step further to create firmer physiques: the device’s built-in vacuum and infrared laser help smooth out cellulite and boost collagen production.
Backed by the diverse industry experience of Dr. Goth, Ageless Appearance’s friendly staff employs the Glytone peel system to imbue weary skin with youthful radiance in less than an hour. Aestheticians first gild visages in a preprocedure cleanser lotion and primer, which uses glycolic, lactic, and salicylic acids to launder begrimed epidermises and cetrimonium bromide to siphon up grease. Once skin is as squeaky clean as a mouse living in a mansion's basement, the rejuvenating glycolic acid peel dissolves dull surface cells and age-indicating agents such as fine lines and discoloration. A neutralizer then curbs the peel’s potency, and a non-comedogenic lipid recovery cream soothes stressed skin with camelina oil filtered through the wing of a butterfly. A layer of oil-, fragrance-, and PABA-free sunscreen concludes the service by protecting clients from the adoring gaze of the sun.
Acne holds the top spot on the facial hit list for the aestheticians at Clearskin Acne and Skincare Solutions, where an advanced acne-clearing program draws upon the research of respected acne expert Dr. James Fulton to rid faces of blemishes. During the program, aestheticians check in on acne spots every 2–4 weeks, slathering pores with the studio’s own line of client-tailored products or with medical-grade serums from Vivant and PCA Skincare. These regular visits, coupled with advice for at-home regimens, can help rid pores of blemishes, blackheads, and whack-a-moles in as little as 3 months. Though specializing in clearing acne, the beauty crew also treats visages to anti-aging facials, microdermabrasion treatments, and relaxing European facial massages.
The staff of MaxManni, an Aveda concept salon and spa, understands that there are many ways to improve appearances. The spa's aestheticians share space with tailors and dressmakers who alter and resize garments to flatter bodies. Aestheticians mount eyelash extensions alongside natural lashes with a polypeptide bond, and accent faces with cosmetics infused with ingredients such as cinnamon from Madagascar. Aided by custom blends of pure flower and plant essences, massage therapists knead and stroke muscles to improve circulation and excavate wallets misplaced under muscle cushions. Tastefully furnished with tile and hardwood floors, MaxManni’s studio upholds a no-cell-phone policy to ensure that no accidents are caused by texting while depilating.