Guests at the Integrative Healing Spa can make a day of their favorite pampering procedures by indulging in customized treatments and lounging in a well-equipped relaxation haven. During the hot-stone pedicure, a back rub eases muscle tension, and soaking toenails play Marco Polo with departing stress. Licensed technicians administer an exfoliating scrub to jettison calluses, then follow that with a hot-stone massage for weary arches. Nail nurses apply a final coat of lotion and polish or buff nails to make them bright enough to signal aircraft to pick up some milk on their way back to the hangar.
Within the full-service salon and spa, Mercedes Hair Design's color-correction experts begin beautifying efforts with a consultation to select a hue that will complement the client's skin tone and eyes. After a color consultation, a chroma specialist mixes up clients' desired colors and applies the single-process hue makeover to the whole head. Tint adjustments conclude within 1–3 hours, depending on lock length and thickness, and wrap up with a shampoo and blow-dry.
The masterful practitioners at Acupuncture Community Clinic treat New World stresses with a variety of Old World de-stressers. Acupuncture offers an alternative healing outlet for those suffering from both everyday and atypical ailments. After a consultation that determines problem areas, an acupuncturist pokes the skin with narrow needles in zones known to emanate a ripple effect of relief. Similar to acupuncture, cupping corrects bodily complications such as sluggish blood flow, muscle spasms, and toxin buildup by hiring glass or plastic cups to apply suction to your back. Finally, the one-hour reiki session can combat brain blight and remove energy congestion throughout the body, restoring life force to its full capacity.
The color blue comes in many shades, be it periwinkle, powder blue, or baby blue. Should you name a shade of blue, there's a good chance that color graces the walls of MLO Salon. In an effort to channel the calming, peaceful feeling of water, trickling streams, and leaky faucets that drip to the tune of "Row, Row, Row Your Boat," MLO’s owner, Maria Orbinati, latched onto a blue color palette and never looked back. The end result was a calming, modern feel—yet one set in elegant relief by Greek columns and arches. Almost as an homage to the décor, the staff performs a deep hydration facial to mitigate wrinkles with a hyaluronic system. But this relaxing environment serves as an ideal locale for spa services beyond just facials; the team also renders hair, makeup, and nail treatments.
Piloted by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Potenza, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery provides a variety of beauty-enhancing services in a medically sound environment. Licensed medical aesthetician Shannon Martin zaps the wayward blood vessels known as spider veins with her Venus-imported Cutera laser, using light-generated heat to kill off offending veins by coagulating the blood within them. Deceased vessels are subsequently reabsorbed into the body, fading away like Mozart’s one-hit-wonder career over a period of four to six weeks. The cosmetic treatment is safe on all skin types, returning epidermises to their porcelain-scented factory settings.
Inside AAAHC–accredited Syracuse Facial Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery Center, board-certified Dr. Halliday windshield-wipes life's debris from weathered faces and bodies with surgical and chemical treatments. During the mini microdermabrasion facial, a licensed aesthetician begins by choosing medical-grade SkinMedica products based on individual skin type. Exfoliating crystals then slough off dead skin cells while reducing the appearance of hyperpigmentation, acne scars, and skin crinkles. Next, countenances spend 30 minutes reversing the effects of time, sun damage, and James Cagney impersonations with a peel that patients generally tolerate well and that require minimal recovery time. Dr. Halliday also frees hostage skin from tense facial muscles with Botox injections to soften forehead wrinkles, glabellar “11s” between eyes, smile lines, or horizontal “bunny” lines across the nose. The 25 units can also lift fallen brows to give eyes more of a youthful appearance or antiquated Gothic arch. Like washing your hair in a vat of chewed bubble gum, treatment takes only about 15 minutes but yields results that may last three–five months on average.
Drawing on more than 3,800 procedures, Dr. Dean DeRoberts administers facial and bodily refinements with a keen eye and steady hand. His feature-enhancing procedures includes forehead lifts, nose surgery, tummy tucks, and liposuction treatments as well as less invasive treatments such as facials, Botox injections, and laser hair removal.