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. 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.
Licensed massage therapist and Serenity Massage Studio owner Monette uses the healing power of massage therapy to treat everything from chronic muscle pain to shin stress caused by high heels. Along with her specialty Swedish massages, she uses hot stones and deep-tissue techniques for deeper muscle penetration and benefits. Signature foot facials leave skin soft and rejuvenated, and ear candling improves your ability to listen to music, unlike wearing earmuffs or taking the thimble-size guitarist out of your headphones.
The skincare treatments at Skin Begin LLC might surprise clients. That's because Michelle, the spa's certified aesthetician, uses unconventional ingredients, such as real gold, silver, and amino-acid-rich caviar to enhance clients' skin. And instead of microdermabrasion treatments or chemical peels, she uses dermaplaning treatments to treat issues such as fine lines, acne, and sun damage. She also adds unexpected extras to treatments. For example, when she removes unwanted hair with an advanced waxing technique, she follows up the service with a redness-relieving cold compress and soothing gel.
Offering treatments that battle fat and cellulite with ultrasound cavitation, Hot Mama Body Sculpting takes the high-tech approach to helping customers look their best. Patients can shed between 1/4 and 1 inch during sessions, where technicians target specific areas such as the abs, stomach, or thighs. The noninvasive sessions target fat cells, breaking them down so they can be removed via natural bodily mechanisms. Hot Mama Body Sculpting also offers a radio frequency treatment to help tighten areas of loose skin, but results vary heavily and depend on each individual and their genetics.
At French Quarter Salon, Chevonna Hyche upgrades the appearance of hair as well as its health. She trims strands into new styles, infuses them with rich color, and performs steam-conditioning treatments that fight humidity, giving clients better control over tresses.
Muscle knots. Chronic aches. Deep-seated reservoirs of stress and anxiety. These and other ailments bring clients to Elements Therapeutic Massage, where they find relief courtesy of professional therapists who customize their treatments to match individual needs. The studio’s unique, level-based system gives clients an idea of what to expect during the session; they can request a low level for a gentler experience or opt for a higher level to eliminate any soreness remaining from the previous day’s jousting tournament. Each massage therapist has his or her own specialties, and treatments may draw on relaxing Swedish and hot-stone techniques or firmer deep-tissue and trigger-point strokes.