Under the watchful eye of medical director Dr. Annika Crosby, the trained staff of PSS MedSpa come to the aid of clients with ailing complexions, aging skin, and unwanted hair or varicose veins with a combination of laser and aesthetic treatments. The team draws upon an arsenal of lasers that can be finely tuned to gently treat the delicate lines surrounding eyes or powerful rays that stop hair production in the follicles. The spa also utilizes high-quality products from brands such as SkinCeuticals, Eminence, and Colorescience Pro, blending the latest skin science with all-natural ingredients to keep skin soft, complexions clear, and signs of aging at bay. The staff can also outfit newly refined faces with a selection of retail mineral makeup and waxing treatments that create skin as flawless as the skin skeletons dream about.
A professional salon boasting an attached jewelry and art boutique, Tangles & Co offers quality hair-taming services for women, men, and children. Swing by to scope out the sleek and serene atmosphere before having a skilled staff of stylists elegantly refresh tussled topcoats and beautify frazzled follicles. Opt for services such as the women’s haircut ($30–$45), men’s haircut ($22–$40), children’s cut ($20–$26), or bang trim ($10). All-over color ($40–$60) or full highlights ($70–$95) will add additional pizzazz to coiffures and have customers looking as glossy and well manicured as a prize stable full of runway models.
Aesthetician Kelly Carlson approaches skincare and brow shaping with the meticulous detail of a Swiss watchmaker––a fact suggested by her company's gear-inspired logo. Before every facial, a complete face mapping enables Kelly to identify what makes each client’s complexion tick, and during 20-minute MicroZone treatments she tinkers over specific issues such as blackheads or tired eyes, and repairs broken-out faces in no time at all. Her custom brow shapings utilize a three-point, five-line method that sculpts fringe in line with the natural contours of the face and favors fullness over the skinny, over-waxed brows worn by most modern day silent film stars.
Since graduating with honors from The Aveda Institute, Kelly has gone on to acquire an Expert certification from The International Dermal Institute. She invests her skills in products with potent ingredients and noninvasive technology, including Clarisonic brushes that break up deeply imbedded grime with gentle ultrasonic frequencies.
Ten years. That's the bare minimum of skincare experience upon which Urban Retreat's skin therapists draw. With a deep knowledge of various skin types, the skin therapists perform custom facials and chemical peels using natural organic products by brands such as ?minence and Obagi. For other treatments, they utilize advanced technologies?during the biorejuvenation facelift, for example, they improve skin tone and texture using specialized wands that conduct microcurrents. Patrons may also opt for skin-smoothing waxing sessions or eyelash extensions, which elongate individual eyelashes with fluttery mink filaments, matching the natural curl of a perfect eyelash or an imperfect yardstick to maintain an authentic look. While waiting for these pampering services, clients can relax on plush ivory furniture, which lends an air of natural elegance to the spa's interior. Urban Retreat is located in Saint Louis Park at Excelsior and Grand. They also offer Botox filler and laser treatments.
Inside the welcoming confines of Medical Aesthetics’ cheery red brick clinic, a team of specialists works to foster glowing skin from head to toe. The aestheticians customize facials to individual complexions, and administer FDA-approved Botox or Juvederm XR injections during private appointments or group parties. Laser hair removal treatments help free bodies of unwanted fuzz or clinging bunny slippers. And in keeping with their mission to provide rejuvenating care, the staff also schedules yoga classes before aesthetic treatments and throughout the week.
The two board-certified dermatologists who anchor Uptown Dermatology & SkinSpa can claim some impressive credentials: Dr. Rehana Ahmed earned her MD from the University of Minnesota after completing her undergrad studies at Johns Hopkins University, and Dr. Jaime L.W. Davis is a graduate of Mayo Medical School. Now at Uptown, they lead a staff of clinically trained assistants in the ongoing struggle against blemishes. It's no surprise, then, that the center's services, like the complaint cards at a raw-meat restaurant, are frequently medical in nature. Biopsies of the skin, hair, or nails aid in diagnosing diseases, and photographic mole mapping monitors changes in the skin's topography. The center is also home to more cosmetic treatments, several of which employ lasers for one reason or another—resurfacing aging skin, removing hair, or eradicating vascular lesions.