Dr. Patricia Campbell comes from a background of family practice, but it was her interest in beauty that led her to open Springhall Aesthetics in 2011. As medical director, she oversees a menu of minimally invasive body-contouring and skin-renewal services that help clients to fight the signs of aging. Chemical peels, injectable fillers, and laser treatments shoo away wrinkles, and iS Clinical cosmeceutical products leave complexions more subtly radiant than a jar of comets. The clinic's UltraPlus laser hair-removal system not only blasts away unwanted follicles but also assaults spider veins and other colored epidermal imperfections. Upon entering Springhall Aesthetics' charming brick façade, guests stumble into a cozy waiting room anchored by polished hardwood floors. Clients can curl up in one of the lobby's cushy chairs or feed a bag of goldfish to one of the egrets in the serene wall art.
Specializing in laser-based procedures, Tri-County Laser Center turns its multipurpose, concentrated light beam against a wide range of cosmetic and anti-aging issues. Its skin-rejuvenation treatments use intense pulsed light to eradicate blemishes beneath the skin's surface and reverse sun damage, which happens to the sun after it fights the earth. Staffers also render a refirme skin-tightening service to improve the look of sagging jowls. The hallmark of their treatments is laser tattoo removal, which uses blasts of the light to break down pigment safely and noninvasively. They also wield their laser to purge spider veins across the body without using painful injections.
Helmed by resident physician Dr. Patricia Riddle, Oasis Medspa & Wellness combines medical skincare treatments with the comforts of an upscale spa. Medical services range from dermal fillers, such as Restylane and Botox, to laser procedures, such as hair removal, spider-vein reduction, and skin resurfacing. Spa services, meanwhile, nurture and invigorate surfaces via chemical peels and facials. Relaxing spa packages pair massages with other soothing treatments, such as reflexology, facials, and whale serenades.
At Brats Tanning, a fleet of tanning beds and spray-tanning chambers imbues exteriors with a bronzed glow. Tanning savants are on hand to help customers to hone in on the tanning bed or tanning spray to suit their desired hue. They also stock their sunlit storefront with bronzing lotion, sunglasses, flip-flops, and other accessories for days spent soaking up sunshine and raiding sand-castle settlements.
Claudia's aesthetician training began miles away from Charleston in her native country of Brazil, where she studied Health Education at Anhembi University and worked at spas throughout São Paulo. She brings her firsthand expertise in Brazilian waxing and beauty treatments to each of her five spas, administering a variety of waxing services along with various body treatments, facials, endermologie treatments, and massages. She and her fellow aestheticians also offer threading and sugaring treatments that remove hair without relying on wax. Her passions have driven her to open a network of spas located in North Charleston, James Island, Mt. Pleasant, Summerville, and Columbia.
Comfy leather couches, oversized wood-framed mirrors, and a sprawling open floor plan coalesce to forge an elegant but laidback atmosphere inside Paloosh Salon. Here, clients can plop into the wide-backed swivel seats at hairstyling stations or sink into cushy pedicure chairs as they watch their coiffures morph from bland to dazzling or their nails take on new hues to match the pet goldfish they carry with them everywhere. A team of six artists offers a variety of services, harnessing their individual backgrounds and continuing education to meticulously color strands, effectively defuzz legs, and expertly apply makeup for special occasions.
At Oasis Tanning Salon, visitors deepen their complexions with both UV tanning and sunless spray tans. Before entering either lie-down or standup beds, patrons glaze their pelts with lotions from California Tan and Swedish Beauty that maximize the effect of the UV bulbs' emissions. Tanners can purchase UV tans a la carte or by the month, or they can invest in VIP memberships that reward them with deeply discounted rates for six-month, one-year, or 15-generation contracts. During five-minute airbrush-tanning sessions held in private rooms, certified technicians mist guests with a personalized hue harvested entirely from natural ingredients. Customers trapped in padlocked pants can elect to be airbrushed from the waist up or just on the face and neck, and tanners can augment their freshly misted bods with a cocktail tan, which supplements spray sessions with up to five minutes in a standup UV bed.