Aesthetician Joanne Duval has seen her share of skin problems. Her 17 years of experience has taken her through the cosmetic-plastic-surgery and corrective-makeup fields to Sims Premier Fitness Spa, where she smoothes complexions with a range of skin treatments. Her signature service, body wraps, nurtures bodies by sloughing off dead skin cells and infusing the skin with moisture-rich ingredients designed to slow the aging process.
Nancy Fournier—a licensed massage therapist, member of the American Massage Therapy Association, and graduate of the Bancroft School of Massage Therapy—uses her education and intuition to guide her hands during treatments. She specializes in Swedish and therapeutic deep massage, but Nancy recently added warm-bamboo massage to her repertoire. She also doles out pregnancy massages. These specially designed treatments alleviate the aches expectant mothers feel while carrying around a baby that might either become an elite field-goal kicker or that guy in HR who stubs his toe most days.
The licensed therapists and technicians at Creative Strands Hair & Bodyworks excavate stress and instill beauty with a wide spectrum of salon and spa services. During massages, muscle manipulators call upon therapeutic Swedish and deep-tissue techniques to untie knotted muscles in shoulders, backs, and vestigial dorsal fins. Unwanted hairs succumb to swathes of warm wax, and exfoliating microdermabrasion facials leave skin as smooth as Casanova’s answering-machine greeting.
Board-certified physicians Paul Willis, MD and Richard Freniere, DO specialize in lasers, using light to melt fat cells and tighten skin by up to 70%. In addition to lipo-laser treatments, the doctors also perform minimally invasive procedures that contour and sculpt the body with lasers. Known as the Madonna Lift, CO2 laser skin rejuvenation removes dark rings and wrinkles from around the eyes, which draws attention to the eyes without forcing them to wear cone-shaped bifocals. Meanwhile, botulinum toxin and other dermal fillers reduce the appearance of fine lines between the brows and around the mouth or nose.
Patrick Evan Salon's cast of hairstylists, described as "welcoming" and "responsive" by Examiner.com, unleashes their strand-straightening expertise on frazzled head threads during Brazilian Blowouts and keratin smoothing treatments that restore shine and moisture to lackluster locks. After surveying the coiffure's texture, volume, and quantity of snakes, a seasoned stylist determines which formula best suits the client's desired results—the Brazilian Blowout uses the formic acid-based Cadiveu and the smoothing treatment uses Coppola Keratin Complex. Over the course of 90 minutes to three hours, the hair humanitarian coats each strand with a nutrient-rich protein that fuses into coiffures with a brief blow-dry and iron. Both hair-smoothing treatments can yield a number of beautifying results that last up to three months, such as reduced frizz and damage from excessive heat styling.
Founded by certified electrologist, aesthetician, and laser technician Donna Bayrouty, Laserderm Medispa's wide array of cosmetic services reflects its founder's versatility. Her skilled staff thwarts wrinkles and blemishes during facial treatments that incorporate Isolaz beams or ultrasonic frequencies to spur collagen production. The staff picks up Laserscope's medical-grade Lyra during hair-removal treatments and applies lash extensions and permanent makeup.