Debbie Little knows how to calm, warm, and provide a quick pick-me-up to her clients. But she's not a therapist, or a bartender. She's a licensed skincare and body-wrapping specialist with more than 20 years of experience soothing her clients' epidermal woes. Her specialty facials—all customized to meet personal needs—range from classic European treatments with herbal-warmed towels to pumpkin-infused sessions for those who celebrate October year-round. In addition to facials, she also specializes in detoxifying, hydrating, and skin-tightening body wraps.
Dr. Moises Salama and the expert aestheticians at Elite Plastic Surgery beautify bodies with a bevy of nonsurgical spa treatments such as the deep-pore facial. During the 45-minute treatment, a complex compound of natural purifying ingredients including volcanic ash and china clay extracts built-up grime from fusty faces to detoxify and cleanse skin surfaces. The mask's mixture of botanical blends and silkifying oils such as rosemary, lavender, and sandalwood works deep into dermal crevices to radiate and hydrate, diminishing sun damage, blemishes, and fine lines formed from years of worrying about the mole men who maintain the sewers. The facial finishes with a dollop of UV-shielding sun block, protecting grills from the sun's unwanted advances.
At Face & BodyWorks, the name says it all: services target the face and body. This includes a large variety of facials, peels, and microdermabrasions to beautify the skin, plus a wide range of massage modalities to mitigate muscular stress. Treatments such as the Insanely Clear facial help get rid of acne, and microdermabrasion boosts collagen. Personalized massage therapy helps clients eliminate tension with organic oils and creams.
In Greek mythology, the goddess of remedy and healing is Panacea, a fitting name for this spa, where the staff specializes in relaxing and rejuvenating services to help each client feel like a goddess or, at the very least, a relaxed human with really soft skin. Along with nail services, waxing, and skin-beautifying treatments including botanical facial peels and sea-salt exfoliations, they tame tension with massages and reflexology. Upping the pampering quotient, wellness packages merge several services for up to four hours of indulgence for men, women, and couples.
Dr. Nader Shehata and his team at Derma Laser Center match clients' exteriors to their body goals through a slate of comprehensive cosmetic procedures. Noninvasive therapies include massage and laser hair removal, which leaves skin looking smoother and more elegant than a latex wedding dress. Alternatively, Shehata performs minimally invasive procedures ranging from dermal fillers to Smartlipo laser fat reduction.
At Stella Stratta Esthetics International, aesthetician and owner Stella Stratta works to correct virtually all skin concerns, from wrinkles and dark spots to unwanted hair and cellulite. To do so, she uses professional Exel skincare spa products culled from Argentina’s Patagonia region, a remote area unspoiled by the modern world’s ubiquitous chemicals and rival jetpack gangs.
In addition to fielding skin concerns, she also beautifies exteriors with clothing, jewelry, and accessories from her boutique. It stocks belts, shawls, and woven leather wallets—each crafted from Argentine designers.
B-True Organics's formidable skincare boutique has a lot in common with the produce section of a grocery store. Products are crafted with botanicals such as fennel, grapefruit, or mango, and they're almost pure enough to eat. That's because every pH-balanced shampoo, body lotion, and eye shadow contains no harsh chemicals and is never tested on animals or particularly hairy coconuts. In addition to their in-house line of products, B-True Organics carries brands such as Dr. Bronner's, ilike, and Spa Ritual. B-True's respectable menu of spa services lets customers put its products to the test in private treatment rooms as they receive organic facials or massages that draw from Hawaiian and Balinese techniques.