Green bamboo shoots, an improvised rock garden, and sleek, wagon-red couches beckon guests to relax at the front of Mani Q Spa. But just beyond the front desk whirs a flurry of activity. Nail techs enhance hands with chip-resistant polishes from OPI, Essie, and CND, or lull them to sleep with soothing hot stones or paraffin wax treatments. Against the other wall of the salon, their foot-focused brethren tend to guests luxuriating in plush, elevated pedicure thrones.
Mounting a full-fledged assault on stress, the spa offers a petite menu of spa services including body-waxing and back massages. In a private treatment room, aestheticians pour over complexions before cleansing, exfoliating, and steaming away imperfections. For faces that need extra attention, the aesthetician reaches for a seaweed mask to hydrate the skin, aromatic oils to massage stiff necks, and gold stars to place on the forehead.
Dr. Ryan Hewitt is an energetic guy. Apart from running Merrimack Valley Wellness Center, he is a sought after speaker who also travels the country giving lectures on health and nutrition. Dr. Hewitt consistently challenges himself at CrossFit competitions. He combines the power of chiropractic with his love for functional fitness with many of his patients by helping athletes of all levels reach peak performance both inside and outside the gym. His other passion is helping families get and stay well at every age. Dr. Hewitt teaches that healthy living is ageless.
Dr. Hewitt believes patients can live rich, pain-free lives, and that they don't need drugs or surgery to do it. To achieve this goal, he performs corrective care chiropractic services to the spine, which helps free up pinched nerves that can lead to a host of health issues, including sore backs, headaches, and allergies and restore optimal function to the body.
Andover Electrology & Laser Center's doctors and staff have eliminated their clients' spider veins, cellulite, and unwanted body hair for more than 20 years. Their list of services is far ranging, from minimizing the appearance of wrinkles to reducing pigmentation or tattoos in the skin. To find the right treatment for each patient, the staff provides free, private consultations, and offers day, evening, and weekend appointment to fit into each client's schedule. And since the staff uses a laser to administer their treatments, the downtime is far less than more conventional, invasive procedures that can require you to lie on the couch watching nothing but The Price is Right for weeks.
At Laser Image, plastic surgeon Dr. Stephen J. Scully leads a team of medical aesthetic technicians as they work to realize clients’ goals. Though most of Laser Image's services can be performed within 30 minutes and require no downtime or reciting of pledges, a complimentary consultation is always provided to ensure clients receive the best treatment for their aesthetic concerns.
After deciding a course of action, the staff harnesses the beams of various lasers to perform services ranging from eliminating unwanted hair to fading stretch marks, sun spots, and acne. Skin is further treated during exfoliating ultrasonic facials and chemical peels, which aestheticians personalize with pharmaceutical-quality products and carefully embroidered monograms. Botox injections can smooth fine lines, and laser teeth whitening puts the finishing touch on dazzling visages.
Many an aesthetic problem has yielded to Norma Cataldo, the clinical director of Cosmetic Laser Solutions. She has been fixing dermal flaws with noninvasive beams of light for more than 10 years, remedying conditions such as wrinkles, sun spots, cellulite, and spider veins. At the clinic, she is supported by Dr. Patrick Marasco, a board-certified plastic surgeon, and Dr. Paul Zaydon, a board-certified dermatologist. With their combined skills, they are able to treat patients to more invasive procedures in their in-office surgical suite as well as lively three-part harmonies over the intercom system.
As a nurse working in intensive care, Antonette "Toni" Dardeno, an RN and certified medical laser safety officer who was a contributing author in CMLSOs' Best Practices in Medical Laser Safety, saw firsthand how advanced medical equipment could change lives. It wasn’t until her personal experience with a dermatologist, however, that she understood the effects lasers could have on the skin. Though this experience became the catalyst for her interest in skincare and medical-grade lasers, it was her passion to help others that led her to establish Laser Enhanced Therapies.
At this laser-centric med spa, Toni and medical adviser Dr. Elliot Lach treat patients with two types of advanced Candela lasers designed to effectively eliminate unwanted hair and leg veins and firm aging skin on a variety of epidermal types. A trained laser technician or nurse reaches for the GentleLase 755 system for pale complexions, while employing GentleYAG 1064 system for those with a darker skin tone. In addition to laser treatments, Toni and crew also clear complexions with facial treatments, such as microdermabrasion, which they enhance with paraben-free MyChelle Dermaceuticals, IMAGE, and Aubrey Organics products.