A trio of physicians?a dermatologist, an ophthalmic surgeon, and a plastic surgeon?keeps watch over both DermaBare offices, warding off signs of aging from wrinkles to cellulite. Registered nurses aim to obliterate unwanted hair at the root using one of three advanced laser hair-removal machines: the Lumenis LightSheer Duet, Candela GentleLase, and GentleLase Pro. Heated energy rays can also be pointed at faces to help encourage collagen production or send spider veins scattering off of legs and underneath the floorboards. DermaBare's other aesthetic treatments include dermal fillers, chemical peels, and plastic surgery treatments such as breast augmentation and rhinoplasty.
From the organic teas and fresh fruit that await clients when they walk through the front door to the soothing services performed inside treatment rooms, Cetina European Skin Spa creates a peaceful respite where clients can let go of their stresses. Operated by a mother-daughter team of aestheticians—Maria and Suzanne Cetina—the spa draws on both cutting-edge techniques and products in its indulgent therapies. The Cetinas emphasize the importance of natural skincare methods by stocking their shelves with Shir-Organic products made from whole fruits and rejuvenating herbs.
These organic products drive to the soothing effects of the spa's various facial treatments and body therapies, such as shea butter hand treatments that nourish skin or mineral-rich sea-mud wraps that provide marshland camouflage. For a more mechanical approach, the staff uses crystal and diamond microdermabrasion equipment to restore cheekbones' natural radiance while minimizing the appearance of wrinkles, acne scars, and other blemishes. The massage therapists help complete spa escapes by soothing muscles with relaxing and therapeutic modalities.
Founder Ande Akinrele opened i Medspa after spending more than 20 years working in the international health and beauty industry in Belgium, England, and West Africa. Her close-knit staff?which includes physicians, physician assistants, nurses, medical aesthetician, and resident puppet?specializes in FDA-approved laser services such as IPL photofacials, acne treatments, medical weight loss, botox and filler treatments, and laser hair removal. More traditional spa services include facials, diamond-tip microdermabrasion, and chemical peels combining glycolic and salicylic acids. To help clients maintain their results at home, i Medspa sells pharmaceutical or medical-grade skincare lines such as Epionce, Obagi, and Glo-minerals makeup.
The skincare experts at Kareen Aesthetics specialize in facial peels, whose chemicals exfoliate away dull surfaces to reveal the dewier, brighter complexions hiding just beneath. Accordingly, their arsenal of peels is extensive: there are name-brand peels, like those by Jessner and TCA, medical-grade VI peels, and peels designed to accomplish specific beauty goals. They even stock body peels, which treat skin south of the neck to leave wings and tails looking much younger. Peels aren't the only game in town, of course; visitors can also opt for antioxidant skin therapy, microdermabrasion, or an LED facial. Whether they're spotlighting skin with antioxidants, light, peels, or diamonds, technicians take time to keep clients relaxed and let them savor their moment of pampering.
Jennifer Corley—a licensed aesthetician and certified medical aesthetician—revitalizes clients' skin with an array of facials and specially formulated peels. Her skincare treatments combine the natural and the scientific to combat skin problems, infusing peels with ingredients such as vitamin A and acne-fighting salicylic acid, and allowing for a controlled and even shedding of dead skin layers.
Envisioned as a one-stop shop for beautification by founder and registered nurse Jennifer Salerno, Skin Savv? combines medical-spa and hair-design services under one well-coiffed roof. Medical spa director Dr. Simona Arcan oversees an expert staff that treats bodies to a range of services, from skin-rejuvenating microdermabrasion and photofacials to injectable Botox?preferable to injections of liquid youth, which smell like Play-Doh. Hair-design services begin with cuts and styling and extend to more advanced options such as extensions and Brazilian blowout treatments.