You might think Dr. Diana Nguyen was a relationship counselor, given her ability to foster harmony between patients and their mirrors. At Better Aesthetics MedSpa, she uses her expertise as a board-certified physician and experience with anti-aging treatments to change how patients feel about themselves.
Together with vice president and co-owner Sherry Hill, a doctor of chiropractic and registered nurse, Dr. Nguyen administers Botox and dermal fillers to combat wrinkles. The duo also transforms bodies from the inside out with medically supervised HCG weight-loss programs and detoxifying infrared-sauna sessions. The med spa's reception area boasts a clean, modern vibe with hardwood floors, white, Roman-style columns, and a white statue reminiscent of Aphrodite, the ancient goddess of microdermabrasion.
Luxor Medical Spa's licensed medical team keeps clients relaxed while reviving bodies with noninvasive treatments designed to improve skin appearance, clarify blemishes and lines, and boost overall confidence. General surgeon Dr. Yasser Salem has performed a broad range of vascular treatments for more than a decade and oversees vein-therapy procedures. A complement of laser technologies treats the full spectrum of skincare concerns by harnessing light to remove unwanted hair and address wrinkles. Chemical peels and medical facials clear blemishes and nourish skin surfaces with a variety of skincare products including SkinCeuticals, Obagi, and Luxor's in-house line.
Sugaring is an ancient hair-removal technique practiced widely in the Middle East, and at Skin So Sweet, owner Catherine Kooiman brings it to U.S. soil. In an interview with Coast magazine, Kooiman traced the practice to Cleopatra's day. At Skin So Sweet, beauty professionals use the all-natural substance to remove hair from any area of the body, yielding results that last significantly longer than shaving. True to Skin So Sweet's commitment to using natural ingredients, the company incorporates a signature line of products—free of paraben and laurel sulfates—into vitamin-packed facials and other beauty treatments.
The beauty professionals at Hair-Do and Threading Salon have a huge bag of tricks when it comes to beautifying and protecting skin. Blending henna-tree leaves and oil, they can create a henna ink that is applied to the skin in ornate patterns, where it turns a red or rust color. The staff can improve skin’s health, too, with meticulous and hygienic services including facials that unclog pores and brighten skin. They can remove unwanted hair by the roots by lassoing strands with 100% cotton thread or carefully employing warm wax.
The staff goes beyond skin to deliver high-end hair services that use Goldwell, Pravana, and Matrix hair color. Stylists can remove split ends or reverse perms. They can add dimension to flat hair with highlights and 3-D glasses. The staff also performs free ear piercing for customers who purchase earrings and want to add sparkle to their stylish look.