Whether teeth need routine care or a cosmetic overhaul, Dr. Natalia Elson and her staff can take them on. Their teeth cleanings can call on the gentle Waterlase dental laser, which removes areas of tooth decay and detects cavities while leaving gum hairs intact. Other high-tech tools on hand include digital x-rays and Botox injections that help mitigate the symptoms of periodontal disease.
Perfect Body Laser and Aesthetics' toning technicians wield the radio-frequency and optical-energy-powered ReFirme skin-tightening technology in five 45-minute sessions that target fine lines, sagging skin, and wrinkles. Before starting treatment, clients meet with staffers to discuss their medical histories, learn about expected results from the tightening process, and trade shortbread-cookie recipes. The elōs technology of the ReFirme system uses light energy proven safe for all skin types to iron out face or neck creases, and provides contact cooling on the surface to increase comfort. Customers can opt to smooth crinkled areas on their face wrappers and maintain their necks' sleek appearances, or choose to focus on face tightening alone over the course of five treatments.
Beach Bum Tanning & Airbrush Salon's high-tech beds, sunless booths, and tailored beauty treatments regularly appear in press outlets such as Allure magazine. The salon's heated Mystic HD booths spritz bodies with vibrant pigment while warming skin to ensure optimal and even color saturation without having to bear-hug King Midas. Certified Airbrush Artists also implement customized airbrush tans over 150 ways by using a combination of fine-point-guided and wide-point-guided guns to shade and contour a custom-tinted tan to the body's curves, bends, and highway overpasses.
While the stylists at Nimia's Beauty Salon can trim, color, and blowout hair, that's not what they're best known for. Their specialty always has been their formal styles, whether its updos for special occasions or stylish braids for a night on the town. They use a combination of nimble fingers, curling irons of all sizes, and a mist of hairspray to create looks that are romantic and soft or bouncy and full of life. They even can try out trendy styles, from fishtail braids to loose topknots.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach Contempo Spa is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray tan skin, and massage muscles.
Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning that members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.