Led by Dr. Lydia Savic-Durnas, the skilled technicians at True Laser use Candela GentleLase and GentleYAG lasers for hair removal and collagen-stimulating skin-rejuvenation treatments. They calibrate the laser's wavelength to suit either purpose, and a cooling device spritzes skin with cryogen immediately after the laser's pulses to make treatments more comfortable for clients.
But not all of True Laser's services are laser-based. Aestheticians polish away dead and dull skin with microdermabrasion treatments, using pure baking-soda crystals—rather than the more commonly used aluminum oxide—to avoid unnecessary skin irritation. They also stock glo therapeutics skincare products—infused with vitamin C and ultrafine fairy dust—for facials tailored toward each client's needs, and they administer facial peels to target signs of aging.
The dedicated stylists at Bellasazi Salon & Spa out of their to make clients feel like part of an extended family in their stylish and comfortable space. Using on-going education for new trends, their services range from hair, nail, and cosmetic work and facials to whole-body treatments. During an aroma-body-wrap treatment, for example, a custom blend of therapeutic aromatherapy oils soothes the entire body as it’s wrapped in heated blankets before a spritz of cooling herbal tonic leaves the skin silky smooth. The staff also treats and beautifies clients with massage therapy rendered between walls that are a cool blue. Wedding spa packages leave brides looking their best for the big days, even if the “brides” are just actresses getting way too into their next roles.
When 38-year-old Patrick Finster decided to become a massage therapist, he lacked experience. He had never received a massage, much less administered one. But, he took a leap of faith and enrolled at East-West Healing Arts Institute to study massage therapy and reflexology. In addition to his local training, Finster has traveled to China to gain a deeper understanding of the art. As a result, the massage therapist is well versed in Eastern and Western modalities, including deep therapeutic bodywork, Chinese cupping, foot reflexology, and Thai stretching.
Hollywood Tan's 11 locations help Midwesterners stay tan year-round?even under their parkas. They accomplish this using equipment such as standup capsules, tanning beds, and Mystic Tan booths. Off to the side, lotions stand at attention on shelves, ready to help clients maintain their tan and keep their skin moisturized.
Like many of its clients, FinerYou has undergone a revivification. Formerly Anasazi Medical Spa, it has transformed into its most recent incarnation under the watchful eye of a board-certified plastic surgeon. Focused on building the confidence of its patrons through aesthetic treatments, FinerYou helps to shrink pores, banish wrinkles, and contour curves with cutting-edge technology, which may include crystal-free microdermabrasion, LED light therapy, or fillers such as Botox and packing peanuts.
At Advanced Permanent Cosmetics, LLC, licensed aesthetician and cosmetic technician Tatyana Seamans consults with her clients before any cosmetic procedure. During the meeting, she explains the various techniques by which she can accentuate facial features—from subtle shading around the eyebrows to bold lip liner—helping clients home in on the exact procedure for their specific needs and style. Once confident in her mission, Tatyana then meticulously dots the skin’s dermal layer with small deposits of pigment, where it highlights eyelids blinking in Morse code for up to five years of spy camp.