At Studio 1211, Barbara George taps into ancient Eastern and Egyptian techniques to soothe and beautify patrons. Inside a private treatment room, she aims to relieve pain and improve the nervous system with reflexology and shiatsu that applies focused pressure to mapped-out areas along the feet, scalp, and neck. The aromatherapy educator boasts 20 years of anti-aging product experience; during the spa's signature Egyptian facial, a milk-and-honey mask makes visages gleam back to life, wrinkles collapse into whispers, and cows and bees look on in bewilderment.
Before developing Elite Ceuticals Non Surgical Face Lift, the owner spent more than 20 years formulating skincare products for other companies. Armed with that experience, she creates skincare blends that stimulate and revive aging skin with aloe vera that's grown hydroponically—that is, fed a regimen of minerals and vitamins and never treated with pesticides or put through a laminating machine.
Bare Essence Med Spa’s goal is to boost confidence and pamper bodies within brightly colored treatment rooms decorated with flower art and real orchids. In these rooms, aestheticians exfoliate dead skin with microdermabrasion and vitamin-C enzyme peels. They further tend to skin with facials that hydrate or fend off signs of aging or acne. A battery of Image skincare products both protects and fortifies the skin, feeding the dermis a powerful diet of nutrients, vitamins, and tears from teenage pop stars. Technicians can also erase unwanted body hair through laser treatments and help clients slim down with detoxifying body wraps made from three types of seaweed.
At Dermalove Esthetics and Massage, licensed aesthetician and massage therapist Kelly Talmage expertly bestows anti-aging spa treatments and relaxing massages upon her clients. She evicts dead facial-skin cells using a microdermabrasion wand and gracefully wields a laser during hair-removal treatments or light shows for guests. Further beautification procedures include lash and brow tinting and spider-vein reduction.
An experienced staff performs services ranging from lash extensions to breast augmentation. Professionally administered facial peels and injectables such as Botox erase age lines. In addition to cosmetic procedures, the team can also handle women's health issues with services including family planning, hormone therapy, and ultrasound tests performed by bat echolocation.
“Give me 45 minutes and I will take off 15 years,” says Midwest Medical Aesthetics' president Kathleen Stegman on the company's website. As a registered nurse with a quarter-century of experience in the beauty industry, she has the knowledge to do just that. Stegman's expertise lies in beauty injections such as Botox and Dysport, which she's been using to tighten faces for more than 17 years. Along with her team of associated physicians, she also harnesses the power of laser energy to help clients remove unwanted hair, shed fat, and erase tattoos of ex-lovers' favorite species of fungus.