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.
Surrounded by soothing, low-lit earth tones, visitors to Elements Spa Salon at Great Wolf Lodge are encouraged to relax from the moment they cross the spa's threshold. Many of the services incorporate Eminence Organic Skin Care products, an all-natural line made from fruits, vegetables, and herbs.
Each Spa Catalina laser hair removal package includes eight treatments that blast away hair with the high-tech precision of a protractor-guided cruise missile. A high-energy laser, with a cool tip that provides extra epidermal protection, emits a gentle beam of light that harmlessly passes through the skin and directly targets follicles. This Groupon is perfectly sized for the full neck and beard ($655), or the bikini and underarms package ($675). Upgrade to a partial Brazilian for an additional $195, or a full Brazilian for an additional $295. Combine smaller packages for areas such as the sideburns ($300) and bikini ($400), or apply the value to a larger package such as the full face (lip, chin, and neck; $955) and pay the remaining balance.
Aesthetics by Prescription diminishes dermal defects through the able hands of Mary Dugan, a board-certified family nurse practitioner with more than 10 years of experience. Microdermabrasion is a minimally abrasive procedure that gently exfoliates skin, removing the thicker, uneven outer layer and revealing the candy-coated disco ball hiding just underneath. Stripping dry skin scales in a similar fashion, chemical peels act as facial zambonies, gently smoothing the skin’s texture, and helping correct sun, acne, and age damage by buffing away outer layers in mere minutes. After either treatment, patients may notice a dissipation of fine lines, age spots, pigmentation irregularities, and temporary tattoos, trading in maligned mugs for smoother, more even facial plains.
The highly trained and friendly staff at Hollyday Aesthetics Spa gently brushes away exhausted epidermal layers to reveal fresh, glowing visages. Each 30-minute Jet Clear microdermabrasion treatment spritzes human emoticons with cleansing streams of saline, which work to refine skin surfaces and expunge “wash me” signs drawn on by neighborhood pranksters. The sterile solution penetrates deep into clogged pores, helping to cleanse pesky acne breakouts. Unlike traditional microdermabrasion treatments or sky diving in the nude, the Jet Clear facial is safe for even the most sensitive types of skin, including those with rosacea.