Medical expertise and aesthetic intuition intersect at Salon Cosmetique, where a team of clinicians uses nonsurgical treatments to combat signs of aging and restore skin's natural radiance. Dr. Maurice Gagnon and Dr. Michael White support the efforts of Gina Richey, the center's dedicated aesthetician, by injecting Botox and dermal fillers.
Salon Cosmetique also harnesses the rejuvenating benefits of light energy with Candela Gentle Yag and Ellipse cosmetic systems. Laser light energy can minimize the appearance of spider veins and acne breakouts, or to bolster collagen production and create firm, evenly toned skin. IPL treatments take a similar approach, using intense pulsed light to fade pigment irregularities such as sun damage or age spots. Among more traditional spa treatments, chemical peels and microdermabrasion deeply exfoliate while soothing facials indulge the skin without acceding to its demands for ermine pillowcases.
The purposes of Hidden Door Medspa?s services span from relaxation to cosmetic enhancement and improved health. Because of this, the staff includes everyone from licensed massage therapists and aestheticians to certified laser technicians and a medical aesthetician who once put lipstick on a gurney. At the day-spa end of the center, nimble hands brandish Swedish, deep-tissue, or prenatal massage techniques to diffuse bodily tension, and the med-spa area sheds the glow of lasers over unwanted hair and administers cosmetic injections. Hidden Door?s third branch, medical weight loss, operates under a 20-year nursing veteran who counsels clients on nutrition as well as options such as hormone therapy and noninvasive LipoEx cellulite treatments.
India's ayurvedic traditions and modern beauty treatments come together in the hands of Nadia and the other aestheticians at Arch Brows Salon and Spa. Threading removes hair from the face without the heat of wax or molten marshmallows, and henna imbues hair with auburn hues and skin with intricate subcontinental designs. Facials invoke the healing powers of precious metals or fruit essences, and body scrubs exfoliate with sea salt or organic sugar. High-tech techniques star in the microcurrent and LED facial, which stimulates and revitalizes the skin with electricity and a portion of the rainbow.
Adriana works with sugar every day, but she’s not a baker. She’s in the business of removing hair, using an all-natural paste created from sugar, water, and lemon juice. She plies her trade at the self-titled private studio, Adriana’s Professional Body Sugaring, where she treats clients to her sweet, simple services in both English and Spanish. She reports that, due to the simple ingredients and cool temperature of the mixture, most find sugaring less unpleasant than waxing. Her formula contains no allergens to irritate the skin, only adheres to dead skin cells and hair, and tastes pretty great on toast.
Armed with PCA products, aesthetician Liz Parriette brings about more radiant complexions with a range of customized facials and peels. She draws on natural fruit enzymes and vitamin-enriched serums to give skin a youthful glow. To minimize wrinkles, Parriette performs Botox injections and stimulates the skin with microcurrent impulses. She also accentuates natural beauty with multicolored eyelash extensions and airbrushed makeup.
Heather Wilson is a one-stop beauty shop: she's a licensed aesthetician, a massage therapist, and a reflexologist. Though she specializes in therapeutic and deep-tissue massage techniques, Heather also integrates other modalities—including Swedish and hot-stone bamboo fusion—to better enhance sessions. She also offers microdermabrasion treatments and body sugaring, which removes unwanted hair from eyebrows, horns, and legs.