After starting her career in family medicine, Dr. Shahira Boulos decided to transition to an approach to aesthetic medicine that uses less invasive techniques to dramatically improve patients' appearances. She accomplishes this goal by utilizing cutting edge advancements in medspa technology, including a Candela cosmetic laser system as well as an elōs Plus device, which can tone the skin and conceal signs of acne scars by using bi-polar radio frequencies. Dr. Boulos continues to rely on her decades of medical experience when injecting dermal fillers or Botox. However, she also flexes her aesthetician muscles to minimize the appearance of unwanted blemishes by administering chemical peels or treating the skin with a diamond-tipped microdermbrasion wand. For a more classically indulgent spa experience, the center also features a massage therapist, who can relieve the chronic aches plaguing muscles, soft tissues, and vestigial antennae.
Clients at the med-spa at Canadian Beauty College undergo treatments to help tone their faces and minimize blemishes, but they aren’t the only ones benefitting. That’s because clients can elect to have their services performed by highly trained students, who use the hands-on experience to advance their studies—and charge less at the same time. Like a lioness teaching cubs to hunt for supermarket deals, certified professionals both supervise students and perform services themselves to keep their skills sharp. Students and teachers alike use only professional-grade products in each treatment, including the likes of Dermalogica skincare and Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, a vegan and cruelty-free line.
Each treatment room in Balsam Spa has its own name, which is emblazoned on the room's door in black capital letters. Names such as Water, Fire, and Sky hint at the kinds of bodily sensations clients might experience inside. This thoughtful approach pervades all of the day spa's treatments, which use Ayurvedic methods and various elements from nature. An array of soothing services incorporate mineral salts, volcanic heat packs, and beauty affirmations learned from shouting butterflies. Body scrubs, facials, and peels help dry, rough skin regain its youthful luster, while mani-pedis and waxing sessions fine-tune looks. Hot basalt stone massages help whisk clients away on a cloud of relaxation.
The dual force of Spa Lumina's medical-grade technology and experienced aestheticians powers cosmetic procedures such as laser hair removal, and chemical peels. Led by Dr. Sohail Gandhi, staff members help men and women enhance their appearances without convincing their drivers’ license photos to age for them.
For more than 15 years, Beauty FX has served as a calming oasis where clients receive personalized cosmetic care that rejuvenates minds and appearances. The team specializes in nail care, making fingers and toes look neat and trim and adding a bit of artistic flair with dramatic polishes, acrylics, or nail art. Microcurrent technology and microdermabrasion wands restore the skin's youthful tone and radiance by minimizing the appearance of blemishes, fine lines, and wrinkles. Hot-stone massages and infrared sauna sessions use therapeutic heat to soothe aching muscles, and evenly applied airbrush tans give skin a sun-kissed hue minus the heat. To round out its selection of services, Beauty FX also offers waxing treatments, teeth-whitening procedures, and body-contouring sessions.
Working within Awakenings Wellness Centre, Natalie Mcleod helps clients achieve smooth, blemish-free skin. She uses light and heat energy for two purposes: to hinder hair growth across the face and body with laser hair removal, and to fade the look of sun spots, brown spots, wrinkles, and acne with photofacials.