As passersby stride past Studio M Hair Salon, they're oblivious to the transformations unfolding inside. The staff alters their clients' looks, ranging from subtle to dramatic. In addition to performing aesthetic changes, such as hair and nail services, they take on more permanent efforts with lasers in hand to banish unwanted hair, photorejuvenate faces, and diminish the appearance of spider veins and broken capillaries. They also tackle the signs of aging with microdermabrasions and facials, which can reveal more youthful-looking skin, finally giving you the confidence to try out for the middle-school version of Hair.
Before stylists set to work prepping their clients for new identities with a new cut or colour, they begin with a consultation to learn their guests' desires. As they commence the transformation process, clients can admire their changing reflections in full-length mirrors that also reflect the stylish salon's grey and white walls, dark hardwood floors, and chandelier.
Anti Aging Clinic's staffers help their clients age gracefully with treatments that scarcely break the skin. They efface wrinkles, brown spots, or spider veins using a spectrum of lasers that come equipped with cooling heads to keep the skin comfortable during treatments. Radio-frequency treatments break down fat tissue without irritating surrounding tissue, and microdermabrasion removes the outermost layer of skin to promote a beautiful, more youthful appearance?like Michelangelo?s statue of David in a leather jacket. But before the team administers any of their signature anti-aging skincare or chiropractic services, they conduct a thorough consultation. They even test-treat a patch of skin so that patients can know what to expect before committing to a full treatment.
The world seems to converge at Artemis Spa Salon. Treatments drawn from around the globe and across time—from laser hair removal and eyelash extensions to holistic massage therapy and facials that use marine algae—come together for the benefit of beauty. And it's not just the treatments that are global, but the talent as well. The staff includes world-class stylists and aestheticians such as makeup artist Giancarlo Intini, a Toronto native who has honed his skills, worked for fashion magazines, and touched people's faces abroad in Milan, Rome, Sydney, and Los Angeles.
NV Medical Spa's technicians have collectively performed more than 20,000 laser hair-removal treatments. That's 20,000 times they've fired up their equipment and shone its pulsating beams into follicles to shut down hair production on the back, neck, face, and abdomen. With so much success in this arena, it's hardly surprising the spa's two locations have rushed to adopt other light-based treatments; their IPL technology also treats acne, veins, and scars. But as with stock-car-pushing races, machines don't do all the work. Fueled exclusively by Dermalogica products, the spa's seven facials reduce blemishes and wrinkles and slough off dead skin cells, leaving faces looking fresh and youthful.
Envy Me Medi Spa splits its pampering time between traditional and high-tech beautifying treatments. In the traditional camp, hydrating facials, soothing massages, and cellulite- and toxin-banishing body treatments help clients brighten both inside and out. Alternatively, the spa's aesthetic lasers can treat image imperfections ranging from unwanted hair and blemishes to spider veins and signs of aging.
"I now use many of the noninvasive medical services I offer at my clinics to fight the aging process. I have personally never felt or looked better and I am now in my forties," says Eleanor Welsh, founder of Skin Vitality Medical Clinic. Using Elos laser and radio frequency technology, her team of registered nurses and registered practical nurses is able to reshape bodies, erase body hair, and tighten skin with the push of a button. Their skill with beauty injectables comes from extensive training from Allergan and other pharmaceutical companies, giving them the deft ability to leave clients' faces more youthful than a rosebud in a sippy cup. For more dramatic results, Dr. Conor B. Turley performs cosmetic surgeries such as tucks, augmentations, and lifts.