In the lobby of Helen Wax Spa, a waterfall burbles down an etched glass pane and into a stone basin. The water?s quiet murmur sets the tone for a space that is at once bold and soothing?modern artwork hangs on yellow, orange, and red walls and soft rays of sunlight stream in from floor-to-ceiling windows. Just beyond the main space, Helen and her technicians administer body waxing and facials for both male and female clients. Their specialty treatments use vitamin C to brighten, glycolic acid to exfoliate, and seaweed to calm and soothe the skin. And inside the onsite boutique hair salon, stylists perform cuts, color treatments, and emergency hair extensions for balding Barbie dolls.
The team of spa and medical professionals at Aura Laser Skin Care dispenses FDA-approved treatments whenever possible. Among the experienced staff is Dr. George Allen, a board-certified physician specializing in allergies and asthma for over 10 years. When the professionals fine-tunie the appearance of men and women through laser hair removal, SmartLipo, laser skin resurfacing, or chemical peels, only treatments given the official thumbs-up are used on clients. For newer procedures, the staff relies on advanced systems to soften skin, slim shapes, or eradicate troublesome moons orbiting newly glowing complexions.
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The human body’s healing mechanisms are always lying in wait, ready to rush to action in case a person skins their knee or catches a flu bug. Sometimes, however, they don’t work as fast or as well as they should. That’s when Nazanin Kimiai, Doctor of Naturopathy, steps in.
As the founder and medical director of Comprehensive Medical Center, Kimiai optimizes the body’s natural healing centers with treatments and therapies that blend Eastern philosophy with Western medical technology. This combination reflects the breadth of her training: she has an acupuncture license, a master’s degree in oriental medicine and acupuncture, and a degree in naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University. She also boasts postgraduate training in biological and oxidative medicine and proficiency in an array of advanced diagnostic tools, such as infrared cameras and electromagnetic frequencies.
A highly trained staff that includes seasoned hydrotherapist and spa medicine practitioner Melinda M. Beck, ND, rounds out Comprehensive Medical Center’s team. The staffers ease symptoms and root out underlying problems with acupuncture, homeopathy, detoxification, and hydrotherapy. They oversee a vast dispensary of supplements and hold the secrets of German biological medicine, which balances pH in the blood using tactics invented by Count Dracula’s pool boy.
Doctor of Chiropractic Michael Taggart believes in the body's ability to heal itself. As a chiropractor, it's his job to rout out problems that impede the body's natural healing functions. He uses applied kinesiology to test muscles and to determine sources of pain and organ imbalances. He goes a few steps further with rehabilitative exercises, nutritional therapy, adjustments, and neurology-based therapies to heal patients young and old who suffer from chronic conditions.
The technicians at Longevity Medical Clinic's aesthetics division, BellaMedica, foster a relaxed environment, helping clients achieve beauty goals by creating an individualized treatment plan from a variety of services, from Botox to laser hair removal. Photofacials help rejuvenate age- and weather-damaged skin, and skin-tightening treatments boost collagen production with infrared light. Staff members combat signs of aging with wrinkle-fighting products by SkinMedica, Jan Marini, Image, Lira Cosmetics, Clarisonic and Jane Iredale.