For the staff at Cove Wellness, a day at the spa isn't just about relaxation. It's also about prevention. Without proper attention, bodily ailments and stress can snowball into something bigger, and so the spa's therapists have made it their goal to help clients bring bodies and spirits back into balance. Believing detoxification to be the most natural and direct way to promote wellness from within, their three-step Signature of La Jolla Detox treatment combines bioenergetic lymphatic therapy, colon hydrotherapy, and a lymphatic-detox footbath to rid clients of accumulated waste and recharge the immune systems. Cellulite-reduction therapy helps promote smoother contours by boosting lymphatic drainage, and acupuncture helps clear energy blockages and boost circulation, bringing possible relief to ailments such as migraines, insomnia, sciatica, and restless ankle syndrome.
With its start in haircare more than a quarter-century ago, Model Call Salon continues to pamper clients with hair-and-beauty treatments fueled by brand-name products such as Number 4 Hair, Bumble and bumble, L'Oréal Professionnel, and Unite. Each service in the salon or spa starts off with a one-on-one consultation during which clients discuss what they want their hair to look like, their skin to feel like, or their eyebrows to furrow like. Hairstylists at both locations boast extra certifications beyond their years of hands-on experience and participate in continuing education to stay current in hair-design trends. When it comes to spa treatments, aestheticians improve skin with paraffin treatments, microdermabrasion, and facials, and perform tanning services to help clients walk out feeling more confident than when they arrived.
Seasoned aesthetician Gillian Lloyd unearths natural radiance at Pacific Dermatology & Cosmetic Laser Center, a beautification haven packed with contemporary procedures and technology. A trio of olive oil, soybean oil, and shea butter unites to combat countenance droughts and poorly lubricated Slip 'n Slides in the 60-minute ZaZen facial (a $110 value). Frontispieces first drink in the nourishing effects of chamomile, marshmallow, alpha bisabolol, and green tea before a mug maven lathers visages in a cranberry peel (a $40 value with treatment). The treatment's sweet elixir swirls with fruit-acid enzymes that strive to exfoliate and detoxify dull body bark.
Dr. Jerry Borup and the licensed aesthetic team at 324 Spa rejuvenate physiques with advanced treatments and attentive care. The original standard in vein treatment, sclerotherapy injections collapse unsightly vessels with a flood of organic solution and a careful amount of microscopic dynamite. These quick, gentle sessions last up to 30 minutes and may be used to oust spider veins and facial vessels caused by rosacea. Lines disappear over the course of two to eight weeks, with side effects such as mild aching, itching, and capillary separation anxiety resolving shortly after sessions. Sessions for each leg last about 30 minutes or about as long as it takes to listen to a Frasier script on tape.
From the moment guests plug into their personal Pandora radio station and log onto the free wireless, they know they're in for a top-notch med-spa experience at Shaft San Diego. But aside from creature comforts, the real attraction of the center is its advanced cosmetic treatments. Here you'll find all manner of cutting-edge aesthetics services, from Botox and Juvederm injections to PureLight cellulite treatments. The center even uses a 3D imaging system to analyze clients' skin and determine an appropriate course of treatment.