Spa director Marie Monet, an industry veteran with more than 30 years of beautification experience, begins each facial with a skin analysis so she can customize treatments to individual skin types. Oxygen facials infuse the skin with oxygen harvested from astronaut suits, inspiring cellular renewal and boosting collagen production, and sunless-tanning sessions cover bodies with DHA-infused Fantasy Tan airbrushing products. Herbal body treatments harness the power of natural botanicals such as seaweed to help slim and detoxify bodies. The herbal cellulite body cleanse blends 27 minerals and herbs to help boost the lymphatic system and facilitate disposal of excess fat cells for slimmer, smoother silhouettes. Massage modalities such as thai massage with acupressure help relax muscles after an afternoon of playing catch with a bowling ball.
That is not a mummy on the table. At Full of Life Weight Loss & Wrap Spa, the staff nourish clients in vitamins, minerals, and herbs and swaddle them in wraps as they lie in repose, relaxing as the treatment works to flush out impurities and nourish and tighten the skin. Whole-body treatments such as the Suddenly Slender wrap and the Anti-Aging wrap were designed to hydrate the skin, detox the body, and improve appearance with all-natural ingredients. Nonsurgical facelift wraps work from a similar principal?aestheticians wrap the face in bandages and medical tape as restorative minerals suffuse the skin and work to soften fine lines. Wraps can also be applied to the feet and hands to detoxify, slow the aging process, and improve scores during the Hokey Pokey portion of beauty pageants. All services are completed in the comforts of relaxing spa environment located 15 minutes from downtown San Diego.
Dr. Daniel Hiser earned his medical degree from Rush Medical College and spent years in private practice, during which he became worried about the sun damage plaguing so many of his patients. Along with a registered nurse and the clinic director, he decided to open a med spa that would nurture skin dealing with the effects of aging and overexposure to the sun. The trio?s brainchild, Timeless Age-Defying Laser Clinic, treats patients to medical services ranging from wrinkle-fighting Botox injections and smoothing laser hair removal to age-defying IPL photofacials and chemical peels.
The clinic also ventures into spa territory with gentler facial treatments, which employ green tea, antioxidants, and microdermabrasion to fight blemishes and restore a youthful glow to cheeks without installing light switches in them. Clients can continue nourishing their skin at home with skincare products from Obagi and Timeless Age-Defying Laser Clinic?s own label.
Led by medical director Dr. Ariel Cortes, owner and founder Gita Izadi and the rest of the medical team at Neu Look Med Spa & Skin Center help people feel youthful and confident. Izadi opened the business in 2003 with that very goal in mind, drawing upon her more than 25 years of experience as a registered nurse. She started out with clinical services?ranging from Botox to advanced laser procedures?before adding an array of relaxing spa treatments to the lineup in 2009. Now, patients can schedule a fractional CO2 laser skin-resurfacing procedure to combat signs of aging and follow it up with a fragrant pumpkin-apple-spice facial or a soothing body scrub with mineral-rich sea salt.
The waiting area welcomes guests with a soft, pale-blue sofa next to an iridescent wall flanked by twin waterfalls. Patrons nosh on complimentary refreshments as they enjoy fragrant aromatherapy, while a centerpiece of elegant, white orchids provides a tasty snack for any visiting toucans.
Even before opening his own private practice, Dr. Jason Lupton was intensely familiar with the rigors of the medical profession. After attending Georgetown University's prestigious medical school, Lupton completed a one-year laser-surgery fellowship at the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery, making him one of the few fellowship-trained cosmetic dermatologists in southern California. His sterling reputation has led him to give lectures at the annual meetings of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and inside the minds of various schizophrenic celebrities. These days, his expertise is sought by publications such as Cosmopolitan, which he provides between medical and cosmetic dermatology services. In treatments such as laser hair removal, Botox, or sclerotherapy, Lupton wields high-end skincare products from brands such as Glo Minerals and SkinMedica.
Makeup artist and aesthetician Kimberley has come a long way since her days of doing of makeup for the Temecula Frontier Days Pageant. After appearing as a featured artist on Pageant School: Becoming Miss America and serving as a member of Est?e Lauder's Regional Makeup Artistry Teams, Kim expanded her scope as a licensed aesthetician to work for Warner Springs Day Spa, The Escape in Fallbrook, Beauty Kliniek, Spa Gregories, and L'Auberge. Today, she practices her medically orientated skincare techniques out of The Serenity Spot in San Diego. With full certifications in services including advanced skin analysis, microdermabrasion, advanced peel protocol (PCA), laser hair removal, and Xtreme eyelash extensions, Kim has earned status as a member of Associated Skincare Professionals. Her training in both American and European skin techniques have kept her in the public eye, where she guests spots as an aesthetician and makeup artist for celebrities, weddings, events, and television shows.