Dermea Laser and Medical Skin Care is not a spa. It?s not a salon. And it?s definitely not one of those places where they make mediocre burgers but people still go because the servers pretend to be rude to you. But it is the aesthetics branch of Get Well Clinics, which means it relies on medical-grade equipment and procedures to remove body hair and refresh the skin. One such piece of equipment is the LightSheer diode laser system, a popular machine that can remove hair from all six types of skin on the Fitzpatrick scale. Another is the microdermabrasion machine, which reduces the appearance of wrinkles, acne, and scars, especially when it?s coupled with the alpha-hydroxy acids of the clinic?s glycolic peels.
At the tender age of 13, Patty Conrad picked up a pair of scissors and began snipping away at unwanted hair until a new 'do was born. That experience blossomed into a passion and career as a master barber/instructor and owner of T'Zers Hair Gallery. She oversees stylists equally adept at regular and razor cuts, highlights, and chemical straightening treatments. The staff also give attention to digits during mani-pedis that end with nails covered in the clients' choice of nail polish hue or emoticon stickers.
Medical director Dr. Subash Duggirala and president and CEO Jennifer Swalwell drive Serenity Zone Med Spa ever forward, using their expertise to lead a team of physicians, aestheticians, and nailcare technicians. Dr. Duggirala—a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians—has treated patients for more than a quarter century and has taught at prestigious institutions such as Georgetown University School of Medicine. Swalwell, on the other hand, focuses on mind-body transformations as a health coach. She became versed in more than 100 dietary theories and numerous lifestyle-coaching methods at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where her studies included training with renowned health experts Dr. Andrew Weil and Dr. Deepak Chopra.
Since its founding, Serenity Zone Med Spa has remained up to date on the technological front. Two Syneron lasers and a Matrix IR system perform advanced skin treatments, adding youthful vigor to lax skin with a combination of radiofrequency, infrared energy, and motivational speeches. In addition to clinical skin treatments, the crew offers relaxing massages, mani-pedis, and spa packages.
Different clients may choose the same treatment from Belledonne Spa’s menu, but the spa’s focus on custom skin and body solutions ensures that no two experiences are quite alike. Though the massage menu includes specialized techniques for athletes and expectant moms, its two anchors are the Swedish and deep-tissue massages, each of which is tailored to clients’ preferred pressures.
The spa’s aestheticians match their nimble-fingered counterparts’ concern for customized care. Before embarking on a facial, they survey the skin’s topography to identify its specific needs. Then they pull from a wide array of therapies that include advanced microdermabrasion treatments, ultrasound technologies, and chemical peels that exfoliate as vigorously as skin will allow. Their therapies aren’t just skin-deep, however: Lumicell Touch body-contouring treatments work to reduce cellulite with a blend of collagen-boosting LED light, skin-smoothing rollers, and vacuums that suck up pennies lodged between back muscles.
Clad in clean, white lab coats, the certified laser technicians and registered nurses at Skin Renew Laser & Vein Clinic use lasers to target tufts of body hair, spider veins, and wrinkles. Dermal fillers firm the face, and blue-light photodynamic therapy destroys the bacteria that exacerbate acne. The technicians also proffer pharmaceutical-grade skincare products from Obagi to maintain healthy skin at home or on planets where the atmosphere is too thin to dampen the sun's rays.
The friendly and professional staff at Elysium Day Spa soothes nerves and spiffs up skin using high-quality products and a relaxing atmosphere completely free of rush-hour traffic and mostly free of screeching seagulls. Clients get to choose from a wide range of facials that soften skull-sheaths and get them glowing like a flattered firefly on its honeymoon. Opt for a 45-minute Liftosome facial, a self-heating mask brimming with vitamin C, or cleanse the balrog-riddled depths of your pores with a 55- to 60-minute European facial. If your nose throws a tantrum for being left out of the fun, indulge it with a 55- to 60-minute aromatic facial featuring a moisture-sealing seaweed mask. Additionally, customers will enjoy the after-option of a Bare Escentuals makeup application that uses minerals to glamorize faces so that they can silence unruly movie crowds with a single sexy glance.