A trio of physicians?a dermatologist, an ophthalmic surgeon, and a plastic surgeon?keeps watch over both DermaBare offices, warding off signs of aging from wrinkles to cellulite. Registered nurses aim to obliterate unwanted hair at the root using one of three advanced laser hair-removal machines: the Lumenis LightSheer Duet, Candela GentleLase, and GentleLase Pro. Heated energy rays can also be pointed at faces to help encourage collagen production or send spider veins scattering off of legs and underneath the floorboards. DermaBare's other aesthetic treatments include dermal fillers, chemical peels, and plastic surgery treatments such as breast augmentation and rhinoplasty.
Brazil native Erika is a licensed massage therapist and aesthetician, but she focuses all of her skill on a single service: honey waxing. At Brazilian Studio, she extols the boons of using pure honey to remove unwanted hair instead of synthetic waxes. For one thing, honey wax doesn't stick to the skin as much as hot waxes, even though it grips the hair shaft just has snugly. Furthermore, honey wax is devoid of all the harsh chemical ingredients that can irritate the skin.
All About Cosmetic is totally focused on beauty enhancements that fend off aging, acne, and other annoyances. So committed to beauty is the boutique that its staffers man a 24-hour hotline to answer make-up, weight-loss, or general beauty questions at any time of day or night. They also like to put their money where their mouth is with a slew of services. In addition to laser treatments that remove hair and tighten the skin, they also support weight loss efforts with Lollolight hunger-suppressant lollipops. When used along with a proper diet and exercises, these treats curb appetites and come in a variety delicious flavors such as strawberry, butterscotch, and watermelon.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Facials, haircuts, threading
Brands Used: Dermalogica, Murad, and ReVitae by Helga Van Dyke
In his early days as a massage therapist, Sean Struxness was struck by the stark contrasts in quality between high-end and low-end spas, noticing a large gap between the two. He founded The Massage Spot to fill that gap, partly because he no longer wanted to mow the gap's out-of-control grass. Though it forgoes the locker rooms and showers that full day spas may offer, Struxness's mini day spa doesn't skimp on the tranquil atmosphere, as it features flickering candles, soothing music, and a relaxing zen area. The service menu isn't lacking, either; The Massage Spot's team of professionals performs haircuts and deep conditionings, nine types of facials, spa pedicures with aromatherapy soaks, and Western and Eastern styles of massage therapy.
A bright yellow accent wall lends a sunny feel to Sugar Rays' all-white interior?as does the fact that many customers emerge with fresh tans. Their tans are sunless, however; a product of the salon's organic sugar cane spray tan formula. Imbued with aloe and vitamin E, it nourishes skin while leaving behind a natural, even glow. The salon complements these organic tans with eco-friendly services, from waterless pedicures to nails imprinted with 1,000-word essays on the benefits of hugging a tree.