Jan J. Weisberg, M.D., Facial Enhancement's licensed medical director, Jan Weisberg, and staff help unfasten unwanted body hair during noninvasive IPL treatments. Through the IPL handpiece, intense pulses of light bombard melanin in the hair follicle, helping transform furry areas into smooth skin and clingy tweezers into tuning forks. Treatment times and results will vary depending on the area treated and hair-growth cycles.
As an intimately sized Aveda concept salon and day spa, Joli Salon follicularly pampers guests with Aveda products for chic mane molding and radiant lock illumination. Following a shampoo and style ($30), newly sculpted dome cords are silkefied with a Purescription conditioning treatment ($25) and a scalp massage ($15 for 15 minutes) to soothe any skulls stressed out from being constantly manhandled by gloomy Danish princes.
Belle Vie MedSpa's staff includes a nurse practitioner, registered nurses, and a nutritional expert, who all work alongside a handful of licensed aestheticians, massage therapists, and skincare specialists to pamper clients with FDA-approved spa treatments. The highly trained team harnesses tools ranging from Botox injections to hair-razing lasers and may recommend products by Obagi and SkinCeuticals for at-home maintenance.
Specialties include vibradermabrasion, which uses stainless-steel paddles instead of the potentially irritating particles used in traditional microdermabrasion treatments. As they smooth skin, the textured paddles also send a vibrating sensation through the body that many clients find relaxing and many Beach Boys find inspirational. When not making the world beautiful one face at a time, the team at Belle Vie MedSpa puts the focus on building a better community, sponsoring a number of charities, including God's Pantry Food Bank, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and The Nest Center for Women, Children & Families.
During Skin Secrets' crystal-free microdermabrasion peel, a skilled technician uses a diamond-tipped wand to exfoliate the skin, gently polishing away age spots, sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles, and even mild acne scarring. To keep idle hands and feet from growing restless and sabotaging facial fun, a hydrating paraffin hand treatment, rejuvenating foot mask, and soothing hand and foot massage are included in the treatment, leaving all five of the body's extremities coddled, soothed, and smoothed. The comfy confines of Skin Secrets' studio boast soft lighting and cozy furnishings, creating an inviting atmosphere for clients to relax and unwind before every skin-rejuvenating experience.
Owner and licensed massage therapist Glorimar Rivera helps clients relax and eases their pain with a variety of massage modalities, including Swedish and deep-tissue massages. Chair massages provide a quick pick-me-up in a 10- to 15-minute session and are particularly helpful for workaholics and people who constantly mistake piles of empty printer cartridges for their office chairs. As a certified massage-cupping practitioner, Glorimar can also include cupping and a thermal-palms massage with any one-hour massage.
At Medical Vision Institute, Dr. Jitander S. Dudee puts his considerable skills into practice during modernized refractive procedures, including CustomVue LASIK and PRK surgery. Dr. Dudee is a celebrated graduate of the University of Cambridge, where he completed medical school and received his master's degree. He went on to complete his Ophthamology residency at the Washington National Eye Center in Washington, D.C. - where he won the Harry Kerr Prize and a Southern Medical Association Scholarship for his work with glaucoma treatments. In 1994, he joined the Lexington practice of Dr. George Birenbaum and has since performed thousands of successful laser and micro-surgical corrections.
A fellow of the American Society for Laser Medicine, Dr. Susan E. Neil harnesses her medical training and powerful lasers to deforest epidermises. The IPL hair-removal system emits light in a wider range of wavelengths than most lasers, giving Dr. Neil the leeway to customize treatments based on skin type. Defuzz upper lips, chins, or underarms ($450) or ready bikini lines for beach parties or Nobel Prize– acceptance speeches ($650). Depending on the amount of hair and the strength of force fields around the patient, the treatment can vary in length.