Clients space out to the strains of meditational music during treatments at Midwest Anti-Aging, a place where the experience of each skin service is almost as important as its results. Aestheticians examine the skin’s composition before each facial so they can tailor the treatment regimen to fight signs of aging, dryness, or snowmobile tracks. Chemical peels and microdermabrasion treatments whisk away expired skin cells to reveal soft facial surfaces, and body scrubs bring the same exfoliating touch to the torso. Blemishes shrink and creases soften during Lulum Energy treatments, which awaken sleepy skin cells with electrical microcurrents. In addition to melting muscle tension, massages stimulate circulation to make complexions glow. Complimentary touches abound at the center, from oatmeal cookies and bottled water to a towel service that prevents clients from having to dry their skin with the faint breeze from a passing helicopter.
The beauty experts behind Back2Body turn their clinical and professional training into pampering treatments that revitalize bodies inside and out. Owner Andrea Bartley draws on a nursing background and eight years of experience as she purges pores and removes unwanted fuzz with facials and waxing. She also crafts custom airbrush tans that bless skin with new hues ranging from light bronze glows to deep island bronzes. Her cohort, Jeni Odell, crafts custom massages and body treatments that address pain, stress, and careworn skin. The studio also offers smooth sculpt treatments, which mitigates problem pudge by stimulating collagen production and removing toxins without invasive methods such as surgery, injections, or oddly in-depth questionnaires.
Board-certified surgeons scrub into the OR at NewHope Surgery Center—but that doesn’t mean clients should expect a cold, hospital-like environment. The surgery center surrounds its patients in the ease-inducing atmosphere of a spa, but one that’s backed by all the expertise and safety standards of a hospital. The center’s most popular treatment is the Lap-Band procedure, intended to take the guesswork out of weight-loss by more-or-less shrinking the stomach. And though the new hope that the center’s name trumpets does primarily refer to their weight loss solutions, the center doesn’t shy away from other beauty treatments. For example, the registered vascular technicians banish varicose and spider veins with injectable solutions and laser systems.
NewHope Surgery Center is a full multi-specialty surgery center, performing endoscopic treatments, spinal surgery, and much more.
Aesthetician Tamara Teuscher has spent the last 14 years revamping the mugs on her clients. Her facials combat dry, oily, and acne-prone skin with exfoliations, extractions, and custom masks. She also tints lashes and brows to match customers’ favorites jelly bean, and waxes off unwanted facial hair.
If you're not sure which high-quality service best matches your skin condition, one of Quinn's experienced skin aestheticians will help you decide during the assessment. A microdermabrasion treatment utilizes mechanical exfoliation and a Ouija board to gently blast away the skin’s uppermost layer—smoothing skin, improving collagen growth, and undoing love bites from the sun's angry face. The treatment usually leaves a healthy and radiating glow without the peeling process of a chemical peel. The SkinMedica Illuminize chemical peel, on the other face-hand, can be effective for individuals and chameleons suffering from facial blemishes, acne, superficial lines, sun damage, uneven skin tone, and clingy face-hugger aliens. The chemical peel pairs a newer generation of alpha-hydroxy acids with phytic acid and commonly used peeling agents to maximize skin rejuvenation while ensuring a low level of irritation.
Dr. Gregory Chambon draws on his extensive medical experience—including a stint as the Chief of Family Practice at St. Luke's Hospital—to guide his staff of medical professionals. The team enhances their clients' natural beauty with injectable treatments, Smart Lipo procedures, and medical-grade skincare. With the use of versatile lasers, technicians can reduce unwanted hair, remove tattoos, and shut down varicose veins like a high-school party on Commissioner Gordon's block. Meanwhile, Neograft treatments help restore lost hair without surgery or scarring.
The spa, whose name means "my beautiful woman" in Italian, is located inside Aesthetic Surgical Arts and overseen by its medical director, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph C. Camarata. Dr. Camarata's licensed estheticians can rejuvenate facial skin with microdermabrasions, chemical peels, and SkinMedica products. After exfoliating and waxing the epidermis, the staff can fine-tune the details of clients' appearances by performing airbrush tanning and brow and lash tinting. To round out the extensive array of services, makeup artists leverage their expertise to apply beautiful pigments, in addition to giving lessons in how to do it on one's own visage.
The atmosphere in which these services are rendered is elegant and welcoming. Glass tabletops, leather furniture, and curved, earth-toned walls create a spacious lobby, where modern chandeliers illuminate calmly colorful abstract paintings.