Belle Vie MedSpa's staff includes a nurse practitioner, and registered nurses 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.
Electrologist Louise Chaffins pours more than 20 years of experience into Bluegrass Electrolysis and Laser Clinic, where she oversees a friendly staff of capable technicians. Louise and her comrades clear bodies of unwanted hair with electrolysis and laser hair-removal procedures, and they spruce up visages plagued by wrinkles and Rorschach inkblot-shaped age spots with noninvasive facial services such as microcurrent facial toning and infrared light therapy. A complimentary consultation precedes each treatment, ensuring clients receive plans tailored to their individual needs.
The beauty technicians at Millie's Salon & Spa tend to muscles and skin with environmentally friendly products, releasing visitors back into the world with a clearer mind and dermis. Hands help relieve tension during an hour-long Swedish massage, a light- to medium-pressured technique that uses long, connective strokes and kneading to improve blood flow, stimulate the lymphatic system, and melt stress into a puddle of biodegradable papier-mâché. Technicians treat above-shoulder areas to hour-long Aveda Outer Peace facials, which administer a gentle scrubbing with products formulated to fight blemishes and imperfections on the face. After aiming to exfoliate away bumps, grime, and post-it notes, aestheticians perform extractions to purge pores of toxins and build-up. The treatment, which aims to clear breakouts and protect against future flaws, works best in a three-week series.
The medical professionals at Allure Aesthetic Associates help clients reveal their true beauty with a collection of nonsurgical skin treatments. From wrinkle fighting to hair removal, the med spa's procedures boost confidence levels via lasers and minimally invasive injections—not scalpels. The doctor guides patients on journeys to weight loss, while the aesthetic nurse specialist brings an extensive nursing background to rejuvenating treatments and spirited games of Trivial Pursuit.
Clique Waxing Boutique focuses almost exclusively on body waxing. The boutique's aestheticians perform several hundred Brazilian waxes each week—some completed in as little as 15 minutes—with either traditional strip wax or sensitive hard wax. For especially delicate areas, a dollop of Relax & Wax No Scream Cream dulls pain sensors and subdues hairs before they weave themselves into an organized protest. New clients are encouraged to review Clique's waxing etiquette.
On faces, the boutique's crew uproots fringe via traditional Indian threading techniques or the Anastasia brow-shaping system from Los Angeles, which includes a series of measurements that help technicians taper brows to the most face-flattering shapes, such as circles or lightning bolts.
The studio's Bohemian-style décor—with vintage furnishings, framed art, a chandelier, and ornately framed mirrors—carries over into a retail space, where guests can peruse products including paraben-free makeup and lavender-mint Dead Sea–salt scrubs from gloMinerals.
At Louisville Laser, licensed nurses and aestheticians can halt hair's life cycle with the sultry caresses of a Candela laser. But that?s not all the laser center can accomplish with the device?its focused flashes also play a role in photofacials, acne therapy, and cellulite reduction. After a complimentary consultation to clear up clinical goals, certified practitioners carefully calibrate the lasers to individual skin types and shades. Each treatment occurs in a private room, upholding the center?s belief in discretion and the right to hold candlelight vigils for fallen follicles in privacy.