Within a black-and-white 1,500-square-foot facility embellished with tropical accents, Kucumber Skin Lounge's physician-supervised medical aestheticians enhance earthly edifices with hair removal sessions performed with lasers or customized wax, Botox injections, and cutting-edge skin treatments such as hydrafacials, photofacials, and chemical peels. Tattoo removal services rid bodies of the names of ex-lovers or outdated maps leading to safe-deposit boxes hidden during the Y2K scare. Other body beautifiers include tanning and specialized cosmetic treatments.
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At Mission Oaks Laser & Spa, a licensed crew of laser technicians and aestheticians buffs bodily exteriors in a clean and professional environment. Medicam intense-pulsed-light units lower the friction coefficients of upper lips, chins, and bikini lines and work to remove tattoos, reduce wrinkles, and eliminate spider veins. The team also eschews these light-based labours to perform a slate of spa services, such as massages, mani-pedis, and hair stylings. Before each treatment during complimentary consultations, clients can choose their technician and express their individual needs and any concerns.
At Unwanted Ink, registered nurse Debbie leads a team of adept laser technicians who help dislodge undesired ink, restoring skin canvases to smoothness. Debbie believes in patient comfort and compassion, as evidenced by her thorough study of each patron’s medical history and consultations, during which she explains the tattoo-removal procedure in great detail.
Before each treatment, Nurse Debbie sets up skin with Dr. Numb topical numbing ointment, guarding against the light sting of the lasers and the subsequent landing spacecraft. She then uses an energy-efficient Cynosure laser tailored to the process of tattoo removal, singing away most colours in the spectrum—excluding greens—to erase designs faster than the interior decorator for a supervillian's top-secret lair. A cooling machine soothes epidermis in the targeted area during each step of the removal. Following treatment, Nurse Debbie bestows all supplies necessary to facilitate skin recovery in the first three days, such as bandages, tape, and wrap, as well as necessary instructions to prevent scarring.
Overseen by Dr. Shahib, the founder and instructor of the Laser and CosMedic Academy, the Canadian-trained technicians at TLC Dermal Laser Clinic practice three means to get unwanted hair off your body. With electrolysis, laser hair removal, and waxing at their disposal, the administer treatments with attention to each client’s privacy and comfort level. Once bodies have shed excess hair, the staff helps them shed excess pounds with ProEllixe whole-body vibration machines and Alpha Spa dry-heat saunas.
It looks a bit like a distant cousin of the R2-D2 droid from Star Wars: it's a modular, upright unit on four wheels with a display screen that could double for a face. But the Harmony XL laser is a primary tool the technicians at Avante Laser & Aesthetics use to beautify their clients. It addresses more than 60 skin conditions, smoothing wrinkles, fading age spots, and removing tattoos. It's also used during Avante's laser hair-removal sessions.
Avante's other main beautification device is the HydraFacial machine. This is used to suction out debris from pores and push serums deep into the face for intense hydration. It can also slough off dead skin cells and glitter makeup left over from childhood beauty pageants with its diamond-tip microdermabrasion, and it can brighten faces during LED treatments.
Dr. Henry Ngai was an early adopter of IPL, introducing the equipment into his cosmetic practice in 1991. Today, he continues to stay ahead in the industry by constantly seeking out new technologies. His clinic currently houses more than 15 lasers, each designed to treat skin issues including acne, scars, fine lines, pigmentation, hair removal, leg veins and tattoos removal.