Impressionist paintings line the walls of Alkemy Skincare, adding to the quiet, serene spa environment that surrounds owner Teresa Gomez and her staff as they cleanse complexions and sleeken curves. Teresa calls on her degree in Natural Health and Paramedical Skincare to refine visages through facials that use organic Dr. Hauschka products, reduce cellulite with subdermal heating and ultrasound, and remove hair from bodies and sweltering fur coats with laser technology.
To enhance eyes without mascara, clients turn to GTLashes & Beauty. Experienced technician Glenda applies extensions to her client's existing lashes one by one, using a medical-grade adhesive that's gentle on the skin. Aside from adding full, voluminous lashes to peepers, she removes unwanted body hair with 100% organic sugar paste, which is applied warm so it's gentler, especially on sensitive skin.
Licensed aestheticians at Lana Gray International command advanced technology in their successful campaign to rejuvenate skin. Aestheticians get to know faces and backs with an introductory cleanse, allowing them to customize a treatment using Image skincare products and send them spot-on birthday presents. Faces and backs revel in gentle steam before aestheticians perform an extraction to free up pores and tone skin. Next, customers receive a facial that gently detaches dead skin cells from their living counterparts with a thorough exfoliation before a mask seals in nutrients and creates wrestling personas for both the face and back. Alternately, clients can select the microdermabrasion and mini facial, where technicians guide a small device over the face and exfoliate away dead skin cells with a stream of crystal dust. Newly sculpted visages receive a 30-minute facial that cycles through a cleanse, final exfoliation, and moisturizing treatment, like the three acts of a Shakespearean play.
With more than 25,000 laser treatments under its belt, the certified staff of Breeze Laser Center wields modern technology to soothe and improve skin. Omnilux treatments focus nonheating LED lights on acne-afflicted faces for 16–20 minutes per session to produce clearer skin with little discomfort. Like a timid sea monkey, fresh skin emerges gradually, typically after four sessions. Fight off hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, blackheads, or the advancing armies of face gophers with a Silk facial peel. The peel, lasting 30–45 minutes, exfoliates epidermises, then a topical serum soothes freshly-uncovered layers and eliminates the need for downtime. Prior to each treatment, Breeze's benevolent skin-sorcerers will meet with clients for a complimentary consultation, answering any questions they may have, and teaching soothing strokes that calm visages nervous about adopting a new look.
A licensed electrologist since 1996 and certified in laser hair removal since 2001, Dolores Holleman has built her career on a foundation of laser beams. Inside her medical office, Dolores controls lasers to remove unwanted hair from all areas of the body, including the face, underarms, and legs. All laser hair removal sessions are done under the direction of a physician. Aerolase Neo Nd:YAG equipment—which works on all shades of skin—shuts down the follicles that produce hair and reality shows about hair. Dolores also employs healing wavelengths to eliminate fungal infections sprouting underneath toenails.
Suanne Kimmel uses her extensive training to cleanse and rejuvenate complexions. The former massage therapist and PCA Skin–certified professional uses the medical-grade product line to remove dirt and oil from pores and exfoliate dead skin cells during relaxing skincare services. She customizes each facial, peel, and microdermabrasion treatment to the client's individual needs, which may include aging skin, acne, mild scarring, or sun damage. She also offers aesthetic treatments, such as eyelash extensions and VascuTouch, a treatment that uses radio frequency to remove spider veins and skin tags.