One wasn't enough for Radiant Complexions Dermatology Clinics—its team of doctors and nurse practitioners have established eight offices across Iowa and Arizona in the past decade. At each location, dermatologists preserve the health and unique character of all skin types with medical and cosmetic treatments. They can resolve such skin issues as acne, poison ivy, moles, and translucency, or tend to strictly aesthetic concerns from the outside in with chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and dermal fillers. Offices are equipped with advanced StarLux fractional lasers, which firm the skin by stimulating collagen production at the dermal layer, and VelaShape machines that use radio and light energies to reduce the appearance of cellulite and sagging skin. A scientifically formulated line of skincare products allow for at-home care with glycolic acid, retinol, and Vitamin C, and when necessary, the doctors will gladly make referrals to other practitioners for further treatment.
Deseret Aesthetic & Lifestyle Institute medical director Dr. Gregory Allen is a skin specialist who has contributed to FDA research and the FDA approval process. He now shares his epidermal expertise with licensed aestheticians and laser technicians as they apply permanent makeup and perform peels and facials. High-tech equipment abounds at the center, from a VeinGogh Ohmic Thermolysis System for eliminating spider veins to a CO2 laser for reducing wrinkles. Aestheticians rely on skincare products from Derma MD and Obagi, which soothe skin so that clients don't have to cut eyeholes in a receiving blanket and wear it as a mask. An elegant vibe radiates from the spa?s cream-and-black motif, which clients first encounter in a waiting room lined with cushy suede chairs.
Whether clients are perplexed by the process of a lymph-drainage massage or unsure if their freckles resemble a young Bob Dylan, the technicians of Beauty & The Ballroom can answer their health and beauty questions. Their arsenal of skincare products is as complete as their knowledge; organic, vegan, and preservative-free products rejuvenate skin during European facials, and aloe or Moroccan red clay nourish bodies during wraps. Clients can also relax with an aromatherapy treatment customized by the spa's resident aromatherapist, who takes the client's preferred fragrances into consideration before blending a new scent using mineral clays, seeds, and essential oils.
Skin Sense Solutions operates under the eye of Nina Butler, a licensed-and-certified aesthetician and permanent-cosmetics practitioner. Butler performs a variety of facial treatments, from exfoliating treatments powered by natural fruit extracts to age-specific sessions that target teenage problems such as excess oil or excessively obvious imprints gleaned from napping on spiral notebooks. She also administers waxing treatments as well as permanent-cosmetics applications that include free touchups after the initial appointments.
With multiple hairstyling stations and private treatment rooms at its disposal, the team at Plush Salon & Spa offers a variety of beauty and wellness services, including haircuts performed by stylists who receive quarterly Toni&Guy training. Body treatments include everything from facials with all-natural Astara skincare products to a French green-clay body wrap designed to balance the skin, draw out impurities, and help bodies blend in at Hulk conventions.