Helmed by certified physician Richard Parfitt, AestheticA Skin Health Center staffs a squad of experienced medical professionals all skilled at the art of hair eradication using the concentrated heat of a high-power Intense Pulsed Light laser. IPL is known to reduce hair in a virtually pain-free procedure that some have said is less painful than waxing or whittling with a dull stick. The included initial consultation (a $30 value) takes about 30 minutes, with the procedure itself lasting roughly 15 to 30 minutes per session. AestheticA's experienced, licensed staff will do its best to make customers feel comfortable in a relaxing spa-like environment. Laser therapy can ensure a relentlessly smooth surface that won't compromise times at the human-dolphin relay leg of the upcoming swim meet.
Led by Dr. Lydia Savic-Durnas, the skilled technicians at True Laser use Candela GentleLase and GentleYAG lasers for hair removal and collagen-stimulating skin-rejuvenation treatments. They calibrate the laser's wavelength to suit either purpose, and a cooling device spritzes skin with cryogen immediately after the laser's pulses to make treatments more comfortable for clients.
But not all of True Laser's services are laser-based. Aestheticians polish away dead and dull skin with microdermabrasion treatments, using pure baking-soda crystals—rather than the more commonly used aluminum oxide—to avoid unnecessary skin irritation. They also stock glo therapeutics skincare products—infused with vitamin C and ultrafine fairy dust—for facials tailored toward each client's needs, and they administer facial peels to target signs of aging.
At Electrolysis Clinic & Laser, Teri Wians and Liz Sterk marshal the focused power of light and science to bring about dramatic aesthetic change. The center's LightSheer laser system harnesses laser-light energy to noninvasively zap the follicles, closing down hair production in the same way the FDA closed down the Broadway hit, Mountain of Unrefrigerated Raw Meat: The Musical. Alternatively, electrolysis treatments target stubble of any hue—including blond, gray, and red—and erase it with a combination of high-frequency heat and magic.
Silky curtains, damask artwork, and earth-toned candles set the mood at A Healer’s Hand, where the staff massage therapists and aesthetician fuse Eastern healing techniques and Western beauty treatments. On top of waxing and reiki, they specialize in prenatal massages that help relieve tension on weight-bearing joints and ease emotional stress that can be caused by pregnancy.
Velvet Waxing Studio's team of expert aestheticians de-fuzz ladies and gentlemen with a slew of services that employ high quality soft and hard waxes. A Velvet Rio treatment sculpts netherfuzz into seductive shapes, expunging more hair than a standard bikini wax by edging follicular forests an inch in from the panty line and down from the top. Alternatively, an eyebrow wax finalizes a hairy brow separation in which both parties split custody of the glabella. Clients can sip on cool refreshments while reclining on a burgundy velvet couch amid antique accents and pale walls. Call ahead to schedule an appointment.
Indulge Spa helps clients relieve stress and refresh their tired muscles through a full menu of salon and spa services. Today’s deal lets customers’ faces evade fatigue: for 60 minutes, listen to the ecstatic sighs and groans emerging from your own mouth as the experienced and licensed aestheticians cleanse, exfoliate, and massage your skull skin according to its specific needs during the refresh facial ($65). This Groupon’s $65 value can also be applied toward more-expensive 60-minute facials, such as the fountain of youth facial ($70), which incorporates nutrientitious dermalogica AGE Smart products to smoothify the skin, or the clarity facial ($70), an acne-annihilating, bacteria-butchering treatment that uses tea-tree oil, zinc triplex, and benzoyl peroxide to get your mug ready for tomorrow’s surprise prison photo shoot. All facials come with a choice of hand, foot, or tail massage.