Led by Dr. Grace Kwon Hong, SkinRenew Laser Medical Center’s physician-only team unearths youthful countenances and helps to maintain overall skin strength. During the microdermabrasion treatment, a physician deftly manipulates a handheld tool that directs minute aluminum-oxide crystals across the epidermis, gently exfoliating away dead cells to reveal the more even complexion and healthier skin that’s been biding its time in the dermis ever since Guiding Light went off the air.
Using cutting edge science, the staff at Applied Medical Technologies takes an all-over approach to physical health. Medically-directed weight management covers not only an understanding of the relationship between participant and food but maintaining a desired weight as well. A whole-body vibration platform can help patients to lose weight. Other programs include cold-laser i-Lipo treatments to help with body contouring.
Led by Dr. Mehrdad Amirhamzeh, a board-certified cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon, Sierra Vein & Vascular Institute's medical staff aims to clear up skin's appearance and vanquish vein disease. Non-invasive treatments such as sclerotherapy and VNus Closure—an outpatient procedure using radio frequencies—can target cosmetic concerns while abating serious concerns such as leg ulcers or kisses from cobweb-seeking vacuums. The staff consults with patients to craft plans focused on minimal downtime and quick recovery. Dr. Amirhamzeh maintains affiliations with many state, national, and intergalactic medical societies, including the Society for Vascular Surgery and the American Medical Association.
When asked about her stance on skincare products, Jamie Jacob’s answer is simple: “If it doesn’t do something amazing, I don’t carry it.” The veteran aesthetician honed her keen ability to weed out the unworthy contenders through 600 hours of cosmetology schooling, which included extra training with Dermalogica, Eminence, Skin Script, and Tu'el Skin Care lines. Much like beauty-pageant contests, who are judged on personality alone, Jamie’s services span the beauty spectrum with an array of facials, waxing, and microdermabrasion treatments that keep epidermal expanses silky smooth, as well as massages that go hand-to-hand against troublesome aches.
Over her more than 20-year career, Christina Morain has blossomed from makeup artist to account coordinator for major cosmetics lines to opening Christina Morain Permanent Makeup, which transcends its namesake service through a range of skincare and waxing expertise. With her nonjudgmental demeanor and understanding of beauty's importance, Christina puts clients at ease as she defines sparse brows, highlights fading lip lines, and even corrects past permanent makeup applications. Meanwhile, 10 types of facial services take specialized approaches toward banishing blemishes, erasing fine lines, and keeping facial freckles from rearranging to spell "Wash me." To retain refreshed complexions, Christina stocks her spa's shelves with a range of beauty products from brands including Image Skincare, Dermalogica, and Cry Baby semi-permanent mascara.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rex Moulton-Barrett and his staff of hair whisperers use Sciton laser beams to smooth bewhiskered skins. In three sessions of small-area laser hair removal (a $107/treatment value), the laser's pulsating light heats the inside of hair follicles until their own melanin destroys them, much as lion tamers are destroyed by their own love of practical jokes. Small areas eligible for liberation from follicle tyranny include the chin, eyebrows and forehead, underarms, sideburns, back of the neck, upper lip, and standard bikini line.
A cosmetic complex with décor ranging from the chic black tile of its salon to the day spa's bamboo-and-incense ambience, Aventine fills its space with a consummate roster of beautification treatments administered by a highly specialized staff. The classic massage (a $90 value) tailors its 60 minutes of total relaxation to your muscular map's spinal mountain range, flowing energy rivers, and buried treasure chests of stress. A signature 45-minute DermaSweep MD facial (a $150 value) mechanically extracts and exfoliates the face with a gentle vacuum, lifting away dead and deadbeat skin while combating the oxidative aging effects caused by years of reenacting Three Stooges shorts. The treatment begins with a consultation and keeps the skin relaxed throughout with a cleansing massage and therapeutic mask. A one-month professional class membership (a $99 value) to Aventine Spa treats members to a range of discounts on salon, massage, and aesthetic services.