Working under board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. David S. Goldberg, Monterey Skin Fitness Center’s licensed aestheticians work to halt the march of time with an array of skin-plumping peels and injections. Aestheticians offer guidance during every step of each treatment with a full evaluation and explanations for postpeel care. The 30–45 minute MicroPeel curbs breakouts, smooths wrinkles, and conditions and protects formerly fraught faces to maintain a freshly peeled appearance. The peel's immediate results make it ideal for a last-minute spruce on the way to extreme staring contests. Refinity peels take about 30 minutes to renew skin with a gentle application of glycolic acid, while protecting it with Cosmederm-7, a patented anti-irritation ingredient that reduces postpeel grouchiness for sensitive skin. Treat pimple-prone pores with a Vi peel, which lifts away scum, sun spots, and the appearance of scars while firming the skin. The 20-minute Vi peel yields visible results after about four days; results are maximized over multiple treatments.
Serene Skin & Body opened more than 20 years ago, and is now the largest full-service day spa in Santa Cruz. For the body, a scrub made of organic sugar and the client's choice of essential oils both hydrates and exfoliates. And during mani-pedis, the Eco-fin treatment acts as an all-natural add-on, a petroleum-free alternative to paraffin that moisturizes with equal power. The spa boast products from Jan Marini and Jane Iredale, as well as a full line of organic skin-care offerings. Serene Skin & Body is a full service day spa with eight treatment rooms and offers a variety of services ranging from facials, massage, waxing, airbrush tanning, bridal services, and spa parties.
Healthy teeth and gums are important for more than just your smile?they also impact your overall wellness. Dr. Phillip Zeip strives to educate patients about this connection while he and his staff perform a full complement of general and cosmetic dental services. Even after more than a decade in the industry, Dr. Zeip continues to stay current by studying new techniques and adopting new technologies, including digital x-ray systems and intra-oral cameras. Dr. Zeip and his team also update the appearance of teeth with the help of implants, crowns, and veneers.
The doctors at the helm of Smile Dental Care have been practicing dentistry for about two decades, but their learning process never stops. To perfect their craft, the two continue to train in advanced cosmetic dentistry at UCLA and attend lectures and hands-on courses. At the clinic, they specialize in services that range from implant and crown installation to root canals, dentures, and cosmetic treatments such as Zoom! whitening and Invisalign. In an effort the beautify both smiles and skin, the dental center also administers Botox injections.
Dr. Rebecca Small helms Monterey Bay Laser Aesthetics, where she harnesses her degrees from Harvard Medical School and Cambridge University to personally consult with each client. After the consultation, a nurse will perform a Botox treatment or diminish crow's feet and acne scarring with laser skin resurfacing. She also employs medical skincare to greatly reduce the appearance of sun damage caused by harmful rays or hyperpigmentation due to giving pigment too much coffee.
The sound of snipping scissors echoes throughout the airy interior of Rumours, where fresh fruit-infused water, gleaming wood floors, and the fronds of potted plants greet men and women alike. The glimmer of gold and chestnut reflects the inspired glint in stylist Kayln Pascal’s eye as she expertly shifts mane shades with highlights or full color treatments. Though known across Capitola for her skills with color, Kayln’s talents extend to all aspects of hair design, from trimming shaggy manes to lengthening tresses with extensions for hoisting up Prince Charmings. Along with the complimentary glass of fruit-infused water, each of the salon’s customers receives a relaxing head, scalp, and hand massage, a paraffin wrap, and access to WiFi.