After fulfilling his dream of becoming a Doctor of Medicine at Stanford University's School of Medicine in 2002, Duke T. Khuu, MD, F.A.A.D. dreamed again. This time, he would establish his own institution: a haven for patients to relish in his seemingly infinite dermatological knowledge. This dream, like all of Dr. Khuu's dreams, also came true. Today, Khuu Dermatology is a veritable haven for anyone suffering from dermal anomalies, including wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and unsightly veins. The board-certified dermatologist—alongside his team of registered nurses—immaculately execute a full repertoire of medical and cosmetic skincare procedures, from microdermabrasion facials to cancer screenings. Dr. Khuu also takes care to keep patients fully informed on treatment options, so each patient can achieve their time-reversing skin goals. In his spare time, Dr. Khuu likes to go figure skating.
With products from Sothys and Bioline in hand, the beauty specialists at Mountain View Facial Beauty enhance clients? natural glow. More than 10 types of facial?including an IPL photofacial?tend to specific skin concerns such as acne, fine lines, or razor irritation for men, imbuing complexions with moisture, vitamins, and anti-aging unguents. Waxing treatments strip skin of unwanted fur, while massage services tenderize the muscles underneath. Clients can alter their look more dramatically with permanent make-up, slimming body wraps, and weight-loss treatments that don?t involve running laps around a Great Lake.
She may offer a spectrum of services?facials, massages, waxing?but Lana Tokar certainly has a specialty. The veteran aesthetician works tirelessly to battle the signs of aging inside her namesake spa, employing all the tools and tricks garnered through her more than 17 years of experience. One such tool?the HydraFacial?is a favorite in the celebrity community, enjoying the same popularity as strongly worded letters to the academy. Using a combination of cleansing, exfoliation, and hydration, the treatment effectively diminishes acne-causing dirt and oil, or grants aging skin new life in the form of a smoother complexion.
Lana also doles out nine other facial treatments, and a slew of slimming body wraps laden with organic ingredients, such as seaweed and peppermint. Clients leave waxing sessions smoother than an oil slick, and armed with any one of Lana?s own beauty products, such as a pineapple enzyme scrub or makeup remover.
The aesthetic professionals at Salon Elizabeth treat skincare as an art as well as a science, wielding advanced products from Repêchage, Cellex-C, DermaQuest Skin Therapy, and glo therapeutics. Over the span of two decades, the staff has cultivated a peaceful environment in which to perform skin-revitalization treatments and break the news to their parents that MTV no longer plays music videos. In private treatment rooms, they help clients erase signs of aging with medical therapies such as IPL photo-facials, biosonic microdermabrasion, and alpha-hydroxy acid peels, as well as spa therapists such as European, herbal-enzyme, and vitamin C-infused anti-aging facials. They also tone whole bodies with seaweed wraps, tangerine-lavender scrubs, infrared sauna sessions, and therapeutic massages.
At Mind & Body Day Spa, staff members eschew fluff and pretensions to stay focused on their main goals: to help clients relax and see beautifying results. Their customized skincare treatments harness plant-based ingredients such as pineapple enzymes and pumpkin extracts, giving complexions a natural glow. Alternatively, back massages, scrubs, and wraps extend relaxation throughout the body, much like remembering that you definitely did turn the death ray off before you left the house. Spa packages combine services for more complete pampering.
Whenever possible, Ciana Salon and Day Spa's staff use natural products, from their Aveda hair-color products to body treatments infused with Dead Sea salts and seaweed. In the salon area, stylists consult with clients to determine the best cut and color to suit their predilections. They then coat manes with Aveda color products packed with sunflower, castor, and jojoba plant oils to protect hair while tinting it and making it indistinguishable from many gardens. The stylists also lengthen locks with Great Lengths extensions made from 100% human hair for a natural look. On the spa side of the business, aestheticians keep to the natural theme by enhancing facials with marine and plant extracts and energizing tourmaline minerals. They also offer treatments that fight the visibility of aging, such as custom-blended TCA skin peels and microdermabrasion with exfoliating microcrystals. The aestheticians further pamper clients by rendering body wraps packed with rosemary and peppermint, as well as hot- and cool-stone massages, which, hypothetically, would lose to paper massages.