The aestheticians at Yazmin Facebody target wrinkles, sun damage, and acne with Éminence products that exfoliate skin while guests relax in a spa environment replete with calming earth tones. Light-based microtherapy facials stimulate collagen and restore elasticity, and advanced microdermabrasion treatments gently exfoliate epidermises with medical-grade baking-soda crystals. Other signature facial treatments call upon extracts from menthol, grapefruit, and poppy seeds to manage breakouts and shape up slovenly pores. Warm wax de-fuzzes more than a dozen areas of the body—including arms, legs, and glued-on gorilla masks—and Yazmin’s infrared body-slimming treatment cocoons torsos to improve skin texture and reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Tucked away inside the chic Jefferson Hill Shops in a greek revival mansion, owner Rosalyn Morris guides the team of beauticians at Studio 10. Like the plot of Face/Off, duality defines the salon's nailcare services. Two European licensed beauticians pamper both hands and feet as clients lounge on two pedicure thrones and at two manicure stations. Out on the salon floor, stylists rely on John Amico products to shampoo, condition, and style hair after performing precision cuts and coloring sessions using gentle ammonia-free dyes and bleach. Hydroenzymes and organic developers enhance the effects of these coloring agents, which gently extend the life of hair color without damaging tresses.
Dr. Tony Maghsoudi saw plenty of strained backs and sore muscles as the chiropractor for the Polish Soccer League. Now, at the Naperville Rehab Clinic, he continues to specialize in treating sports injuries, though he also gets to trot out his training in acupuncture. He and his staff even offer lifestyle advice and nutritional counseling so clients know which foods contain important vitamins and which are just jars of rubber cement. It's all part of the center's prevention-based philosophy, which emphasizes treatments that stop injuries and pain before they even occur.
Though the licensed practitioners at Acupuncture INC—Brian Musial and Tom Betts—came to acupuncture from different backgrounds, both discovered a passion for the technique after experiencing its results first-hand. Tom, for one, witnessed the relief it offered his clients while working as a personal trainer, and Brian recognized its potential while recovering from a sports injury that wouldn't respond to traditional medicine or inspirational speeches from his coach. Today, the pair strive to provide the same relief to clients that they were able to enjoy, but for a much wider array of afflictions—from back pain and headaches to insomnia and allergies.
After a brief consultation, the acupuncturist inserts hair-thin needles placed at key points on the body's energy pathways, thereby dislodging blockages of energy that might be preventing healing. While needles are central to each acupuncture treatment, sessions may be accompanied by other modalities such as cupping, magnets, or heat therapy.
Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Leon Forrester Tcheupdjian has not only been in the lipo biz since 1981 but also has authored a textbook on the topic and developed several new surgical tools of the trade. Dr. T., who has dubbed himself "Lipodoc" and is backed up by Liposuction & Cosmetic Surgery Institute's team, specializes in all manner of fat removal and relocation, both by traditional means and with modern laser technology. He also wipes out wrinkles, veins, unwanted hair, and passé tattoos, and he is able to bring his treatments to many, since he speaks five languages, including Armenian, Arabic, and pigeon.
Former San Francisco 49er Anthony Parker knows exactly what it takes to compete and train at the highest level. That’s the experience he brings to his results-driven boot-camp classes. Participants reach new fitness goals during classes that blend NFL-style conditioning drills with activities such as kickboxing, circuit training, dance, and fitness games.