Nestled inside of Sola Salon Studios, Infinique Skin & Spa gussies up gents and beautifies belles with a host of different spa and skin-based services, often with a twist. For instance, rather than turn to conventional hair removal methods like waxing, Infinque uses Nufree, a botanical product that produces less pain during treatments. They kick microdermabrasion up by one whole notch with Skinmaster technology. Skinmaster not only exfoliates like traditional microdermabrasion, but it also gives lift to the skin by adding machine and electrical energy. Infinique rounds off its menu of services with a full complement of customized facials, pain-controlled permanent cosmetics, brow and lash tinting, lash perming, and Brazilian waxes.
By studying the research of Dr. James Fulton Jr.—the co-creator of Retin-A—and earning her Acne Specialist Certification, Beau Reve Skin Care owner and aesthetician Valarie Rathke has become a deft destroyer of blemishes and pimples. Valarie’s clinical and corrective treatments combat youth and adult acne with a combination of facials and home care regimens that tend to yield results in about 6–12 weeks. When she isn't busy clearing problem skin, she also helps to reverse signs of aging with chemical peels and enzyme treatments that wake up complexions better than a slap from a leather glove.
With a squadron of upscale brands at the ready, Tonya M. Conrad and her staff at Infinique Skin & Spa are ready to tackle a range of beauty needs. Names such as Oxygen Botanicals, Nufree, Organics Skincare, SkinMasterMD Facial machine, and Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics headline the show, which comprises skincare and hair-removal treatments. While some clients undergo microdermabrasions and massages, others sign up for specialty services such as lash perming or pain-controlled permanent cosmetics.
Lara Kistenmacher began focusing on skin when her own bout of rosacea caused her to become frustrated with prescriptions and pills. Now located inside Wholistic Health, she turns to the technological advances in the aesthetics industry to help her clients tend to a variety of skin woes, including signs of aging, damage, acne, and third nostrils. Her treatments range from four types of facial peels to those that use light therapy to create radiant, youthful glows.
With 20-plus years of professional design experience, hairstylist and nail technician Lisa Stearns combines her aesthetic passions of cutting tresses and sculpting nails. For her hair clients, Lisa demonstrates a range of techniques, crafting both sleek, new styles and long layered looks. Her continuing education has allowed fulfill her artistic vision and keep current on the latest color and cutting trends. The hairstylist and nail technician also takes time to teach her clients some tips on how to properly care for their nails at home, including wearing protective gloves when washing dishes or digging in your flower beds.
Wisconsin-born Dr. David Janssen began practicing medicine in the Fox Valley over twenty years ago. Since then, he’s dedicated more than two decades to helping his patients look and feel their best with innovative cosmetic and reconstructive surgery techniques. Together with fellow board-certified surgeon Dr. William Doubek and Dr. Marc Serret, Dr. Janssen creates custom treatment plans based on each patient’s needs and desires. In fact, patient input is an integral part of the process, whether the doctors are shrinking silhouettes with non-invasive CoolSculpting laser liposuction, or identifying and fighting the underlying causes of migraine headaches. They treat veins large and small with waves of thermal energy and localized laser beams, while Botox and Dysport touch-ups fight sagging skin and fine lines.
Like the palace of a Venetian doge, or the garage of an eccentric billionaire, the Renaissance Center is built in the image of a Renaissance-era Italian villa. Sporting a picturesque colonnade, peaked clay-tile rooftops, and a façade of sand-colored brick, the center greets patients with old-world charm as soon as they step out of their cars. Inside, parchment-colored walls, cozy furnishing, and potted plants sit in full view of the center’s most stunning feature: a recreation of the Sistine Chapel ceiling.