Skin Perfect by Dianna's clinically trained staff resurfaces epidermises with facial treatments that specifically target the ill effects of aging and acne. The clinical aesthetician welcomes both men and women into her elegant red-accented, Bombay-decorated room, where they slather skin with GlyMed professional products—packed with certified botanicals and advanced medical ingredients—to lessen hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, and blemishes. They enhance collagen and elastin production with simple facial massages, and coax thickness out of thinning hair with circulation-boosting scalp massages. Brides and bridesmaids can also stop by the space for expert makeup applications and tips for keeping the groom from eating the cake all by himself.
Staff members at Performance Nutrition fuse their training in nutrition and fitness with a broad knowledge of the science of protein powders, multivitamins, and nutritional oils. After listening to clients explain their fitness goals, staff members flip through the encyclopedia in their skulls to pick out products—gluten-free supplements, herbal remedies, workout-recovery bars, and more—that match individual needs.
A licensed aesthetician and nail technician, owner Cris-Anne works alongside stylists and a massage therapist to attend to all of clients' indulgence needs. Certified in sugaring techniques, Cris-Anne uproots unwanted strands with an all-natural sugar paste devoid of the harsh chemicals, resins, and bumblebee dander that's found in many waxes. Stylists evict dead ends and dull colors in the salon; in the spa section, aestheticians cleanse and exfoliate faces, and expert kneaders force chronic pains to leave the body.
Dr. Erika Duffy has overcome her share of health setbacks, besting ailments including colitis, a spinal injury, depression, and vertigo. Though trying and painful, her experiences ultimately bolstered her spirit and planted within her a desire to help others. So, she earned a doctorate in C.O.R.E education from the Institute of Transformational Studies, nabbing certifications for hypnotherapy, holistic counseling, enneagram counseling, and Life Between Lives therapy. She then joined the National Guild of Hypnotherapists and the American Society of Alternative Therapists, holistic super-teams dedicated to helping people overcome their destructive habits. Whether patients are plagued by weight gain, smoking, ADHD, low self-esteem, or unsuccessful attempts to transmute cats into gold, Dr. Erika helps her patients break bad cycles with alternative health services, including hypnotherapy, reiki, essential-oil therapy, and C.O.R.E. therapy built on the principle of patients taking responsibility for their actions.
Bridge of Light Reiki helps clear the blockages in energy that can leave the body prone to negativity, sluggishness, and disease. Certified practitioner Amanda Glenn spends time with each student, ascertaining their symptoms before gently placing her hands on or near the body. Sessions help streamline the flow of energy through the body, and patients typically experience a feeling of gentle warmth and a state of deep relaxation during sessions.
From the funky zebra-print chairs to the shabby-chic console tables, Avalon Spa creates an atmosphere that’s at once stylish and homey. Within this soothing oasis, aestheticians come armed with GlyMed Plus skincare products during nine types of facials, each designed to ease specific woes such as rosacea, fine lines, or acne. Massage therapists turn to hot-stone and prenatal techniques to unwind bodies, ushering in relaxation with aromatherapy oils and the gentle wave of air-traffic-control wands. Nail technicians sit before leather pedicure thrones, where they decorate digits with Zoya polish or CND Shellac and soften the surrounding skin with hydrating moisture masks.
The medical team at New England Eye and Facial Specialists uses innovative technology to create personalized plans of care that treat optical and epidermal ailments. Board-certified ophthalmologist Adam Beck—a former clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School—improves eyesight with procedures such as LASIK or PRK laser corrective surgery. He is assisted by optometrists Chris Brown and Kristin Stanley—Brown's specialties include pediatrics and contact-lens fitting, and Stanley has trained extensively in the treatment of dry eye, a condition caused by reading too few Nicholas Sparks novels.
New England's resident physician assistant performs a variety of aesthetic treatments, including microdermabrasion, Botox and dermal fillers, and Pellevé, an FDA-approved radio-frequency laser system that tightens skin. She employs the Reveal Imager to assess skin issues and develop custom solutions, and her advanced laser systems remove hair from or repair damage to virtually any skin type.