The licensed aestheticians at Blush Skin Care utilize the latest trade secrets to revitalize aging, acne-ridden, and dull skin. Dermaplaning, PCA chemical peels, and diamond-tipped microdermabrasion round off the spa’s more advanced services, but the team offers simple cleansing treatments as well, including custom facials for the face and back. Beyond combating wrinkles and sunspots, the Blush crew goes head-to-head against errant hairs, using warm wax to smooth both face and body.
Visitors who pass by the prominent stone fountain in The Skin Suite's lobby can be forgiven for momentarily wondering if they've found the fountain of youth. That's because owner Kimbra, an aesthetician and laser technician with more than a decade of aesthetic experience, has assembled a skincare lineup heavy on advanced anti-aging treatments. During microdermabrasion sessions, she uses a DiamondTome skin-resurfacing system to exfoliate skin and reveal the healthy complexion beneath the surface. She also incorporates DermaQuest Skin Therapy and Tizo3 Protection products into four types of salicylic- and glycolic-acid chemical peels and five types of facials, one of which uses seasonal ingredients and natural fruit enzymes to leave skin smoother than a velveteen rabbit in a smoking jacket. For an extra edge in the fight against Father Time, Kimbra turns to resurfacing tools such as dermaplaning blades and microrollers.
Cabana Skincare owner and operator Deborah Wood brings her clients’ inner beauty to the seeable surface, making use of pharmaceutical-grade products free from the tyranny of unnatural chemical preservatives. The salon’s classic cabana facial, an approximately 50-minute restorative treatment, begins with a deep skin cleansing followed by a gentle extraction of toxins and misplaced chewing gum. The treatment concludes with a Jello-ifying massage of the neck, shoulders, hands, and scalp, as a nourishing application of creams and balms freshens visages. Facials are customized to suit every client’s individual skin type, including those with sensitive skin, rosacea, or racing stripes.
When a serious neck injury grounded pilot Dale McNab, he turned to massage school for insight into drug-free healing. This holistic education piqued his interest in the field of skincare, prompting him to continue his training in aesthetics. As a male practitioner, he finds that clients appreciate his hand strength when it comes to therapeutic kneading, efficient waxing, and jar opening.
Board-certified plastic surgeon and medical director of Neos Med Spa, Dr. Shaun Parson, insists that his licensed medical staff undergo intensive training in both the technology and administration of all treatments. This expert training, combined with a catlike fascination with lasers, has led to the center’s specialization in laser procedures, including hair removal, spider-vein removal, custom skin-rejuvenation treatments to treat acne, and anti-aging treatments. A detailed consultation precedes each treatment, helping technicians develop a custom plan of action that optimizes results. Neos MedSpa also offers Botox and Dysport injections, and a medically supervised weight-loss program that supplements a very low-calorie diet with HCG injections to help patients lose one to two pounds a day.
It may be set in the buzzing center of historic Old Town Scottsdale, but Best Face Skin & Makeup couldn't be farther removed from the hustle and bustle happening just outside. Clients leave their cares at the door and enter the hushed environment of this upscale beauty spa, where cushy chairs and a welcoming staff await to cater to their every pampering need. Facials feature organic products to ensure skin's health is never compromised, while waxing services depend upon a soy-based wax, which is gentle enough for those with sensitive skin. To make sure clients leave looking and feeling their best, the spa also offers eyelash extensions and professional makeup lessons using Youngblood mineral makeup, which won't clog pores the way many cement-based makeups do.