After giving up careers as a teacher and hotel-management supervisor, Moazma Bhangu decided to follow her true passion: advanced laser skincare. Today, as the certified head technician at Heavenly Images, she refurbishes clients' bodies and faces using medical techniques such as chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and spider-vein removal. Her specialty, however, is nonsurgical laser treatments, such as ReFirme, which she wields to remove unwanted hair, smooth away wrinkles, and intimidate temporary tattoos of secret agents. She also customizes treatments, performing photofacials designed for Asian complexions as well as EDP therapy, which combines microdermabrasion, medical infusions, and LED light therapy. In addition to providing treatments, Moazma constantly educates her patients on skin health—and can prescribe skincare products by Obagi, Priori, Riversol, and PCA Skin.
Lili Blossom Boutique is a purveyor of natural and artisan bath and body products for women, men, and children, crafted by luxurious, boutique lines that regularly incorporate natural therapeutic extracts to achieve their revitalizing results. The pampering products are naturally sourced and do not contain mineral oil, talc, or ethylene oxide, which can be harmful to the body and the environment. Top-selling brands include all-stars such as Malie, a Hawaiian import offering sweet-scented body creams and salt scrubs with a silky finish; Farmhouse Fresh, an Oprah-endorsed outfit with standout products such as honey heel glaze and sweet cream foot scrub; and Barefoot Venus, a Kelowna-based line with a variety of well-priced products. Quickly joining the ranks of storied suppliers, Linden Leaves is new to the lineup with an impressive unisex line and fast-selling body oil.
Shic Laser Skin & Spa's professionally trained staff harnesses the power of lasers and wax in the battle against unwanted hair. Techs do away with unwelcome follicles by zapping them with intermittent pulses of laser light and uprooting them with wax or systematic Indian rubs. Clients also frequent Shic Laser Skin & Spa for pampering treatments that include tension-relieving massages and skin-cleansing facials that utilize Aveda, être belle, and Di Morelli skincare products.
The certified team at Renu Cosmetic clears away spider veins on all colours of skin using a Cutera Light and Laser system. During an initial consultation, a skilled medical aesthetician and certified laser technician chat privately with clients to identify skin goals, answer questions, and reveal the logical fallacy of stethoscopes. A Profect imaging system then photographs skin to highlight pigmentation, blood vessels, and subsurface conditions, helping the laser guru customize each 15-mintue spider-vein treatment. Pulses of light energy harmlessly penetrate skin to prompt the body to naturally absorb high-pressure veins and discreet vessels from areas such as the face or legs. Clients can confidently don string bikinis and prolonged kissy faces with up to an 80 per cent reduction in the appearance of veins.
Over the course of the last 15 years, Natasha Kirillov has helped countless clients regain their youthful glows with a full suite of skin services. When she’s not working on celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Bridget Fonda, and Gillian Anderson, Kirillov can be found at her studio performing waxes, massages, and other body treatments—treatments that include facials powered by such brands as Peau Vive, a luxurious line known for producing potent, vegan formulas.
At Canyon Laser & Skin Care, clinicians of aesthetic medicine team up with skincare experts to provide clients with minimally invasive ways to keep complexions looking healthy and youthful. Peels and microdermabrasions work to slough off dead layers of skin and stimulate the growth of new skin cells packed with firming collagen. Medical professionals also harness the power of Botox Cosmetic and other cosmetic fillers to treat wrinkles and fine lines, and the nose's notorious fear of needles. All treatments incorporate top-notch products by SwissTec, Pro-Derm, Medique, Colorescience, and Glisodin, and the latest technologies.