The certified aestheticians and laser technicians at Uptown Laser Medi-Spa smooth and perfect skin, turning back facial clocks with a full array of cosmetic and clinical treatments. Inside the Spa’s 1,400-square-foot facility, seven treatment rooms brim with the industry’s latest technologies, such as the Palomar laser, whose intense pulsed light treatments gently reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles and blemishes, and other laser treatments banish unwanted hair from the face, body, or that look-alike staring back at you from the other side of the mirror. An all-purpose beauty bar, Uptown boasts in-house experts in many aesthetic fields, including makeup, teeth whitening, waxing, and facials.
The Spa’s atmosphere breeds a feeling of comfort, warmth, and professionalism with flickering candles and a decor of soothing hues. A complimentary beverage station cossets clients’ thirsts, while the streamlined and modern decor maintains a clean aesthetic within.
Under the supervision of the Anti-Aging Clinic's doctor, certified technicians help to restore youthful appearances with medical-grade treatments. Staff members take up state-of-the-art technology such as GentleLase hair-removal lasers, DiamondTome microdermabrasion wands, and Tripolar skin-tightening treatments. Other services, however, are as low-tech as it gets: chiropractors, massage therapists, and hypnotherapists work toward mind-body wellness in order to help clients to find comfort, confidence, and the strength to quit pretending their kids' crayons are cigarettes. The clinic—which keeps late-evening and Saturday hours—combines medical professionalism with a spa aesthetic; staff members dress in crisp, hospital-style uniforms, but Egypt-inspired art hangs on the walls alongside the colourful anatomical charts.
Anti Aging Clinic's staffers help their clients age gracefully with treatments that scarcely break the skin. They efface wrinkles, brown spots, or spider veins using a spectrum of lasers that come equipped with cooling heads to keep the skin comfortable during treatments. Radio-frequency treatments break down fat tissue without irritating surrounding tissue, and microdermabrasion removes the outermost layer of skin to promote a beautiful, more youthful appearance?like Michelangelo?s statue of David in a leather jacket. But before the team administers any of their signature anti-aging skincare or chiropractic services, they conduct a thorough consultation. They even test-treat a patch of skin so that patients can know what to expect before committing to a full treatment.
Clients at the med-spa at Canadian Beauty College undergo treatments to help tone their faces and minimize blemishes, but they aren’t the only ones benefitting. That’s because clients can elect to have their services performed by highly trained students, who use the hands-on experience to advance their studies—and charge less at the same time. Like a lioness teaching cubs to hunt for supermarket deals, certified professionals both supervise students and perform services themselves to keep their skills sharp. Students and teachers alike use only professional-grade products in each treatment, including the likes of Dermalogica skincare and Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, a vegan and cruelty-free line.
Medical aesthetician Lang Lee stocks her treatment room Versatile Medical Limited with natural, chemical-free skincare products. During facials, she reaches for Oxygen Botanical products that steep complexions in antioxidants. Alternatively, during the Dr. Schrammek's energy green peel, she nourishes skin with a mixture of dried and crushed herbs that stimulate collagen production and leave the skin glowing brighter than the sun after it's had its batteries replaced.
Although Lang specializes in botanically based treatments, she supplements results with high-tech services, including LHE hair removal. This non-invasive treatment permanently reduces unwanted hair with light, heat, and energy.
A certified permanent makeup artist since 2001, Yvette Spencer started performing eyelash extensions 2004, before many Canadian women even knew that it existed. In 2006, she helped pioneer lower lash extension, and has been refining her technique ever since. The natural-looking and comfortable lashes can last for up to two months thanks to the studio's use of high-quality medical-grade adhesives and fine mink and silk extensions. To complement eyelash extensions, Yvette and her staff schedule other med spa services such as permanent makeup, laser hair removal, microdermabrasions, and facials.