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.
Skin-sations owner Lidia McGuire has a clear goal: to improve the well-being of each client that walks through her doors. But the skincare specialist and reflexologist doesn't want to simply pamper their outsides—she wants to soothe their spirits as well. To that end, she strives to create a soothing, serene environment where guests can retreat from daily stress for a massage, face or body treatment, reflexology session, or a few quiet minutes of sitting alone, just thinking about finally finishing that novel.
The secret ingredient at Minus 417 Dead Sea Spa is Dead Sea salt, which is infused into many of the spa's skin, body, and nail treatments. Nails soak in the mineral-rich salt during a spa mani-pedi. Bodies benefit from Dead Sea salt's circulation-boosting abilities during a mud mask and a warming massage, where the much-touted element also helps firm, soften, and rejuvenate the skin.
Of course, the spa's experienced aestheticians also rely on other ingredients, including Thai herbs, vitamin A, and Jeunesse Advanced Skin Care products. Clients can choose from more than 20 types of facial treatments or enjoy a massage from a certified therapist capable of harnessing the powers of essential oils, honey, and green tea. The skin experts at Minus 417 are also well versed in a range of advanced aesthetic treatments, including LED light therapy that erases sun damage and IPL hair removal that rids bodies of unwanted hair and freshly sprouted grass.
Services at The Neighbourhood Spa are anything but cookie-cutter. Instead, the med spa’s licensed aestheticians and laser technicians tailor treatment plans to every individual complexion they come across. They follow these plans with detailed skincare tips for each client’s particular lifestyle, daily stresses, and even eating patterns. Once they know how to treat a problem, the team members administer any one of their technologically advanced services. For instance, they might prescribe an intense-pulsed-light facial to alleviate broken capillaries or correct discoloration. Acne-riddled skin, meanwhile, may call for a hodgepodge of treatments, such as facials, chemical peels, and photorejuvenation. Below the neck, the staffers use radio frequency, vacuum suction, and mechanical massage to contour wobbly areas and smooth cellulite dimples. They also complement newly shaped physiques with two kinds of hair removal: permanent laser treatments or waxing for those who want the option to grow out their eyebrows at a later date.
Medical aesthetician Lang Lee stocks her treatment room at Lido Hair Salon & Spa 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.