Andover Electrology and Laser Center's staff has eliminated their clients' spider veins, cellulite, and unwanted body hair for more than 20 years. Their list of services is far ranging, from minimizing the appearance of wrinkles to reducing pigmentation or tattoos in the skin. To find the right treatment for each patient, the staff provides free, private consultations, and offers day, evening, and weekend appointment to fit into each client's schedule. And since the staff uses a laser to administer their treatments, the downtime is far less than more conventional, invasive procedures that can require you to lie on the couch watching nothing but The Price is Right for weeks.
At Laser Image, plastic surgeon Dr. Stephen J. Scully leads a team of medical aesthetic technicians as they work to realize clients? goals. Though most of Laser Image's services can be performed within 30 minutes and require no downtime or reciting of pledges, a complimentary consultation is always provided to ensure clients receive the best treatment for their aesthetic concerns.
After deciding a course of action, the staff harnesses the beams of various lasers to perform services ranging from eliminating unwanted hair to fading stretch marks, sun spots, and acne. Skin is further treated during exfoliating ultrasonic facials and chemical peels, which aestheticians personalize with pharmaceutical-quality products and carefully embroidered monograms. Botox injections can smooth fine lines, and laser teeth whitening puts the finishing touch on dazzling visages.
Black and taupe accents complement the mint-hued walls of Eye Candi Concept Salon, creating a simple yet elegant beauty retreat. Inside this tranquil space, beauty specialists target all aesthetic and relaxation needs with a full menu of makeup, hair-removal, threading, and massage treatments. Lashes receive an extra boost in volume and length with semi-permanent extensions, mascara, and perms, and talented makeup artists teach beauty seekers the art of applying eye makeup. Hair-removal experts use an organic sugar concoction to gently remove stubble from the face and body or twist and retract cotton threads to add the perfect arch to brows or mustaches. While the beauty purveyors cast their magic, massage therapists tackle internal well-being with stress-melting deep-tissue, hot-stone, and therapeutic treatments.
In 1990, Toni started styling, snipping, and coloring coifs in New York and Boston salons. Since then, she's only added to and honed her skills, as well as specializing in extensions. One of her top priorities is staying current, so Toni is always updating her techniques as the industry itself evolves.
As a nurse working in intensive care, Antonette "Toni" Dardeno, an RN and certified medical laser safety officer who was a contributing author in CMLSOs' Best Practices in Medical Laser Safety, saw firsthand how advanced medical equipment could change lives. It wasn’t until her personal experience with a dermatologist, however, that she understood the effects lasers could have on the skin. Though this experience became the catalyst for her interest in skincare and medical-grade lasers, it was her passion to help others that led her to establish Laser Enhanced Therapies.
At this laser-centric med spa, Toni and medical adviser Dr. Elliot Lach treat patients with two types of advanced Candela lasers designed to effectively eliminate unwanted hair and leg veins and firm aging skin on a variety of epidermal types. A trained laser technician or nurse reaches for the GentleLase 755 system for pale complexions, while employing GentleYAG 1064 system for those with a darker skin tone. In addition to laser treatments, Toni and crew also clear complexions with facial treatments, such as microdermabrasion, which they enhance with paraben-free MyChelle Dermaceuticals, IMAGE, and Aubrey Organics products.
The staff at Pigmenta Permanent Cosmetics believes that beauty should be effortless, which is why they've curated a selection of services designed to minimize time in front of the makeup mirror. Permanent makeup artist Julia enhances eyes and lips with hypoallergenic ion-oxide pigments custom-matched to the client’s skin-tone and cosmetic preference. Instead of relying on a machine or stencils, Julia performs the tattoo-like procedure by hand, allowing her to impart a soft, natural look and even mimic the look of individual eyebrow hairs. Meanwhile, lash specialists enhance flutterers with everything from semi-permanent extensions to lash dipping—a process that allows clients to ditch their mascara for up to six weeks. Pigmenta’s staff also invites customers to stop in for quick threading sessions, where sturdy lengths of thread allow aestheticians to swiftly remove excess hair from the face and brows or quickly sew it back on if the client changes their mind.