Blue is everywhere here, from the cerulean-, azure-, and aquamarine-stained windows to the very name of Blue MedSpa. Dr. Landon McLain, medical director of the beauty haven inside the Westin hotel at Bridge Street Town Centre, helms a team of registered nurses, aestheticians, and physicians who focus on restoring youthful appearances. They use advanced equipment such as SmartLipo to reduce the appearance of cellulite, IPL laser machines for photofacials, and six types of dermal fillers to send fine lines scurrying beneath floorboards. Blue also provides traditional salon and spa services with Pureology and Redken products, as well as skincare products from iS Clinical and its own signature line. Regardless of the service, each med-spa staffer takes a holistic approach to treating clients to ensure their beauty goals are accomplished.
At Creative Skin Care, medical aestheticians recognize the fundamental link between health and beauty. Extensive backgrounds in both cosmetic and clinical care have trained them to seek the root of beauty issues in the deeper well-being of the body. Complimentary skin analyses allow skin-care experts to eschew "quick fixes" and "iron helmets" for in-depth beautification campaigns that might incorporate massage, salicylic-acid treatments, and oxygenation. Aestheticians are masters of lasers, whether they are directing the Palomar IPL laser at little melanin bull's-eyes within hair follicles or wielding the Alma Harmony XL laser to rout spider veins with little discomfort and no downtime.
A 16-paddle laser light traverses the skin's surface, penetrating fat cells in order to prompt them to release their contents. iSlimQuick Laser Spa’s iSlim lipo procedure is designed to smooth the appearance of cellulite and tighten skin without needles or post-procedure downtime. All this happens as the client reclines comfortably and listens to relaxing music. They can also increase results after treatments by working out or moving all of a caveman’s rocks around as a joke.
Derma-Luxe's comfortable beds and private treatment rooms aid relaxation as the deft hands of trained aestheticians work over each visiting face's outer layer. The microdermabrasion facial lasts one hour and consists of a deep-pore cleansing, gentle resurfacing with microdermabrasion, steam hydration, extractions, and a soothing mask (a $150 value). The 60-minute custom facial also cleans and exfoliates, with an included seaweed mask to leave skin looking as smooth as Kenny G sounds (a $160 value). The final option is a Jessner peel, which begins with an ultraviolet Wood's lamp analysis before three chemical blends of kojic acid are layered to lighten and brighten skull coverings (a $185 value). The process lasts 30 minutes and can be tailored to suit skin sensitivity.
From offices in the US and Canada, laser techs at International Laser Therapy Centers work to empower people to live more healthfully. Using only the power of low-level lasers, they work to help clients lose weight or quit smoking by aiming the light beams at specific areas throughout. This works to increase endorphin levels to create a sustained calming effect, which may decrease the urge to overeat or smoke due to stress, as well as make it easier to overcome temptation during diets or nicotine detoxes. Staffers also work to give excess weight the boot via noninvasive infrared body wraps, which target deep tissues with thermal heat in the hopes of dissolving the body’s store of fat and marshmallow fluff. Furthermore, a 24-hour support line works in conjunction with in-spa treatments to motivate clients to reach their goals.
EOS Medical Spa's physicians partner with certified massage therapists and technicians to rejuvenate patients' faces and bodies. The staff specializes in services for women with darker or ethnic skin tones and administers custom facials and laser treatments to leave all complexions glowing. Techs harness laser light for skin resurfacing, wrinkle reduction, and hair removal, and the light can address spider veins and cellulite when asked politely. The spa’s massage therapists add a healing, human supplement to technology-focused services. Their expert hands can administer modalities ranging from Swedish and sports for soft-tissue injuries to reflexology for aching feet.