Unlike some salon owners, Spencer Malay isn't content to just sit back and watch as his stylists have all the fun. The 15-year hairstyling veteran, beauty consultant, and makeup artist grabs the scissors and works alongside them, doling out the salon's signature razor cuts and conditioning therapies and offering hairstyling advice dubbed "perfect" by a reviewer for the July 2011 issue of Allure magazine. On the spa side of the studio, massages and facials provide a welcome dose of relaxation for busy clientele, and med-spa treatments erase years from the face and body with dermal fillers and spider-vein treatments performed under the supervision of a doctor, nurse, and the occasional haunted painting.
Patrons looking to bring a touch of the salon's glamour home with them can peruse a collection of Spencer Malay jewelry or add a pop of color to everyday makeup routines courtesy of Spencer's own line of mineral-based cosmetics. The salon also specializes in providing and fitting wigs for patients with medical hair loss and curates a large and stylish collection, with options recommended by medical and beauty professionals as well as past clients.
Under the direction of Dr. Laura Mills, the aestheticians at Skin Aesthetics Med Spa & Laser Center call upon clinical and spa services to cultivate their clients' beauty. On the medical side, Botox does battle with unwanted facial wrinkles and lasers do their part to eliminate hair, disappear veins, and keep fleets of Imperial Star Destroyers at bay. Relaxing spa options include facials and sunless tanning.
The team at Jevon MedSpa takes a compassionate approach with their clients, based on the example set by their experienced and board-certified internal-medicine physician, Muhammad Abbasi, MD. Dr. Abbasi has earned several Patients' Choice awards for the extensive knowledge and comforting demeanor he shares with every patient. He is also a rheumatologist, and has completed comprehensive certification in the administration of Botox and dermal fillers designed to reduce facial wrinkles.
The doctor and his staff utilize advanced laser technology to remove hair, and they employ Syneron's elōs IPL system to treat damage caused by the sun, aging, or glancing at Medusas. For patients seeking to shed excess pounds, the team can design personalized weight-loss plans and target cellulite with LipoDissolve mesotherapy injections.
Helmed by board-certified physician Dr. Matteo Taerri and Jeannie Blom, MD and Zach Bird, MD, Advanced Anti-Aging & Aesthetic Medicine soothes visages and erases years with noninvasive cosmetic treatments. Iron out unwanted creases with a 20-minute stretch mark-removal treatment, which uses injections or a laser to plot against the aesthetic tyranny of stretch marks on the lower belly, upper belly, arms, chest, lower back, upper back, or breast. Three treatments are recommended to see results. Alternately, the 20- to 45-minute SkinTyte treatment warms inner layers of skin with infrared radiation, which promotes collagen production and the wearing of short shorts. SkinTyte technicians can target a small area—such as the neck, hands, chin, feet, or lower face (a $220 value)—or smooth a larger swath of skin, such as the upper or lower arms, upper or lower thighs, under knees, belly, chest, breasts, lower or upper back (a $300 value). Four or five treatments at two-week intervals are generally required to chase all crevasses from a patch of skin terrain; to deliver on this goal, clients can acquire up to three Groupons or the Internet's supply of Bitcoins.
Derma-Luxe's comfortable beds and private treatment rooms provide a welcoming setting to have the deft hands of a trained aesthetician work over your face's outer layer. Choose from three treatments. A microdermabrasion facial (a $150 value) lasts one hour and consists of a deep pore cleansing, gentle resurfacing with microdermabrasion, steam hydration, extractions, and a soothing mask. A Jessner peel (a $150 value) lasts 30 minutes and can be tailored to suit skin sensitivity. Three chemical blends of kojic acid lighten and brighten your skull cover for a refreshed, gleaming visage. The final option is LumiFacial therapy (a $175 value), consisting of 45 minutes of infrared facial immersion. The light produced by LED lamps helps increase the production of collagen and elastin for cheeks as firm and flexible as a rubber yoga instructor. The therapy can be tailored to treat different conditions, including aging, acne, redness, rosacea, and hyperpigmentation.
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.