For the past 20 years, seasoned physician Dr. Birgit Toome has spearheaded Appearance Dermatology?s crusade against epidermal antagonists, a devotion that has garnered her multiple years in the Daily Journal's One of the Best listings. Dr. Toome and her team of assistants stay abreast of the latest medical and cosmetic skin treatments, remedying conditions of all kinds. Their arsenal of 13 noninvasive laser devices can resolve a range of epidermal maladies, from acne scars and freckles to unwanted hair and blatantly plagiarized birthmarks.
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The aestheticians at Spa & Salon at the Golden Nugget take a novel approach to making guests feel like a million bucks—they cover them in gold. The spa's 24K Treatments use gold-infused products, which may smooth wrinkle lines and increase the likelihood of being mistaken for an Oscar statuette. Therapists perform these treatments, along with an array of other services tailored to women and men, either at their fourth-floor location or in the comfort of guests' rooms. Beyond treatments for the face, body, and nails, the spa offers visitors relaxing amenities including a sauna, whirlpool, and steam room. A fitness area supplies cardio machines with built-in LCD television displays and MP3 adapters, as well as a total-body gym and free weights for resistance workouts.
Pelle Day Spa's skin-savvy staff caters to cranky epidermises with an array of rejuvenating and refreshing facial treatments. During the 24-karat-gold facial mask, expert aestheticians channel the power of King Midas, mixing gold powder and silk extract to form a collagen mask while accidentally transforming their clothes into MC Hammer costumes. The one-hour treatment adds hydration, helping create springy skin with the aid of gold's age-defying properties. Before or after their indulgent spa interlude, bodies can bask by the coziness of the sitting room's fireplace, lounging with tea, finger sandwiches, and a jolly chorus of "Kumbaya."
At Vineland Community Acupuncture, acupuncture treatments are performed in a group setting. Fully clothed patients gather in a relaxed environment as a licensed acupuncturist uses small, sterile needles in an attempt to unblock internal energies. Treatments can potentially assuage conditions such as headaches, allergies, stress, pain, and depression.