Though most people pose the question ?if there was one thing you could change about yourself, what would it be?? as a conversation starter, Dr. John F. Hsu asks it so he can fulfill that wish. As a plastic surgeon, he helps build confidence by lifting, reducing, and reconstructing natural features. Aside from surgery, he works to enhance his clients' appearance with other procedures including spider-vein removal and weight-loss programs. Dr. Hsu backs all his treatments with a wealth of knowledge and experience, including a variety of degrees from top universities including UCLA and NYU and time spent training at hospitals such as Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and researching at institutions such as Harvard and the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.
Equipped with NovaLash products, the seasoned technicians at Blush and Lashes outfit lids with lush extensions that remain dutifully in place thanks to a medical-grade adhesive. Devoid of both contaminants and formaldehyde, the adhesive bonds the individual natural lashes to their tapered synthetic counterparts for up to four weeks. Clients can further customize looks with different lengths, widths, and glitter accents that twinkle more than that one little star that's befuddled countless toddlers.
Though she's never met them, licensed aesthetician Linsey Shoop works closely with a team of divers. These divers harvest seaweed from the ocean that's preserved by Repêchage, and used by Linsey during her anti-aging four layer facial treatment. Linsey places the vitamin-enriched seaweed over complexions, and while Linsey keeps an eye out for starfish stowaways, the plant helps to nourish and smooth out the skin.
This seaweed treatment is just one of Linsey's skincare services. She customizes facials to address specific skin conditions such as acne and dryness, and wields a diamond-tip tool to exfoliate skin during microdermabrasions. She can also lengthen lashes with NovaLash extensions, wax away unwanted hair, and impart bronze glows with Sjolie tanning products that are vegan and paraben-free, which means they are free of animal products and crocodile tears.
Med spas and day spas may appear similar, but in reality, they're about as different as a baby and the American president he's dressed as. In order to earn the name med spa, a business must employ physicians, who oversee the various beauty treatments, as well as a medically trained staff. That's because the services offered by med spas tend to be more invasive than those offered at day spas.
At Tre Jolie MediSpa, a board-certified surgeon leads a team that includes skincare specialists and a registered nurse with more than 35 years of experience. These experts seek to improve appearances with services that range from Botox and Juvederm injections to laser hair removal and laser vein therapy.
Tre Jolie MediSpa also fine tunes bodies with less invasive services, such as facials that use PCA Skin products, body waxing, and Latisse eyelash-enhancement serum.
Getting your nails done is a simple way to make yourself feel more put together, and as a result, a simple way to feel ready to take on the world. At Salon Elite, nail artist Olivia boosts the confidence of those in need of a quick pick-me-up through manicures and pedicures. She pushes down cuticles and trims and shapes nails, as well as kneads feet, ensuring they are as relaxed as a sock puppet cleaned in a sink instead of a washing machine. Olivia then brushes bright polishes and shiny topcoats onto nails.
Olivia works alongside several cosmetologists and aestheticians, who also boost confidence through their hair and skincare services.
Twin Palms Health and Beauty Boutique is aptly named: owners Shannon and Sharlene are twin sisters. In their spa, the SoCal natives echo the tranquility of their favorite landscape, the beach, where they spent their childhood days together. They and their staff relax guests through massages, antioxidant-rich body wraps, facials, and more amid modern, tropical decor.