The spa, whose name means "my beautiful woman" in Italian, is located inside Aesthetic Surgical Arts and overseen by its medical director, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph C. Camarata. Dr. Camarata's licensed estheticians can rejuvenate facial skin with microdermabrasions, chemical peels, and SkinMedica products. After exfoliating and waxing the epidermis, the staff can fine-tune the details of clients' appearances by performing airbrush tanning and brow and lash tinting. To round out the extensive array of services, makeup artists leverage their expertise to apply beautiful pigments, in addition to giving lessons in how to do it on one's own visage.
The atmosphere in which these services are rendered is elegant and welcoming. Glass tabletops, leather furniture, and curved, earth-toned walls create a spacious lobby, where modern chandeliers illuminate calmly colorful abstract paintings.
Aesthetician Tamara Teuscher has spent the last 14 years revamping the mugs on her clients. Her facials combat dry, oily, and acne-prone skin with exfoliations, extractions, and custom masks. She also tints lashes and brows to match customers? favorites jelly bean, waxes off unwanted facial hair, and performs facial peels for anti-aging and sun spots.
RSVP Med Spa's director Dr. Ruiz leads a team of RNs, laser technicians, and aestheticians on a laser- and cosmetics-driven quest to rejuvenate skin. After entering the spacious, chic lobby, clients step into private rooms where lasers kill hair follicles, the Venus Freeze's magnetic fields and radio frequency tighten skin, and HydraFacials leave faces more radiant than the Hydra after it slew Hercules. Organic ingredients wait to escape the confines of RSVP Med Spa's collection of skincare products from RSVP Med Spa Cosmeceuticals, Neocutis, SkinCeuticals, Epionce, Colorescience, and NIA24.
The physical sensations of being at the beach?the stress-melting warmth, the calm brought on by lapping waves?is what the staff try to recreate at Like a Day at the Beach. Saving their clients a plane ticket to Maui, the LDB Staff introduce them to these mechanized beds that knead the muscles with jade rollers and warm the core with infrared heat. The hands-free sessions are done without oils, so clients can leave the studio without having to shower or feeling compelled to flex their muscles. Like a Day at the Beach also provides noninvasive, ultrasonic cavitation treatments that use sound waves to disrupt fat cells and cause them to release their contents and metabolized them through the body's natural processes. Treatment sensation has been likened to that of a hot-stone massage, and is best for customers with 0.5 to 3.5 inches of extra fat.
Dr. Gregory Chambon draws on his extensive medical experience—including a stint as the Chief of Family Practice at St. Luke's Hospital—to guide his staff of medical professionals. The team enhances their clients' natural beauty with injectable treatments, Smart Lipo procedures, and medical-grade skincare. With the use of versatile lasers, technicians can reduce unwanted hair, remove tattoos, and shut down varicose veins like a high-school party on Commissioner Gordon's block. Meanwhile, Neograft treatments help restore lost hair without surgery or scarring.
Penny the Peacock is positively brimming with confidence. As the logo of Refresh Medical Day Spa, Penny epitomizes Dr. Angela Garner's goal for her clients: that each will leave the cozy confines of her med spa feeling as renewed as a peacock, whose beautiful feathers fall out and regrow over the course of a year.
Dr. Garner, a hospice director and an internist with more than 20 years of medical experience, facilitates the renewal process with traditional spa services, including facials and massage therapy, as well as specialized treatments such as bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.