At Rx (Skin) Lab, owner Angela Shcolnik and her team of skincare specialists showcase their skills as aestheticians, laser techs, and permanent-makeup artists as they restore youthful complexions within a peacefully quiet spa. Along with its array of medical grade skincare brands including DermaQuest and Neocutis, Rx (Skin) Lab also houses the latest in advanced laser technologies, including the Cutera CoolGlide and ProWave for hair removal and the Genesis and LimeLight IPL for skin rejuvenation. Technicians also enhance facial treatments using the NuFace microcurrent and LightStim LED light-therapy systems. Permanent-makeup sessions rely on a Nouveau Contour device, which defines facial features and camouflages scars shaped like expertly thrown Batman Pez dispensers.
With science on their side, Nala Med Spas? doctors enhance the way clients look and feel with minimally invasive procedures. Performed by students and supervised by instructors, they perform a range of treatments for the skin, hair, and face, including laser hair removal or restoration, sclerotherapy to erase spider veins, and intense pulsed-light photofacials.
Kohler Academy provides quality education for hairstylists and skin therapists on the rise, with a student salon and spa that offers instructor-supervised services at tip-free, competitive rates. The academy uses Bumble and bumble, Dermalogica, Creative Nail Design, bareMinerals, and Joico products, pampering clients like baby kangaroos swathed inside their mother's Gucci purse. Salon services include skull-bramble reshaping in the form of haircuts ($15–$20) and single-palette color ($30–$45), to name just a few. The spa menu offers the tonal transformation of airbrush tanning (full body, $27 per session), facials ($40), microdermabrasion ($50), and waxing ($10–$50) to clear bodily gardens of unwanted weed growth. Standard manicures cost $15, while pedicures are $20 a pop (nail art and French manicures and pedicures are available for an additional fee). Each cosmetology student at Kohler has more than 300 hours of education beneath his or her headband, while skin-therapy students must have more than 150 hours before performing services on the public and contestants in the Indiana State Fair prize-pumpkin contest. Kohler Academy offers extended hours to accommodate most schedules. The state-of-the-art facility houses 64 salon stations, eight treatment rooms, eight nail stations, and one Stargate that inexplicably leads to the Starship Enterprise.
Holden Facial Plastic Surgery, located in Scottsdale, Arizona, is a premier cosmetic surgery practice focused on surgical and nonsurgical procedures and techniques to achieve a natural and youthful appearance.
Carl Sonder, MD is on a mission: to create beauty and happiness in a world often beset by strife. He has seen his fair share of the latter. After studying internal medicine at the prestigious Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Sonder served in the military as a general medical officer in Vietnam. His focus was on the treatment of severe burn injuries, and it was here that a lifelong passion for aesthetic medicine was born. After his military service, Dr. Sonder became board-certified in psychiatry and neurology, and practiced psychiatry and internal medicine in New York City for 25 years. Dr. Sonder then relocated to Arizona in 1999, and nurtured his interest in aesthetics with a series of courses and trainings in aesthetic technology and cosmetic procedures. He was recently elected to the American Academy of Hyperbaric Physicians after becoming certified in the use of the above-hospital-grade Khrunichev hyperbaric oxygen chamber.
Dr. Sonder now directs the team of doctors, nurses, and medical aestheticians at Regency Medical Spa. The clinical team combats signs of aging on the face with injectable fillers and Botox, and contours bodies with anti-cellulite mesotherapy sessions or LipoDissolve procedures. The reception area at the Phoenix facility boasts a large, reddish-brown painting that mirrors the rich red floors and accentuates the brown leather chairs. The Scottsdale site is also bedecked in soothing earth tones. Both locations offer a private concierge driver service to get clients home after treatments or acquaint extraterrestrials with local businesses.
Spa 810 is like a modern version of the cocoon: after entering the facility, clients undergo cosmetic changes before returning to their lives renewed. With a slew of technology at their fingertips, technicians are able to conceal signs of age spots, stimulate collagen production, and firm skin using noninvasive laser and pulsed-light systems. Their skin treatments also extend to crystal-free microdermabrasion and exfoliating chemical peels that improve skin's tone and texture.
Among the more unique aspects of the spa is its capsules, which promote relaxation during facials. Each individual chamber uses vibrational massage, gentle warmth, and aromatherapy to help clients sink into a deeply restful state during their procedure. According to the technicians, 20 minutes in the capsule can reenergize patrons just as effectively as two hours of sleep or three espresso-filled IV drips.